Kenneth Carl Fischer

November 30, 1929 ‒ January 19, 2015

Delaware, Ohio


Kenneth Carl Fischer, 85, of Delaware, OH passed away Monday morning January 19, 2015 at WillowBrook at Delaware Run.

He was born November 30, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Otto George Fischer and Margaret Alice (Olsen) Fischer.

Ken attended Farnsworth Elementary School and Taft High School in Chicago and then the University of Illinois before serving his country as a member of the United States Air Force. On September 2, 1955, he married the love of his life Marilyn Celeste Sweigert of Northbrook, Illinois. He later graduated from the University of Illinois in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Ken was employed by the Dow Chemical Company from 1956 – 1991 at locations in Midland, MI, Pittsburgh, CA, Fresno, CA, Tulsa, OK and Granville, OH. After retiring in 1991, he lived in Dubois, Riverton and Sheridan, WY before moving to Delaware, OH in 2006 to be close to family. Ken loved spending time in the mountains of the west, back packing, hiking, horseback riding, trout fishing and hunting. In his later years, he enjoyed painting with oils producing wildlife scenes and landscapes of the west.

In addition to his loving wife of almost 60 years Marilyn, he is also survived by a son Kenneth G. (Holly) Fischer of Lewis Center, OH; daughters Catherine Marjorie Fischer of Portland, OR and Amy Blanchard of San Carlos, CA; grandchildren Emily, Grace, Samuel and Carl Fischer and Rachel and Haley Ivers. He was also preceded in death by a brother Clyde George Fischer.

A Celebration of Life Gathering and Luncheon will be held on Saturday February 7th from 12:00 (noon) until 1:30 pm in the Summit Room at WillowBrook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing West, Delaware, OH.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Ken’s memory be made to the National Treatment Advocacy Center or the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, Montana.

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting

  • God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served. Thank YOU for your service in The United States Air Force,Ken……………………………… And Semper Fi.

  • Dear Marilyn,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can be of any help to you, please let me know. I know that he will be missed. May you and your family be comforted by the beautiful paintings he has left for you, and memories of happy times you shared with him.

  • We only knew him for a short time, but we had some good conversations over dinner at Willow Brook. Ken showed us his wonderful paintings and that is what we will remember. We are so sorry for your loss, but he is in your love and memories.

  • Dear Marilyn,
    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband. It was my pleasure to know the two of you when you lived in Sheridan, Wyoming.

  • I met Ken at Unity Spiritual Center. We talked a lot about art. He was an amazing artist, painting all the places he hS visited. I loved seeing his studio. At one point, his wife Marilyn hosted a book study in their home which a friend and I attended. Ken took us all out to lunch. Will never forget that. Love and Blessings to all the family members.

  • Ellen and my thoughts are with you Fischer family. I hope you have safe traveling in attending the gathering on Saturday and a peaceful, comforting time while you are together.
    I first met Ken in 1974. I rode horseback into an isolated ranch where he was waiting for the hunting season to start the next day. He asked me if I would be his guide and I have been all of those many years since.
    When you spend enough time in the mountains you see the best of times and the worst of times. We camped in a backpacking tent when it snowed three feet in one night and we did the same one night when the Elk were bugling so close and loud that you didn’t get a bit of sleep. Sometimes we won, sometimes the animals won, but we always enjoyed our time together in the mountains.
    Amy, I won’t forget how proud he was when telling me your story. I feel like I know you, though we’ve never met. Many good memories Marilyn.
    Come see us when you get back to Wyoming.