Daryl R. Fischbach, 67, Monticello

Daryl Fischbach

Daryl R. Fischbach, 67, Monticello died Sunday June 23, 2013 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.  Visitation will be Thursday June 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, 1001 East Seventh Street, Monticello.  Further visitation will be Friday one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at St Henry’s. Co-celebrating will be Bishop Peter Christiansen, Father Tony VanderLoop, Father Bill Murtaugh and Father Eugene Tiffany.  Interment will be at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery of Osseo.  Funeral arrangements are with Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Daryl was born in Minneapolis on May 25, 1946, to Mike and Alvina (Charest) Fischbach and grew up in Osseo.  He was married to Ellen Ward in 1971, and the couple moved to Monticello in 1976.  He owned Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Monticello and Buffalo between 1976 and 2007.  From 2008 to 2013 he owned two sub sandwich shops in the Metro area.  He was a past member of the Monticello School Board and was active in various positions at St. Henry’s Catholic Church of Monticello.
Daryl is survived by his wife, Ellen;  children Joe, Mary Catherine (Alan) Arlt, Thomas (Abby);  4 grandchildren Evan, Nathan, Liam and Olivia;  brother Jerry (Mimi);  sister June Lanners;  and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Alvina Fischbach, and brother-in-law Quintin Lanners.

  • Mary Kay Wigdahl Loner

    Dear Ellie,

    I am so very sad to hear of Daryl’s passing. My condolences to you and all your family. It was so wonderful to see the “Forrest Ward Gang” at Helen’s memorial mass in Anoka in May. The love and support of friends and especially family is such a wonderful blessing in times when we are faced with the loss of those who have been so cherished. I hope and pray that your surrounding family and your beautiful memories will carry you through this sad time. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Your cousin, Mary Kay

  • Bonnie Berndt Crow

    Ellen…My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. As you probably remember,when Daryl was in high school, he worked part-time doing deliveries for my father Bob Berndt at Evans Furniture in Osseo. My dad was very fond of Daryl and always said that some day Daryl would own a successful business, if not several. His prediction certainly came true.

    My family’s prayers are with you all……
    Bonnie Berndt Crow

  • Jean Clarkson

    We remember going into KFC when Daryl was there. He always made us feel welcome. We are so sorry for your loss. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. You can also take comfort from the scriptures. Verses we find especially comforting are 2Corinthians1:3, 4, and Revelation 21:4. We hope they can bring you the same kind of comfort they have given us.

  • Paulette Davis

    Ellen and family. What a shock to see Dayl’s name when I logged on a few minutes ago. I have no words except our hearts ache for you and your family. Sitting here trying to think of something to write fond memories are running through my mind of our Oakwood Manor days with our kids playing all over the place. Going to KFC for a bite to eat and the joy of seeing Daryl’s smiling face as we walked through the door not only while we lived in Monticello but after moving away and coming back for visits with Paul and his family. Was always a welcomed sight to see that smile and a quick visit to catch-up. May angels walk with you today and always. With deepest sympathy from your friends at this time of sadness, Myron and Paulette Davis.