John Ronald Fisco(1951 - 2014)

John Ronald Fisco, 62, of Midland, Texas passed away on February 19, 2014. John was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 29, 1951. He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Wisconsin. He received an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. John also received a Master's Degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) in Lafayette, Louisiana. He married Yvonne Vidrine on June 7, 1980 in Washington, LA. They have been married for 33 years. John, a Licensed Professional Geologist, worked for TXO in Midland, Texas. In 1992, he founded his own oil and gas company, High Plains Exploration. He later founded Fisco Minerals. John was an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a member of the West Texas Geological Society (WTGS), and also a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM). He enjoyed gem and mineral collecting, fishing, hiking, and passionately sharing his knowledge of the geological formations of the earth. John was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was a devoted volunteer at St. Ann's Catholic School, Summer Mummers, Midland Community Theater (MCT), and the Midland High School Band. John loved spending time with his family, friends and pets. He is preceded in death by his father, Ronald John Fisco and his beloved grandparents. John is survived by his wife, Yvonne Vidrine Fisco; daughter, Stefanie Rose Fisco and husband Evan Paul Langlinais, and daughter, Michelle Marie Fisco; mother, Catherine Fisco Kluever; brothers, Joe Fisco and wife Cathy Fisco, Steve Fisco and wife Jan Fisco, Michael Fisco and wife Abby Fisco; sisters Annette Holtz and husband Dave Holtz, Jeannine Kawczynski and husband Rick Kawczynski, Christine Mather and husband Scott Mather; godparents John Ciulla and wife Lena Ciulla; and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the SPCA (of your choice), St. Ann's Altars Society Memorial Fund (1906 W. Texas Ave. Midland, TX 79701), or Change a Child's Life in India (Rev. Yesuratnam, St. Charles Church, 802 S. Main, Eden, TX 76837.) A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church. A future service will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington, Louisiana and a final service and burial in Franklin, Wisconsin. Online condolences may be placed at www.ellisfunerals.com. Services are entrusted with Ellis Funeral Home.

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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2014