Patrick T. Fischer, 84, Ferdinand

Patrick T. Fischer, 84, of Ferdinand, died Friday, July 10, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in St. Meinrad February 28, 1936, to Hilbert and Bernice (Gehlhausen) Fischer. He married Esther C. Begle September 28, 1957, at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry.

Patrick retired from Kimball’s Heritage Hills Division where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church and its St. Joseph Sodality, Ferdinand Senior Citizens, and the Huntingburg Conservation Club. He served in the Indiana National Guard and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Esther Fischer; one daughter, Michelle Martin and husband Jack, Ferdinand; five sons, Kevin Fischer and wife Sherry, St. Anthony, Brian Fischer and wife Ronda, Macon, Georgia, Jeffrey Fischer and wife Diane, Santa Claus, Darryl Fischer, Ferdinand, and Brett Fischer, Greenfield; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Myron Fischer, one sister, Bonnie Miller, and one great-granddaughter, Cassia Martin.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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