Michael R. Fisher, 1957 – 2017

A Service of Remembrance was held Saturday, June 3, at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Michael Roy Fisher, 60, of Jefferson.

The Rev Cathy J. Van Gundy of Panora officiated. Casket bearers were Jeff Grow, Walter Hatfield, Joe Burchfield, Steve Ogren, Rick Humpal and Cory Crawford. Friends of the family provided guitar music.

Interment was at Paton Township Cemetery in Paton.

Michael R. Fisher, age 60, went to join his daughter Rachel on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  He was surrounded by his family when he passed away at the Greene County Medical Center due to complications of lung cancer. 

Michael was born on May 8, 1957, in Des Moines to Roy James and Shirley Mae (Gilley) Fisher. Michael graduated in 1975 from South Hamilton High School in Jewell.  He was united in marriage to Sharon Marshall on June 25, 1983.  They were the parents of three children. 

Michael is survived by his wife Sharon, son Eric (Kathryn) of Jefferson and son Lucas at home.  Also surviving are his mother Shirley Johnson of Des Moines; his brothers Randy Fisher of Fort Dodge, Mark of Des Moines, Joe (Marcy) of Des Moines; and his sister Dee Dee Cox of Des Moines.

Michael was preceded in death by his daughter Rachel Fisher; sister Machelle Fisher; sister-in-law Beverly Fisher; his father Roy Fisher; and grandparents Marjorie Gilley Hellman and Harold Hellman.

 Michael worked construction and carpentry jobs for Greene County Redi Mix, McCann Construction, Shriver Construction and Quad County Ag.  Michael worked at Electrolux Home Products for 10 years and most recently enjoyed being the club house manager at Lakeside Golf Course.

Over the years he enjoyed collecting coins, bowling, playing darts and golfing. He was passionate about hunting, fishing, and hunting mushrooms. His last hobby was panning for gold where he made many new friends who also had gold fever. Many fishing trips were taken over the years with his friends and family.  Mike was always able to catch the biggest walleye when everyone else was catching bluegills or bass. Mike (Fish) will be remembered for his love of family, friends and a good day of fishing.

Memorials may be directed to the family, Spring Lake State Park or the American Cancer Society. 

Services were arranged by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson.


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