Robert "Bob" Fisher, 86 of Cavalier, ND passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 22nd from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.
Victor Robert Fisher, was born to Victor and Julia Fisher on September 8, 1930. He married the love of his life, Esther Dietrich on August 25, 1956 and spent most of his life farming potatoes and wheat in the Cavalier area. Time as a farmer included involvement with many treasured employees, some who had worked for his own father for many years.
Robert was first enrolled at the Ault country school in 1936 and later graduated from Cavalier Public School in 1948. He attended Westmar College in Iowa and graduated from North Central College in Illinois in 1952. He served with the army in Korea from 1952-1954. Robert first committed his life to Jesus Christ at a summer Evangelical United Brethren youth retreat and later recommitted his life at a family camp in Minnesota. He was a life-long member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier. His favorite verse was Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Robert enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the Fisher Cabin in Minaki, Ontario and in later years in their log home in Nye, Montana. In both places, he thoroughly enjoyed God's creation. He also established rich friendships with others from the Nye Community Church near their cabin in Montana. Robert always looked forward to his morning visits with his coffee buddies and attending Cavalier sporting events. Hobbies included flying single engine aircraft, raising Samoyed sled dogs, driving his 1958 Oldsmobile, and collecting Bev Doolittle nature art.
Survivors include his wife, Esther (Dietrich), Cavalier; one son, Doug (Cinda) Fisher, South Amana, IA, and daughter, Sheryl Fisher, Mountain, ND; two sisters, twin Marilyn Minter, Lee, NH; and younger sister Geoline Swenson, Manhattan Beach, CA; four grandchildren, Kara (Jason) Clapp, Kurt (Londa) Backlund, Jacob (Jelena) Fisher, Ben (Bethany) Fisher and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.