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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 8-16-10

Fred Fisher, 72, passed away July 29, 2010, at his home, while under hospice care, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frederick Elbert Fisher was born to Elbert V. and Lauretta Ora (Merwin) Fisher on May 1, 1938, at Sisters’ Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He spent his entire life, except for college, on the family ranch, homesteaded in March 1909, eight miles west of Oelrichs, S.D.

 Fred attended the Windy Hill School three miles east of the ranch all eight years of grade school. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and South Dakota State University in 1961 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, returning and working part time for the ASCS surveying fields while operating the home ranch. He served as chairman of Fall River Co. Farm Bureau and was a member of the Crop Improvement Association.

On August 17, 1968, he married Dagmar I. Prautzsch, in Mitchell, Neb., and together they raised three children, being active as 4-H Leaders, committee members of the Oelrichs Methodist Church, and Casey Family Program and taking in foster children and hosting exchange students from Japan and Germany.

In 1972 Fred received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, in 1987 he received the Fall River Conservation District Shelter Belt Award, and in 1992 the Pearl Clover 4-H Award for 15 years of service. Fred also earned tree farmer of the year. He supported the Arbor Day Foundation and McCrossan Boys Ranch.  He believed a person ought to leave a place better than he found it. For 75 consecutive years the ranch produced hogs from home-raised grain as well as beef and lamb. Fred truly loved the land and found great joy in continuing the traditional family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, of 41 years; sons, William Fredrick (Bill) and wife Sara of New Lebanon, Ohio; Andrew Allen and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter Carmen Renee, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Edith, of Bristol, Fla., and numerous cousins. 

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Memorial services were held August 10, 2010, at Prairie View Methodist.

Interment followed at Horsehead Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent to Dagmar Fisher, 13444 Lonewell Road, Oelrichs, S.D., 57763.

Fred Fisher, 72, passed away July 29, 2010, at his home, while under hospice care, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frederick Elbert Fisher was born to Elbert V. and Lauretta Ora (Merwin) Fisher on May 1, 1938, at Sisters’ Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He spent his entire life, except for college, on the family ranch, homesteaded in March 1909, eight miles west of Oelrichs, S.D.

 Fred attended the Windy Hill School three miles east of the ranch all eight years of grade school. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and South Dakota State University in 1961 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, returning and working part time for the ASCS surveying fields while operating the home ranch. He served as chairman of Fall River Co. Farm Bureau and was a member of the Crop Improvement Association.

On August 17, 1968, he married Dagmar I. Prautzsch, in Mitchell, Neb., and together they raised three children, being active as 4-H Leaders, committee members of the Oelrichs Methodist Church, and Casey Family Program and taking in foster children and hosting exchange students from Japan and Germany.

In 1972 Fred received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, in 1987 he received the Fall River Conservation District Shelter Belt Award, and in 1992 the Pearl Clover 4-H Award for 15 years of service. Fred also earned tree farmer of the year. He supported the Arbor Day Foundation and McCrossan Boys Ranch.  He believed a person ought to leave a place better than he found it. For 75 consecutive years the ranch produced hogs from home-raised grain as well as beef and lamb. Fred truly loved the land and found great joy in continuing the traditional family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, of 41 years; sons, William Fredrick (Bill) and wife Sara of New Lebanon, Ohio; Andrew Allen and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter Carmen Renee, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Edith, of Bristol, Fla., and numerous cousins. 

Memorial services were held August 10, 2010, at Prairie View Methodist.

Interment followed at Horsehead Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent to Dagmar Fisher, 13444 Lonewell Road, Oelrichs, S.D., 57763.

Fred Fisher, 72, passed away July 29, 2010, at his home, while under hospice care, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frederick Elbert Fisher was born to Elbert V. and Lauretta Ora (Merwin) Fisher on May 1, 1938, at Sisters’ Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He spent his entire life, except for college, on the family ranch, homesteaded in March 1909, eight miles west of Oelrichs, S.D.

 Fred attended the Windy Hill School three miles east of the ranch all eight years of grade school. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and South Dakota State University in 1961 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, returning and working part time for the ASCS surveying fields while operating the home ranch. He served as chairman of Fall River Co. Farm Bureau and was a member of the Crop Improvement Association.

On August 17, 1968, he married Dagmar I. Prautzsch, in Mitchell, Neb., and together they raised three children, being active as 4-H Leaders, committee members of the Oelrichs Methodist Church, and Casey Family Program and taking in foster children and hosting exchange students from Japan and Germany.

In 1972 Fred received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, in 1987 he received the Fall River Conservation District Shelter Belt Award, and in 1992 the Pearl Clover 4-H Award for 15 years of service. Fred also earned tree farmer of the year. He supported the Arbor Day Foundation and McCrossan Boys Ranch.  He believed a person ought to leave a place better than he found it. For 75 consecutive years the ranch produced hogs from home-raised grain as well as beef and lamb. Fred truly loved the land and found great joy in continuing the traditional family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, of 41 years; sons, William Fredrick (Bill) and wife Sara of New Lebanon, Ohio; Andrew Allen and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter Carmen Renee, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Edith, of Bristol, Fla., and numerous cousins. 

Memorial services were held August 10, 2010, at Prairie View Methodist.

Interment followed at Horsehead Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent to Dagmar Fisher, 13444 Lonewell Road, Oelrichs, S.D., 57763.

