Richard Ernest Fields

October 8, 1944March 11, 2019

Richard Ernest Fields, 74, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 11, 2019. Dr. Fields was born October 8, 1944 to the late Ernest and Helen (Fortney) Fields.

A lifelong Indianapolis resident, he graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1962. In 1968, he graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. & World History. He obtained his Master of Secondary Education and his Doctor of Education in School Law from Indiana University in 1981. Dr. Fields began his career in education as a teacher and spent most of his career as a school administrator for Indianapolis Public Schools, retiring after 38 years of service. He enjoyed spending time and traveling across North America and Europe with his family.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sandra Robinson Fields; daughter, Sabrina (Joseph) White; son, Ross Fields and his fiancée Casey Salchert; and grandson, Charles Richard White. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Fields.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5pm until 8pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46220. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Richard's brother, Robert Fields, to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Indiana Chapter, 9075 North Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260.


  • Sandra Robinson Fields, Wife
  • Sabrina (Joseph) White, Daughter
  • Ross (Casey Salchert) Fields, Son
  • Charles Richard White, Grandson
  • Ernest Oakley Fields, Father
  • Helen Fields, Mother
  • Robert Fields, Brother

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Indiana Chapter


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 16, 2019

Richard Ernest Fields

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Christine Brosius

March 15, 2019

Another great man has passed ! A gentleman and a scholar. A gentle giant.... he was so much taller than me but carried a soft soul in his smile. We werenโ€™t close due to the years of me being away and life being busy when I was here but Though miles kept me from being closer to my blood family in Indy there were certain relatives in my cousins side of families that were like my examples of gentlemen. He was one of those examples. Though he was going through his own pain , the gentleman he was made it to my moms viewing . I know how much that took and I remember how I felt when I saw him. again a reminder of the gentleman I saw in him. He was always super kind to all I saw him interact with. A quiet man with power of a smile! Continued prayers to Sandy Sabrina and Ross for peace. RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป