John “Jack” August Fischer, age 72, of Isanti died unexpectedly at home June 5, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 -8 PM Tuesday, June 11, at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 12th at our funeral home in Isanti.
John August “Jack” Fischer, 72 of Isanti, MN passed away peacefully in
his home Wednesday, June 5th, 2019.
Jack was born January 2nd, 1947 at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, ND;
was the fifth born of 14 children to the late Charles and Marian
(Runck) Fischer from Casselton, ND. He was baptized and confirmed in
his faith at St. Leo’s Parish in Casselton, ND.
Jack was very involved with sports, earning himself high school pole
vaulting records. While at Shanley High School, he received awards,
including the Roger Maris award for Wrestling. After graduating from
High School in 1965, he received a wrestling scholarship to continue
his education at Mayville State, where he earned a Bachelor of Science
Education degree. Jack participated in the famous Zip to Zap North
Dakota Riot, where he made front page news.
Jack worked for the Glencoe MN School District as elementary Phy-Ed
teacher for 33 years. In these years he loved to school all his
students in floor hockey, dodgeball, and four-square dancing. He also
coached high school volleyball and softball. Another passion of his
was to referee MSHL Wrestling, which he did for more than 30 years.
Following his time as a teacher Jack concluded his working life at
Metal Matic, where he retired in 2015.
After retirement, Jack traveled coast-to-coast with his beloved
Schnoodle, Lexi. Together they visited all of his extended family.
After his travels, he found his forever home in Isanti, Minnesota.
This allowed him to be close to his kids and grandkids. Most days he
could be found on the sidelines or bleachers cheering them on.
Survivors include his three daughters, Kati (Brent) Berwald, St.
Francis, MN, Kolynn Johnson, St. Francis, MN, Kendra Fischer, Glencoe,
MN; seven grandchildren Madison, Tyson and Aryn Berwald, Drew and
Avari Johnson, Paige Trebbensee, Taygen Koch. Siblings Karen (Mike)
McCarthy, Tempe, AZ, Mary Fischer-Shing, Chaska, MN, James Fischer,
Dana Point, CA, Joe Fischer, Harpswell, ME, William Fischer,Portland,
OR, JoAnn Fischer, West Des Moines, IA, Debra (Randy) Parmley,
Scappoose, OR, Rebecca (Byron) Jacobson, Edina, MN, Michael Fischer,
Harpswell, ME, Elizabeth (Scott) Halseth, Glyndon, MN and eighteen
nieces and nephews and thirteen great nieces and nephews.
In addition to to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two
brothers, Roger Fischer, David Fischer and sister Pauline Schroedl.
To celebrate his life visitation will be held Tuesday, June 11th from
4-8 PM, funeral services Wednesday, June 12th 10:30 AM with visitation
one hour prior.
Everyone welcome! All services will be held at Strike Life Tributes,
409 Broadway Street SE, Isanti, MN 55040