Mark Anthony Fisher
December 24, 1958 – February 10, 2021
Mark A. Fisher, 62 of La Porte, Texas passed away on February 10, 2021 in his home with family at his bedside. He was born on December 24, 1958 to Alois (Bud) and Patricia Fisher in Tawas City, MI. He attended Tawas Area High School and was a 3-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball prior to graduating in 1977. He was raised in the community of faith of the Tawas United Methodist Church. Shortly after graduation, he transferred his employment with Kroger to Texas. He married Yvonne Breaux in 1984 and raised his family in League City then LaPorte. Mark’s oldest daughter, Brooke initiated his journey as a father. He loved their family vacations together and was so grateful for all of Brooke’s efforts to help him spend valuable time with his granddaughter Willow. One of Mark’s proudest moments was seeing his daughter Dana, graduate from the University of Texas. He loved attending Longhorn football games with her as it made him feel like a college kid. This included venturing up to 6th Street together after the contests. Mark’s son Robert was a light in his life, teaching him about patience and exceeding other’s expectations. Mark continued his passion for sports by playing slow pitch softball. Later, his entertainment turned to Harley Davison motorcycle rides with his brother Mike and friends. He remained a dedicated sports fan often texting with family members with play-by-play commentary. Mark achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2010.
He was a dedicated, hard worker and a supportive mentor, taking many under his wing over the years. His heartfelt and greatest passion to date arrived in the form of a granddaughter four years ago. Nothing has been dearer to him then spending time with his Willow. Swimming and eating watermelon by the pool were their favorite activities. He fondly accepted his new name of “PaPa”. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Alois (Bud) in 1996. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Fisher, and siblings Joni Ulman (Ron), Al Fisher (Wendie), Mike Fisher (Mary), his former wife Yvonne, and their children Brooke Fisher (Jarrod) and granddaughter Willow, Dana Fisher and Robert Fisher.
Per his wishes, cremation has occurred. An intimate gathering of family and friends is planned at the Grand View Memorial Park in LaPorte, Texas.
If you are inclined to donate in memory of Mark, please consider MD Anderson, preferably in Prostate Cancer Research. https://gifts.mdanderson.org/ Condolences may be shared with the family at www.pasadenafuneralchapel.com
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Mark Anthony Fisher
February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021
Mark was a fantastic brother, and best friend to me . When I moved to Texas looking for work many years ago, he was there for me and taught me everything about the grocery industry. He was there for me each and every time I needed him. We were very fortunate to be able to spend so much time together. He truly enjoyed life and we worked hard and played hard to make some of the best memories I could ask for. We grew up together, raised our families together, vacationed together, and spent time with each other every chance we could get. Some of the best times were our family vacations. We would go on trips to places we have never been, go camping, fishing, riding jet ski's and Harley's just to name a few. Mark and his family would come over every Christmas eve so we could get together and celebrate his birthday. He loved it when Mary baked him chocolate cakes for his birthday! Mark spent all the time he could getting the family together to make sure we all had as many good memories as we could. I Love you and miss you always my brother! Love Mike
February 19, 2021
February 15, 2021
For the entire Fisher family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Mark and I played baseball together. Graduated high school together. Had a lot of great memories. You are all in our prayers.
February 15, 2021
Mark and I grew up together as best friends and teammates at Tawas Area High School. He was an awesome friend and we had great times together that I will always cherish. In fact Mark “set me up” with Judi Colton- Tousley that has resulted in over 40 years of marriage, three wonderful children and three grandchildren. Thank you Mark. I spent a lot of time at the Fisher home- thank you Mrs. Pat Fisher! It was always fun to hang at your house with Mark. Great memories with great person.
Kathy Hinman (DeRosia)
February 14, 2021
We had a fun childhood neighborhood. Lots of kids to play with, and Mark was one of them. Some favorites were frozen tag and run-away from cars. Marks house had a nice long driveway for running away from cars.
February 13, 2021
Mark will be greatly missed by family and friends. He knew the importance of getting together with family members and always made it a priority in his life. Whether it was gathering for family reunions, birthdays, visiting family, helping family members, or going on family outings, Mark was there. Good times for sure!
February 13, 2021
Mark will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a hard working man, always contributing to new ideas, and solutions. He loved his family and life. He was Mike and I close buddy and hang out friend. We had so many fun times together.
February 12, 2021
Mark was a terrific brother. He was so much fun to be around. He loved life, loved being around family and loved having fun. I have so many wonderful memories to keep.
He demonstrated strength of character in so many ways and I want to share just a few. As a young single man, Mark left the only town he had ever known and moved to Texas to begin the next chapters of his life, rising to management positions in his field of work. After marrying and raising a family, Mark finished a college degree in business before his fifty-first birthday.
After receiving his medical diagnosis, Mark accepted the challenge of leaving his family and friends and transferred to Pittsburg to start up a new warehouse for his company. While facing medical challenges, he successfully completed 95% of that responsibility.
Throughout this post diagnosis period of his life, Mark remained upbeat and family oriented. He got back to his beloved Texas to visit family and friends whenever he could. Mark made a handful of trips from Pittsburg to Tawas to visit with Mom, Joni and Ron.
He really enjoyed our Fisher Family Reunions and strove to be a regular participant. He worked to get as many family members as he could up to the reunion. Mark even drove from Pittsburg to Tawas to get Mom so they could fly out together to Phoenix for her sister’s 100th birthday celebration. The following year he organized a return visit of family to Phoenix to see Marge and our Sowers cousins.
In his final months, after returning to Texas, Mark even organized a poker party with friends at his home and a family trip to the casinos in Lake Charles that Mike and I tagged along with. He was still “the life of the party” at those events.
Always a goal setter, Mark told me in January that he was setting a new goal to make it till April so he could see his grandson. I told him if anybody could do it, he would. I have no doubt that Mark will continue to watch over his family, especially Willow and Jace.