John W. Fischer, 87, Huntingburg

John Fischer obit photo(1)John W. Fischer, 87, of Huntingburg, died Friday (December 13) at the Providence Home Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born March 23, 1926, in Dale, to Frank William and Margaret (Klein) Fischer. He married Mary P. Pfeifer April 11, 1953, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City.

John worked at J. Winkler and Sons, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, a United States Navy veteran of World War II, and loved doing carpentry work and helping his kids with remodeling projects.

He is survived by two daughters, Flo Hunter and husband Patrick Kellems, Tell City, and Mary Becher and husband Dean, Ferdinand; four sons, Philip Fischer and wife Debbie, Huntingburg, Greg Fischer and wife Leola, Boonville, James “Jake” Fischer and wife Mary Jo, Huntingburg, and Eric Fischer, St. Louis; one brother, Frank Fischer, Huntingburg; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary P. Fischer, who died December 7, 2006, two brothers, Bob Fischer and James Fischer, and four sisters, Bernice Fleck, Margaret Eble, Virginia Arvin, and infant Virginia Fischer.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EST) Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial following in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Memorial Detail. Friends may call frp, 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  A parish rosary prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Home Healthcare Center or to St. Mary’s Church organ refurbishment fund. Condolences may be shared with the family on-line at

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