Obituary for Richard Fischer

Richard (Dick) Louis Fischer passed away in his home in Windsor on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 after a year and a half battle with cancer.

Born April 13, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the third son of the late Julia and John Fischer. Richard attended Ritenour Senior High School where he played baseball and wrestled. He moved to Colorado at age 27 where he continued his education and worked as a graphic designer at Colorado State University.

Richard served in the Air Force for three years. He founded award-winning publications Adoption Today Magazine and Fostering Families Today Magazine which have served as a voice for children around the world for over 18 years. He drove a school bus for the Weld RE-4 district for eight years where he was known by the kids as the “Best Bus Driver Ever.” He was also a member of the Big Thompson Bow Hunter and Colorado Bow Hunter Associations. He was the recipient of many awards including the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption award, an Honorary FFA State Degree, and the Children Advocacy Award.

Richard had a love for music and sang at many family weddings including his own. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to bow hunt, hike, fish, and camp in the school bus which he renovated into a camper. Sitting around a campfire and spending time with his family in the mountains was Richard’s idea of heaven on Earth. His cremated remains will be spread on the top of the mountain overlooking all of his favorite hunting spots.

Richard was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a mentor, an advocate, and a friend who will be dearly missed by those whose lives he touched.

Richard is survived by wife Annie Fischer, son Chris Fischer, daughter Jackie Fischer and her husband David Kohler, daughters Nicole and Jenna Fischer, brother Phil Fischer, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert Fischer and John Fischer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Dec. 10, at Timberline Church in Fort Collins. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion in Windsor.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Richard Fischer Memorial in care of Marks Funeral & Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, 80550.

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