Fifth Generation


114. Lynn Leroy Fischer was born on 17 April 1935 on the family farm in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was baptized in 1935 in the Pella Reformed Church, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He is a type two diabetic.. He received elementary education at Lancaster County Public Schools, District 20, "Wooden Shoe" located at 176th street and Firth road in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated in 1953 from Panama High School in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Following graduation from High School he worked on the family farm for a year and a half and then worked on home construction until he volunteered for the draft and entered the United States Army in 1955.
He served in the U. S. Army between 1955 and 1957 at Peden Barracks in Wertheim, Germany which was a part of NATO. After his discharge from the U. S. Army he found employment with a construction company that was making a building addition to Lincoln Telephone companies Lincoln Nebraska headquarters building. While there he met several GTE employees that were installing telephone switching equipment at the site. He submitted an application for employment with GTE, was hired and remained with the company for thirty four years. Between 1958 and 1992 Lynn was a GTE employee at various western United States locations . His employment continued with General Telephone and Electronics where he held several positions with the company. He started out as an Installation Technician from 1958 to 1970 and specialized in automatic toll ticketing systems. He then served as the GTE Manufacturers Technical Support Representative from 1970 to 1974 in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington. He was responsible for engineering support of telephone switching equipment at General Telephone of the Northwest and Hawaiian Telephone companies. He then accepted a position as the GTE Account Manager at Everett Washington where he was telephone equipment sales representative from 1974 to 1980. In 1981 He transferred to GTE Business System, Darien Connecticut and served in various upper management until his retirement in 1992. He retired from GTE/Fujitsu in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona in 1992.

Lynn Leroy Fischer and Linda Jean Hartman were married on 25 September 1959 by the Justice of the Peace in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Linda Jean Hartman, daughter of Allen Coleman Hartman and Anne Lee Curry, was born on 15 September 1941 in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. She graduated from Memphis High School in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. She looked after the needs of the family, tended to the needs of two active sons, was active in Church life and maintained a stable household at the many locations where GTE employment took them,

Lynn Leroy Fischer and Linda Jean Hartman had the following children:

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William Carl "Bill" Fischer.

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Steven Lynn Fischer was born on 29 April 1967 in Carson City, Douglas County, Nevada. He graduated in 1984 from Fairfield High School, in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was educated between 1984 and 1987 at Hope College, in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan. His current occupation is a retail store operator in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. Steve purchased a mail store in 1993 and has operated the store "Mail Plus" since it was purchased.