Bryan D. Fisher

Friday, April 1, 2011

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Bryan Fisher, 61, who passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Bryan David Fisher was born Nov. 12, 1949, in Blue Earth, Minn., the son of Harold and Muriel (Gangstee) Fisher. He graduated from Spencer High School, Spencer in 1967, and served two years in the National Guard. On July 12, 1969, Bryan was united in marriage with his high school sweetheart, Julie Anderson. The couple was blessed with two sons. They made their first home in Spencer, Ia. where Bryan worked for American Freight Systems. In 1980, he became an agent for American Freight Systems and owned/operated his own trucking company for a number of years before selling out. Bryan then went to work for UPS where he quickly moved in a management position and spent 17 years with the company before retiring in 2005. Bryan and Julie moved to Lake Latimer near Long Prairie where they began working on their dream retirement home. Bryan was a wonderful craftsman and woodworker and enjoyed creating beautiful pieces of furniture for their home. He also enjoyed the outdoors. Gardening, fishing and hunting were some of his favorite things to do. Bryan served as President of the Latimer Lake Association.

He is survived by his wife, Julie of Long Prairie; sons: Jason (Trisha 'nee Dirschel) of Albertville and Matthew (Carolyn) of Cloquet; grandchildren: Luke, Amanda and Jesse; parents, Harold and Murial of Lowry; brothers: Bruce (Pat) of Dallas, Texas and Barry (Jane) of Folsom, Calif.; mother-in-law, Lorraine Anderson of Spencer, Ia.; brothers-in-law: Steven (Barbara) Anderson of Wilmington, N.C., and Tim (Dawn) Anderson of Olathe, Kansas; sister-in-law, Kathy (Gary) Brees of Peterson, Ia.; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bryan was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Donald Anderson; and Julie's brother, Stanley Anderson.

Bryan will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, papa and friend.