William ‘Bill’ Fischer, 77, Lyndon: March 11, 1941 – May 11, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – William “Bill” Fischer, 77, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Osage City, Kan. He was born on March 11, 1941, in Hunter, Kan., the youngest of seven children of Henry and Elizabeth Schneider Fischer.

Bill graduated from Hunter High School. He served in the U.S. Army with the 25th Engineering Division and was stationed in Hawaii and South Asia. Bill was a heavy equipment operator, working on the construction of Melvern Lake Dam. He then worked at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant, in Topeka, for 35 years until his retirement in 2004.  Bill enjoyed fishing at the local lakes and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth; two brothers, Edward and Charles; and two sisters, Mary Ann Thomas and Myrna Wallace.

Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis Fischer, of Lyndon; son, Michael (Kimberly) Fischer, Shawnee, Kan.; two daughters, Brenda Smith and Tamara Capra; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother, James (Ellen) Fischer, Twin Falls, Idaho; sister, Helen Findley, Abingdon, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Inurnment will be in the Alpine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Lakes Hospice or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, sent in care of the Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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