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Valgene G. Fischer Sr.

August 20, 1934 - April 22, 2019

Burial Date: April 29, 2019

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Valgene G. Fischer, Sr., age 84, of Colby, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Dycora Transitional Living on Monday, April 22, 2019 under the tender care of hospice.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  Interment to follow at the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Monday all at the church.  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.


Val was born on August 20, 1934, the son of Carl and Tudie (Schultz) Fischer in Colby. He graduated from Colby High School in 1952.  Val was united in marriage to Marie Schuh on October 10, 1955.  He worked at Packaging Corporation of America for many years and owned Val’s Gun Shop in Colby.  He also plowed snow.   Val liked to travel and visited all 50 states.  He loved hunting and fishing.  Val especially cherished his family.


Val is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie of Colby; two sons: Valgene Fischer, Jr. of Dayton, OH and Mark (Cindy) Fischer of Spencer; seven grandchildren: Holly (Tom) Lipscomb, Ivy Fischer, Sam Fischer, Ben VerKilen, Adam VerKilen, Amanda (VerKilen) Pupp and Jaime Whitney; five great-grandchildren: Elliot Payne, Kolton  Liss, Lydia Pupp, Logan VerKilen and Remi VerKilen.  He is further survived by two sisters, Janice Heindl and Bonnie (Jerry) Zygowicz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patsy Lang and his brother-in-law, Jim Heindl.


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