William L. Fischer

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, February 10, 1934
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Age:
89 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday February 12, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Tuesday February 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Tuesday February 13, 2024
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, February 10, 1934
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Age:
89 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, February 10, 1934
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Age:
89 years old

William L. Fischer

William L. Fischer, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, at The Mayo Clinic, St. Marys Hospital.

He was born to Aloysius and Ida (Falk) Fischer on February 10, 1934. After graduating from Lourdes High School, he spent four years as a Sea Bee in the U.S. Navy. Bill married the bride of his dreams, Ruth A. Miller, on April 8, 1961. He worked for IBM for 37 years, before retiring in 1992. He loved socializing and shooting pool at the Eagles, spending time hunting, fishing, boating, working outside, and watching the wildlife from his deck.

Bill is survived by his three children, Ann (Dan) French, Beth Fischer, and David (Jade) Fischer; grandchildren, Jennifer French, Nicolet (Drew) Hedrick, and Charles (Stephanie) French; great grandchildren, Hallie (Tyler) Peregrin, Riley, Ben, Ruth, Owen and Will Hedrick and great, great granddaughters, Frances and Adeline. Bill is also survived by his two sisters and a brother. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth; his parents; seven siblings and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1114 3rd St. SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024 at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1105 12th St. SE, Rochester and one hour prior to the service at the church. Celebrant will be Father James Berning with burial at Calvary Cemetery.

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The family of William L. Fischer has received the following condolences.

We are so sorry to hear Bill's passing.  Candy and he shared the same Birthday February 10th and had a drink together many times at the Eagles.  Prayers to the family, he was a terrific Guy.

So sorry to hear that Bill has passed. What a great guy. Bill and I had a lot of good times and long chats at the club, I’ll miss that the most. It won’t be the same when I go there, but I know he would want me to continue. I think back of all the laughter we had, what good times they were. I don’t what else I can say but everyone at the club will truly miss him. He was our bright light at the club and we all loved him. Sincerely Dale

We had so much fun with Bill & Ruth out on the river!  Ann, Dan, and their 3 children and Bruce & I, with our 3 children.  Near Alma, or sometimes in Trempealeau.  Those are fond memories for our children.

We all loved Bill as a father & brother, this is such a horrible loss. We were all so lucky to have such a friend. Our heart felt condolences to all of the Fischer’s. ( Let’s have one for the ditch and slammer Toots)


Barry, Peg, Angie & Bryan 

We all loved Bill as a father & brother, this is such a horrible loss. We were all so lucky to have such a friend. Our heart felt condolences to all of the Fischer’s. ( Let’s have one for the ditch and slammer Toots)


Barry, Peg, Angie & Bryan 

Rest in Pease Bill.  Will miss you!!


 


Steve and Becky

Sorry for your loss. Bill was a close family friend and always kind. He was one of my dad’s best friends. ????????

Ann, Beth, Dave and Family,


Words can't say how much we will miss this great guy,


I was one of the lucky ones to share some great times deer hunting ,fishing ,golfing and boating.


Thanks Uncle Bill, you will be deeply missed.


          Love you guys,


           cousin Jimmy

Our sincere condolences to Bill's family. We had many great times with Bill & his beautiful wife Ruthie! They are once again together. RIP

So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He started IBM the same day as my deceased husband Pork. They did a lot of running around together in  the good ole days. Such a handsome nice guy.  He enjoyed a nice long retirement as did Pork. Blessings to your family. May he rest in peace


God Bless, 


Lil Bartholomew

Ann, Beth, Dave & family,  so sorry for the loss of your dad  he will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts & prayers ? are with you in this difficult time.  Our deepest sympathy.  Frank and Marilyn Brotzel