Obituary: Clyde Fisher, 73, of Washington

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

WASHINGTON — Clyde Melvin Fisher, 73, of Washington died at 3:13 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born May 11, 1938, in Sedalia, Mo. to Lewis and Ruth Sibbles Fisher, he married Norma Jane Graack April 6, 1958, in Minonk; she survives.

Also surviving are two children, Kevin (Valerie) Fisher of Stoughton, Wisc., and Michele Chioni of Washington; one sister, Nina Liming of Bloomington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and his stepfather, Fred Vogel.

Clyde served with the U.S. Army Reserves.

He worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 36 years, last working as a tax analyst, and retiring Dec. 23, 1992.

He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington where he served as an Elder, a Sunday school teacher, and on various committees.  

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington. The Rev. Thomas L. Heren will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, with additional visitation from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton.

Memorials may be made to Washington Fire and Rescue, to his church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

His memorial website is available at where condolences may also be sent to the family.