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Brandon M. Fischer

April 28, 2017

Dubuque, Iowa – Brandon M. Fischer, 23, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Thursday, April 28th, 2017

Gathering of family and friends will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5th, 2017, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where a celebration of life and time of remembrance service will be held at 7 p.m.

Brandon was born on September 8th, 1993, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Cathie Seippel and Tom Fischer.

After being diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia at the age of 11 in 2005, Brandon fought long and hard to come out on top, officially being done with treatments in 2010, and being given the free and clear, cancer-free thumbs up in 2015.

During those years, Brandon idolized the United States Marine Corp. and all things military. His dream was to enlist in the Marine Corp when cured. His free time was spent with the Dubuque Military Explorers program; a basic training camp for kids interested in enlisting someday. He was awarded the Cadet of the Year award in 2008 in recognition for his diligence and selfless determination and a relentless dedication to excellence - Sounds like the stubborn, bull-headed Brandon we all knew.

Brandon had a smile that lit up the room, which would make you take a second look because he was always filthy and covered in mud from head to toe. He loved playing in the dirt with his job and his big uncle Steve at InfraSource as a pipe liner.  He also enjoyed taking whichever truck was up and running for the week mudding.  He was a true cowboy and redneck, all rolled into one hell of a gentleman who would give you the shirt off of his back, probably with cut-off sleeves, and then invite you to a bonfire where you would be handed a PBR or bottle of Jack.  He loved the outdoors and just being in nature.  Brandon also loved to travel, having recently visited Las Vegas, work in North Carolina, Washington, and having moved to Arizona to be with family.

Family always came first for Brandon and it was never about blood relation.  It was about the circle of family and friends together, being surrounded by good humans and great memories.

Those left to celebrate Brandon and his amazing life are his mother, AKA mama-san, Cathie Seippel, Dubuque, IA; his two annoying but loveable siblings Samantha Seippel (David Johnson), Dubuque, IA and Nick Fischer (Kerry Cooper), Dubuque IA; his father, Tom Fischer (Sarina), West Virginia; his grandfather Peter Seippel (Cathy), his mentor and hero uncle Steve Seippel (Sara), an aunt and uncle in Colorado, Chris Ortiz (Bill) and John O’Brien (Krista), and many more adoring great-aunts and uncles, cousins, and the best friends anyone could ask for.

He was proceeded in death by his maternal grandmother, Patricia; paternal grandmother, Carol; great aunts, Darlene and Gertie; great uncles Bob, Joe, and Kenny.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brandon Memorial through Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory.

 Service Information

May 5, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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