ROGER A. FISCHERRoger A. Fischer, 73, departed for life's last great adventure on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, peacefully in his sleep, at home.
Roger A. Fischer, 73, departed for life's last great adventure on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, peacefully in his sleep, at home.
He was born in Minneapolis on May 8, 1939, to Roger, Sr., and Dorothy Fischer.
Roger grew up in Edina, Minnetonka, and Tazewell County, Ill. He earned two degrees in history at the University of Minnesota. On Oct. 27, 1962, Roger married Susan Carlson, the abiding love of his life.
After completing his graduate studies at Tulane University, he taught American History at colleges in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and from 1972 to 1999 at UMD, where, from 1986 to 1993, he chaired its Department of History. His research and publications focused on the age of Lincoln, civil rights, political culture, and cartoon art. His great passions in life were his soul mate, Susie, their sons, grass root politics, the Civil War Era, and his Twins and Vikings.
Roger was preceded in death by his beloved Susie and his parents.
He is survived by sons, Brian (Kristi) and Timothy, of Duluth, and David, of Phoenix; sister, Linda of Mellen, Wis.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nearly ten thousand former students; and some remarkably tolerant close friends.
VISITATION: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday, Aug. 20, in the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Avenue.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Roger's dedication to grass roots politics, please support the candidate of your choosing.
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