Friday, May 29, 2020

Arthur J. Fischer (May 27, 2020)

Arthur J. Fischer age 87, of Ansonia passed away at 4:35 PM on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Versailles Healthcare Center from natural causes.

Arthur was born February 13, 1933, in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late John & Catherine (Steinmetz) Fischer. In addition to his parents, Arthur was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Ruth Brown on June 30, 1966; brothers, Ralph and Richard Fischer; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Catherine & Herbert Dirksen; and in-laws, Bob & Betty Brown, Donny Brown, Bill Brown, Rita & Robert Hilgefort, Alfred Gehret, Thecla Heitkamp, Cyril Bills, Connie Albers and Fred Winner.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Regina M. (Albers) Fischer whom he married August 5, 1967; children, John & Amanda Fischer of Ansonia, Kenneth & Mary Fischer of Greenville, Nancy & Mitchell Sheets of Concord, North Carolina, Mary & Bob Eichler of Rockford, Linda Fischer of Greenville and Joan & Terry Thwaits of Osgood; 13 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great grandchildren; brother, Carl Fischer of Greenville; in-laws, Carolyn Brown, Dick & Candace Brown, Betty Suchland, Rosie Gehret, David Heitkamp, Aloys Albers, Vernon Albers, Joanne Bills, Henry & Bernice Albers, Marvin & Rosie Albers, Mary Winner, John & Sherri Albers, Teresa Albers and Leonard & Lou Ann Albers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arthur served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong farmer. Arthur was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus St. Denis Council. He was an Honorary Ansonia FFA Chapter Member, National Farmers Organization – State Member of the Year for 2007. Arthurs was an avid fan of Ansonia Tigers Sports and enjoyed listening to the Cincinnati Reds on WLW.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 1, 2020, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with full military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or St. Denis Catholic Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through