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Joseph S. Fischer, age 87 of Oldenburg, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born November 14, 1930 in Dearborn County Indiana, he is the son of Helen (Nee: Greber) and Edward Fischer. He married Marjorie Barnhorst November 28, 1957 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Joe served in the Air Force during the Korean War and following the service spent 39 years with the Romweber Company as a cabinet maker. He was a member of the Prell-Bland American Legion and Holy Family Church.

Joe had a love for cars. Fast cars, new cars, didnt matter, he loved them all. In fact, he could talk for hours about cars as well as his time spent in the Air Force. Other interests included being an avid reader, a longtime maker of homemade wine, working in his flower and vegetable gardens, watching the History Channel and he had a soft spot for dogs and cats.

Joe is survived by his wife Marjorie and nieces Vickie DeSpain of Hartsville, Indiana and Linda Allen of Greensburg, Indiana. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Margaret Allen and nephew Ray Allen.

Visitation is Wednesday, November 22nd, from 9 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Ripley County V.F.W. Post #3183. The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.
Published on November 20, 2017
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