In Memory

James William Fischbach

James William Fischbach

James William Fishbach, June 4, 1948 - November 14, 2019

James was a lifelong resident of Tacoma Wa. He graduated from Mount Tahoma High School. He got his first job while in high school with Safeway. He joined the army shortly after graduating and spent two years in Germany. He married Joann Erickson while in Germany and renewed their vows with friends and family when his service ended. Upon returning home he again went back to his job with Safeway. After 40 years with the company he retired to enjoy what he loved best, motor-homing along the Oregon Coast and local state parks. He is proceeded in death by his wife of 40 years Joann Fischbach (Ericksen) mother Ruby and father George Fishbach. James spent the last fifteen years with his significant other Linda Elliott fulfilling his bucket list. They took a year and traveled the United States taking back roads to see our country. He took up walleye fishing at their favorite place Banks Lake. They purchased a home in Arizona to enjoy sunshine and desert. His true love and happy place however was Wooten Lake in Mason County. James leaves behind a son Alan Fischbach, Granddaughter Emily Fischbach, grandson Austin Fischbach and very special family members Joel Jacobsen, Jody Edlund, Leasa Jacobsen. As per James request there will be no services. Some of his hobbies included model train layouts, motorcycle dirt riding, fishing, and travel. 

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12/12/19 11:05 AM #1    

Betsy Haas (Senn)

Well, Jim, if you're listening, thank you sooo much for giving me a good laugh way back in Visitation grade school, and I'm still laughing today, and every time I think of it....and I'll never ever forget it.     I can't remember what grade, but the lesson was to separate words into syllables, and the infamous word of the day was  "Saturday".  Of course some kid said "sat", another kid says "day"...and you bellowed out "turd"!!  The nun just about came unglued, I'm surprised she didn't have a stroke right then and there, ranting & raving about filthy minds and filthy mouths...  And Geez, it was SOOOOO funny, and yet so very innocent.  Of course we couldn't laugh out loud or we'd be labelled sinners too, but I was sure having a hard time keeping my laugh quiet.  And even after all these years, that memory is so very very vivid, and I'm still laughing outloud.  Thank you again, Jim, for cheering me up even after all these years.  

12/14/19 10:32 AM #2    

William David Franklin

I too remember Jim well. Our playground and recess antics at Visitation were filled with laughs and bumps and bruises. Most of the time he was fairly reserved but on the basket ball court he was a tiger. As I reflect now he was a guy who favorably sticks out as one of the best teammates and friends in my formative years. I honor your life...


12/15/19 08:14 PM #3    

Sharon Lee Gibb (Jimenez)

this comment goes to Betsy:    That was really a funny thing to remember about Jim !!   I hope some will remember the funny things I've done when the time comes.   I didn;t know Jim that well, but I do remember how  TALL he was when we did get together.   He will be missed and too early in his life.

              Sharon Jimenez  (Gibb )

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