Robert L. Fisher, 95, of Chebanse passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.
Bob was born on December 8, 1925 in Onarga, the son of Archibald and Ethel (Morgan) Fisher and they preceded him in death. He married Delores Kroll on May 18, 1957 in Kankakee and she preceded him in death on July 17, 1982. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra (David) Anderson of Chebanse and Amy (Mark) Lewis of Clifton; three sons, David (Gina) Fisher of Bourbonnais, Darrin Fisher of Gardner and Dan (Karen) Loftus of Bourbonnais; fifteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Bob served honorably in the United States Army during World War II, from December 7, 1944 through November 20, 1946. He had a rank of Technician Fifth Grade and was awarded the following medals and awards; Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal Japan and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse, where he taught Sunday School. He retired from A.O. Smith after 35 years, where he served as an accountant and then a truck dispatcher. After A.O. Smith, he enjoyed working as a rural route newspaper carrier for the Kankakee Journal, serving over 300 customers for another 17 years. Bob loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse with Rev. Kene Whybrew officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Chebanse American Legion Post #408 at the church. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Onarga Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse, Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno or Chebanse American Legion Post #408.
Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.
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