Aug. 17, 1940 - April 30, 2009
Richard S. Fisher died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 68 years old.
On Aug. 17, 1940, he was born in Maywood to Leonard S. and Ona Evalena (Blake) Fisher. He received his GED in 1959. He lived most of his life in southwest Nebraska and Northern Kansas.
He married Sheila Mae Van Cleave in McCook on Dec. 27, 2000. Richard worked with scrap metal, was a truck driver and a custodian for Leavenworth, Kan., schools. He enjoyed reading, fishing, car magazines and especially his children and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters; one grandson, Isak; and one daughter-in-law, Juanita Fischer.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila of McCook; four sons, Richard and James of McCook, Galen of Russell, Kan., and David of St. Joseph, Mo.; a daughter, Janet Fisher of Atchison, Kan.; two step-sons, Mark and Shannon Wegele and Wayne Rima, all of McCook; four step-daughters, Anne and Carl Schroat, Mary and Terry Applegarth and Katie and Chris Blosser, all of McCook and Melody Titkemeier of North Platte; six brothers, Jay Fisher of Maywood, Leland and Cathy Fisher of Beaver Crossing, Eldon and Elaine Fisher of Lancing, Kan., Marvin and Peggy Fisher of Curtis, Bill Fisher of Topeka, Kan. and Gary and Linda Fisher of Curtis; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may leave condolences at www.carpenterbreland.com for Richard's family.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook with Pastor Jon Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Garden Prairie Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.