Chris Fischer, 14
Published 7:44 am Thursday, September 7, 2017
Chris Fischer, 14, of Austin, Minnesota, entered the PICU at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota after a medical emergency on August 22, 2017. Due to complications from cardiac arrest, Chris passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
Chris was born Christopher Isaiah Arthur Boyce in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 19, 2003 to Misty Olliffe. He was adopted into the Fischer family on April 26, 2012. Chris started third grade at Sumner Elementary, he finished fourth grade at Banfield Elementary, his was the first class to attend both fifth and sixth grade at I.J. Holton Intermediate School, and he attended seventh and eighth grade at Ellis Middle School. He was set to start his freshman year at Austin High School.
Chris loved being with people, animals, and being active. He was close to his siblings, Kassidy Ehret, Kayla Greer, Markell Olliffe and Steven Brown, III. His primary passion was playing hockey, with football and baseball filling out the rest of the school year.
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Summer meant hanging out with friends, going to Boy Scout activities as a member of Troop #109, church camp, and getting ready for the county fair. His menagerie included barn cats, a turtle, a guinea pig, rabbits, goats, chickens, and his dog, “Nova.”
Chris’ most recent 4-H accomplishment was earning Reserve Champion in timed events with the family’s horse, “Ben Jay Men.” The plan was to attend the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in September where his friends will ride in his honor.
Attending one church youth group was not enough for Chris, so he switched off between Faith Church and Cornerstone Church where everyone knew him.
Chris lived life as though tomorrow wouldn’t come, so everything had to be done today. We pray that his energy and love for life will be carried on by all who knew him.
Chris is survived by his parents, Daniel and Lynn Fischer, Austin; adoptive sister, Jennifer (Jon) Kittleson, Austin; paternal grandparents, Malcolm and Dorothy Fischer, Janesville, Wisconsin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Frances DeRuyter of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in Knowlton Auditorium at Austin High School with Pastor Mike Sager, Pastor Scott Owens, Pastor Jonathan Poindexter and Pastor Brandon Harrison officiating. There will be no reviewal at the service on Sunday. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Saturday from
2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and a charitable trust will be established in Chris’ name.