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Obituary: Rocky Mountain News (CO) - December 22, 1995
Zusammengestellt von Doug Corbin (Quelle: 'America's Obituaries and Death Notices').
Funeral services were held Thursday for Francis 'Frank' Fischer, a chef who ran the experimental kitchen for H.J. Heinz Corp. and was involved in the development of the K-Ration.
Mr. Fischer, who was 92, died Dec. 16 in Boulder.
Mr. Fischer worked for 38 years for H.J. Heinz, where he oversaw development of products as head of the experimental kitchen. His son, Wayne Fischer of Boulder, said his father was involved with the development of the K-Ration, which was the staple food supply for thousands of soldiers during World War II.
The K-Ration consisted of a boxed package of a canned meat or cheese, crackers, a powdered beverage and a sweet. More than 233 million boxes were produced between 1942-45.
Born Oct. 26, 1903, in Sem-pack [Sempach?], Switzerland, Mr. Fischer came to the United
States in 1922 with little money in his pocket, his son said. He married Helen Brodac on June 23, 1934, in Pittsburgh.
He became a chef and was hired by Heinz, where he worked his way up in the company. He retired in 1968, and moved to Boulder in 1987, his son said.
Mr. Fischer is survived by his son, Wayne of Boulder, two brothers, Jules Fischer of Petaluma, Calif., and Tony Fischer of Penngrove, Calif., and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters and two brothers.
Services were held at Howe Mortuary Chapel, and interment was in Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.
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