FISHER, Raymond Dale
Age 84, of Arcanum, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Dale was born December 25, 1935 in Darke County to Earl and Grace (nee. Idell) Fisher. He is a 1954 graduate from Franklin Monroe High School. Dale was a lifelong factory worker, working for NCR, Frigidaire, Delco Products, and finally retired from the Moraine GM truck and bus plant in 2001. He was a deputy with the Darke County Sheriff Patrol Auxiliary and retired after 25 years, in 1987. For 24 years, he also served as a volunteer on Arcanum Fire and Rescue. Dale was also a member of the Arcanum Masonic Lodge where he served a term as a Master Mason.
Most important, Dale had a passion for HAM Radios. He was an avid HAM radio operator. He loved going to the HAM conventions every year at Hara Arena. He spent much of his time upstairs in his radio room, and will sadly be leaving behind numerous friends that shared his passion.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, William “Bill” Fisher; brother, Duane “Tiny” Fisher; grandson, Robby Shad Fisher; in-laws, Kenneth (Lelah) Fourman; niece, Earlinda Fisher and brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” Fourman.
Dale is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee. Fourman) Fisher whom he married January 19, 1957. They were able to celebrate 63 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children, Bob (Vicki) Fisher, Kim (Sheldon Livingston) Ernst, Tim Fisher; grandchildren, Rodney (Abbey) Fisher, Nathan (Ashley) Moore, Jacob (Hillary) Ernst, Katie Ernst, Kiley (Jeremy) Bronson; 9 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Darla Fisher; sister-in-law, Sharon (nee. Fourman) Wirrig; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; fur baby, Buddy, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 12pm Noon, at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304. Burial to follow at Ithaca Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10am-12pm, at the funeral home, leading into the services.
The family would like to thank all of Dale’s caregivers and Hospice staff that have been there for him. Also, a special thank you to Joanie Reeser whom, not only was his nurse practitioner, but a wonderful friend of the family who took the time to visit Dale at home.
Donations in Dale’s memory can be made to either the Cancer Association of Darke County or Hospice of Miami Valley. Email condolences and donations may be sent by going online to www.kreitzerfuneralhome.com.
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Cancer Association of Darke County
1111 Sweitzer St., Greenville OH 45331
Hospice of Miami Valley
46 N. Detriot St., Suite B, Xenia OH 45385