Walter Winifred Fischer, 85Walter Winifred Fischer, 85, of Red Wing, died Monday, Feb. 6, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park in Red Wing.
Walter Winifred Fischer, 85, of Red Wing, died Monday, Feb. 6, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park in Red Wing.
He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in River Falls, Wis., the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Speidel) Fischer. He grew up in the Shell Lake, Wis., area until being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944 during WWII. On March 6, 1945, he married Alice Regelman in Red Wing, where they made their home. He worked on the buffing machine at S.B. Foot Tanning Co. for 46 years until his retirement in 1988.
He enjoyed camping, yard work, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Alice of Red Wing; two daughters, Sharon (Richard) Hinrichs of Zumbrota and Shirley (Joseph) Hase of Cumberland, Wis.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Emil (Marian) Fischer of St. Paul; one sister, Ruth Thompson of Shell Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and one sister.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, with Deacon Pat Evans presiding. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home, and for 1 hour prior to service on Thursday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Leo C. Peterson Post #54.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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