Todd Dean Fisher, 55, of Pipestone, MN and longtime resident of Trent, SD, passed away on August 22, 2016. A celebration of Todd’s life will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 9, 2016. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the start of the service. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Egan, SD. On-line condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home website.
Todd was born on June 1, 1961 at Worthington, MN, the son of Gerald Dean Fisher and Lillian Mae Fisher (Olson-Troff). He attended Flandreau High School and a technical vocational school as well. Todd worked for Wyland Construction, Co. for several seasons as a truck driver and laborer and Bayliner Boat Company in MN. Todd met Lisa Erickson (Peacock) of Pipestone, MN and married in 1988 (-1990) in Lake Tahoe, NV and resided in CA. Todd worked for the city of Fairfield, CA and ran his own slurry seal business. Todd returned to SD in the late 1990’s where he worked in the neon sign business, drove farm trucks for several local farmers and subsequently started his own neon lighting business. Todd was a skilled mechanic, carpenter, and construction engineer.
Todd was known for his athleticism. He was a talented basketball, baseball and softball player. His passion was fishing. He spent many hours along the banks of the Big Sioux River and several local lakes. When in CA he loved crabbing at Bodega Bay and panning for gold. He was a gardener and antique picker. He was compassionate for the young children, the elderly and animals.
Todd has three daughters, Kasey Fisher, Shelby Sumers and Rachel Bedell. He was so proud of his beautiful daughters. He was able to spend more time with them in the last year of his life. He taught Kasey to trout fish and get through the “gargoyle grass.” Todd’s friends remember him as “one of the funniest guys they ever knew.” He could make the old and the young laugh out loud.
Todd is preceded in death by his mother, Lillian (Olson) Fisher Troff, his step father, Robert Troff and Evelyn Bedell.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Kasey Fisher of OK, Shelby Summers of CA, Rachel Bedell of OR; his sister, Robin (Fisher) (Jon) Rowe of Kalamazoo, MI; his brother, Rodney Troff of Flandreau; his three nieces, Chelsea Cullen of AZ, Caitlin Cullen of AZ and Natalie Rowe of MI; his cousins, Terry, Mark and Paul Wheeler, Julie Mathias and Eric Erickson, Lisa Fisher and Sonia Lyn Sumers.