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Robert "Bob" Fischer

April 02, 1928 - March 24, 2016

Funeral Service - Tuesday

March 29, 2016
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

March 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Burial - Tuesday

March 29, 2016

Riverside Cemetery, Fargo


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Robert "Bob" Fischer

April 02, 1928 - March 24, 2016


Robert L. “Bob” Fischer, 87, passed peacefully on Thursday March 24 in the VA Medical Center in Fargo, ND surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Bob was born on April 2 1928 to Michael and Catherine (Vincent) Fischer in Bismarck, ND and was the oldest of nine children. He attended school in Bismarck, and at the age of sixteen he went to Seattle, WA, where he worked in a warehouse for two years and lived with relatives. He enlisted in the United States Navy the day after he turned eighteen and served from APR 1946 to JAN 1948. Bob was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. “Beth” Gailfus on July 29 1950 in Rolla, ND. They lived in Bismarck and Bob worked at the Garrison Dam. He later took a job with WM. Collins & Sons, where he worked as a diesel mechanic and also paved highways and roads in ND, MT and MN. The family traveled with Bob for work, made their home in Dilworth, MN during the winter and then moved to Fargo in 1959. Later on, Bob’s career was spent pursuing multiple interests. He obtained a certificate in refrigeration and air conditioning and he worked as a mechanic, truck driver, cemetery worker and more.
Bob was a tinkerer to the core. If you were looking for Bob, he could always be found fixing things in his shop, the garages, or anywhere else he could. There was never the need for a repair man with Bob around. Bob was a perfectionist and he worked relentlessly on the family’s Fargo home, and did the same thing at the lake property on Big Cormorant every weekend. The lake home was his pride and joy, and the gathering place for dozens of loved ones in the summer. In the rare chance that Bob was not tinkering, he would be sitting on the deck listening to multiple family members talking around him, and that is how he left this life. Bob was an avid fisherman and a model airplane and model train enthusiast. He loved his family and enjoyed involvement with his son’s races, his grandchildren’s hockey games, and more.
He is survived by his children: Bob Fischer Jr., Sioux Falls, SD, Kathi (Ken) Roseth, Fargo, ND, Don (Christy Staber) Fischer, Fargo, ND, Rebecca (Mark) Anderson, Brighton, CO, Jim (Chris) Fischer, West Fargo, ND and his two sisters, Darlyne Hoffman, CO and Jan Rolbiecki, CA. He was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren and numerous other loving family members.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Fischer, his parents, two sisters, four brothers, and his grandson Donovan Anderson.
The memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday March 29 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
The family is sincerely thankful to Hospice of the Red River Valley and the VA Medical Center nurses for taking care of Bob as if he were family.


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10 responses to “Robert “Bob” Fischer”

  1. John Gailfus says:

    Bob, Kathi, Don, Becky, Jim

    Sorry to hear about your Father, after all this time in a nursing home
    he will be in a better place.

  2. Colleen Sinkler says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Always so hard to lose a dad and grandpa. He lived a long life and left you all many memories. He is at peace now with his wife looking down at us all. Love Colleen and York.

  3. Bobbi says:

    I have happy memories of spending time at the Fisher house. One of those memories was Becky and I dancing around the living room to the Beatles. Uncle Bob thought it was hilarious.

    My thoughts are with you during this sad time.


  4. Dan& joyce says:

    Thinking of all and sending loving hugs.

  5. Sam Gailfus says:

    I feel your heartbreak and sadness. Knowing Bob is with aunt Beth again, you know he will never run out of things to do! He was a very kind and loving man. He will be missed. I liked that smile he had and would just stand there shaking his head.

  6. Jody Fischer (Myron's daughter) says:

    My heart and prayers go out to your family, thankfully your suffering is over. You had always reminded me of my father and i had hoped to see you again some day. That will now have to be at God’s side. Rest in peace Uncle Bob, you will be missed by many.

  7. Patsy (Rolbiecki) Pannell says:

    I had the joy of visiting Uncle Bob, Aunt Beth and their family during two summer vacations at their place on the lake. Those are memories I hold dear to my heart to this day. Even as a child I could see the joy it brought Uncle Bob to share his home with us. To all his family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace in the company of his loved ones that went before him.

  8. Tina Schreurs (Dickson) says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Bob.. it was really nice to see him at my Dads funeral.. Kathi and her husband brought him.. definitely wasn’t expecting them Thank you Kathi. my dad loved it at the lake with your Dad.

  9. Kathi Roseth says:

    Thank you to our Dad’s family for your wonderful comments! He absolutely loved the reunions at the lake with his brothers and sisters and their families. I think that was his happiest of times! It was really heartbreaking for him to sell the lake place. I’m hoping they are all together again, telling their fish tales and laughing with each other!

  10. Bob and Janice says:

    Our sympathy to you all. We share your sorrow. We’ll all keep him alive in our memories.

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