Madison - Robert J. Fisher, age 77 passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born on April 22, 1936 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of Charles and Doris Edwards. Robert graduated from Delware High School in Ohio. From there he went on to attend Marion College in Marion, Indiana where he met his life wife, Martha Jackson. They were united in marriage in Mingo Junction, Ohio on September 3, 1960. From there he went on to Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois. Robert finished his education with a masters degree in teaching. Robert loved education and throughly enjoyed teaching. In his later years, he enjoyed his employment with Head Start and the many responsiblities that he held with them. Robert was a faithful member of Bashford United Methodist Church and a devout christian. During the summers, when he was teaching he managed the outdoor theartre in Rockford. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life and cherished all the trips and museums visits that he had taken with them. Robert loved gardening, bowling and photography. He even won a prize from the Wisconsin State Journal for a photograph that he had taken in North Freedom of the North Freedom train in the winter.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Martha, two children; Robert Jr (Jennie M. Tyler, significant other) Fisher and Robin (John) Thomas, two grandchildren; Danielle Thomas and Trevor Thomas, his brother; Bill (Joann) Fisher and two foster adults; Diane Schneider and Richard V. Moore. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews other loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles.
A memorial service will be held at Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North Street, Madison, WI on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00 am with Reverend Fran Deaner officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of services. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.