Obituary Record

Wayne Martin Fisher
Died on 5/28/2012

Posted On-line: Thursday, May 31, 2012; Published in The Enterprise, June 1, 2012

Wayne M. Fisher, 93

Wayne M. Fisher, 93, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, died on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 4, at the First Congregational U.C.C. in Iowa Falls. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. Inurnment will be in the Alden Cemetery.

Wayne Martin Fisher was born on April 12, 1919, in Bradshaw, the son of Manley and Mabel (Porter) Fisher.

He graduated from Polk High School in 1936. His family moved to Blair in 1937.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945 with the 492 Bomb Group based in England. As a crew member on a B-24, he flew 33 missions as a ball turret gunner (belly gunner) including 25 high altitude and eight night missions to targets in France and Germany. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.

On March 24, 1946, he married Beverly McBride in Blair.

He attended Iowa State College, now Iowa State University, from December 1945 to December 1948, and graduated with a degree in agronomy.

He worked for three years in Denison and Eldora, Iowa, for the Soil Conservation Service before starting to farm north of Radcliffe, Iowa, in 1952. He moved to Buckeye, Iowa, in 1957 to continue farming. The couple retired in 1978 and moved to Arkansas until 2000.

Mr. Fisher served on the Hardin County Fair Board. He was director and chairman of Farmers Mutual Insurance, director of Hardin Co. Farmers Home Administration and director of the Hardin County Extension Council. He also had been a 4-H leader.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce of Ames, Iowa, Mark and Jackie of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Paul and Sherry of St. Peter, Minn.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Flynn of Blair.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; one brother, Paul; and one sister, Mary Margaret.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library~~~