John “Murph” Edward Fisher

John Fisher

FITCHBURG – John “Murph” Edward Fisher, age 87, passed away at his home on Monday, May 23, 2022. Murph was born on August 23, 1934, in Madison, WI to Glenn and Louise Fisher. He grew up in Madison and graduated from St. Francis Seminary High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1955. Murph married, Sharon Olson of Belleville, WI, on February 20, 1988, in Fitchburg, WI. He worked as a sales rep, for most of his career, with Yellow Freight. Murph received numerous awards for his prowess in sales. He was a longtime member of the Mendota Gridiron Club, Ducks Unlimited, and a 40-year proud member of The Elks Lodge #410. He enjoyed golf as a member of the Nakoma & Edelweiss Country Clubs, attending Badger football and basketball games, big Brewer & Packer fan, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Murph is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon; children, John M. (Cheri), Brian (Sandi), Kevin (Shari) of Colorado, Gerald (Amy) of Montana, and Daniel (Leti) of Texas; stepchildren, Brian Olson, Daniel (Tonya) Olson, Thomas (Lynn) Olson, and Steven Olson; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Nancy), Glenn “Bud”, and Bonnie Poole. He is further survived by many nieces, nephew, other family and friends. Murph is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathleen; brother, David; sisters-in-law, Marlene and Karen; and brother-in-law, Terry Poole.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 27, 2022, at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5313 Flad Avenue, Madison. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until time of Mass on Friday at the church. Burial with full military honors at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

A special thanks to the staff at Agrace Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Maria Goretti or the American Cancer Society. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: