Robert L. Fisher

Fisher2Robert L. Fisher, age 89 of Greensburg, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Morning Breeze. Born December 28, 1926 in Batesville, he is the son of Alice (Nee: Schomberg) and Lawrence Fisher. He married Esther Pepper October of 1970 in Peppertown, Indiana. Bob served in the army during World War II.

Bob was a bit of a renaissance man. After the service, he bought the farm he worked at as boy and farmed for over 20 years, selling it after he married. He helped build the Fireside Inn at Enochsburg which in its early years was a tavern that he ran. He also helped build the Grotto behind St. Catherine of Sienna’s Church (formerly St. John’s Church) just up the road from the Fireside. He worked at Fernald for 10 years and American Manufacturing for 20. Bob was an avid baseball enthusiast. A lifelong Reds fan, he played and coached Batesville’s Tri County League team into his 40’s. He also worked for Krider’s Studio where the photography bug bit him and would become a lifelong passion. Through the years he photographed countless weddings, did commercial work for manufacturing plants and covered the Reds, becoming friends with Bench, Rose, Morgan and Knuxhall to name a few. Bob was also an accomplished artist. He would tell the story of growing up with no T.V. or radio, just a pencil and notebook, so by the light of an oil lamp, he entertained himself by sketching. Many will remember him for his music. He came from a musical family and started playing the banjo in his early teens. But he was more than just a musician, he was an entertainer. He would dress in period clothing, usually from the 20’s or 30’s which we’ve all seen……the vest, the hat, the garters on his sleeves. He continued to play with his sister and nephew up until recently when his health began to decline.

Bob is survived by sisters Naomi Prickel of Batesville, Shirley Giesting of Enochsburg as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Wanda Schwegman. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 17th, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna (formerly St. John’s Church) in Enochsburg with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Huntersville Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice