Mankato Free Press

Page 2B, Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Adrian Fisch

ST. JAMES Red Badge of Courage founder Adrian Fisch, 51, died Monday. Sept. 13. 1999 at his home in St. James.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, the Rev Jim Berning officiating. Burial with military honors in Calvary Cemetery Fairmont. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Sturm Funeral Home, St. James. A parish prayer service is 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and a Christian mothers Rosary is 4 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Fisch was born June 24, 1948, to Michael and Eileen (Green) Fisch at Fairmont. After he graduated from high school in 1966, he attended Mankato Technical College. He married Janet Cords June 26 1968, at Mankato. A U.S. Army veteran, he had served in Vietnam. He was employed by United Parcel Service in St. James. He was founder and national director of Red Badge of Courage Inc., an organization that worked toward the return of military members missing in action and prisoners of war. He had served on the district and state level boards of MIA/POW and was a member of Vietnam Veterans of Southern Minnesota, Disabled American Veterans and St. James Catholic Church. In 1987, he received WCCO's Good Neighbor Award and in 1988, the KEYC Good People Award.

Mr. Fisch is survived by his wife, one daughter, Deanne Montemurno of St. James, two sons, Matthew and Andrew, both of St. James; five grandchildren; one sister and her husband, Mary Jo and Keith Bromley of Hutchinson, two brothers and their wives, Michael and Nancy of Honolulu and Thomas and Callie of Fairmont; and his mother of Mesa, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his father and one nephew.