Friday, July 3, 2009

Richard J. Fischer (August 7, 1925 - July 2, 2009)

Richard J. Fischer age 83 of Rossburg, died at 12:45 A.M. on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Versailles Health Care Center. Richard was born August 7, 1925 in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late John C. & Catherine (Steinmetz) Fischer.

Richard was a farmer. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown and the Knights of Columbus in Versailles.

In addition to his parents, Richard is also preceded in death by a twin brother, Ralph Fischer in WWII.

Richard is survived by his brothers & sister-in-law, Carl Fischer of Rossburg and Arthur & Regina Fischer of Versailles; sister & brother-in-law, Mary & Herbert Dirksen of Uvalde, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 6, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Church Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contribution may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Holy Family Catholic Church.