Waldo "Red" Fisher
November 24, 1913 – February 15, 2013
Waldo V. (Red) Fisher was born November 24, 1913 in Morenci, Michigan to Idell F. (nee Dennis) and Clyde M. Fisher. He died February 15, 2013at the age of 99 in Alma. Red graduated from Lansing Eastern High. He proudly served a tour in the Civilian Conservation Corps near Newberry. He worked a time at the Olds in Lansing. He lived most of his years in Sheridan, MI, working as the village engineer and as a county deputy sheriff. He also served there as a volunteer fireman and as fire chief. He retired working for the intermediate school district in Stanton. Red spent many winters in Florida and summers near Charlevoix fishing big waters with a passion. He also enjoyed deer hunting with the guys up at the Shack. He faithfully attended the family, school and CCC reunions. Mr. Fisher was a member of the Masons and the Eastern Star, and of the Sheridan Congregational Church. In 2004 he moved himself and wife Dorothy to the Masonic Pathways home in Alma. Red Fisher was preceded in death by his first wife, Marguerite (Taylor) Fisher in 1994; by his brothers, Hazen in 1953 and Arthur in 1975; and by his sisters, Marie Sovereign in 1987 and Marge Gardner in 1990. Red is survived by his second wife, Dorothy (Bateman) Webb Fisher and her family; by daughter, Bonnie (Lynn) Wickerham of Greenville, MI and Ruskin, FL; son, Lannie of St. Johns; grandsons, Brent (Karen) Wickerham of Greenville and Brett (Katie) Wickerham of Belding; and great-grandsons, Blake Wickerham of Raleigh, NC and Nicholas Wickerham of Belding. Red was Uncle Waldo to several nieces and nephews. Arrangements for Mr. Fisher’s memorial service this spring will be forthcoming. Also a brief Masonic service at Pathways in Alma will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at 11 a.m.
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June 13, 2013
I grew up living next door to Red He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. When I married I moved in 2 houses from Red. My daughters also remember him. He always had time to chat and listen to them. April 17, 2010 I lost My daughter Sarah to cancer at 26 Red came from Alma to her service. What a blessing he was to all of us. Kim (Stoneham) Morgan Rockford MI
February 21, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Red's passing. I remember him so well, I grew up working at the Country Cupboard, this is where I first met Red ? He would come in daily & sit with the coffee drinkers or should I say they all sat around that table solving Sheridan's problems ;) LOL Red was a very kind man, always had a smile on his face & a kind word to say. I am so glad I was able to meet such a nice man! RIP Red you will be missed!!
February 20, 2013
Bonnie & Lannie, My condolences are going out to both of you. Uncle Waldo was a dear sweet man that liked to tell you stories of the past. More times than not you had already heard the story many times, but you would just let him tell it again anyway. He was so tickled to be telling it. I will certainly miss his stories and just being able to see him at the reunions. We love you,Uncle Waldo. RIP
Roger and Helen (Hamler) Caris
February 19, 2013
Red was a delightful man. He was a joy to work with at the MAISD and served in several different capacities, truant officer, pupil accounting auditor, and instructional media van driver. He always had a bright smile and a quick wit. In later years we often seen him at track meets and cross country runs. He truly enjoyed watching kids participate in various events. He was a remarkable fellow and we looked forward to seeing him at our annual office Christmas potlucks. He was always full of spunk and life and had the greatest smile.
February 19, 2013
I remember Red from a long time ago, growing up in Sheridan, in the 50's and 60's. I always looked up to Red, and I consider him to be one of my childhood hero's. I remember being maybe 10 or 12 and renting boats from him on Saturday's to go fishing, for .25 an hour, but he always let me rent them for as long as I wanted for .25. I remember one time, I could have been in a little trouble, but he let me slide with a warning, and I learned from that, and was always grateful, because my parents would have been really mad. Nothing terrible, just enough though. My condolences to the family, Bonnie and family , and Lannie. Hope to run into you again Lannie at some golf course. For some strange reason, I had a dream last night and Red was in it briefly, and I see the paper this morning , and couldn't beleive it! I have never, ever dreamt about Red before. Just thought I'd share this....