Fifth Generation


78. Wendell Fischer34 was born on 6 May 1923 on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He received his elementary education at in Lancaster County Public Schools District 20 and 28. in rural Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated in 1941 from Panama High School in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Wendell was a farmer in Gage County, Nebraska. He bought and sold used farm equipment and trucks in addition to operating an equipment repair shop for many years to supplement their farm income. He was then employed as a welder at Nebraska Boiler Works in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. They sold out their farming operations in 1954 and relocated to Bennet, Lancaster County, Nebraska where he continued to supplement their income, trading in used farm equipment and trucks while working at Nebraska Boiler. The used truck trading business continued to grow and it eventually become His primary interest. He left Nebraska Boiler after several years and focused on trading used trucks and truck salvage. They later relocated the business to 80 acres of land they had purchased on Highway 2 near Palmyra, Otoe County, Nebraska. The used trucks and truck salvage business flourished, He enjoyed operating the business until his early death. He died on 21 July 1971 at the age of 48 in Palmyra, Otoe County, Nebraska. He was diabetic. He was buried on 24 July 1971 in the Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Wendell Fischer and Crystal VanDiest were married in 1946 in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. They started married life on a farm northeast of Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. Crystal VanDiest, daughter of Garret VanDiest and Katie Boevink, was born on the family farm near Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She graduated from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She resides in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska in 1999.

Wendell Fischer and Crystal VanDiest had the following children:

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Linda Fischer.

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Vickie Fischer.

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Brad Fischer.

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Rex Fischer.