Alvin C. Fischer, Jr., 92 of Rio, went to his heavenly home in time for supper with his departed wife November 19, 2019 with his loving family at his side.
He was born August 29, 1927 the eldest child of Alvin, Sr. and Lena (Erdman) Fischer. Alvin served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a crane operator in the Philippines from 1945 to 1947. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Griepentrog on April 21, 1956. He was a life-long area farmer and together with his wife, raised six children. Alvin was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, where he served in several church council positions. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and gardening. He always shared produce with family and friends.
Survivors include his six children, David (Amy) Fischer, Joyce (Larry) Manthey, Martha (David) Walker, Barb (Brent) Hunter, Arnie (Darla) Fischer, and Glen (Melissa) Fischer; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters Mildred (David) Kehl of Waterloo and Viola Tiedt of Columbus; one brother Richard (Carlyn) Fischer of Cambria and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Lorraine in 2001, grandson Brian, brothers Edward and Rudolph, sister Dorothy and infant sister Ruth, one sister-in-law Shirley, and brothers-in-law Ronald and Al and good friend Howard Bortz.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25 at 11 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Pardeeville with Rev. Scott Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at Marcellon Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 24 from 4 to 8 PM at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville. Visitation will also be held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church Monday. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Columbia Healthcare Center for their care of our Dad.
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