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Arthur P. Fischer of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away on July 18, 2014, at 92 years of age.
Art was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 28, 1921, to Karen I. (Mossyge) and Arthur P. Fischer Sr.
He received a bachelor's degree in food technology from the University of Minnesota in 1947 and began a 30-year career with General Mills, the last 20 years of which were spent in Central America.
He married Dolly Valentine in 1959.
They retired to Port Angeles, where Art enjoyed salmon fishing and began a second career as a volunteer. He made 36 trips to Russia and Eastern Europe for Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance and received the President's Call to Service Award in 2008.
He moved to Duluth in 2000 and was a volunteer with the Second Harvest Food Bank, receiving its Volunteer of the Year award in 2008.
Art was a lifelong Minnesota Gophers, Twins and Vikings fan, and an ardent cribbage player.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly; his parents; sister Margaret; brother John; and niece Karen Wisen.
He is survived by nieces Mary (Ted) Victor, Julie Olson and Terry March; five grandnieces; and six great-grandnephews.
A celebration of Art's life will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Cargill Building on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, 1500 Gortner Avenue.
Memorials to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Aug. 10, 2014