Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

Helmut Alwin Fischer
3/11/1947 ~ 8/20/2008

Beloved husband, father, papa, brother, and friend returned "home" to accept a new calling in the eternal progression of "Family."He was joyfully greeted there by his parents, Charlotte and Emil Fischer, his mother and father in-law, Florence and Ray Sundin, his nephew, Melvin Fischer, sister-in-law, Helga Fischer, his aunt, Rosa Kranz, and his so dearly beloved and deeply missed grandson, Caydin Matthew Fischer. He was born in Berlin, Germany two years following World War II and immigrated to the US at the age of seven with his parents and four brothers, Hans Fischer (Helga and Ramona), Fred Fischer, Berlin (Giesela), Jared Fischer (Astrid), and Dieter Fischer (Irene). He said he was going to see Caydin before the rest of us, and he kept his promise. Helmut married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Rae Sundin, at the age of 18 in the Salt Lake Temple on September 17, 1965, and they are the parents of Karl Ryan Fischer (Drew), Steven Scot Fischer (Shawnee), Bonnie Elizabeth Bennett (AI), and Robert Alwin Fischer (Diana). He is " PaPa" to the joys of his life, his grandchildren, Mason, Bradley, Hailey, Shaylei, Jayden, Kaylei, Caydin, Eden, Isaac, and baby EmmaLee. Helmut served his fellow man for 27 years as a Salt Lake County Fireman/Paramedic, Engineer, CERT Coordinator, and Fire Inspector. He loved and was loved by the many wonderful men with whom he shared this vocation- his "other" family. Upon retiring from the fire service he drove a school bus for Jordan School District and again found many wonderful friends there. He and Ellen, his aid, were privileged to transport and care for children in the Special Needs Programs. He loved and honored his Savior, Jesus Christ, through his life long service in his Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was currently serving as secretary in the High Priest's quorum of the Hillcrest Sandy 3rd Ward. He loves the people there very much and has appreciated their incredible support and encouragement through the last 31 years. His favorite calling would have to have been "Cub Master" but he also served as an Ordinance Worker (Jordan River Temple), Stake Missionary, Service Missionary, Sunday School President, and Bishopric Clerk. He hoped to retire for "real" and perhaps move to the country where his heart was. He loved gardening, fishing, water activities, racquetball, tennis, visiting Church historical sites, and, above all, being with his loving and forever entertaining family. He will be and is sorely missed! We know he now continues his work for his family from the other side of the veil and we are obliged to "endure to the end" at which time we may receive our call home to be with him again. How we love you, Sweetheart! A service of "joy and thanksgiving" for the gift of his presence in our lives will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Sandy Hillcrest 3rd Ward Chapel, 1170 E. 8600 S. There will be a viewing Fri. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and again Saturday 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates. Condolences may be expressed at




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