Russell Fischer, age 81, a resident of Dairyland, Wisconsin, died on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Essentia Health- St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota.
Russell R. Fischer was born on October 3, 1931, in Wascott, Wisconsin to parents William and Ruth (Pietz) Fischer. He attended the Thompson School in Dairyland, graduating from the 8th grade, and then continued to work on the family farm. On December 8, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Corbin in Superior, Wisconsin. After their marriage, the couple lived near Pattison Park, while Russell worked at U.S. Steel in Duluth for nearly 20 years. In 1972, the couple moved back to Dairyland when they purchased Ruth and Bill's Bar from Russell's parents. In 1995, the couple sold the bar and retired to their current home on County T where Russell enjoyed sitting on his deck, mowing his lawn and keeping it clean. He also enjoyed fishing, was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan, and loved to play baseball with his grandkids.
Russell is survived by his wife Mary Lou of Dairyland, WI, children: Joanne Anderson and Dwayne Fischer, both of Dairyland, WI, Penny (Scott) Holmstrom of Danbury, WI, Lauretta Fischer, Denise (Chad) Glenna, and Nora (Richard) Kern all of Milltown, WI, 7 grandchildren: Carrie, Jake, Bryan, Dylan, Megan, Chase, Preston, great grandson Brandon, and many other family and friends.
Russell is preceded in death by his parents, and infant son Victor.
Funeral services for Russell Fischer will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11am, at the Brown Funeral Home in Solon Springs, WI with Pastor Mary Boyarski officiating. Music will be provided by Darrel Hoeffling. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 5-7pm, at the Brown Funeral Home in Solon Springs, WI, and also on Friday from 10-11 am at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Riverhill Cemetery in Dairyland. Casket bearers will be Chad Glenna, Bryan Holmstrom, Jake Holmstrom, Scott Holmstrom, Dick Kern, and Louie Moen. Honorary casket bearers will be Andy Pietz, Megan Glenna, Preston Glenna, Dylan Kern, Chase Kern, Carrie Moen, and Brandon Moen.