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Robert Fischbach

Robert M. "Bob" Fischbach

December 25th, 1947 - October 4th, 2019
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Obituary

Robert “Bob” Fischbach, 71, of Watertown, SD, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Funeral mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Holy Names of Jesus Catholic Church in Watertown with Fr. Michael Wensing as celebrant. Kari Anderson will be the soloist accompanied by Laura Atwood.

Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. rosary, on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watertown.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Alexis, Madison, Annika, Olivia, Ashley, Evie, Ellison, Griffin, Megan and Samantha.

Active Pallbearers will be Adam Fischbach, Scott Pederson, Nathan Noeldner, Justin Stanley, Jacob Pederson, Quintin Hubbeling and Nick Noeldner.

Robert was born on December 25, 1947 to Roland A. and Loretta E. (DeVille) Fischbach in Watertown, South Dakota, where he grew up. Bob graduated from Watertown High School.

He married Gerri Tschakert on September 5, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Florence, South Dakota. The couple had four daughters.

Bob was employed at Minnesota Rubber as a Journeyman-machinist for 45 years.

He was a member of the Machinist Union Lodge #2357 for 45 years; and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Bob loved his girls and grandchildren and attending their activities. He really enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing, as well as riding his Harley and attending the Sturgis Rally. He never lost his faith in his Cleveland Browns!

Bob was the rock and the glue of his family. He tried to keep everyone together and made sure everyone was included.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Christine (Scott) Pederson and children, Jacob and Annika of Glenwood, MN, Stacy (Nathan) Noeldner and children, Alexis (Alex Kindopp), Madison and Nick of Watertown, SD, Angie (Justin) Stanley and children, Olivia and Ashley of Watertown, SD and Kim Fischbach and son, Quintin Hubbeling of Mitchell, SD; his brother, Darwin (Cheryl) Fischbach of Watertown, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Loretta; his grandparents, Matthew and Emma DeVille, and Henry and Mary Fischbach.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday October 10th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday October 10th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    with a 7:00 pm scripture service followed by a rosary.
  • Service

    Friday October 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday October 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
    Address
    1009 Skyline Dr.
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Officiant
    Fr. Michael Wensing
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
    Address
    1009 Skyline Dr.
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Kay Tschakert Gade

Posted at 07:23pm
Bob was a great guy— you all have my deepest sympathy— take care
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Michael & Ann Collins

Posted at 06:34pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy,
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Karla Schmidt

Posted at 07:06pm
Bob I am glad I was able to visit with you about a week ago and all the other times we laugh and had great times you will surely be missed RIP my friend
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Dan, Shari, Andrew & Austin Herold

Posted at 07:04pm
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Wishing you peace, comfort and love.
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Al Engstrom

Posted at 03:00pm
So many fun times hunting, fishing, tournaments etc. There will never be another "Stubby" RIP Bob.
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