Richard Alan Fischer, age 80, lifelong resident of Ellsworth, passed away November 6, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Comforts of Home in Hudson.
Dick will remain in the hearts of his loving wife, Darla; children, Timothy (Sheila) Fischer of Ellsworth, Theodore (Ava) Fischer of Chippewa Falls, Jody Thomas Fischer of Rochester, MN, and Rebecca (Marion) Esterby of River Falls; grandchildren: Jesse, Jerome (Riah), Jordan (Brittany), Jarek, Logan, Annaka, Jonathan, Abigail and Benjamin Esterby; great-grandson, Carter and another little one on the way; siblings, Thomas (Audrey) Fischer of Alexandria, MN, Terry (Diana) Fischer of Beldenville, Mary (Marv) Young of Deer Park, and Yvette (Mike) Deiss of Ellsworth; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 231 Woodworth St., Ellsworth, and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 1:00 PM Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, with Fr. Eric Dadson officiating and Fr. Nathan Thainase concelebrating. Military honors provided by the Ellsworth American Legion, Kinne-Engelhart Post 204 will immediately follow the Mass at the church. Dick’s grandchildren have the honor of serving as pallbearers. Private interment will take place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth (715) 273-4421.