Cyril Fisher

Cyril Fisher, 88, Hays, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. at Ellis Good Samaritan Society.

He was born May 17, 1932, in Hyacinth to Zacheus and Monica (Rupp) Fisher. On May 3, 1955

He married Alice Geist on May 3, 1955, in Hays, and they celebrated 65 years of marriage before she preceded him in death Oct. 2, 2020. He was a U.S Army veteran in 1952 during the Korean War, serving most of his time in Korea with the 3rd Infantry Division achieving the rank of Sergeant. Upon returning from the Army, he worked for Ford Plumbing and Heating and his brother Ralph Fisher at Fisher Floor Covering before moving to Phillipsburg in December 1958. In Phillipsburg, they owned and operated C&A Floor Covering Store working side-by-side until their retirement in November 1995. They moved back to Hays in February 2003 to a retirement home.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Anthony Third Degree Knights of Columbus of Schoenchen, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Bishop Cunningham Assembly, and Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 076. He was a charter Grand Knight when the Phillipsburg Knights of Columbus Council started.

He enjoyed golf and achieved two holes in one, one at Phillipsburg and one at Fort Hays Golf Course.

Survivors include a brother,Victor Fisher and wife, Lillian, Hays; a sister, Dolores Pfannenstiel and husband Virgil, Hays; three sisters-in-law, Josie Fisher and Diane Fisher, both of Hays, and Tina Rohleder and husband Val, Abilene; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edwin, Ralph, Alvin, and Francis Fisher; three sisters, Agnes Waldschmidt and husband, Rudy, Rita Mae Giebler and husband, John, and Georgine Jacobs and husband, Louis; and a sister-in-law, Anna Mary (Pfeifer) Fisher.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors by Hays VFW Post No. 9076 Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601. The Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, a vigil will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a combined Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus rosary, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Masses, St. Joseph Catholic Church, or Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, in care of the funeral home.

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Posted online on November 23, 2020