November 25, 1939
January 2, 2024
Alfred Ernst Fischer, 84, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024, in Kruse Village Nursing Home with his wife Patricia and daughter Laura by his side.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of 57 years of marriage, his daughter Laura Mays in Conroe, his sister Margaret Polo de Bernabe in North Carolina, and his cousin Adrienne Utley in Arizona. Al was preceded in death by his mother and father, Alfred and Berta Fischer, his sister and brother-in-law Karla and Joe Waldron and his brother-in-law Manual Jose Polo de Bernabe.
Al was born in Waren in northern Germany in 1939. At the age of 17 he came by himself to the United States and eventually became a naturalized citizen. Al joined the Air Force and served for five years. During his last year of service, he was stationed close to his ailing father and his mother. Upon release he lived in New York and worked for Grumman Aircraft. In 1966 he was transferred to the Houston Space Center to work on the lunar module/lunar landing project. Pat and Al were married in June of 1966 and immediately drove cross country to Houston. When the project was completed three years later, they were scheduled to return to New York, but he opted to resign and stay in Houston. He then went back to school at the University of Houston and received his bachelor’s degree in business.
Al retired in 2005, when he and Pat moved to Brenham where he happily lived until his passing. Al was very active in the Brenham Chapter of the Texas German Society, The American Legion, and even was a member of the Top Cats dance club. He enjoyed working is his yard and especially loved music.
Special thanks go to all the caring personnel at Kruse Village and Acara Hospice.
Alfred will be buried at Houston National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Acara Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, ASPCA, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham.
Al will always be remembered for his big smile.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Memories may be shared at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com.