|3/11/2020 1:18:00 PM|
William "Bill" Fisher, 87, of Windom died March 7, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Windom with Father Pratap officiating.
Special music will be provided by Colleen Ortmann, organist; and Nadine Forman, vocalist.
Server will be Joe LaCanne.
Military hours, provided by Windom American Legion Post 206, will take place outside the church following the service.
Burial will be at 3 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in Ayrshire, Iowa.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom with a rosary service at 4:45 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
William "Bill" Fisher was born March 6, 1933, to Harold and Marie (Smith) Fisher in Ayrshire, Iowa. He attended Sacred Heart before graduating from Ayrshire High School.
Bill served in the U.S. Army as a surveyor for two years before returning home.
In 1956, Bill married Shirley O'Connor at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville, Iowa. Together they raised their five children.
Bill farmed for almost 60 years. He began farming in Iowa early in life, then moved to Minnesota in the mid 1980s.
Bill also was an area leader and advocate for handicapped children. He had a passion for educating communities, schools and other families with resources for handicapped children, which included workshops and school programs in the area. Bill received high honors from the Iowa governor for his efforts in supporting handicapped children.
Later in life, Bill enjoyed many years of raising and showing award-winning llamas at local fairs and the Minnesota State Fair. He often drove his team of llamas in parades throughout southern Minnesota. He became known as the "Llama Man," always talking and educating others about llamas.
He was preceded in death by his children: David, Paul, Daniel and Cindy; and a brother, Ronald (JoAnn) Fisher.
Survivors include his wife of almost 64 years, Shirley; and a son, Steve (Wanda Nelson) Fisher of Lakefield.