Donald L. “Donnie” Fisher, 66

Donald L. “Donnie” Fisher, 66, of Wapakoneta, died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, from complications following  a stroke on May 27.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1945, in Lima, the son of Clem and Hilda (Eisert) Fisher, and they preceded him in death.  

On Nov. 23, 1968, he married Pam Opperman, and she survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Michele (Mark) Stansley of Sylvania; a son, Todd (Kathy Rolston) Fisher of Uniopolis; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Matthew and Mitchell Stansley and Lane and Abigail Fisher; two sisters, Carolyn (Jim) King and Marilyn (Ronnie) Platfoot, both of Botkins; four brothers, Jim (Paulette) Fisher of Bowling Green,  Kenny (Nancy) Fisher of Botkins, Steve (Brenda) Fisher of Lima and Larry Fisher of Wapakoneta.

Donnie retired in 2010 from Niswonger Chevrolet in Wapakoneta, after 47 years of service. A 1963 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Wapakoneta, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Intrepid from 1967 to 1968.  

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. His other memberships included the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445, the Wapakoneta Country Club and the Knights of Columbus Council 1272, all of Wapakoneta.

He enjoyed golfing, spring and fall golf trips with the guys and family vacations to beaches. He especially enjoyed spending time with his five special grandchildren.  

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Daniel Hunt officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The family will receive family and friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund or to St. Rita’s Medical Center Development Fund.

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