James W. “Jim” Fischer, 72, Jasper

James W. “Jim” Fischer, 72, of Jasper, died Monday (July 23) at his home. He was born in Huntingburg November 2, 1945, to Arthur J. and Lorene Rose (Blessinger) Fischer. He married Shirley Hopf October 2, 1969 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

Jim served in the Indiana Army National Guard and was a member of St. Anthony American Legion Post No. 493 where he served on the Honor Guard. He retired from Kimball International after 39 years of service and worked for St. Vincent DePaul for 10 years. He served for four years on the Jasper City Council. He was a member of Holy Family Church serving as an usher and server, a member of the Holy Name Society, the Jasper Knights of Columbus, and the St. Anthony Conservation Club.  He was an Indiana University basketball and Notre Dame football fan. He enjoyed playing cards and visiting casinos with his family, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fischer; two sons, Scott Fischer and wife Audrey and Mike Fischer and wife Stacey, all of Jasper; four grandchildren,  Abby, Riley, Reece, and Ty Fischer; four sisters, Joan A. Schwenk and husband Louis, Jasper,  Marilyn C. English and husband Richard, Vincennes, Diane M. Fischer, St. Anthony, and Ramona A. Roach and husband Dale, Bloomfield; one brother, Gerald Fischer and wife Jane, Jasper; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Elizabeth Fischer, and one brother, David Joseph Fischer.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, fhe St. Anthony American Legion,  or to a favorite charity. Online ondolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. St. Anthony American Legion  will conduct military graveside rites.

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