Monday, November 27, 2023

Delbert Fischer, 88, Butler


     Delbert Gerald Fischer, son of Arthur Edwin and Francesca Rosine (Leimer) Fischer, was born December 19, 1934 on the family farm near Rockville, Missouri.  He departed this life November 24, 2023 in Butler, Missouri surrounded by his family at age 88.

      Delbert was baptized January 2, 1935, and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City.  His confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”  Delbert attended school at Rockville through his junior year, graduating from Appleton City High School the following year.  He lived on the family farm his entire life.  Delbert was united in marriage to Shirley Elaine Seider June 9, 1957, and they were blessed with four sons.  They spent 53 wonderful years together until her passing in 2010.

      Delbert served in the Missouri National Guard for six years.  He once had to hitchhike home from training at Ft. Leonard Wood.  He loved eating, especially Shirley’s cooking and he ate everything she put in front of him.  Delbert and Shirley loved playing pitch every Tuesday night with three other couples.  They always had goodies to snack on and a wonderful time building friendships.

      Delbert was a faithful member and attender of Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City.  He held numerous offices within the church and was a life-long member of “Men’s Club”.  He told his boys often that if he had time to do everything else, he could surely take an hour and a half to attend Sunday church, and they could too.  Two other sayings that Delbert was remembered for were, “I never had a bad drink.” (no matter what he was drinking) and “If you don’t got anything good to say, don’t say anything.”  Delbert was a kind, friendly man, with a special way of speaking that was never boastful or complaining.  In his many years of farming, he raised corn, beans, wheat, hogs, and angus cattle.  In the evenings he often would take a ride around the farm looking at the crops and enjoying looking at the fruits of his labor.  Delbert’s family was very important to him, especially his grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

      Preceding Delbert in death were his wife Shirley, sister Velda Jagels and daughter-in-law Meghan Marie (Nachbar) Fischer.  Survivors include his sons: Greg Fischer, Lowell Fischer, Kent Fischer and Darren Fischer; his grandchildren: Jenna Fischer, Jared (Kayla) Fischer, Hagen (Brooklyn) Fischer, Kinady Fischer, Olivia Fischer and Madison Fischer; his great-grandchildren: Lainey Fischer, Aven Fischer and Banx Rohwer; and his sister Delores Jagels.

Delbert G. Fischer


December 19, 1934  -  November 24, 2023

Age:  88 Years, 11 Months, 5 Days



Zion Lutheran Church

Prairie City, Missouri

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

11:00 a.m.



Reverend Jeffrey Kyler



Zion Lutheran Church

Prairie City, Missouri

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.



Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Prairie City, Missouri



Zion Lutheran Church

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