Verlyn H. Fischer
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hermann Funeral Home - Pearl City
415 S. Main St.
Pearl City, IL
Verlyn H. Fischer
Born: July 30, 1930 in Freeport, IL
Died: September 6, 2021 in Rochester,
Verlyn H. Fischer, 91, of Pearl City went to be with his Savior Monday, September 6, 2021, peacefully with his family at his side at St Mary's Mayo Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was born July 30, 1930, in Freeport, son of Harold & Mabel (Kuhlemeier) Fischer. Verlyn married Carol Gahm on June 14, 1953.
Verlyn was a lifelong farmer with his wife Carol, as well as a crane operator for V&E Construction in Galena for 10 years. He then operated crane for Civil Constructors for 29 years, and retired there in 1994.
In 1955 he served in the United States Army where he eventually was stationed in Germany.
His passion was collecting antique tractors, which he traveled the United States and Canada in search for the ones he enjoyed most. His favorites were Oil Pull Rumleys and his Townsend Tractor.
While he enjoyed his tractors, they were not as important as family and his faith in Jesus Christ. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Zion Community Church of Pearl City.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife and visited all 50 states and Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, France, England, Mexico, China, Vietnam, S Korea, Japan, Panama Canal, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, Canada & Austria
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carol.
Daughter; Kathleen Lochowitz of Pearl City and her children, Shari (Dustin) Sickles and their daughter Emery, Melissa Coulibaly and her children Batan Jr. & Sanouhan and Laura Lochowitz
Daughter; Marsha (Dan Diaz) Manthei of Machesney Park and her children Anthony (Nicole) Manthei and their children Spencer, Madisyn & Natalie, Tarah (Kevin Dumas) Manthei and their children Keyton & Trinity.
Son, Wayne (Melissa) Fischer of Freeport and their children Austin (Baylee Wolf) Fischer, Skyler (Alexa Sohner) Fischer, Christian Fischer, Jordan (Kayla) Potter and their Children Trace, Jenson and Deacon, Aaron (Mari) Potter and their children Wesson, Rydlee and Barrett, Hayden (Taylor) Potter and their children Grayden and Ledger.
Son, Joe (Jodi) Fischer of Freeport and their children Shania (Eric) Schaney and their child Piper, Moriah Fischer, Aliya Fischer, Jeremiah Fischer and Megan Fischer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Mabel Fischer; sister, Leona Schneider; mother & father-in-law LaVerne & Ruby Gahm; brother-in-law, Theron Gahm; and grandson Zachariah Fischer.
The funeral was Sunday, September 12 at Zion Community Church of Pearl City, 10100 Sabin Church Rd, Pearl City IL. Burial followed at Zion Community Church of Pearl City.
A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at www.hermannfuneralhome.com.


Published by Prairie Advocate from Sep. 9 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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11
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Zion Community Church of Pearl City
10100 Sabin Church Rd, Pearl City, IL
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12
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Zion Community Church of Pearl City
10100 Sabin Church Rd, Pearl City, IL
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18 Entries
Dear Marsha and Family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thinking of you all with much love and prayer - Shannon Webster
Shannon Webster
Friend
September 15, 2021
We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of your family.. treasure all of your happy memories with your dad and grandpa.. keeping you in our prayers
Ken and Kathy Hillmer
Ken Hillmer
Acquaintance
September 11, 2021
You’re all in my prayers during this difficult time. I was so young when we moved away from Pearl City, but every time we came to visit your family greeted us like we still lived down the road. Verlyn was always smiling and happy and I will always remember the love he had for his family and friends.
Heidi Henkaline-Blair
Friend
September 11, 2021
The Austin Family
September 11, 2021
My family loved your family and so appreciated your friendship towards us all. Verlyn was a great man with a gentle spirit and a smile that lit up the room. He is lighting up heaven with that smile right now.
Cindy Henkaline Simpson
Friend
September 10, 2021
My condolences to the family. Verlyn will be greatly missed. He always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. He was a special person. My continued prayers for his family. Much love, Nancy Henkaline Vinson
Nancy Vinson
Friend
September 10, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Diane Henry
Friend
September 10, 2021
Wayne and family, our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father. May time and precious memories help to ease your sorrow.
Jim and Jeanne Mordick
Friend
September 9, 2021
Wayne and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. What a great man. worked with Verlyn many years at Civil. I have so many great memories. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Fischer family Mark & Linda Fernstaedt
Mark Fernstaedt
Coworker
September 9, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Pam Pacey/Conkey
Friend
September 9, 2021
Wayne and family we are sorry for the loss of your father, our prayers go out to you and your family!
Patty & Craig M
Acquaintance
September 9, 2021
Carol, we were saddened to hear of Verlyn's passing. He was a special person and we always enjoyed his conversations. Deepest sympathy to you and all your family.
Ace & Mary Fehr
Acquaintance
September 9, 2021
RIP brother
Michael Tessendorf
Friend
September 9, 2021
Verlyn and Carol have been friends and neighbors of our family for many years. Verlyn had a great sense of humor, and It was always such a pleasure to visit with him at church functions and elsewhere. May God grant peace and comfort to you, Carol, as well as Kathy, Marsha, Wayne , Joe, and each of your extended families.
Marilyn Janssen
Friend
September 8, 2021
Sorry for the sadness in losing Verlyn. He always had that great smile. Our sincere sympathy to all of the family .
Bob and Darla Hasselman
Friend
September 8, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. We pray the Lord gives you all peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. We love you all and you will continue to be in our prayers.
Michael & Deana Duncan
Family
September 8, 2021
We are very saddened by the death of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. May God bless you and strengthen you during this most difficult time.
Robin and Brenda Sexton
Friend
September 8, 2021
We are praying for you all as you lay your loved one yo rest.May the Lord give you all comfort and peace.God Bless.Larry and Mary Jo Noble
Larry and Mary Noble
Friend
September 8, 2021
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