Former State Sen. Paul Fischer died Saturday, May 8, at the age of 85 after a brief illness, according to KSRM radio. Fischer was the host of KSRM’s “Sound Off” radio program for many years. Born in 1936 in Columbia, Penn., he moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 1969. He served in the Alaska State Legislature for 10 years and was a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly for decades.
Fischer was the father of 11 children and 32 grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, May 22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna at 11 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow at the Fischer house at 2-5 pm.