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Robert Fischer

May 14, 1921 - September 07, 2014


5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1:30-2:30 P.M. Monday, September 15, 2014 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:30 P.M. Monday, September 15, 2014 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Robert Fischer

May 14, 1921 - September 07, 2014


Robert S. Fischer, age 93, Fargo, ND peacefully passed into glory on September 7, 2014.

Robert was born on May 14, 1921 in Fargo, ND to Frederick and Zula Fischer, the second of fourteen children. He grew up in Oakport Township where the family farmed and raised turkeys.  Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. When Robert’s father died suddenly, he was released from the military to run the family farm and support his mother and younger siblings. He and his brother Lawrence oversaw the farm operation until 1977.

Bob graduated from Sacred Heart Academy (now Shanley) in 1939 and graduated from North Dakota Agricultural College (NDSU) where he earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1952. He then began his career with the USDA Soil Conservation Service as a Project Engineer where he remained until his retirement in 1987.

On August 3, 1950, Robert married Katherine Ellingson at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, ND. Together they raised eight children, all of whom attended Nativity (where they were charter members) and Shanley, where he enjoyed watching his children participate in sports and other activities for 21 consecutive years. 

Bob was an avid Bison Booster and attended games for 65 years.  He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Sons of Norway, Eagles, Shanley Quarterback Club, and the YMCA.

Bob enjoyed reading, dancing, and gardening. He passionately cared for his flower gardens up until his death.  He also grew and surreptitiously transplanted over 3000 maple trees near the river at Lindenwood and Gooseberry parks over a 25-year period as a personal quest to replace diseased trees.

Robert is survived by his children, Steve (Sue), Kent, WA; Doug (Kay), Scottsdale, AZ; Diann, Fargo, ND; Keith (Wanda), Fargo, ND; Carol, Maple Grove, MN; Susan, Fargo, ND; and Mary, Eden Prairie, MN; and his special companion Fern Andersen, Ulen, MN.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Shawna, Brooke, Kristina, Devon, Adam, Michael, Luke, and Jane, and great-grandchildren, Trevor and Wade.

His surviving siblings include Mary Gordon, Kankakee, IL; Allan Fischer, Moorhead, MN; Lawrence Fischer, Fargo, ND; Elaine Gess, Lakeville, CO; Charlotte Nelson, Moorhead, MN; John Fischer, Moorhead, MN; and Audrey Anderson, Maple Grove, MN.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, his son, Wayne, grandson Robert, and siblings: Frederick, Eloise, Vincent, Lyle, Arlene, and Jerome.

Memorials to the charity of your choice.


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  1. Dan Wehage says:

    coon rapids MN
    Carol and the Fischer family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers and thought are with you.

  2. Beth Sornsin says:

    Santa Rosa CaliforniaDear Sue & family,

    Our condolences on the loss of your Dad. I know you were very close to him and that you all took great care of him for so many years. Hopefully some day you will be able to look back in fondness at your many good memories with him after the sadness of your recent loss eases. Best wishes to you all,

    Beth & family

  3. Carol & Jarett McGovern says:

    Apple Valley MN
    Dear Mary and family,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this time of mourning. The stories you told me of your dad are very inspiring. We love that he lived to the fullest!

  4. Linda McAlpine says:

    Maple Grove MN
    Sincere condolences to Bob’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Bob and I had many good conversations on the telephone over the years. I will miss that. God Bless you all.

    Linda and family

  5. Greg Soukup says:

    Palos Heights ILKeith and family:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of your father.
    Find comfort in the many memories of a long and happy life.

  6. Greg Thorson and Family says:

    White Bear Lake Minnesota
    To the Fischer Family,
    We are saddened by the news of Bobs passing. Our sincere condolences to your family for your loss. May your happy memories help you through this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With Sympathy,
    Greg, Carrie and Abigail Thorson

  7. Lee Kile and Family says:

    Meriden CTAll of our condolences to the Fischer Family. We wish we could be there physically, but know that we are there in your hearts and spirit. All of our love,
    Lee, Alicia, Leah, Katelyn, and Tiffany Kile.

  8. Leon & Muriel Simon says:

    Boca Raton, FloridaDoug & family,

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Leon & Muriel Simon
    Formerly From Moorhead

  9. Elmer Bittner says:

    Mesa, AZ
    I worked with Bob for a time on the projects around Lairmore, ND
    . I always respected hms because he was a fine person and a good supervisor. I have many good memories. My prayers are for the family.

  10. Susan Hanson says:

    Fargo Mary and family – deepest sympathies to all of you. I know the last few months have been a struggle in some ways however, you need to look at the gift you were given to care and be with someone who meant so much to all of you. Remember the good times and cherish the conversations!

  11. Dennis brevik says:

    renton WashingtonPeace be with you, our love and prayers…Dennis and Debbie

  12. Cindy Cortese says:

    Elgin IlCarol and Family,
    I am saddened to hear about the passing of your father. “Bob”, as we all liked to call him, was a special man and will leave behind many lasting memories. My thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.

  13. Janna Thorson Cochrane says:

    Appleton WiI would like to pass along my sincerest condolences to all of the family. I grew up next door to the Fischers and spent a lot of time with them through the years.

    Bob’s flowers were always beautiful! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    ~Janna Cochrane

  14. Jo Ann and Cary Perna says:

    West Fargo North Dakota
    Susan,we are so sorry for your loss. We hope that time and happy memories will help to heal your heavy heart. You have some very fond memories of your dad, treasurer them always. Love, Cary and JoAnn

  15. Sue Clemens-Bibo says:

    Bel Aire KSSorry for your loss of Bob but he is now in a better place.

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