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Howard Fischer

April 22, 1925 - July 24, 2012


5-7 PM Monday, July 30, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home

9-10 AM Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at St. Mary's Cathedral

Prayer Service:

Rosary:  7 PM Monday, July 30, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

10 AM Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at St. Mary's Cathedral


St. Joseph's Cemetery, Moorhead


Boulger Funeral Home

Howard Fischer

April 22, 1925 - July 24, 2012


Howard J. Fischer, 87, Lisbon, formerly of Fargo, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the North Dakota Veteran’s Home, Lisbon.

Howard was born April 22, 1925 to August “Gus” and Verna (Rintoul) Fischer in Leonard, North Dakota.  He grew up in the Leonard area, where he attended school. His father was the owner/operator of Fischer Lumber, now Sheyenne Valley.  Howard enlisted into the Army serving from 1946-1947.  He was stationed in Germany.  He returned to Fargo where he married Bonnie Mae LaBlanc at St. Mary’s Cathedral in 1951.  The couple made their home in Fargo.  Howard worked for Gamble Robinson’s from 1947-1967.  From 1967-1990 he worked for Holsum Bakery/Pan-O-Gold as a baker.  He retired in 1990 at the age of 65.

Howard was very active at St. Mary’s Cathedral as well as numerous community organizations, which included Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the Eagles, and the VFW.

In addition to being known for his continued and unwavering involvement in the many community organizations, Howard will probably be most remembered for his being a diehard fan of Roger Maris and the New York Yankees.  Locally, he was an avid follower of the FM Red Hawks.  It was recently said by one of his fellow residents at the Veterans Home, “when it comes to the Red Hawks, Howie pretty much gets what he wants.”

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Fischer, Fargo; sons, John Fischer, Thief River Falls, John Paul, Elk River; step-daughter, Catherine (Joe) Dorn, Grasston; brother, Myron “LeRoy”, Parkers Prairie; sister, Kathleen Barton, Fergus Falls; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, and many other very dear relatives.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, son, Joseph Gagner; step-son, James Schob; brothers, Charles, Lloyd, August “Gus Jr.”; and sister, Doloris Ladwig.


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  1. Father Wilhelm says:

    Devils lake ND
    I was the pastor at the Cathedral from2007 to 2012(about 5 weeks ago I was transferred to Devils Lake). Howard was a buddy of mine. He always made me smile at the Cathedral. I will miss him dearly. I offer you his family my deepest sorrows. He was a trooper and a saint in the making. Fr. Wilhelm

  2. Carol Schertner (Rober) says:

    Minneapolis MINNESOTAI’m sorry to hear of your loss, May God be with you and your family, May he give you strength and peace at this time. Our Prayer’s are with you. With Love Carol S.

  3. Lori Ziegler says:

    Mary Ann
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  4. Megan Fischer Hermann says:

    Tucson AZ
    My loving thoughts & prayers are with you all. I know that Uncle Howard is up in Heaven with all of his family, I am sure my dad is showing him the ropes. Fishing with my dad & playing ball with Roger will be daily activities now, I’m sure of it!!!

  5. John Paul says:

    Elk River MN
    I am so thankful that I was given the chance to see you before leaving us. I am going to miss you deeply Dad, but I know your are in a far better place now. I am thankful your suffering is over. Please give Joe a big hug from all of us… You will forever be in my heart.

  6. john fischer says:

    thief river falls mnI going missing you dad thank you for Roger Maris jersey you gave me in Grand Forks. Your family welcome god kingdom and they going take you fishing and your good buddy Roger Maris no 9 play NY. Rest In Peace Howie from your son John R Fischer

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