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Mark Fisher

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Mark C. Fisher age 91 of Nashua, IA, died Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at United Methodist Church in Nashua with Rev. John Tunnicliff presiding. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua with Joshua Bouska, Christopher Bechtold, Brandon Starkey, Zachary Starkey, Isaiah Knecht, and Nicholas Hawke serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Ron Starkey, Patrick Lumley, Charles Knecht, Brian Hawke, Brandan Leyh, and Tristan Leyh. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Mark Clarion Fisher was born August 1, 1925, in Nashua, IA, the son of Earl and Mary (Baldwin) Fisher. He received his education in Nashua. Mark enlisted into the United States Army in October of 1943, at Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA. Mark completed his basic training at Camp Fannin near Tyler, Texas. He served as private first class in the Army infantry during World War II in the Pacific. He was part of the Luzon, Southern Philippines and New Guinea campaigns. Mark and five brothers served in World War II at the same time. Two brothers, Lawrence and Donald, were killed in action. Following the loss of his two brothers, Mark was sent stateside and honorably discharged. Upon his return, Mark was introduced to Hulda Litterer and the couple were married in October of 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union three children; Pam, Randolph and Cynthia were born. Mark began working at White Farm Equipment in Charles City. He worked in the shipping and receiving department. Mark spent 30 years with the company before he retired in 1977. He then worked part time helping at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashua where he would help set monuments and take care of the grounds. Mark was a jack of all trades and spent many hours working on the house and his vehicles. He prided himself in being able to fix things on his own. Mark enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and taking care of his yard and garden. But most of all he cherished spending time with his grandchildren, great -grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mark is survived by two daughters, Pam (Leland) Lumley of Charles City, IA, Cynthia Janssen of Des Moines, IA; son, Randolph Fisher of Ankeny, IA; seven grandchildren, Donna Bouska, Patrick Lumley, Teresa Knecht, Susanne Hawke, Steffi Backen, Leslie Becthold, and Aaron Janssen; twenty great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren; one brother, Blaine (Marlene) Fisher of Charles City, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hulda in 1986; six brothers, Lawrence, Donald, Edmond, Loyal, Lyle, and Leland Fisher and two sisters, Coral Newlon and Mona Newton.

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