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Raymond A. Fisher
Ray, or "Papa", was a true jack of all trades and a culinary expert; known as a chicken noodle master chef, a biscuit and gravy extraordinaire, and an award winning pie cruster. He was an avid golfer, bowling champ and a master of wit; a business man and a social servant. He was a wheeler-dealer, a kind man, a wonderful husband, and father; a very kind and gracious man.
Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy and traveled the world from China, Greece, Africa and beyond, retiring as Master Chief after 20 years of service. Ray returned home to Iowa and worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after another 20 years. While living in Clearfield, IA, he served as mayor. Ray was an entrepreneur and was involved in several businesses over the years. His sense of humor and wonderful smile were well known by all who knew him.
Raymond Argle Fisher, 86, of Lenox, passed away August 10, 2019. He was born October 7, 1932 to Edgar Omer Fisher and Olive Elmira Maynard, in Lamoni, Iowa. Ray graduated from Lamoni High School with the class of 1951.
On May 11, 1952, Ray was united in marriage to Dora Lee Kleckner at the Clearfield Christian Church. After Dora Lee passed away on May 12, 1998, Ray married Carol Lee (Abarr) Horton on January 9, 1999 at the Clearfield United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol Lee Fisher of Lenox, IA; four daughters Mickie (Patrick) Kelly of Illinois, Kim Fisher of Texas, Susan (Karl) Larson of Texas, Shelly (Guy) Walling of Georgia; step-son Doug (Paula) Horton of Lenox, IA; step-daughter Jan (Lynn) Christensen of Lenox, IA, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother-in-law Dwayne Drummond of Keosauqua, IA, sister-in-law Lohre Fisher of Lamoni, IA, and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Dora Lee; great grandson Lee Valentine Hassel; nine siblings.
A memorial fund has been established for the Lillie Cemetery, rural Lamoni, Iowa.
A Large Basket Garden was sent by Atlanta BioMedical Corporation on August 13, 2019
Expression of Sympathy Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss to all of you girls and his wife he was an awesome uncle he will be miss there having a party in heaven all the kleckner gang have come home grandma and grandpa are so happy to see there family back together now grandma will be fixing chicken and noodles and home made bread for dinner on Sunday. I can remember those days like it was yesterday and miss them so much.my prayers to the family love all of you
Larry Kleckner Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
I really enjoyed working with Ray on City Council and Clearfield Housing Committee. He brought a lot of knowledge to both. Prayers to Carol Lee and rest of the family.
Julaine Compton Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
Prayers and condolences to friends and family. My favorite memories of Ray took place at the Lamoni golf course. We had so much fun! Off to the course early for breakfast with friends, then to the links for a day of frustration and laughter. Ill never know how Ray could keep a straight face with some of the shots I made. He always offered encouragement, even though I never got any better. RIP Ray, God bless you! Pat
Patrick Kelly Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM
Duane and Lynn Bracewell
Mick our prayers are with you and your family.
Duane Bracewell Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM