David A. Fischer Sr., 74, died surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Avera Sacred Heart Medical Center in Yankton, SD.
Funeral services will be on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:30 am at Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church) in Bow Valley, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 9:00 – 10:00 am with a rosary at 10:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska.
Pallbearers will be David Fischer Jr., Joe Fischer, John Fischer, Tom Fischer, Dan Fischer, and Tom Wiebelhaus. Honorary pallbearers will be all of David’s grandchildren.
David is the second of four children and was born on December 26, 1944, on the Fischer Family Farm near Hartington, NE., to Alma and Emery Fischer. He spent his youth attending school at rural District 82, breaking horses, participating in horsemanship events and helping his dad maintain the family farm until he met the love of his life, Vonda Kollars, in 1970. By Valentine’s Day of 1971, the pair were engaged and on August 8 of the same year, they were married at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
During their 47 years of marriage, the pair raised 11 children on the same farm his parents raised him. As history enthusiasts, after each year’s spring planting, David and Vonda took their children on summer vacations to historical sites found throughout the United States. On top of managing the family farm and raising children, David found his time well spent staying active in church and family events.
David is survived by his wife: Vonda, children: Ruth and Tom Wiebelhaus of Fordyce, NE, David Jr. and Laura Fischer of Fordyce, NE, Joe and Mindy Fischer of Viborg, SD, John and Jana Fischer of Lincoln, NE, Karen Nielsen of Lincoln, NE, Jean and Chris Venne of Lincoln NE, Mary and Chris Wray of Florissant, CO, Lisa Fischer of Ord, NE, Tom and Katie Fischer of Hartington, NE, Dan and Denise Fischer of Hartington, NE; grandchildren: Kyle, Sara, Alexandra, Jakob, Persephone, Selene, Willow, Riggin, McKinley, Rustin and Roger Fischer; Emma, Josh, Seth and Issak Wiebelhaus; Jessica and Daryl Lambert; Levi Nielsen; April Venne; William and Ava Wray; siblings: MaDonna Fischer, Linda and Leon Steffen; in-laws: Collin and Carrol Kollars, Gary and Dori Kollars, Dale and Jan Kollars, June and Richard Derby, Tom and Esther Kollars, Patrick and Joan Kollars, Mark and Lydia Kollars, Todd and Gail Kollars, Paula Jo and Tim Goodrich as well as countless other nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his parents Alma and Emery, his oldest sister Marie, a son who died at childbirth, a son Bill, and his wife’s parents Darlo and Irene Kollars.
Please send or submit gifts to the Fischer Family Farm ℅ Vonda Fischer 89141 561 Ave. Hartington NE. 6873