Everette H. Fischer Remembered

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Everette H. Fischer

Everette H. Fischer, a citrus grower and former general manager of Winter Garden Citrus Growers Association (WGCGA), died April 5.

Fischer, who was born Oct. 9, 1933 in Gotha, Florida, learned the art of citrus caretaking by hand as a young boy working with his uncles. After attending the University of Florida, he worked as a county agent helping farmers in the Ocala area. In 1962, he became the grove caretaking manager of WGCGA. He later became a grower and general manager of the association. He remained on the WGCGA board until his death.

“Through the years he encouraged, helped and assisted many of his employees,” long-time WGCGA employee Deanna Butts wrote in memory of Fischer. “He was never above listening to someone’s problems and offering assistance. He genuinely cared for those who worked for WGCGA.” Butts referred to Fischer as “a great man with a big and generous heart.”

Fischer enjoyed playing golf and tennis, attending his sons’ school activities, flying his airplane, attending events with family and friends, and was a charter member of Windermere Rotary.

A viewing will be held April 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Baldwin-Fairchild Winter Garden Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Winter Garden.

See Fischer’s obituary.

Source: Dignity Memorial

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