Richard Lee Fisher
Richard Lee Fisher
Feb. 27, 1921 — Oct. 8, 2010
CULVER — Richard Lee Fisher, 89, of Culver, formerly of the Indianapolis area, passed away Oct. 8, 2010 at 11:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Richard was born in Morehouse, Mo. Feb. 27, 1921. He was raised in Morehouse and spent summers on Lake Maxinkuckee. His grandmother was among the first settlers on Long Point.
Richard attended the University of Missouri for several years before joining the Army Air Force to serve as a bombardier during WWII. His most notable flying mission was over the oil fields of Pioesti, Romania. During his career in the armed forces he was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross.
He married Virginia Lee McIntyre in 1943 and the had five daughters. He made his living as a residential developer in the Indianapolis area. Later in life he and Virginia made their permanent residence on the south shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. Richard loved to spend his free time reading, working in the garden, enjoying a good party, and sailing.
He was a member of the Naples Sailing Club and a devoted member of the VFW. He and Virginia were instrumental in creating Heritage Park in Culver.
He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Fisher of Culver, Priscilla Fisher (George) of Naples, Fla., Jennifer Fisher Shea (Jamie) of Culver; grandchildren: Nicki Birrell Jentgen, Jackson Kent Jentgen and Devon Lingle.
He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia; and two daughters, Jenny lee Fisher, in infancy, and Melissa Fisher Birrell.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Culver Academy Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the VFW Post #6919, 108 E. Washington St., Culver, IN, 46511 or St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 515 State St., Culver, IN, 46511.