Richard Frederick Fisher

April 7, 1951May 3, 2014

Richard Frederick Fisher of Melbourne, FL passed away on May 3, 2014 at the age of 63.

Rick was born in Milwaukee, WI on April 7, 1951 and spent most of his life in the Milwaukee, WI area and moved to Florida recently in his retirement. He worked as an actuary for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance for over 30 years. He is survived by his two beloved children Kathryn Fisher and Daniel Fisher, both of Madison, WI. He is also survived by his siblings, Judith (David) Clemence, Ronald (Janet) Fisher, and Barbara (Charles) Vickery, and many other relatives and friends. Rick was an avid golfer and a member of Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, FL and Hidden Glen Country Club in Cedarburg, WI. He was a long-time member of Tripoli Country Club and the Milwaukee Athletic Club, both in Milwaukee, WI. He also played in local bridge leagues in both Melbourne and Milwaukee. Rick was a 1973 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and was a lifelong Badgers fan!

A memorial service in Milwaukee, WI to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation or to the charity of your choice are appreciated. The Evans Scholars Foundation offers college scholarships to caddies with financial need. Rick valued education and loved golf. For more information or to donate, please visit:


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Neal Elkind

June 30, 2014

I new Rick as a boyhood friend and college room mate. Honestly, there was never anyone more fun to be with and more sincerely a nice guy as was Rick. May his memory be a blessing.

Pat Downs Lambert

May 20, 2014

Rick and I were partners (along with others) in Tripoli Farms. I have fond memories of being at Arlington Race Track with Rick (and also deceased Jim Quarto) as we cheered on one of our race horses. Jim and I always got a kick out of the exuberance Rick showed during a race. My deepest sympathy to Rick's family.

Bonnie and Joe Gillson

May 19, 2014

My family and I just found out today that Rick will not be coming home to WI. He was our neighbor for three years and we enjoyed drinking coffee and sharing stories. He had a soft and gentle spirit and we will miss him greatly.

Monica McKune (Neighbor)

May 12, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Rick was a wonderful and kind neighbor in the Courtyards. He loved his family and enjoyed coming to Florida to play golf. I had the pleasure of meeting Rick during the purchase of his Florida retreat.

The Bartfield Family

May 10, 2014

Rick was an intelligent and sensitive man, who often spoke of his children with great love and pride. He enjoyed amusing us by solving puzzles, from Pythagoras through Rubick, and would bemoan a bridge hands for days. His gifts raised him above most and we will always remember him at his best.

Steve Rickun

May 9, 2014

Although I hadn't seen Rick in quite a long time all I have are memories of him being a kind and gentle soul. Years ago when I was living in Boca Raton, Rick came to visit and we had a barrel of laughs at both the Jai Alai games and at the horse track. May he always rest in peace.

Jeff Buffoni

May 9, 2014

Very sorry to hear about Rick. He was a good guy and we had a lot of fun times at Tripoli.

Tunja Prophet-Hughes

May 8, 2014

My deepest sympathy goes out to Daniel and Katie for the loss of thier Dad. I was Rick's assistant for 7 years in the Actuarial Department at Northwestern Mutual. He was a great person, a great friend, and an awesome Dad. Rick had a boyish smile that would light up a room! It was a pleasure and a blessing to know Rick Fisher.

Ruth & Hal Foreman

May 7, 2014

Our sympathy goes out to Katie and Daniel on the loss of their dad. We only knew Rick for a short time and that he was enjoying his new home in Florida playing golf and bridge.with friends. But most of all, what stood out about him when ever we saw him. was how very proud he was of both his son and daughter.

Lillian Blakeley

May 7, 2014

I am very sorry for loss of your beloved Dad.
I met Rich at one of our gatherings here in the Courtyards. He spoke of the love and pride he had for his children.