Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:07am admin
David P. “Davey” Fischer, 43, tragically passed away doing what he loved most, being a Fireman, on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the site of a house fire.
Dave was born January 6, 1975, in Colorado Springs, CO, to Paul and Robyn Fischer. At 18 months, Dave began his journey of military moves that started in Germany and ended in Sturgis, SD. Dave was a member of the South Dakota National Guard for 23 years, which began with Basic Training between his junior and senior year of high school and he was currently a member of the 82nd Civil Support Team. He was also a member of the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance for 22 years.
Dave attended Sturgis schools and was an active member in track and cross country. He still holds a record with the Sturgis Middle School for the two-mile run, of which his children, nieces, and nephews all have tried to break.
Dave got his Firefighting certification at age 21 and was currently Asst. Fire Chief for the Sturgis Fire Department. Dave put his heart and soul in firefighting and was always on-scene, day or night. In addition, Dave worked as an EMT with the Sturgis Ambulance alongside his wife, Shawn, and son, Parker. Dave received many awards and certifications throughout the years for his dedication to his firefighting career and will be remembered for being there for anyone in need.
He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Shawn; his seven children, Parker, Cayden (Chelsae), Bethany, Jace, Dawson, Steven, and Hunter; his mother, Robyn; two brothers, Tim (Keri) and Eric (Mikaela); one sister, Louise (PJ); and nine nieces and nephews. Dave also leaves behind his precious farm animals including llama, Sebastian, and alpacas, peacocks, sheep, and exotic chickens. One of Dave’s greatest enjoyments in life was caring for and showing off his little farm.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; and a son, Mason.
Visitation was Thursday, September 13, at the Sturgis Community Center.
Funeral services were Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Sturgis Brown High School Gymnasium with Chaplain Col. Lynn Wilson and Pastor Ozzy McDaniel officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established.