Oliver Lorenz Fuchsberger, was only 53 years old, when he left his family’s side unexpectedly from an aneurysm on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
The family will honor Oliver’s life with a time of gathering on Thursday, May 7 from 5-6 pm, with a Celebration of Life Service at 6 pm, all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 833 South Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN. Following the services, please join the family at the home for a reception.
On August 8, 1961, in Milwaukee, WI, Oliver was born the oldest of three children to parents, Lorenz and Elvie (Elbling) Fuchsberger. Intelligent and athletic were character traits he formed at a young age. Most boys would refuse to go the library…not Oliver. He was extremely excited to explore the wealth of knowledge presented in each book, especially the encyclopedia. Oliver has always had a competitive personality, particularly when it came to sports. Growing up, he relished playing football and soccer, even playing varsity soccer for his high school team. This passion for sports continued to grow as he played pick-up basketball in and after college and continued to grow throughout his life.
When Oliver was able to pull himself away from the gym, he put himself through college working (and studying) as a cameraman for the local horse track. Oliver earned a Degree in Communications from the University of Denver and went on to acquire a paralegal certification. His first job was at Johns Manville. He continued his working in litigation, working at Holland & Hart and then Fredrikson & Byron.
While working at Johns Manville, Oliver met his future wife, Belinda. They made a perfect pair and were married on a beautiful Colorado day in September of 1987. As nice as the wedding was, the adventures they had on their Hawaii honeymoon were ones they would remember forever. Oliver and Belinda welcomed two children, Arianne in 1988 and Derek in 1992.
Oliver was the happiest when he was spending quality time with his family. He enjoyed coaching and watching his children in sports. Always supporting them in their activities, accomplishments, and disappointments. A favorite memory for Derek, as a small child, was when his Dad took him on bow and arrow “deer hunting” adventures. The family could be found berry hunting, hiking, running, walking and Oliver’s favorite past time, riding bike. Arianne will always remember their trip to Austria where they navigated themselves across the country on bikes. Oliver was always on the hunt for the next delicious piece of pie, German baked good or tasty frozen Yogurt. The family enjoyed traveling within the United States, such as South Dakota, Utah, Texas, Florida and Door County to name a few favorite destinations. When Oliver and Belinda came empty nesters, their time together was spent riding bikes, vacationing, and enjoying each other’s company.
A man with a great sense of humor and a love for teasing, Oliver was an amazing storyteller, with a goal of making people laugh. He will be greatly missed. Left to honor Oliver’s life and mourn the death is his beloved wife of 27 years, Belinda; children, Arianne Fuchsberger, Derek Fuchberger; mother Elvie Fuchsberger; brothers, Dennis (Stephanie) Fuchsberger, James (Jenni) Fuchsberger; other loving relatives and devoted friends.
Preceded in death and there to welcome Oliver home is his father, Lorenz.
Just as Oliver touched the lives of so many during his lifetime, upon Oliver’s tragic passing, he changed over 75 lives by being an organ door and giving them a second chance on life.
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