Kaleb Fischer, 19 of rural Sleepy Eye, died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Kaleb W. Fischer, 19, of Sleepy Eye, died on Oct. 19, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary's School Field House. Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski and Msgr. John Richter officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Please note, the family requests memorial contributions to the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Kaleb Walter Fischer was born on April 6, 1999 in New Ulm, the son of Darrel and Nikki Jo (Hillesheim) Fischer. He grew up in Sleepy Eye and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 2017. He was currently enrolled in the Electrician Program at Ridgewater College in Willmar. Kaleb loved to farm. He started buying and raising calves at the young age of 14. He loved to fix anything around home, especially on his Grandpa's farm. Kaleb loved hauling manure and working on dairy farms, his goal was to work on all of the dairy farms in Brown County! He enjoyed playing football for St. Mary's and baseball at St. Mary's and Stark. Kaleb was an altar server at St. Mary's, he had a strong faith. Kaleb especially loved spending time with his family. He was a very selfless and giving young man and would help anyone without being asked; never expecting anything in return.
He is survived by his parents: Darrel and Nikki; siblings: Kyle and Emma all of rural Sleepy Eye; grandparents: Kenny and Annemarie Fischer of New Ulm and Gary and Rosie Hillesheim of Sleepy Eye; aunts and uncles: Gary Fischer of Mankato, Brian Fischer of Kenyon, Mark (Nicole) Fischer of Mankato, Amy (Brad) Schiebel of New Ulm, Scott (Angie) Fischer of New Ulm, Al (Katie) Fischer of Madelia, Daniel Fischer of New Ulm, Glen (Susan) Hillesheim of St. James, Jacki (Bruce) Kyllonen of Sleepy Eye, Stacy (Ron) Tauer of Sleepy Eye, Mitch (Bridget) Hillesheim of Sleepy Eye. He was preceded in death by an uncle in infancy, Wayne Fischer. Kaleb was such a loving and generous person that it was his wish to be an organ donor so that others may live on.
His big beautiful heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas along with his eyes will live on in others. Blessed be his memory.