Thursday, October 20, 2011

North Zone PONY Field Director Ewald Fischer Passes Away

Ewald Fischer passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness, Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Age 71.

Survived by his cherished wife of 50 years Marilynn Gail (nee Rowe); his children Daniel (Cindy) of Minooka, Albert (Heather) of Mazon, Erika (James) Rock of Joliet and Michelle (Tim) Cullick of Braidwood; a brother Ernst (Ursula) Fischer of Joliet and a sister Dorothea French of Baytown, Texas, his aunt Brunhilda Fischer of Decatur, IL. Seven grandchildren Jeffery (Kaitlyn), Jared, Victoria, Elizabeth, Alison, Walter and Zachariah, a great-grandson Maddox. His canine companion Midnight. Numerous nieces, nephews and other beloved family members also survive.

Preceded in death by his parents Heinrich G. and Johanna Fischer, a brother Heinrich K Fischer, a sister Erika Garaicoa, and an aunt Auguste Votteler. Born in Pfullingen, Germany. Veteran of the US Army and a skilled craftsman. Active in community and youth sports through St. Joseph Boys Baseball and Pony Baseball Inc. Member of the Moran AC. Ewald was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed going to his families events.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon. Family is requesting those who attend come in their favorite sport attire, being that Ewald was such a sport fan. Private family and military honors at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery to be conducted at a later date.