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Donald "Donie" Fischer Obituary


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“Donie was a terrific friend. Always helping someone. We had lots of good times fishing and talking. He will be missed so much. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Kathrens - friend

“Donnie will be truely missed, that great smile and kind heart. I will always remember the bachlor party Donnie had for my brother Tim. We had a...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Terry Strayer - Waterville, OH

“I was so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I have many very happy memories of Donnie, and his friendship to our dad. What a wonderful man who...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Mota

“Sorry to hear of Donie's passing. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Gingrich - Thermal, CA

“Bev and Family, We were truly sadden to hear of Donie's passing. He will truly be missed by us. I will always remember him for his pure joy when he...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Ralf and Patti Cunningham - NM

“Be4v, so sorry to hear of Donie's passing. A great friend for many years. We will truly miss not seeing and visiting with him at all the tractor...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lyle & Helen Dumont - Sigourney, IA

“Donie & Bev were always real nice to my Dad, Carl Bowles, and our whole family, when my Dad worked for Donie & Bev. Everybody will miss him. ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Bowles - Toledo, OH

“So sorry to learn of Donie's passing. What a good friend of Lyle's he was. What great times we all had. My thoughts and prayers are with all the...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Ganske Christie - OH

“Bev - Donie leaves behind a trail of loving family and friends. He will truly be missed. I feel very honored to have been a friend to Donie and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff Miller and Lynn May - OH

“Bev and family Sorry to hear of Donie's passing. Linda and I will always treasure the times we spent with Donie at the Oliver shows. My brother Brad...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Steve and Linda Peterson - MN

“Jason and Melanie Moser and family, Jackie and I are so sorry for the loss of ur Father, We had the same thing happen to us this year and I know how...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Andrew and Jackie Szymanski - OH

“Bev and family: I was so saddened to read we lost Donie...a great man, who will will be missed, but never forgotten. Please know how very much you...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Kathie Stout - Sebastian, FL

“Bev & Family, We are very sorry for your loss! Donie was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kevin & Robin Franklin - NC


Donie Fischer, 65, of Waterville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. He was very proud to have lived on the family farm since birth. He was born on February 8, 1946 to Donald E. and Bertha L. (Imbrock) Fischer.
He was a life-long farmer and with his devoted wife of 44 years, Beverly (Rupp) Fischer, owned and operated Custom Agri Systems (1971-1982) and Jones Wheel Horse (1981-1995). Donie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a Waterville Twp Trustee for 27 years. He was an avid Oliver collector and was an active member in both the Buckeye Oliver Collectors and the Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association. One of his greatest pastimes was traveling the country to share his "Traveling Toy Museum" with others.
Donie is also survived by his children Marty Fischer (Mandy Lickert), Mindy Fischer (Mike Bennett), and Melanie (Jason) Moser; grandchildren Erica Fischer, Drew & Sydney Purtee, CJ, Alivia, & Reid Moser; mother, Bertha Fischer; sisters Judy (Doug) Hoffman and Bonnie (Steve) Hoffman; mother-in-law, Louella Rupp; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and his canine buddy, Pepe. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Fischer and his father-in-law, Robert Rupp.
Family and friends will be received at Peinert Funeral Homes, Waterville Chapel, 7220 Dutch Rd., on Thursday, December 8th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, December 9th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Waterville, on Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 a.m. with interment immediately following at Highland Memory Gardens. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Online expressions of sympathy and fond memories can be shared at www.peinertfuneralhome.com.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 2nd Timothy 4:7