|#1-Published in the Pilot-Tribune April 17, 2018|
Louis "Louie" M. Fischer, 89, of Blair, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at CHI Immanuel Hospital in Omaha after a brief illness.
Louis was born May 6, 1928, in Fremont, to Ernest and Anna (Scholl) Fischer, the youngest of six sons. He grew up on the family farm about 8 miles east of Winslow. He attended Hancock School through the eighth grade as his father needed him on the farm due to his older brothers serving in World War II or building war planes.
He was drafted into the Army and served in the 45th Infantry Division, Thunderbirds during the Korean War. After being discharged, he went to work for Farmers Equipment Company. In 1960, he went into business for himself buying the Northside Repair and Machine Shop in Blair. In 1995, when his eyesight started to fail, he sold his business and retired. Louie enjoyed NASCAR racing, competitive shooting and western novels, especially Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey. With his brother, Ben, they owned a stock car, which they raced in the Arlington and Blair area in the early-mid 1950s. Louis was a life member of the American Legion and the VFW in Blair and a member of the Omaha Legion Post #1 Rifle Club.
Louis is survived by nieces and nephews, Ruth Fischer, Betty (Lloyd) Brooks and Mike Fischer, all of Fremont; Curt (Lu) Fischer, Joyce Fischer, Gail Fischer and Ed Fischer, all of Texas; Donna Fischer of Los Angeles, Vernon (Judi) Fischer of Idaho; sister-in-law, Yash Fischer of Los Angeles; and special friends Dale and Imogene Albus of Blair.
He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Robert, Donald, Eugene, Benjamin and Howard and nephew, Harlen Fischer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair with Pastor Scott Frederickson officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Campbell Aman with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at the Blair Cemetery with military honors.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 5, at Carter Place, 1028 Joann Drive in Blair, from 2 to 4 p.m., and also to commemorate what would have been Louis 90th birthday.
Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska.
#2-Published in the Omaha World Herald April 17, 2018
Fischer, Louis "Louie" May 6, 1928 - Apr 13, 2018 FUNERAL: 10:30am Wednesday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair with Pastor Scott Frederickson officiating. VISITATION: Tuesday at Campbell Aman with family receiving friends from 6-8pm. Burial will be at the Blair Cemetery with Military honors. CAMPBELL AMAN FUNERAL HOME 444 S. 17th Blair, NE 402-426-2191 www.campbellaman.com
Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file at the Blair Public Library.