Victor Fisher

Victor Fisher, 95, Hays, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Hyacinth. He graduated from Grosser School.

He married Lillian Schmeidler on Oct. 12, 1949 and they recently celebrated 71 years of marriage.

He was a lifelong resident of Hays. He was a U.S, Army veteran serving in World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater Operations from 1944 to 1946. When he returned home he went to work for Eddie Benoit Construction, and then as a carpenter for Bieker and Associates. He was a self-employed finish carpenter in the Hays area, building many homes, doing finish work and cabinetry. He worked at High Quality Low Cost gas station at 17th and Main. After retirement, he worked at Dillons for 20 years.

He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, bowling, good conversation, listening to polka music, old television programs, watching the Chiefs win their games. He enjoyed loved telling stories of the mischief he and his siblings got into while growing up. He enjoyed German food and a pickle pimento sandwich. 

Survivors include his wife, of the home; seven sons, Jerome, Ellis, Ernest and wife, Mary Beth, Norman and Stephen and wife, Vicki, all of Hays, Aloysius and wife, Karen, Oak Harbor, Wash., William and wife, Angela, Holcomb and Craig, Castle Pines, Colo.; four daughters, Cecilia Heikkila. Great Bend, Joan Ficken and husband, Kent, Christine Holzmeister  and husband, Kevin and Theresa Fisher, all of Hays; a sister, Dolores Pfannenstiel and husband, Virgil, Antonino; two sisters-in law, Josephine Fisher and Diane Fisher, both of Hays; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Zacheus Fisher; his mother, Monica (Rupp ) Fisher; five brothers, Edwin, Alvin (Anna Mary), Ralph, Francis, and Cyril (Alice); three sisters, Agnes (Rudolph) Waldschmidt, Georgine (Louis) Jacobs and Rita Mae (John) Giebler; and a son in law, Lee Heikkila.

Due to COVID-19 concerns if you have a cough, fever or are not feeling well, please use our e-mail or on-line guestbook to share your condolences. Social distancing and wearing masks are suggested by family at the visitation and funeral services.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays; burial in St. Josephs Catholic cemetery with military honors courtesy of Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m.  Friday at Brocks~Keithley Funeral Home and Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to Victor Fisher Memorial Fund made payable to Lillian Fisher and/or Hospice at HaysMed.

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Published on January 18, 2021