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John W. Fisher, 85, of Rosedale, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
He retired from Hercules with 20 years of service and was a lifelong farmer. He also was involved with the construction/building of Alcan Aluminum.
He was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Hillsdale, to the late Daniel Warren Fisher and Floy Jean Richards Fisher. His wife of 60 years, Mary Evelyn Chaney Fisher, whom he married July 3, 1953, in Mecca, passed Jan. 26, 2014.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Melissa (John) Boyd of Terre Haute and Scott Westerman of Rosedale; special buddy, Wendy Maris of Rosedale; one brother, Wayne (Mary Jo) Fisher of Marshall; two sisters, Audrey Wilhite and Phyllis Fisher, both of Rockville; five great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Cantrell, Brode and Carter Boyd, Harlie and Derek Westerman.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Westerman, on April 28, 2014; three brothers; and two sisters.
He was a graduate of Mecca High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War serving from 1951-1953. He was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church, Sycamore A's, Special Interest Car Club and the Moose Lodge of Terre Haute. He was the last living injured survivor of the Home Packing Company explosion that occurred on Jan. 2, 1963.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main Street, Rosedale, with the Rev. Randy McPike officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Terre Haute. Visitation is noon until 2 p.m. Monday.
Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS or to any local law enforcement agency. Online condolences may be shared at:
Published on February 17, 2018
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