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In Memoriam~ August J. Fischer Jr. ’57

August ‘Augie’ J. Fischer, Jr. ’57 
Brother of William A. Fischer ’59

On Thursday, February 15, 2024, August Jacob Fischer Jr., a beloved husband, father/grandfather, and avid golfer, passed away while at sea in the Antarctic Ocean. He was eighty-four. Born in Wall Lake, Iowa in 1939, to August and Maurine Fischer.

Augie attended Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville Minnesota where he excelled as a three-sport athlete. He fulfilled his lifelong academic goal of enrolling and graduating from Notre Dame University in 1962. Immediately after graduation, he began working for the FDIC. 

Augie was drafted, served, and honorably discharged from the Army and moved to Colorado where he met Wendy Elizabeth Weirich. They married on November 15, 1969 and had three children: Lisa, A.J. and Alex. Augie worked extensively in the banking/financial industry, serving as President of Bank of the West (Parker) First National Bank of Castle Rock, and the Bank of Douglas County. He worked until retirement as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones (Castle Rock). 

Augie volunteered his time serving on the local Water Board, 4-H, Rotary, Douglas County Fair Association Board of Directors, PACE Center, and on the chain crew for Ponderosa Football.

Augie is preceded in death by his loving wife and brother Joe and is survived by his children Lisa, A.J. (Allyson), Alex, his grandchildren Colette, and Auggie. His brother William Fischer (Barbara) and sisters MaryAnn Tjaden (Steve) and Maureen Kay Shields. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 11:00 am at Ave Maria Catholic Church. Donations may be made in his name to Saint John’s Preparatory School.