FISHER, Joe F. 1893-1955
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2016 at 19:22:07
Joe F. Fisher Succumbs to Heart Attack
Joe F. Fisher, a lifelong resident of this area, died Thursday, July 7 in the Grundy Memorial hospital in Grundy Center, where he had been taken the previous Sunday, following a severe heart attack.
The son of Fred and Titia Fisher, he was born January 23, 1893 on a farm near Cleves. He has always farmed in the vicinity of Ackley except for the time he served with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, in France, England and the U.S.
On April 12, 1921, he and Amelia Siemers were married. They lived near Cleves for five years, then moved to their present home in Grundy county, three miles east of Ackley.
Mr. Fisher was a devoted member of the West Friesland Presbyterian church, and was serving as elder at the time of his death. He was past treasurer and trustee of the church.
He is survived by his wife, Amelia; five children, Harold of Beirut, Lebanon; Lois (Mrs. John Frerichs) of Lennox, S.D., Marvin of Aplington, Shirley and Lee of Ackley; three grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, John Fisher of Toledo, Julius Fisher of Boone, Mrs. Claus Janssen of Steamboat Rock, Mrs. William Schneck of Jefferson, Mrs. George Primus of Steamboat Rock, Arend Fisher of Wellsburg and Mrs. Alfred Bell of Steamboat Rock. Preceding him in death were two brothers in infancy, a sister, Nettie Schneck, who died in 1943, and a granddaughter, Cynthia Faith Frerichs.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:45 at the home and at 2 o'clock in the West Friesland church with the Rev. Peter Eekhoff officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 17 July 1955, pg 1
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