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Homer F. Fisher

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

May 21, 1916 - Dec. 23, 2008

Homer Floyd Fisher passed away Dec. 23, 2008, at Wheatridge, Colo., at the age of 92.

He was born May 21, 1916, in Red Willow County, the oldest of seven children of the late Walter and Sylvia (Greenway) Fisher. He lived the majority of his life in Red Willow County and attended Danbury High School.

On Oct. 11, 1937, he married Margaret Murphy. They had one daughter, Diane. He worked on CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) projects in Nebraska and did construction work. In 1945, he hired on with the Burlington Railroad as a fireman and later became an engineer, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and McCook Elks Lodge 1434.

He enjoyed sports, especially the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls. Walking and exercising were activities he enjoyed, keeping himself in good physical condition. Another enjoyable pastime was playing cribbage, winning most games. He was always eager to help anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret on May 22, 2007; brother, Lowell and sister, Karen.

Survivors include daughter, Diane Harvanek and husband, Jim; grandchildren; Michael and David (Laura) Harvanek and Marla (Garett) Habitz; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Samuel, Cecilia and Thomas Harvanek and Evan and Hayden Habitz; brother, Dick (Elsie) Fisher; sisters, Patsy (Dick) Larson, Bonnie Lipsey and Marjorie Warner; and relatives and friends.

We miss the loving, good natured person who left a large void in our lives.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2009, at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating, Inurnment will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in his name and friends may sign his register at the funeral home.

Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.