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.