Sherill L. Fischer, age 82, of Waite Park, formerly of Kimball, died Monday, September 20, 2021 at home under hospice care.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m Friday, September 24, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kimball with Rev. David Milz officiating. Private family burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website.
Sherill Leslie Fischer was born February 15, 1939 in Maine Prairie Township to Tjabe "Jake" and Olive (Cossairt) Fischer. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fairhaven. He attended school in Kimball, graduating in 1956. At the age of 17, Sherill enlisted in the United States Army, where he honorably served his country during the Korean War. After completing basic training, he was stationed in Korea for 16 months. Sherill was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Mary Vincent, on September 13, 1958 at the Kimball United Methodist Church. Upon his discharge in 1959, Sherill and Mary returned to Kimball, where they raised their three sons. Sherill worked for the Fairhaven Creamery for 3 years before going to work for Northern States Power Company for 33 years, retiring in 1996. During his time at Northern States Power Company, Sherill worked as a lineman for 19 years, followed by 14 years as a construction designer. Sherill was an active member of the Kimball community. He was an elder and trustee at St. John's Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Kimball Lions Club, and a volunteer fireman with the Kimball Fire Department for 23 years. Sherill enjoyed spending time at the trailer in northern Minnesota and trips down south in the winter. He liked to fish, play a game of cards, and spend time doing woodworking. Sherill's greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandpa Sherill especially enjoyed watching his great-grandchildren in their school sporting events.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary of Waite Park; children, Scott of Kimball, Joe (Lisa) of South Haven, and Todd (Pam) of Kimball; grandchildren, Alisha (Jeremy) Kuechle, Preston (Hannah) Fischer, Jack Fischer, Shawn (Monya) Kalkbrenner, and Eric (Kristi) Kalkbrenner; great-grandchildren, Cailyn, Ellie, Brookelyn, Hope, Jaxson, Brayton, Nora, Haley, and Kendra; brother, Dale (Shirley) Fischer of Clearwater; brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Vincent; and "Grandpa 3" to some nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Olive; sister, Lorraine (Leland); and brothers, Wayne (Janyce) and Alvin (Vernis).
Alisha Kuechle, Preston Fischer, and Jack Fischer will serve as urn bearers.
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