Gordon "Gordy" Fischer

Gordon Fischer, 76, Fargo, ND, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Gordon was born on April 13, 1941 in Artas, SD, to George and Magdalena Fischer. He was the youngest of 11 children and they grew up mainly speaking German. Gordon attended grade school in Artas, SD. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Fargo, ND, with his parents and two of his brothers. There he met Arlyss Carlson and they were married on December 4, 1959 at Grace Lutheran Church. Together they had two children, Christine and Michael. They grew up going on camping trips, going to the lake, and visiting family that lived out of town. Sunday’s were spent going to church and making a big family dinner after. Thursday was pay day and we always went to Duane’s Pizza for supper. His famous knoephla soup was loved by all. Gordon worked at Steen and Berg, Allen’s Auto House, and Northwest Mazda. In 1977, Gordon opened Fischer Auto Body. He was very dedicated and proud of his business where he worked at with his son, Michael. Gordon married Pearl Markel on November 1, 1977. She had three children: Dan, Brenda, and Colleen. Pearl passed away November 21, 2001. Gordon was an avid Twins, Vikings, and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed going to Twins games, Friday night races at RRV Speedway, casinos, and spending time with family. If he wasn’t doing any of those things, he was always at his auto body shop—even when he was supposed to be retired. Gordon always knew someone everywhere he went. He was a man of few words, but always had something sarcastic to say and would help anyone if they needed it. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Gordon is survived by his daughter Christine (Richard) and their children, Rachael and Jordan Winter; son Michael (Laura) and their children, Stephanie and Jennifer Fischer; step-children Dan (Judy) and Brenda; and sister-in-law, Eva. Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, all of his siblings, wife Pearl, and step daughter Colleen. The funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2017, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am at Boulger Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Clara Cemetery near Comstock, MN. Memorials are preferred to Cat’s Cradle.

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  1. So sorry, Chris. Losing a father or mother is a very hard experience for any one. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

  2. Chris,
    Our thought and prayers are with you, Rick, Rachel, and Jordan during this saddest of times. Your dad’s light will shine forever in heaven and I’m sure he and my dad will become fast friends.

    Lori and Trevor Jones

  3. Sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. I remember playing softball with him on his team. Great memories.

  4. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Gordy.
    God bless you during this time of sorrow.

  5. Dear Chris and family,

    I am so saddened by the lost of your dad. I didn’t know Gordon, but Kevin used to bring cars to him for body work all the time when he worked for Walwork. He had good things to say about him. I am praying for your family’s healing and for your memories to carry you through and give you strength.

  6. Sorry to hear of Gordy’s passing. I truly enjoyed visiting with him when either I did work for him or he did work for me. Bernie Maczkowicz

  7. So sorry to hear about my old Buddy, what a guy, what a great friend! Will be out off town, our thoughts an prayers are with you. RIP!!!

  8. Mike and your family
    So sorry for the lost off you father. I always like working with him at Allens Autohuas and Northwest Mazda. He was a man of great respect and honesty. He leaves a good name behind. He will be missed by many.

  9. Gordy was a great man and wonderful to work with. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordy and his family. God bless.
    Joe Schwab and everyone at Used A Bit Auto

  10. Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you -Your Dad will always be with you in your heart and in your thoughts everyday for the rest of your life. Your parents never leave you. Janet Patterson

  11. Chris we are so very sorry for the loss of your father. You are in our heart, thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs to you and your family.

    Suzy & Tim Balvanz

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and family and Michael and family. Gordon will be missed by all.

  13. Mike -Chris and Family- So sorry for loss of
    Your father Gordy- This so hard to loose a parent
    Just know he love all of you very much- and was
    A good father-
    Sorry I could be there for the funeral- but am thinking of you today- God Bless all of you-
    Remember- -your dad loved you all soo much

  14. So sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent, grandparent, family and friend is always a very hard thing. Cherish memories you have and pass on traditions and fun things he did so honor his memory.
    Hugs, Brian and Brenda Hakanson

  15. Gordy always brought a smile to my face whether at the body shop or back in the days when he would ride snowmobile with us. He was a good and caring man and he will be missed. May God take him into his arms and watch over you during this time.

  16. I was so blessed to have him as my kids dad.. He was a good father, a man of few words, but lots of love for his kids and grandkids. We all loved you so much. R.I.P Gordy!

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