Michael “Fish” Fischer of North Platte passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the age of 49.

Mike was born Sept. 7, 1969 at Ontario, Ore. to Vernon and Bonnie Fischer. The family later moved to North Platte with dad’s job on the railroad.

Mike attended North Platte High School and enjoyed playing baseball when he was young. He went on to work in lawn care with Sam Mohr then Mike Mohr before a disability prevented him from working further.

Fish had a great love for his tattoos, fish and his dogs, but his love for his mom was endless; she was most important to him.

He is survived by his father, Vernon, and his wife, Judith Slay Fischer, of Nampa, Idaho; brother, Don (Coco) Fischer of Caldwell, Idaho; his many friends including Mike Olsson, Joe and Krystal Cardenas and Andy Kelsey, all of North Platte; and other family.

Fish was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie.

Cremation was chosen. The family will gather to greet friends and share stories of Fish on Tuesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.