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Ronald M. Fischer

Ronald M. Fischer

Ronald M. Fischer, age 76, of Quincy, died on Friday, September 4, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on December 22, 1943 in Quincy the son of Melvin and Rita (Cutforth) Fischer. He was a 1961 graduate of Quincy High School. Ron served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1964, participating in the Cuban Blockade as a radarman. He married Karen Echternkamp on April 16, 1966. She survives.

Ron worked at the Electric Wheel from 1964 until its closing. He then worked at Titan Wheel. Later he worked at the Illinois Veterans Home until his retirement in 2005. Ron also ran his own shop, 'Ron's Custom Interiors' for over 35 years and made custom truck seats for many of the local trucking companies. Ron liked going to sporting events, watching QND Football games, and also going to his granddaughter's many activities. He liked car shows and doing 'cruise nights' with his antique car.

In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by:
A SON: Brent Fischer and his wife Julie of Quincy
A GRANDDAUGHTER: Lindsey Fischer
TWO SIBLINGS: Terry Fischer of Quincy and Nancy Ebbing and her husband Dave of Gainesville, GA.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters: Betty Kindhart, Mary Lou Newman and Shirley Zuspann along with her husband Dale, his mother-in-law: Matilda Echternkamp and a brother-in-law: C.D. Echternkamp.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald M. Fischer will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #37 and the US Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame Girls Softball Program or to St. Anthony Catholic Church. Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Ann Schafer
Mendon, IL
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Brent & family, so sorry for your loss.
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
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We were honored to work with Ron at The Veteran's home, such a nice man, he will be missed. Sympathies to family and friends.
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Melanie Slater
QUINCY, IL
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Ron was such a great guy, a wonderful dancer and my QHS classmate. So many fun memories at the Elks. Whenever "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation" is played, the vision of Ron close-dancing with his love, Karen will come to mind. It was their song.
Many prayers to you Karen, Brent and the whole family. He will be missed so much.
No doubt right now Ron is teaching those angels to line dance!
From:
Rebecca Minnick
Quincy, IL
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Sorry to hear this, Ron was always full of life. Enjoyed working with him at the Illinois Veteran’s Home. He was fun to work with and didn’t know a stranger.
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Alice kemner
St. Louis, MO
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Karen, my heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs from Tom and me. Alice
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Tonya Hiland
Dayton, OH
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May you always be mowing green grass in heaven and enjoy a plentiful garden. You will be greatly missed by the Hiland family. Karen and Brent...may you find some comfort during this time. We are deeply saddened.
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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Gerry and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ron Fischer. I worked with Ron for many years at the Illinois Veterans Home and he made an awesome cover for the interior trunk of our Corvette - he was quite gifted! May your memories sustain you and may God grant you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.
From:
Debbie Potts
Quincy, IL
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I met Ron at the Elks and came to realize he never knew a stranger! He always had a smile and enjoyed life. He will be missed by many! My deepest sympathy to the family.
From:
Kay Hudson
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Prayers and strength to get through difficult time.
From:
Theresa
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Karen, I know God is giving you a peace and also such sweet memories of the years you had together. God bless you
From:
Melvin & Connie Dietrich
Fowler, IL
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Karen, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. We had so much fun in our line dancing days. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
From:
Esther & Ron Morrison
Mendon, IL
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So sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Karen.
From:
pete tripp
Ursa, IL
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so sorry to hear of this our prayers are with you and your family
From:
Adam and Tammy
Quincy, IL
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Brent, Julie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.
From:
Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
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Brent & Julie: Sorry to read of your father’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family
From:
Mike & Karen Lavery
Quincy, IL
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Very sorry for your loss and know that he will be in our prayers. Our best to the family!
From:
Cindy Leaver
Omaha, NE
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Karen and family so sorry for your loss.
From:
Marty Haugh
Osage Beach, MO
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So sorry to hear of this loss. He was a wonderful person. So many enjoyable memories.
From:
Howard &Sharon Wear
Quincy, IL
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Karen, Brent and families:
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your families in this difficult time.
From:
Tim Hellhake
Lenexa, KS
Comments:
Mrs. Fischer and Brent,

I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He would always wave as he went up and down Prairie Ridge.

Tim Hellhake