Myron R. Fischer, 81, Ferdinand

myron-fischerMyron R. Fischer, 81, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (October 9) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in St. Meinrad April 10, 1935, to Hilbert and Bernice M. (Gehlhausen) Fischer. He married Bernice Begle May 10, 1958, at St. Henry Catholic Church.

Myron was a 1953 graduate of Huntingburg High School. He served eight years in the Indiana National Guard. He retired from Kimball International after 27 years as a finish inspector. He was a freelance outdoor writer for Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and Bowhunter Magazine. He served as a regular columnist in Indiana Fins & Feathers magazine. An avid outdoorsman, he was one of the first successful bow hunters in Dubois County. He was a lifetime member of St. Ferdinand Parish and a member of the St. Joseph Sodality. He was on the board of the Huntingburg Conservation Club, and a member of the Ferdinand Community Center and the Ferdinand Senior. Citizens. His hobbies included fishing, collecting fishing lures, traveling, writing poetry, and reading.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bernice Fischer; three sons Randall L. Fischer, Ferdinand, Glenn Fischer, St. Meinrad, and Stephen Fischer and wife DaNita, Jackson, Missouri; two daughters, Sabrina Verkamp and husband Deane, Ferdinand, and Corine Kluemper, Evansville; one brother, Pat Fischer, Ferdinand; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Chad Fischer, one daughter, Bernadette Fischer, and one sister, Bonnie Lou (Gary) Miller.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict or to St. Ferdinand Church. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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