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William A. “Buz” Fischer, 79, Kasson

A memorial service for William A. “Buz” Fischer was held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at Byron Funeral Home in Byron.

William A. “Buz” Fischer, 79 of Kasson, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester,  after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Buz was born on Feb. 5, 1939 in Rochester,  to Charles and Alberta Fischer of Dodge Center.

Buz graduated from Dodge Center High School in 1957 and on Sept. 26, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Lillian I. Leighton at First United Methodist Church in Dodge Center.

Buz served in the Air Force from 1958 until 1962 before beginning a 27 year career at IBM in Rochester.

Buz loved spending his retirement with his wife, kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren, traveling, fishing, watching Minnesota Sports, Big Bang Theory and metal detecting.

Buz is survived by his wife, Lillian Fischer of Kasson, his daughter, Dawne (John) Bunkers of Fairfax,  sons, Mitchell (Amy) Fischer of Kasson, and James Fischer of Dubuque, Iowa, 12 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, a sister Karen Wadman of Oro Valley, Ariz., as well as many nieces and nephews.

Buz was preceded in death by his parents, his wife’s parents, Al and Inez Leighton, and his brother-in-law Wesley Wadman.

Byron Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  On-line condolences are welcome at


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