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Jerry J. FischerDecember 27, 1952 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 64)
Jerry John Fischer
December 27, 1952 – May 10, 2017
Jerry Fischer, age 64, of Walker, MN, formerly of Wadena, MN, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.
Jerry was born on December 27, 1952 to John and Leola (Patnaude) Fischer. Jerry graduated from Sebeka High School in 1970 and met the love of his life, Deborah (“Deb”) Ann Rentz, in the 4-H Building at the Wadena County Fair that same summer. The two were married August 5, 1972 at the United Methodist Church in Wadena, MN. Upon Deb’s graduation from college, the two moved back to Wadena where Jerry joined his father on the family beef farm. Jerry and John farmed until John’s retirement, when Jerry took over full operation of the farm. In 2011 Jerry and Deb moved to the dream home they built on Leech Lake in Walker, MN. After moving to Walker, Jerry became the custodian at his and Deb’s church, Hope Lutheran in Walker.
Jerry loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman (in any season), hunter and gardener. Although beef farming didn’t allow a lot of travel, Jerry worked long hours during the summer so he could take a few days here and there to camp and fish with the family or visit a national park. The move off the farm allowed them to travel more and he and Deb enjoyed trips to Arizona, Florida and earlier this year spent a month in Texas. Jerry always enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Deb; his children: Jeff, Laura (Andrew Hunt), Matt (Amanda) and Adam; two grandchildren: Ben and Brielle; his mother Leola; his brother Ross and sister Jeanne (Jeff) Hanson; mother-in-law Lola Rentz; sisters-in-law Becky Peterson and Tammy (Brian) Heide; brothers-in-law Rich (Jennifer) Rentz, Kevin (Shari) Rentz and Bob (Heidi) Rentz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father John Fischer, his brother Carl Harstad, his father-in-law Richard Rentz, brother-in-law Warren Peterson and sister-in-law Sue Fischer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker, MN with Reverend Matt McWaters officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M. with a 6:30 P.M. Prayer Service at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2017 the Wadena Cemetery in Wadena, MN.