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Subject: [FISHER] Harry Fusher and Gertrude E. Fisher Obits
Date: Sat, 09 May 2009 07:05:21 -0000

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MUSCATINE - Harry Fisher Jr., 73, formerly of 406 Parham, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Pleasantview Nursing Home in Kalona. Services will be at St. Mathias Catholic Church. The Rev. John P. Gallagher will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, where a Rosary Prayer service will be held. Mr. Fisher Jr. was born on April 18, 1926, in Charles City, the son of Harry and Bernadean Alderman Fisher. He received his education in the Charles City public school system where he excelled in basketball and other sports. He married Joan Ruth Hennagir on May 29, 1948, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Charles City. He was a 20-month veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Muscatine St. Mathias Catholic Church and the Holy Trinity Church in Richmond. He was known to his family and friends as a fierce but fun-loving competitor. Harry enjoyed!
golf and cards, and combined his talents and competitive nature with a fair amount of luck, as evidenced by two holes-in-one and countless card game victories. Prior to his retirement, he was a life insurance salesman in Muscatine, where he and his family had lived for more than 35 years. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joan Fisher of Kalona; two sons, Gary Fisher and his wife, Karen, of Kalona and Thomas Fisher and his wife, Shelly, of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Lori Fisher of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Seth and Kelsey Fisher and Colin, Kathleen and Kevin Gore; and two brothers, Leo Fisher of North Liberty and Richard Fisher of Eldora. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Deborah Fisher Gore.
LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA - Gertrude E. Fisher, 89, of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of Muscatine, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her home, following a short illness.

Graveside services will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 117 N. Oak Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852.

Mrs. Fisher was born on Feb. 21, 1911, in Conesville, the daughter of J. Frederick and Nettie McKee Coffin. She married Orval K. Fisher on May 5, 1934, in Muscatine.

Survivors include a son, Fred Fisher and his wife Bette, of Kitts Hill, Ohio; three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Lisa) Saxby III, Mrs. David (Kathy) Asberry, and Derick Fisher; two great-grandchildren, Emma Saxby and Kadin Asberry; one brother, Gaylord Coffin of Ft. Collins, Colorado; and one sister, Debbie Gallagher of Greeley, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one daughter, Pamula Kay Fisher, one sister, Nellie Reger, and three brothers, John, Clarence and Burton Coffin.

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