Fred Fisher, 72, passed away July 29, 2010, at his home, while under hospice care, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frederick Elbert Fisher was born to Elbert V. and Lauretta Ora (Merwin) Fisher on May 1, 1938, at Sisters’ Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He spent his entire life, except for college, on the family ranch, homesteaded in March 1909, eight miles west of Oelrichs, S.D.

 Fred attended the Windy Hill School three miles east of the ranch all eight years of grade school. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and South Dakota State University in 1961 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, returning and working part time for the ASCS surveying fields while operating the home ranch. He served as chairman of Fall River Co. Farm Bureau and was a member of the Crop Improvement Association.

On August 17, 1968, he married Dagmar I. Prautzsch, in Mitchell, Neb., and together they raised three children, being active as 4-H Leaders, committee members of the Oelrichs Methodist Church, and Casey Family Program and taking in foster children and hosting exchange students from Japan and Germany.

In 1972 Fred received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, in 1987 he received the Fall River Conservation District Shelter Belt Award, and in 1992 the Pearl Clover 4-H Award for 15 years of service. Fred also earned tree farmer of the year. He supported the Arbor Day Foundation and McCrossan Boys Ranch.  He believed a person ought to leave a place better than he found it. For 75 consecutive years the ranch produced hogs from home-raised grain as well as beef and lamb. Fred truly loved the land and found great joy in continuing the traditional family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, of 41 years; sons, William Fredrick (Bill) and wife Sara of New Lebanon, Ohio; Andrew Allen and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter Carmen Renee, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Edith, of Bristol, Fla., and numerous cousins. 

Memorial services were held August 10, 2010, at Prairie View Methodist.

Interment followed at Horsehead Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent to Dagmar Fisher, 13444 Lonewell Road, Oelrichs, S.D., 57763.

Fred Fisher, 72, passed away July 29, 2010, at his home, while under hospice care, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frederick Elbert Fisher was born to Elbert V. and Lauretta Ora (Merwin) Fisher on May 1, 1938, at Sisters’ Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He spent his entire life, except for college, on the family ranch, homesteaded in March 1909, eight miles west of Oelrichs, S.D.

 Fred attended the Windy Hill School three miles east of the ranch all eight years of grade school. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and South Dakota State University in 1961 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, returning and working part time for the ASCS surveying fields while operating the home ranch. He served as chairman of Fall River Co. Farm Bureau and was a member of the Crop Improvement Association.

On August 17, 1968, he married Dagmar I. Prautzsch, in Mitchell, Neb., and together they raised three children, being active as 4-H Leaders, committee members of the Oelrichs Methodist Church, and Casey Family Program and taking in foster children and hosting exchange students from Japan and Germany.

In 1972 Fred received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, in 1987 he received the Fall River Conservation District Shelter Belt Award, and in 1992 the Pearl Clover 4-H Award for 15 years of service. Fred also earned tree farmer of the year. He supported the Arbor Day Foundation and McCrossan Boys Ranch.  He believed a person ought to leave a place better than he found it. For 75 consecutive years the ranch produced hogs from home-raised grain as well as beef and lamb. Fred truly loved the land and found great joy in continuing the traditional family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, of 41 years; sons, William Fredrick (Bill) and wife Sara of New Lebanon, Ohio; Andrew Allen and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter Carmen Renee, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Edith, of Bristol, Fla., and numerous cousins. 

Memorial services were held August 10, 2010, at Prairie View Methodist.

Interment followed at Horsehead Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent to Dagmar Fisher, 13444 Lonewell Road, Oelrichs, S.D., 57763.

Fred Fisher, 72, passed away July 29, 2010, at his home, while under hospice care, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frederick Elbert Fisher was born to Elbert V. and Lauretta Ora (Merwin) Fisher on May 1, 1938, at Sisters’ Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. He spent his entire life, except for college, on the family ranch, homesteaded in March 1909, eight miles west of Oelrichs, S.D.

 Fred attended the Windy Hill School three miles east of the ranch all eight years of grade school. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and South Dakota State University in 1961 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, returning and working part time for the ASCS surveying fields while operating the home ranch. He served as chairman of Fall River Co. Farm Bureau and was a member of the Crop Improvement Association.

On August 17, 1968, he married Dagmar I. Prautzsch, in Mitchell, Neb., and together they raised three children, being active as 4-H Leaders, committee members of the Oelrichs Methodist Church, and Casey Family Program and taking in foster children and hosting exchange students from Japan and Germany.

In 1972 Fred received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, in 1987 he received the Fall River Conservation District Shelter Belt Award, and in 1992 the Pearl Clover 4-H Award for 15 years of service. Fred also earned tree farmer of the year. He supported the Arbor Day Foundation and McCrossan Boys Ranch.  He believed a person ought to leave a place better than he found it. For 75 consecutive years the ranch produced hogs from home-raised grain as well as beef and lamb. Fred truly loved the land and found great joy in continuing the traditional family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, of 41 years; sons, William Fredrick (Bill) and wife Sara of New Lebanon, Ohio; Andrew Allen and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter Carmen Renee, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Edith, of Bristol, Fla., and numerous cousins. 

Memorial services were held August 10, 2010, at Prairie View Methodist.

Interment followed at Horsehead Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie View Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent to Dagmar Fisher, 13444 Lonewell Road, Oelrichs, S.D., 57763.