Avilla - Monte E. Fischer, 68, of Sioux City, formerly of Avilla, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was born on November 23, 1952, in Kendallville, to Dale and Agatha "Johnny" (Truelove) Fischer. Monte worked as a diesel mechanic and welder, as well as owning his gun shop where he made custom guns. He was a Master Gunsmith and dealer. Monte was also an ordained minister. In December of 1971, Monte married Eva Clark, and to this union Lee Thomas Christopher was born. Monte was an avid outdoorsman, a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had many passions in life; however, his greatest passion was for his fellow human being. Monte was quick-witted and a humorous story-teller.
Monte is survived by his son Lee Fishcher (Carol Fickett); granddaughter Kristen McDonald Fischer; great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl (Susan) Fischer, Gene (Diane) Fischer, and Edward Fischer, and sister, Janice (Michael) Smith; as well as several nieces and nephews; along with those whom adopted him. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
Monte was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Lee Fischer, and a sister, Faye Ann Fischer.
Graveside service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla. Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday, December 18, 2020 at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N Main St., Avilla. Those attending the visitation will be required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth.
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