Sam  Fechter
Sam Fechter, age 60, of Prior Lake, MN, formerly of Mankato, MN and Chaska, MN, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home. He was a beloved father, husband, and friend to many. Sam was born February 23, 1959 in Tempe, AZ to Hamed Ibrahim and Ann Hemish, and was one of two sons. He was raised in Mankato, MN, and graduated from Mankato West High School in 1977. He graduated from Mankato State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Marketing. After a short time working out of state, he moved back to Mankato in 1988 and then to Chaska in 1990. He spent his career as a sales representative for Pfizer and lived on Prior Lake for the past ten years. He was a lifelong pheasant hunter, and loved lake fishing, backyard football, watching movies, playing 80's rock music and his Springer Spaniels. He was preceded in death by his father, Hamed Ibrahim and stepfather, Charlie Fechter. Survivors include his wife, Linda; son, David (Lauren Tsuji) Fechter of Seattle, WA; daughter, Elizabeth (Cole Clarke) Fechter of Minneapolis; mother, Ann Fechter of Prior Lake; brother, Sirraj (Pam) Fechter of Minneapolis; step-mother Anita Ibrahim of Chicago, Illinois; half-siblings Reed (Brian) Ibrahim, Lance (Kathy) Ibrahim, Laith (Jill) Ibrahim, Craig (Gretchen) Ibrahim, and Jamie (Steve) McGlumphy of Chicago, IL; and many more extended family and friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:00 AM with visitation one hour before the service at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4th and Oak Street in Chaska, with Pastor Greg Snow officiating. The burial will be at Woodland Hills Cemetery in Mankato, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to Pheasants Forever at
Funeral arrangements are with the Bertas Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chaska, MN.
Published on January 14, 2020


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Jayson Dammen
Jan 16, 2020
Sam, AKA Sammy was my high school classmate, neighbor, and childhood friend. Lots of wonderful memories were shared; many of which were bird hunting together in the great outdoors - what Sammy loved to do. Passionate with an enormous heart; Sam was a good person and a great friend. In many ways he inspired me, I will miss him but will not forget him.
My condolences and prayers to his loving family.

God Bless, Jayson Dammen
Liz and Marrty
Jan 16, 2020
Wonderful neighbor Sam. We will miss him so much. The 4 of us loved to go to Smash Burger for gormet dining ( ha ha ) Sam was always so much fun and such a helpful neighbor. We are very sad.
Matt Mueller
Jan 15, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
When I think of Sam it will always bring a smile to my face. We spent a lot of time together and I always benefited from his story telling expertise and his humor. He was gifted. He spent a lot of time talking about David and Elizabeth. He was so proud of both of you.
He was one of, if not the best sales people I ever had the pleasure to work with. He was gifted there too. His customers and all the office staff loved him and wanted to spend time with him. That was unique in our field, but Sam earned and deserved that time.
I have so many great memories of Sam and I will hold onto and treasure those fo
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Joey Freyberg
Jan 15, 2020
My condolences to all of Sam's loved ones. I grew up with Sam on Skyline and still live in the neighborhood. I recall many fat lips and bruises from all those football games at the park. Sam was a tough competitor. Good times. Very saddened to hear he passed. His memory lives on. God Bless.
Tami North
Jan 14, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I loved Sam's wit and funny one liners. I admired how much he loved his children. Sam was so competitive and smart. He held on to childhood friendships and I so remember all the poker nights on Skyline. My he Rest In Peace