David M. “Dave” Fischer, 68, of Avon, died peacefully Nov. 13, 2022, at his home in Avon after a three-year battle with kidney cancer.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna with the Rev. Gregory Mastey officiating. Inurnment followed in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Holdingford VFW and Holdingford Legion.

David Marion Fischer was born Oct. 18, 1954, in Melrose to Benno and Marcella (Rueter) Fischer. He served in United States Army as a combat engineer while stationed in Germany during the Vietnam era. On May 24, 1980, he was united in marriage to Jane Dobis at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. He worked at Polar Tank Trailer in Holdingford for many years. Dave was a gentle easy-going man who was ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. His family always came first. Throughout the years, he attended many events for his kids and grandkids. His pride and joy were his grandkids, and he will be missed dearly. During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Dave always looked forward to the annual August fishing trip with his buddies and was blessed to have gone one last time.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Fischer, of St. Anna; daughters Dana Fischer of Holdingford and Amber (Jessie) Thorstad of Foley; six grandchildren Adam, Dalton, Chevelle, Autumn, Maria and Gunner; brothers and sisters Clarence (Lorraine) Fischer of Melrose, Arlene Fischer of Bandera, Texas, Marvin (Loretta) Fischer of Avon, and Ruth (Raul) Calderon of Bandera, Texas.

David was preceded in death by his father, Benno Fischer, Dec. 13, 1980; mother Marcella “Sally” Fischer Dec. 26, 2002; and infant sister Lois Ann Fischer.

A special thank you to the CentraCare staff and hospice for the wonderful care they gave Dave.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose

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