Wallace "Wally" Fischer, age 71, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Avera Yankton Care Center.
Memorial services are 10:00 AM, on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Riverview Reformed Church in Yankton with Reverend Rodney Veldhuizen officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Wallace Andrew Fischer was born March 2, 1943 in Tripp, South Dakota to Andrew and Leona (Meyer) Fischer. He graduated from Tripp High School in 1961 and then started working for a parts store in Tyndall, SD. Wally lived in Sparks, Nevada for several years and then moved to Yankton in 1969. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad and then Northwestern Public Service. Wally married Karen Jones in 1975 and then in 1980, he started SoDak Printing in Yankton. He sold the business in 2012 when he retired. Wally was a member of Scramblers Motorcycle Club and Yankton Senior Center. He enjoyed watching football with his friends, but most of all, Wally loved riding motorcycles and ATVs, especially in the Black Hills.
Wally is survived by his son, Chad (Stacie) Fischer of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren, Addison and Molly Fischer of Jacksonville; sister, Alice Slate of Yankton; brother, William "Bill" Fischer (Pam Osthus) of Sioux Falls; brother-in-law, Hadley Gilbertson of Volin, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
Wally was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Carol Ann Gilbertson.
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So sorry to hear about Wally, I worked with him for 10 plus years as he printed the newsletter for The Center. He was proud of his family and shared pictures of his grandchildren whenever we visited. I enjoyed a cup of coffee with him often during our visits. May he rest in peace.
Alice & Bill so sorry to hear about Wally. Remember all the happy memories and the fun times.
Verna Rae Ehresmann
I'm so sorry. I just heard about Wally's passing this morning. I remember so much laughter with the Meyer's and the Fischer's. Always smiles and fun. Hope you keep those good memories.
Jo Duffy(JoAnn Meyer)
So very sorry to hear Wally passed away. I will always remember him as family, many memories from going together to the Black Hills to him giving me my first job and all the fun times Inbetween. My love to Chad and Stacie and the rest of Wally's family.
Sorry to hear of Wally's passing, when he had his print shop in our building, we had coffee break together almost everyday.
Sorry to hear about Wally's passing. Rest in Peace
I'm so sorry to hear about Wally's passing ... I've worked with Wally for 9 years.. he was not only a customer, but a friend. He use to call me every Monday morning to recap all the big stories in the newspaper.. he loved giving me a hard time and I loved talking and laughing with him... I will miss you Wally. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I am sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is never easy. The obituary fails to mention his other son who is also survived.
You were quite a guy Wally ..you will be missed. I always enjoyed our avon visits and your brutal honesty...my condolences to Alice and rest of your family. rip
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