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Little & Sons Funeral Home

4901 East Stop Eleven Road, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Donald Morrison Fisher Sr.

September 6, 1926June 15, 2020
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Donald M. Fisher, Sr.,

Donald M. Fisher, Sr., 93, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 15, 2020. He was born September 6, 1926 in La Salle, IL, the son of Patrick and Etta (Morrison) Fisher . Don graduated from Manual High School in 1944. He excelled in math and auto mechanics, skills that would serve him well in his chosen profession later in life. In the fall of 1944 he was inducted into the Army as an infantryman spending most of his time in Vienna and parts of Germany. Don served his country well, rising to the rank of Sergeant before being honorably discharged in August of 1946. Upon returning from the war, he was for a time employed at P. R. Mallory before settling in as an auto mechanic at Earl's Marathon on Prospect Street near Fountain Square. During his time at Earl's, he could frequently be found at Sarah Shank golf course at 5 A.M. before starting work at 7 A.M.

In 1951, Don met the love of his life, Carol Evelyn West. They were married on June 28, 1952 and lived together as husband and wife for 67 years. Carol passed away one day after their 67th anniversary on June 29, 2019. In the 1950's, Don took a job as an auto mechanic for Bill Hardesty. Don eventually bought the business in the 1960's from Bill, and "Don's Community Service" was born. It was a Mobil Station at the corner of Southeastern Avenue and Raymond Street. Don emphasized great customer service in his business by continuing to wash the windshield and ask if the customer would like to have the oil checked, until his retirement in 1993. This was long after most people were pumping their own gas at most places.

In retirement, Don and Carol did a great deal of traveling. A European vacation, Caribbean cruising and several visits to the Hawaiian islands were among the highlights. Extended visits to brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Sherry West in Montana, and winters in the Clermont and Sarasota, FL were frequent and greatly enjoyed.

Don was a great family man and will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by three sons, Don, Jr. (Paula), John, and Bob Fisher; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy, Shirley, and Betty.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2-3 P.M. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Road, followed by a memorial service at 3 P.M. Social distancing will be practiced and attendees are required to wear a mask while inside the Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Traders Point Christian Academy Outdoor Education Program, 5770 Whitestown Parkway, Whitestown, Indiana 46075.

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    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

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Howard Wickliff

June 22, 2020

Sorry to hear of this.. Peace to you all...

Howard Wickliff

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