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2011-11-17 / Obituaries

Raymond A. Fischer

June 17, 1934 - November 12, 2011

Mr. Fischer died the morning of Saturday, November 12, 2011 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in LaGrange, having reached the age of 77 years, 4 months and 26 days.

Raymond August Fischer was born on June 17, 1934 in Lincoln, Texas. He was one of eight children born to Herman and Ella (Mutschink) Fischer. He was baptized on July 1, 1934 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim by Rev. W. Mueller. Raymond was confirmed on April 25, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Max Studtmann. His confirmation verse was 2 Cor. 6:1.

He married Shirley Beisert on January 12, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Robert Studtmann. They were blessed with three children, Sandra, Rodney and Kenneth. He worked in construction/drywall in Houston most of his life and after retiring moved back to Lee County, Raymond enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Fischer was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin, Bruce and Billy Ray; brothers-in-law, Milton Beisert and Charlie Myers and son-inlaw Lane Lynch.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Ledbetter; daughter, Sandra ( Robinson) Lynch of Houston; sons Rodney and Rebecca Fischer of Pearland and Kenneth Fischer of Houston; grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley Robinson, of Houston, and Andrew & Bethany Fischer of Rockledge, Florida; sisters, Lillian and Ed Beisert of Houston, Mildred Beisert of Houston and Martha Ann (Judy) Myers of Houston; brother, Jerry Lee & Rosie Fischer of Kansas City, Missouri and several nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Knight, Brian Myers, Robert Kuehn, Steven Rackel, Wayne Rackel, Dennis Beisert. Honorary pallbearer were Daniel Winkler.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Grimes, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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