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“Thoughts and prayers to Harold's family. Harold was always so pleasant, smiling and would take the time to really visit. Blessed be his memory. ”
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Harold Leonard Fischer, age 88, of St. James, MN, died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in St. James, MN, with Pastors Matt Seegert and Andy Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM -11:00 AM Thursday, prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Good Thunder, MN on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM.
Harold Leonard was born April 10, 1930 in Sterling Township, Blue Earth Co., MN the son of Paul E. and Martha (Sternitzke) Fischer. Harold was baptized May 10, 1930, at St. John Lutheran Church in Good Thunder, and was confirmed March 25, 1945. His sponsors into his faith were George Fischer, Herman Sternitzke, and Ida Fischer Runge. Harold attended District #31 Sterling Center, St. John's Christian Day school in Good Thunder and graduated from Good Thunder High School. Harold served as custodian at St. James Lutheran Church in Good Thunder for 18 years, and was an Elder for 6 years and served as Lector. He served as a custodian for Augustana Lutheran Church in St. James, MN for 21 years. Harold returned to St. James in 1988, marrying Betty (Kathman) on June 19th. He spent his sunset days reading God's word, visiting and spending time with his friends and neighbors, and as a hard worker helping out people in the community, especially the elderly. He enjoyed attending Hosanna Lutheran Men's Bible study in St. James, visiting residents in the nursing homes, reading and praying with them.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Betty of St. James; 2 daughters: Onnalee in Portland, OR, and Deborah Hauge in North Mankato, MN; 13 step children; 24 step-great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Ervin Fischer of Pathstone Living in Mankato, MN.