Kenneth Carl Fischer
November 30, 1929 ‒ January 19, 2015
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 www.snyderfuneralhomes.com