Frank H. Fisher
August 16, 1912 ‒ February 27, 2010
At 97 years young, Frank Hardin Fisher peacefully passed on February 27, 2010. A fourth generation central Ohioan, Frank was born and raised on the Fisher’s Genoa Township farm where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Westerville High School in 1931 where he met the love of his life, Ruth Ann Osborn. They married in 1934 enjoying a happy and healthy marriage until her death in 2008. They raised five children and shared the family home along with his mother, Ina.
With farming being his true labor of love and his life’s work, Frank made ends meet by working at North American Rockwell Boeing until his “retirement” in 1969. Retirement wasn’t a concept Frank fully embraced as he continued farming for several more decades. During the Depression, Frank delivered chicken, eggs and other dairy products from his family farm on a daily route in Westerville. Frank Fisher’s work ethic was legendary – he worked tirelessly to support his family or lend a hand to friends and neighbors, often showing up to help without being asked.
A good Christian man, Frank was 12 years old when his family and the neighboring families built the local community church (before the church was built, weekly services were held in the Fisher’s family home). Frank’s life revolved around his church community for many years with all of their children being baptized there.
In their golden years, Frank and Ruth became “snow birds” enjoying their winter home in Bradenton, Florida for over 30 years. Frank was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, Ye Olde Buzzards Club, Harlem Boys Breakfast Crew, Ohio Farm Bureau and Future Farmers of America.
Preceded in death by Ruth, his beloved wife of 74 years and Donald, his first born son, Frank is survived by a bountiful harvest of loved ones. If all of Frank and Ruth’s pride and joy – offspring and their spouses – gathered around one table today you would need seating for 100.
Remembering him fondly are his devoted children Doris Ann (Clay) Rammelsberg, Martha Fisher, Richard Hugh (Martha) Fisher, Patricia Annette (Larry) Clark and Kathy Jean (Cliff) Petty; 18 adoring grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury. Where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment will follow at Burnside Cemetery in Genoa Township.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Frank to either: Family Resource Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus 43205 or The James Cancer Hospital, 300 West 10th Avenue, Columbus 43210.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.