John Fisher. 82, of Mendota Heights, died Aug. 3, 2023.

John grew up in the Como Park neighborhood, graduating from Murray High School and the University of Minnesota. He served for six years in the Army National Guard and Reserves.

He promoted St. Paul through his work with the St. Paul Convention & Visitors Bureau. Active with St. Paul Jaycees, and also the Winter Carnival for over 30 years, John was a Vulcan in 1972 and King Boreas in 1985. He also served in executive management and was a valued and respected mentor to other members of the Winter Carnival family.

A lifelong love of Lionel trains led him to the Lionel Collectors Club of America, of which he later became president.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Eleanor. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice; daughters, Kimber (Erik) Munson, Kelly (Greg) Sofio; five grandchildren; siblings, Sharon (Don) Wright, and Robert Fisher.

His family wishes to thank Lyngblomsten for the excellent care provided to John. Memorials to Como Friends, Lyngblomsten or donor’s choice.

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