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Arthur L. Fischmer, 94, Greensburg, passed away Sept. 5, 2016.
He was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Decatur County, the son of Clarence and Alma (Krone) Fischmer. Arthur was a 1941 graduate of New Point High School. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, and he was the chief crew mechanic. Arthur served in Rhineland Central Europe, Ardennes Air Offensive Europe and Normandy Northern France. He was a Bronze Star recipient. On May 23, 1948, he married Vivian Oakley, and they celebrated 68 years of marriage. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183, Batesville; 8th Air Force 306 Bomb Group; and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smyrna.
Survivors include his wife Vivian Fischmer; daughter Janet (Glenn) Rohls; grandchildren Carmen (Clint) Pride and Eric (Ashley) Rohls; great-grandchildren Carley Pride, Cole Pride, Madison Rohls and Landon Rohls.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be at the Smyrna Lutheran Church Friday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. Doug Brougher will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Smyrna Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Smyrna Lutheran Cemetery or to Margaret Mary Health Foundation. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Published on September 6, 2016
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