Donald J. Fisher
September 4, 1932 – June 6, 2018
Donald Fisher, 85, Gladstone, passed away June 6, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family.
Visitation is Friday, June 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 800 Shady Lane, Gladstone, MO (Rosary prayer at 5:30). Funeral is Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 AM, also at St. Charles, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors.
Don was born Sept. 4, 1932 in Kansas City, MO to Floyd and Mildred Fisher and was a life-long resident of the area. After East High School, he graduated from Baker University, then joined the US Army and served as a part of the Army of Occupation in Germany. He returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Warren. The two enjoyed 62 years together. Don was passionate about his family and his Catholic faith, a committed member of St. Charles Borromeo.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol Fisher Case, brother Robert Floyd Fisher and infant son John David Fisher. Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley; children Nancy (Bill) Colwell, Linda (Robin) Neverve, Mary (David) Dobbins, Donald (Angela) Fisher, Jr., and Daniel (Tammy) Fisher; brother David Richard Fisher; twelve grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren (with one on the way).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion, 816-453-7700
- Shirley Warren Fisher, Wife
- Nancy (Bill) Colwell, Daughter
- Linda (Robin) Neverve, Daughter
- Mary (David) Dobbins, Daughter
- Donald (Angela) Fisher, Jr., Son
- Daniel (Tammy) Fisher, Son
- David Richard Fisher, Brother
- 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren (with one on the way)
- St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
- Rosary Service Friday, June 8, 2018
- Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 9, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
Donald J. Fisher
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June 8, 2018
Shirley, in the short time I have known you and Don, my fondest memory is when I first met the two of you. As I stood in the crowd cheering our veterans as they disembarked the Honor Flight plane at almost midnight at KCI Airport just a few years ago, I spotted my future daughter-in-law, Heather Dobbins, there as well. What a surprise to learn Heather was there to greet her grandfather, Don, as he was returning from Washington, D.C., after spending the day among the Honor Flight veterans. Not only was it an honor to pay tribute to the veterans as they got off the plane, it was a double-honor that I was there to meet and honor Don Fisher, Heather’s grandfather, who meant so much to her. I am so glad that I had the privilege to know him. I am so very sorry for your loss and send my love to you.
June 7, 2018
Shirley: My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Husband. You were so sweet to come to Gene's visitation almost six years ago, and I appreciated it so much. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and give you peace. God Bless You.