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Albert J. Fischer

May 17, 1926 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 95)

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Albert J. Fischer, 95, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Father Jeffrey Schulte officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Military Rites.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at

Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Friday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake and rosary at 7 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.

Albert J. Fischer, 95, gained his wings on March 27, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Albert was born May 17, 1926, to Sylvester and Martha (Meier) Fischer, in Ipswich, SD. Albert helped on the family farm prior to being drafted into the US Army in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1955. Albert then went to work for the ND State Highway Department in Edgely, ND.

Albert met the love of his life, Katherine Heinz, at the Richmond Pavilion Dance Hall and they were united in marriage on June 18, 1958, at Holy Cross Church in Ipswich, SD, and were married for sixty-four years. Albert and Katherine made their home in Aberdeen, SD, and had three children: Bonnie, David, and Karen.

Albert worked at Hub City Motors, which became Midland Motors for a number of years, and then later at Sandvig’s before retiring from Country General.

Albert loved tinkering and repairing things. He could fix anything. He was well-known around the area as the best Lawn-Boy lawn mower repairman. Albert enjoyed riding motorcycles with his son, David, taking care of his lawn and flowers, camping, fishing, soaking up the sun, and woodworking.

Albert was a talented woodworker and made toy chests, bookshelves, wooden cars, and many other items for his family. Albert could do anything he put his mind to. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be missed dearly.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Kate and Caroline; brother, Michael; and his pets: Gidget, Peaches, Buffy, and Snickers.

Albert is survived by his devoted wife Katherine; two daughters, Bonnie (Mark) Lemmon and Karen (Todd) Brockel; son, David (Heather) Fischer; six grandchildren: Amber, Bryce, Dylan (Brianna), CJ, Chariton, and Cayson; three great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Evan and Menelas; sister Adeline Bruckner; and many nieces and nephews.


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