Donald L. Fisher, age 83, of Adell, WI, passed away early Monday afternoon (Sept. 23) at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility in Plymouth where he had been a resident the last 25 months.
He was born on October 2, 1929 in the Town of Oakfield (Fond du Lac County) a son of the late Harold and Vivian (Martin) Fisher.
He graduated from Oakfield High School in 1947.
On July 8, 1950 he married Carita Ogle at St. James Catholic Church in Oakfield.
He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1951-1953 serving in the Korean War.
The couple resided in Oakfield after their marriage, Chilton for 10 years, lived in Plymouth until 1971, and then in Waldo until 2002 when they moved to Batavia.
He was employed at Common Wealth/G.T.E./Verizon for 37 years retiring in 1987.
He was a former member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and presently a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Random Lake.
He was a member of the Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612 in Plymouth and was a former member of the Wednesday Nite Golf League at Crystal Lake Golf Course.
He was also a member of the Greenbush and Waldo snowmobile clubs.
He enjoyed bowling with George, golfing, delivering flowers with Dick Bemis, wood working and camping and was an expert hickory nut cracker.
Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years: Carita of Adell; Eight children: Gary (Loretta) Fisher of Plymouth, Gene (Becky) Fisher of Plymouth, Jon Sr. (Gayle) Fisher of Plymouth, Gayle (Randy) Flunker of Cascade, Janet (Mike) Luedtke of Sheboygan Falls, Jodi Kimme of Sheboygan, Greg (Sandy) Fisher of Waldo and Jera (Peter Sr.) Thielmann of Chilton; Eighteen grandchildren: Micah (Kelly) Fisher, Erika (Joe) Cafferty, Cheri (Tom) Meyer, Christal (Mike) Mulder, Donald (Christie) Fisher, Jon Jr. (Lori) Fisher, Justin (Leah) Fisher, Trista Fisher, Angela Flunker, Bill (Tammy) Flunker, Stacy (Andy) Hron, Katie, Jonathon and Heather Kimme, Sarah and Ben Fisher and Peter Jr. (PJ) Thielmann (Fiancé: Stephanie), Joe (Nikki) Thielmann; Proud grandpa of fifteen great grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Colin, Claire, Julia, Isabelle, Emmitt, Kimberly, Elam, Hayden, Samantha, Brooklyn, Skyler, Shay, Lindsey and Layla; Two brothers: Harlyn (Arlene) Fisher of Fond du Lac and Leo (Lois) Fisher of Oakfield; Two sisters: Lorna (Gene) Boelk of Waupun and Dorothy (Larry) Binning of Middleton, WI; Three sister-in-laws: Irma Ogle Gremner of Kewaskum, Hilda Ogle of Oakfield and Gloria Ogle of Neshkoro, WI.
Also survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step mother: Harriet Wade Fisher; mother and father-in-law: John and Lydia Ogle; three brother-in-laws: Donald Ogle, Roger Ogle and Gerald Ogle; two sister-in-laws: Dolores (Carroll) Peters and Mary Gilles and one son-in-law: Paul Neerhof.
Following Don’s wishes, his body has been donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Don’s life and honoring of his 84th birthday which will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the old Batavia Elementary School located at W7140 School Drive, Adell, WI 53001 (located in the village of Batavia) from 2-5 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or a charity of your choice.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Rocky Knoll Health care Facility for all the excellent care given at “trying” times treating him with kindness and dignity.