Date: Monday, Jan. 11, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM
Russell Colonial Chapel, St. Clair, MO
Entombent in Crestview Haven Of Rest Mausoleum, St. Clair, MO
Memorials / Donations:
John Cockran VA Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Martin Joseph Fischer, known to some as Jay, and to some as Sonny, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, January 9, 2010, having reached the age of sixty-seven years, eight months and twenty-eight days. Martin was born in Robertsville, MO on April 12, 1942, son of Martin August Fischer and Josey Lee Fischer nee Miller. On August 28, 1966, he was united in marriage to Barbara Murillo and three children came to bless this union.
Martin is survived by his wife, Barbara Fischer of St. Clair: by two daughters, Nadine Myers and husband, Craig, of St. Clair and Jennifer Fischer-Bryant and husband, Curtis, of Hermann, MO; by one son Jason Fischer of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Mason and Makena Myers of St. Clair and Vivian Bryant of Hermann; by his mother-in-law, Margarita Gooding of Panama; by two brothers, Garry Fischer and wife, Cindy, of Union, MO and Gregory Fischer and wife, Lisa, of Potosi, MO; by two sisters, Agnes “Angie” Price of St. Clair and JoAnn Lahmann of Sullivan, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Martin A. Fischer and Josey Fischer Hawkins; by his step-father, Wilbur Hawkins; and by one brother, Marvin Fischer.
Martin was proud to have served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army, entering October 6, 1964 and receiving his honorable discharge on September 8, 1966. After his discharge from the military, he was employed for several years at General Motors in St. Louis, MO. Martin was a great tractor mechanic and did tractor repair when he wasn’t working. It was in 1975 that he started Fischer Equipment Company, which he still owned and operated. Martin was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed many outdoor activities. He loved to ride his four-wheeler, especially when Jason was riding with him. Hunting and fishing were other favorite pastimes, as was camping and spending time on the river at his club house. Martin was a friend to all and always willing to lend a helping hand. His family was his pride and joy and nothing made him happier than when they were all gathered around him .
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend; he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with Father Bob Knight officiating. Entombment was in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO.