Lewis Earl Fisher, known to his loved ones as Lou, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2023, at the age of 93 in Sylmar, California. Lou was a fighter in all aspects of his life, having survived tuberculosis, polio, and COVID-19 in his final years. He was born on February 2, 1930, in Los Angeles, California, and served in WWII and the Korean War in the United States Army from 1945 to 1951.
After serving his country, Lou worked for the Department of Water and Power for 32 years before retiring. He was a man of many hobbies, including fishing, gardening, golfing, bowling, traveling, visiting Las Vegas, making craft airplanes, writing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Lou was a determined man who knew what he wanted in life. He was the kind of man who could walk into a bar and tell his best friend “You see that blonde over there? I’m going to marry her” and in 1972 he married the love of his life Lillian for 42 years. They spent their years together building a home and travelling the world. Their love for the ocean was unparalleled, and he spent many happy days fishing and camping with his family on the beach. Some of his grandchildren’s fondest memories are catching mussels to fish along the shore, early morning walks to the book exchange, or seeing him wake up at 5am every morning with his coffee and crossword puzzle.
Lou is survived by his daughter, Linda (Brent) Sheftz and his step-daughter Carmen Fraser, grandchildren, Dawn Blaisdell, Erika (Anthony) Dinsmore, Shawn Freyre, Marie Casteneda, Kristina and Ricky Rivera, great-children Belinda (Anthony) Lopez, Grayson and Piper Dinsmore, and his great-great-grandchild, Jack Jameson Lopez. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Fisher, daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Ernie Blaisdell, sons Richard and Robert Rivera, and great-grandson Carter Jack Dinsmore.
A ceremony to celebrate Lou's life will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, at 3 pm at Eternal Valley Memorial Park. Lou will be remembered as an adventurous, strong-willed and kind-hearted man who lived life to the fullest and left a lasting impact on all those who knew him.