Roland J. Fischer

Roland J. Fischer, 92, passed away on April 25 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was the beloved husband of Clarise, (nee Smet); loving father of Kathryn (Dave) Johnson, Jerry Fischer, Terry (Joe Norris) Fischer, and Daniel (Ann) Fischer and stepfather of Jeffrey (Ann) Lee, Patrick (Jody) Lee, Suzanne (Jeffrey) McCracken, and the late Stephen Lee. He was the proud grandfather of Sean (Katie) Donnelly, Meghan (Steve) Frisvold, Jenna (Keith) Fortman, Taylor (Corey) Gilardi, Ryan (Jordan) Fischer, Elizabeth (Stephen) Newman, Brian (Kelly), Kathleen (Ashley Simms), and Michael Fischer, Jesse, Molly, Dora, Matthew (Natalya), Allyson, Adam, and Derek Lee, Stephen, Michelle, and Bridget McCracken and great-grandfather of Madeline, Felix, Hailey, Landen, Kayden, Joseph, John, Julia, Liam, and Calvin. Roland was proud to serve during World War II as a Signalman First Class in the U.S. Navy. He attended Roosevelt University in Chicago under the GI Bill and earned a degree in business. This led to a career in the insurance industry and eventually he started his own agency, Roland J Fischer and Assoc. Roland was very active enjoying golf, swimming, water volleyball, dancing, but most of all, playing cards at which he excelled. He enjoyed sailing at his Wisconsin lakeside cottage where he and Clarise spent many summers. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his large family often arranging family reunions throughout the U.S. He loved to travel and took many long freighter trips to different ports around the world. Roland’s good natured joking and sunny disposition endeared him to all. Visitation Wednesday, May 2  from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 10:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Interment at Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com.


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VISITATION

Wednesday

May

2

3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

VISITATION

Thursday

May

3

9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday

May

3

10:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

INTERMENT

Thursday

May

3

Following Service
Bronswood Cemetery
3805 Madison Street
Oakbrook, Illinois

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

4 comments on “Roland J. Fischer
  1. Barbara Munsey says:

    Terry, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Seeing his picture made me think that he was a person who loved life just as you do. (And he wasn’t hard on the eye either! ) I’m sorry for your loss. Barbara

  2. Lori Demange says:

    Roland touched my life, and I am just a friend of Suzy’s. He was a wonderful stepfather, and he always welcomed Suzy’s friends to his home. I will never forget his cheerful and welcoming demeanor. An example for us all! Kindly, Lori Demange

  3. Maureen Jones says:

    Clarise and family- Please accept my condolences on the loss of Roland. He was such a dear, kind man and I am happy to have had the opportunity to have known him. Bill and I always enjoyed seeing you both in Florida. I am having arthroscopic surgery on my knee on Friday so will be unable to be with you but I send love and hugs and prayers that God will comfort you in your loss. Maureen Jones

  4. Carolyn Wells says:

    Our condolences to the Fischer Family on the passing of Roland. Always thought a lot of the Fischers who I worked for for several years.
    Carolyn & Ken Wells

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