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Robert Fisher

May 05, 2017
Robert Fisher

Robert A. Fisher, 76, of Lyle, Minnesota, died suddenly Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. The Fisher family will greet friends on Sunday afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral home. Military honors will be given by the Lyle American Legion Post 105 following the service in the funeral home.

Mr. Fisher was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Sac City, the son of Robert and Lois (Ellis) Fisher.

He attended school in Renwick, graduating from Renwick High School in 1958. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. After his discharge, he worked as a mechanic until he started as an owner/operator of his own rig, driving throughout the United States until his retirement in 2015. On May 24, 1981 he married Betty Olson in the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He drove a racecar for many years throughout the Midwest and other areas of the United States, including modifieds, spring cars, and later late models. He was well known as a racetrack historian. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle.

Surviving are his wife; a blended family that includes children, Michael Ricke of Albert Lea, Cindy and Gary Ziegler of Lyle, Larry and Cindy Ricke of Austin, Minnesota, Dennis Ricke of St. Ansgar, Susan Adams of Austin, Tammy Fisher McConnaughey of Seattle, Washington, Ronnie Ikerd of Knoxville, Rhonda Fisher George of St. Louis, Missouri, Curt Ikerd of Brighton, Bobbi Sue Fisher Higdon of Washington, and Holly Fisher Deriso of Pella; 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren with one more expected in October; two brothers, Keith Fisher Marilyn Fisher of South Carolina, and Harlan and Sue Fisher of Mendota, Illinois, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Gene Fisher, and a son, Jeff Ricke.

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