William "Bun" Fischer, 92
William "Bun" Winston Fischer, 92, Barrett, died Monday, October 21, 2013 at Barrett Care Center.
Bun was born to William and Oline (Hegg) Fischer on September 19, 1921 in Glenwood.He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1939. His college years at Augsburg were interrupted by military service in World War II with the Army Air Corp in Adak Islands, Alaska.
In 1946, Bun married his first wife Betty Nastansky. They had four children: 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. They travelled across the country ministering to the broken for 18 years until moving home to Alexandria. He was a member of Destiny Church of rural Ashby and was active with Full Gospel Business Mens 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; four children, Tona (Mike) Gillespie of Mankato, Mary Kay Fischer and Scott (Barb) Fischer of Stewartville, two great-grandchildren of Alexandria and Nathania Fischer of Hancock; sixteen grandchildren, Thadd, James and Kelly Gillespie, Joel, Aaron, Sahr, Andy, Katie, Kadi, A.J., Kimberly, Julia, Roman, Rakitta, Rakeem and Esther; 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 and Keith Fischer of Detroit Lakes. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
His parents, William and Oline Fischer, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26 at Destiny Church of rural Ashby, with pastors Steve Quernemoen, David Drexler and Mike Bartolomeo officiating. Military Honors were by the Minnesota National Guard.
Visitation will be held one hour prior the service at the church. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Ashby.
Condolences may be submitted atglendenilson.com.