Darles Fischer

April 26, 1935-Feb. 16, 2014

VESTA – Services for Darles P. Fischer, 78 of Vesta, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday also at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Vesta Cemetery. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.

He died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls.

Darles Paul Albert Fischer was born April 26, 1935, to Andrew and Ella (Zimmer) Fischer on a farm near Vesta. He was baptized May 19, 1935, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta by the Rev. Karl Brickmann. He was confirmed at St. John’s on May 29, 1949, by HH. Kesting. He graduated from Echo High School in 1953. After graduation, he worked for farmers and then the Vesta Feed Service until he went into the United States Army from 1957 until his honorable discharge in 1959. After his service in the Army, he returned to the area and worked at the Vesta Feed Service once again and in 1962, Darles started farming.

On July 16, 1960, Darles was united in marriage to Audrey Oyen of Appleton and to this union was blessed with five children, Paul, James, Jerry, Mark, and Julie. Audrey passed away in February of 1993. He was a member of the Vesta Fire Department while working in town. He also served as an elder in church.

Darles loved fishing, playing cards, dancing, and visiting with friends. He also loved spending time with his family at the Lake and at the farm.

He is survived by his five children, Paul (and Sandy) Fischer of Montevideo, Jim (and Chris) Fischer of Marshall, Jerry (and Lisa) Fischer of Hanley Falls, Mark (and Kris) Fischer of Redwood Falls, and Julie (and Jason) Phillippe of Marshall; 10 grandchildren, Matt, Nicole, Miranda, Zach, Justin, Andy, Brooke, Thomas, Logan, and Carter; special friend, Joyce McKay; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Audrey, and five sisters, Luella Kasten, Agnes Jensen, Bernice Kolander, Evelyn Fischer, and Darlene Fischer.

Blessed be his memory.