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“My sympathy to the family.“Mr. Fischer” had a powerful positive impact on my life. He will, indeed, be missed...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ted Shinabarger

“Our sympathy to the family. My brother Marty Remembers a great coach, teacher and person! I remember the nice dad of my playmate Mary Kay! Marty...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Marty Skillman

“To Sandra and family, my deepest condolences at the loss of Bun. He was truly a gift from God to so many of us, and we thank you for sharing him...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah (Bjerkness) Aranio

“Mr. Fisher was my track coach, and he taught 7th grade science as well.Many of the guys on the track team called him "Bun;" but I could never dothat,...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Thurn

“Thankful for the memory of being baptized by Bun in Lake Minnewaska, July 1992. Blaine Pederson O paradise! O paradise! I greatly long to see,...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Blaine Pederson

“To the family of Bun Fisher I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memoriesof Bun through the years. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Marlys Branby

“Bun Fisher was my hockey coach when hockey was only in its infant stage in Alexandria, before there were indoor rinks, before there was artificial...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ron Hanson

“Heaven is where Jesus is. It is the place—where everything lasts forever, where everything that is best remains, where everything...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Pamela Skyberg Digby

“Members of Bun's family.....I am very sorry to hear of Bun's passing. He was my track coach for the few years I was in Alex and must say one of the...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Craig Schell, Terry, Montana

“My sincere condolences to the family of Bun. He was my track coach in Alex as well as one of my favorite teachers and I have many great memories of...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Al Olsen, Alex

“A teacher/coach that I truly admired and have so many fond memories of him as my track coach as we started the program in Appleton. I true educator...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Ned Bohach

“Tona, Mary Kay, Scott, and Nathania - I am sorry to hear of the loss oof your father. ~ Adele Kaufman, Roseville, MN ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Adele Kaufman

“Mary K and family, so sorry to hear of your loss but we know that he is now at home with the Lord. We are traveling from Wyoming to Alexandria all...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dave & Paulette DeFoe

“To the family of Bun Fisher I want to say thank you. Thank you for sharing the most positive upbeat man I've ever known. I only knew Bun as a high...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Terry Emter

“Sandra,My deapest sympathy, the love you and Bun shared will live on. Watching you love and care for him while I worked at the BCC was a true...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Glocke


"Bun" Fischer, 92 of Barrett died Monday, October 21, 2013 at Barrett Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 26th at Destiny Church of rural Ashby. Visitation will be held one-hour prior the service at the church. Burial will be at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery. The Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Ashby is in charge of the arrangements for Bun Fischer. William "Bun" Winston Fischer was born to William and Oline (Hegg) Fischer on September 19, 1921 in Glenwood, Minnesota. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1939. His college years at Augsburg were interrupted by military service in WWII with the Army Air Corp in Adak Islands, Alaska. In 1946, Bun married his first wife Betty Nastansky. To this marriage four children were born, Tona, Mary K, Scott and Nathania. They lived in Appleton and Alexandria, where the Lord used Bun to impact young people through teaching and coaching. He pioneered a new work with young people in Alexandria, which became known as the Resurrection House. Bun married Sandra Wagner on June 16, 1980 in New Ulm, Minnesota. They travelled across the country ministering to the broken for 18 years until moving home to Alexandria, Minnesota. He was a member of Destiny Church of rural Ashby, and was active with Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. Bun loved children and ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Bun and Sandra lived in Alexandria until he entered the Glenwood Retirement Village in 2000, then to Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria in 2001 and in 2002 the Pelican Lake Nursing Home in Ashby Minnesota, later moving to Barrett Care Center in 2008. Bun is survived by his wife, Sandra of Barrett, Minnesota; four children, Tona (Mike) Gillespie of Mankato, Minnesota, Mary Kay Fischer of Alexandria, Scott (Barb) Fischer of Stewartville, Minnesota, Nathania Fischer of Hancock; sixteen grandchildren, Thadd, James & Kelly Gillespie, Joel, Aaron, Sahr, Andy, Katie, Kadi, A.J., Kimberly, Julia, Roman, Rakitta, Rakeem and Esther Fischer; two great grandchildren Mara and Nora Bea Fischer; one sister, Kathleen (Jerry) Probst of Carmel, Indiana and two brothers, Hank (Betty) Fischer of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and Keith Fischer of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. His parents, William and Oline Fischer, preceded him in death. Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Destiny Church of Rural Ashby Visitation: One-hour prior the service at the church Clergy: Pastor Steve Quernemoen, Pastor David Drexler, Pastor Mike Bartolomeo Military Honors: Minnesota National Guard Interment: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN Glende-Nilson Funeral Home – Ashby Condolences: glendenilson.com

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