William Fisher, 88

William B. Fisher, age 88, Constantine, went to be with his Savior and loved ones, on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. at the Bowman House in Three Rivers.

He was born in LaGrange County, Ind., on Jan. 26, 1922, a son of William Jennings and Ruth Irene (Bender) Fisher. Bill attended Sturgis Schools. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Hospital Corps. during in World War II. On Feb. 1, 1942, he married Lois Mary Wolkins in Howe, Ind. She preceded him in death July 18, 2002.

Bill was employed as a welder at Pioneer Hybrid in Constantine for 10 years retiring in 1986. He previously worked for Selmer’s in Elkhart, at various trailer factories, and for NIBCO Brass Foundry. Bill was a member of Trinity Missionary Church in Constantine, and also attended Porter Baptist, Three Rivers Bible , and Sturgis Wesleyan Churches.

Surviving are his daughters Donna Jean(Don) Schrock of Constantine, Esther Marie (Graham) Print of Cambridge, New Zealand, Peggy Lois (Tony) Lafata of Estero, Fla.; son Frederick Wayne (Mary Jean) Fisher of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter-in-law Sally Fisher, of Homer, AK; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren (and two more on-the-way); sister Sharon Pratt of Tehachapi, Calif.; brothers Gerald Fisher of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Duane Fisher of Pasadena, MD.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Kenneth Dean Fisher; granddaughter, Dayna Lois Print; sisters, Jacquelyn Grob, Vivabelle Fisher; and brothers, Paul, Daniel and John Fisher.

Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Missionary Church, Constantine, with Rev. Terry Neumayer officiating. Interment will be in the Constantine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, The Bowman House, or Trinity Missionary Church. On-line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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