NEW?ULM - Delbert "Delly" Fischer Sr., 87, of New Ulm died Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Father Matthew Wiering celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 - 10 a.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. The St. John's Court of the Catholic Order of Foresters will pray the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Delly is survived by his wife, Geraldine Fischer of New Ulm; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Marvin Stueber of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert Jr. and Adelle Fischer of New Ulm, Ricky and Mary Fischer of New Ulm, Mark and Denise Fischer of New Ulm, Brian and Donna Fischer of Courtland, Dean and Joyce Fischer of New Ulm, Kevin and Val Fischer of New Ulm; 19 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Luverne and Lois Fischer of New Ulm; sisters-in-law, Grace Fischer and Marlys Brandel both of New Ulm; and by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leo and Martha Schugel of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Pat Fischer; sister, Astonia in infancy; and by a brother-in-law, Harold Brandel.
Delbert John Fischer was born September 10, 1924 in New Ulm to Joseph and Louisa (Domeier) Fischer. He attended grade school in Sigel Township and was a 1942 graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School in Sleepy Eye. Delly was united in marriage to Geraldine Schugel on January 31, 1948 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. After marriage they farmed in Courtland Township, Nicollet County. They moved to New Ulm in 1983 and retired in 2000. Delly enjoyed farming, trapping, hunting, gardening, fishing, dancing, playing and watching baseball and softball. He loved spending time with his family.
Delly was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the St. John's Court 698 Catholic Order of Foresters from which he received the Legion of Honor Award.
The family prefers memorial to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm Area Catholic Schools and Oak Hills Living Center.