BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Wilbur A. Fischer died in Broomfield, Colo. April 10, 2012 at the Stratford Senior Living Community where he lived close to his family for the past two years.
He was born on the family farm in Stafford County April 13, 1924. He became a teacher and principal in rural Kansas at the age of 19. He continued his career as an educator in Kansas and the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado as a teacher, principal and director of elementary education.
He married Eva Hilton in 1945 in Perryton, Texas. They remained life mates, soulmates, and faithful companions until her death in 2007.
Wil enjoyed many activities in his life outside of school. A cowboy at heart, he was an avid horseman, owning his own horses, riding with the Trail Ridge Riders, and serving for a time on the Boulder County Sheriff’s Mounted Search and Rescue Team. He enjoyed Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne westerns often noting that he had been born in the wrong century. He was also a Stephen Minister in Longmont and Tucson, where he and Eva spent many winters, fulfilling his calling as a man of deep faith with strong interpersonal skills.
Survivors include two daughters, Joanna Ramsey and her husband, Russ, Broomfield, Colo.; and Diana VanDeHey and her husband, Joe, Arvada, Colo.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Irene Woolard, Lewis.
A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23 at Howe Mortuary, Longmont, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, 3720 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO, 80301.
Please share thoughts, memories and condolences at www.howemortuary.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Howe Mortuary, Inc. *
439 Coffman St.
Longmont, CO, 80501
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 19, 2012