Wendell M. Fisher

October 29, 1940 ‒ November 23, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Wendell M. Fisher, 76, of Delaware, passed away Wednesday morning, November 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born at home on October 29, 1940 in Westerville, Ohio to the late Cecil D. and Mary Ellen (Richardson) Fisher. He attended Elm Valley High School.

Wendell worked for the Sunray Stove Company (Glenwood Range) for 15 years. He began his own business while still employed at Sunray, eventually leaving to operate Fisher’s Tree Service full time. He has been in business in the Delaware and surrounding counties for the past 56 years. His son’s began working for him at an early age, and his business continues to this day.

Wendell was strong willed, quick witted and generous. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting pool in his earlier years. Later in life, he could be found at one of his favorite local restaurants, talking with friends.

Wendell is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline (James) Harmony; three sons, Kevin (Katie Meyer) Fisher, Troy Fisher and Justin Fisher; six grandchildren, Joshua (Lyndsy) Harmony, Brandon (Nikki) Harmony, Tara (Evan) Pitts, Krystal Fisher, Troy Fisher Jr., and Avery Fisher; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Keith (Marti) Fisher and Jeff (Beth) Fisher; special friend/caregiver, Roger Smith; nieces, nephews and numerous other friends.

In addition to his parents, Wendell was also preceded in death by his brother Bradley Fisher and sister-in-law Emily (Jean) Fisher.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in Kilbourne.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Delaware for their amazing care during this difficult time and request contributions in Wendell’s memory be made to OhioHealth Hospice, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015.

A special thanks also to Tony DiPietro for providing the meal for after the funeral services.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Fisher family.

To share a fond memory of Wendell or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Wendell was a neighbor and friend He was a good bread winner all his life. So sorry for the children he left behind. Prayers sent up for his family. Love you all

  • So sorry to hear of Wendell’s passing. I remember years ago meeting him at William Penn. He’d stop in every day for coffee. I remember his deep voice and that snicker grin he had. Prayers for all of you.

  • Wendell was one of my dads closest friends condolences to the Fisher family from the Ross family.

  • Wendell was very kind to me throughout the years that I’ve known him including taking me and my dogs and cats in when I was without a place to stay and letting me live in his basement for almost a year. My deepest sympathies to all of his left ones left behind.

  • Tony,my best friend,so sorry to hear this. Troy, Kevin and family so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you like family. He was a great man. He will be missed by many. ❤️

  • Wendell will be greatly missed. I’ve known Wendell for some time. He use to love coming into Denny’s and giving the girls a hard time. Lol! I send prayers and hugs to the family and friends may he wrest in peace, he will always have a special place in my heart.

  • So sorry to hear of Wendell’s passing. I worked with him at Sunray and have known him for over 40 years he was always a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Max and I are so very sorry to hear about Wendell passing. I honestly figured his ornery old butt would outlive all of us, lol. God love him, I know he is at peace and I pray the family is too.

  • Wendell was a mountain of a man!! Life long friend of my brother Joe and myself R. I. P my friend prayers for the family!!


  • I am so sorry for the loss of Wendell Fisher. He was a very caring man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Wendell was one of my favorite customers at Denny’s. Loved waiting on him and giving him his kids spaghetti with extra noodles and the sauce on the side. I’m so glad I got to know him over the last two years. My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to all of his loved ones. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Wendell will be missed by all of us at Denny’s.

  • He was a wonderful step father to me. He picked on me a lot growing up. But he always made sure I had everything I wanted and needed. He will be greatly missed by us all. May he rest in peace now…..no more suffering

  • Jackie, Kevin & Troy, Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know you will all miss him very much.
    It’s been a long time since I saw him but the memories I have of him are good ones.

    Aunt Wanda

  • To the Fisher Family. I want to send my thoughts and prayers to all of you in the loss of Wendell.


    Donna L Mitchell & Family

  • May my condolences ease the pain of your loss. I know the care and love of those around you will provide comfort and peace during this time.

    Sean Duffy

  • Wendell was a true friend to my dad and our families and will always have a special place in our hearts. He was a great man and will truly be missed. Sympathy and prayers go out to his family.

  • Wendell was a great and true friend to my dad and our families (Smith/DiPietro) and will always have a special place in our hearts. Sympathy and prayers go out for his children and family.

  • Wendell Fisher will be missed by so many. I am one! I so enjoyed his smile, his swagger, and frankly the Fisher way. To his family, I am so sorry. I can only imagine the loss! Please know Wendell will live on in so many ways! My father, Wayne, is the same age. They had great memories growing up! Memories, I hope, will help get dad thru the sorrow. God bless Wendell Fisher. You have a special place in all of our hearts!

  • My heart is with all of you today another flame has flickered and been snuffed in the
    Fisher family to many to soon………..
    Barb Maggard

  • Thinking about all Wendell did for my Tricia. 💔 He was always so kind and thoughtful. May you find peace in all the wonderful memories so many are sharing.

  • Such sad news to hear… He was a regular at BP after he ate he came and got his paper… Rest in peace my friend.. Praying for the family.