The Visitation for John A. Fischer, 65, of Palatine since 1982, will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2021, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 13, 2021 at All Saints Catholic Church, N8566 State Road 49, Berlin, Wisconsin, 54923. An Inurnment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Auroraville, Wisconsin.
John was born November 11, 1955 in Evanston, Illinois, and passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August 6, 2021 in Palatine.
John was the loving father of Elizabeth Ann (Alex) Fischer Laurie and Christine (Kevin) Doyle; loving grandfather of Madelyn, Katelyn, Evelyn, and Brooklyn Doyle; dear son of Ralph and the late Jeannett (nee Timm) Fischer; fond brother of Katherine (Ope) Fischer, Theresa Fischer, Lisa (Rich) Linke, Paul (Judy) Fischer, and Ralph Fischer, Jr.; dear uncle of Tiffany (Kevin) Wright, Rich (Amelia) Linke, Ryan Linke, Nicholas Linke, Kelsey Fischer, and Lara Blaize. He was preceded in death by his dear nephew, Yemi Blaize, and his beloved uncle, Edward (Jack) Timm.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials sent to JOURNEYS; The Road Home (https://www.journeystheroadhome.org/).
John grew up in Evanston, IL and attended St. Athanasius Catholic School and Evanston High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago. John enjoyed meeting new people and helping those around him. A life-long learner and voracious reader, he loved teaching others the nuances of complicated, technical tasks. As a young man, he enjoyed dirt bike racing and owned a business called Motos Accessories, traveling across the midwest to supply racers with racing gear. John was always up for an adventure, loved visiting museums, and frequently “took the long way home” just to see what he would find on the way. His daughters, nieces, and nephews, fondly remember trips with Dad and Uncle John to unique places only he would take them. John spent a great deal of time visiting his extended family in Wisconsin, doing his best to keep up with birthdays, celebrations, family reunions, and other important life events. He was particularly fond of cheesy jokes and was always trying to write new ones. In his later years, John wrote many articles on various engineering topics for national publications. His adventurous, helpful spirit will be missed.