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Oryl Fischer

May 27, 1927 — August 25, 2019

On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Off Broadway in Broken Bow, God called Oryl home, transferring his membership to the Church Triumphant.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow. 

Oryl was born on May 27, 1927, to John Peter Onke Fischer and Sarah Luella (Frisbee) in Alvo, Nebraska.  He attended rural schools in Cass County, and graduated in 1944 from high school in Eagle. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1949 and served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, and was recalled in 1951. Oryl married Marilyn Mae Miller on January 21, 1951 in Osceola, Nebraska.  To this union three children were born. 

Oryl was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture – Soil Conservation Service from 1951-1992, serving the counties of Polk, Gage, Madison, Sherman and Custer, where he retired in 1992.  In 1993 he obtained his realtors license and sold real estate for Dave Davis Realty and in 1998 with Farmers National Company.  He enjoyed singing in the church choir, playing the organ for worship services and serving on various church boards.  He taught organ lessons and served the community by sharing Gospel and Christian music during visits with shut-ins.  He also shared ministry in the local hospitals and nursing homes.

Oryl was a member of the United Methodist church for over 75 years, the Broken Bow United Methodist for over 50 years and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. 

Oryl is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Diane (Rankin) Fischer of Blair; a daughter, Rebecca Hardy of Ainsworth; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Fischer of Cary, N.C.;  Jonathan Fischer of Norfolk; Joshua (Hayley) Fischer of Fremont; Christina (Tony) Buckles of Ainsworth and Brandon (Tea) Hardy of Odenton, MD; nine great-grand children, Chloe and Hayden Fischer, Mia Fischer, Abigail Fischer, Max Hardy, Monroe, Sutton, Anniston and Jade Buckles.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, a daughter, Debra Baller; sons in-law, Bill Baller and Jerry Hardy; his parents and a brother, Noel Fischer.

Inurnment will be at the Osceola Cemetery, in Osceola, Nebraska

Memorials may be directed to Aldersgate Renewal Ministries Legacy Fund and Off Broadway Assisted Living.      .

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