April 30, 1927 – January 31, 2019
Leland Hugh Fischer was born in New Braunfels on April 30, 1927 to Richard V. and Ella (Jonas) Fischer. He entered glory on January 31, 2019 at the age of 91.
On October 26, 1952, he married Nelvia Kowald of New Braunfels. Together they enjoyed 66 years of marriage.
Leland served in the Army and in the Merchant Marines. He retired from LCRA after 43 years of service in New Braunfels, Bastrop and Marble Falls.
Leland Fischer was a wonderful gentlemen who lived his life to be beyond reproach. He was quick to forgive. He was quite the storyteller, especially of his true life adventures around the world.
Leland and Nelvia enjoyed travel, the grandchildren and ranching, as well as attending First United Methodist Church, The Rotary Club of Marble Falls and the Highland Lakes Native Plant Society of Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nelvia, his daughter Nadine Cowey and her husband Stephen, his son Galen Fischer and his wife Susan, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
A nobler man, who loved people, his cows, and anything related to farming and ranching would be hard to find. He will be dearly missed. We will strive to follow his excellent example of how to live.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 5–7 pm at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls, Texas. Funeral Service will be Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls, Texas and Burial will be at the Comal Cemetery, New Braunfels, Texas.
- Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019
- Burial Monday, February 4, 2019
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February 7, 2019
Dear Nelvia, Nadine, and Galen,
Jim and I were very sorry to read about Leland's passing. When I talked to my dad, Virgil, he had seen the obituary, too. He told me that he and Leland had been friends since they were both in first grade at Lamar Elementary. As you know, they graduated together in 1945. Every time we drive by the house where Leland was raised, my dad talks about Leland.
Our condolences to the whole family on the loss of such a nice man. Another member of the Greatest Generation has gone to heaven.
Sally and Jim Blacksmith and Virgil Startz
February 6, 2019
We were sorry to read about Leland’s passing in our New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Thank you for sharing with your former hometown acquaintances.
Blessings to you and your family.
Darvin and Jeanette Dietert
February 4, 2019
Nadine, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting your Mom and Dad a few times and I remember always seeing a true, sincere love they had for you and each other. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, dear friend, during this difficult time and God Bless you all.
February 3, 2019
Nelvia, I was so sorry to learn of Leland's passing. I have many happy memories from my childhood of your family and my family spending time together. Leland was such a kind and loving soul, and I know he will be sorely missed. Dad asked me to convey his condolences to you along with warm memories of his friendship with Leland. We are both holding you in our thoughts and prayers.
February 1, 2019
Thank you Nadine for your phone call. You and your family have our condolences...
Leland was always a "special" friend to me. Through the years I certainly enjoyed our phone calls.
His passing will be a loss for Nelvia here on earth, but we are certain they will meet in a glorious place!
Love and sympathy to all.
Blair and Dorothy Dietrich