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Gordon R Fischer

February 26, 1949 — November 7, 2022

Gordon Fischer

Gordon Ray Fischer was born Feb. 26th, 1949, in Benkelman, NE to Henry and Olga
(Lunzmann) Fischer. Welcoming him home was his brother Allan. He grew up on the farm south
of Wauneta. Those years fostered his love of animals, most especially, cattle and pigs. Gordon
loved tagging along with Allan wherever he went. They hunted together, got interested in cars
together and enjoyed typical boy stuff together.
Gordon attended St. Paul’s Parochial School, rural county grade school, and graduated
high school from Wauneta, NE. Gordon tried football and track in high school but that ended
quickly when he broke his knee in high school and had to be in Denver’s Children's Hospital to
get his knee repaired. He liked to brag that when it broke it sounded like a gun going off.
Gordon graduated from Wauneta High School in 1967.

Gordon married in 1976 and that union was blessed with one child, Courtney.

On June 8th, 1991, Gordon married the love of his life, Cindy Raasch. To this union they
welcomed two sons, Ryan Lee and Logan Wayne. Gordon and Cindy were married 31 years at
the time of his passing.

Gordon was employed at Frenchman Valley Coop starting at the Wauneta Elevator and retiring
from the fertilizer dept in Feb. 2014. Gordon loved to take long rides in the country to check how
the crops were doing.

Gordon had a passion for his Lord and he and Cindy are members of Redeemer Lutheran
Church. He was adamant that he be able to watch Holy Cross Lutheran TV no matter where he
happened to be at the time it aired. Everything came to a stop until the service was over.
Throughout his life, animals played a very special role. He was happiest when he was working
with his herd of Angus cows on the farm south of Wauneta. He often considered his animals his
“Other Children.” The farm was also where you could find his pigs, cats, chickens and on
occasion any number of fish in the stock tank.

Gordon wanted to be at home when he passed, and that wish was honored. He passed away
November 7, 2022, at his home with family surrounding him. He was 73 years old.

Survivors include his wife Cindy, children; Ryan Fischer and wife Danielle of Bennett NE, Logan
Fischer of McCook NE and his children Klayton, and Lincoln, daughter; Courtney and husband Shane Stanton of Bartley, NE, and their children Tye, Myles and Layne. Brother; Allan Fischer and wife Darlene of Trenton NE., Sister-in-law; Dottie Rankin and husband, Earl, of Gillette, WY, Brother-in-law; Larry Raasch and wife, Tinker, of Champion NE and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Gordon was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Olga, brother Jerome Fischer,
Children Levi Matthew and Kristina Kay Fischer, Mother and Father-in-law: Wayne and
Sharon Raasch.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022, 11:00A.M. (MT) at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Wauneta, NE. with Pastor Keith Wellman officiating and Rev. Lloyd Bley Speaking.

Gordon’s wishes were for cremation with no visitation.

A memorial, in Gordon’s memory, has been suggested to the Fischer Family for a future designation.

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