Douglas Warren Fisher was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Newton, Kansas, to Virgil L. and Mae Fannie (Weiser) Fisher.
He grew up on and around the Fisher homestead southwest of Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 1945. He was drafted to serve in World War II immediately upon graduation and entered the Navy, where he served in the Pacific during the final days of the war. He was allowed to wander the streets of Toyko immediately after Japanese surrender, and brought home many stories and items of interest. The destroyer ship on which he was assigned, the USS Furse, was then sent to participate in atomic bomb testing in the Pacific, and he was proud to be among those counted as atomic veterans. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned home to Peabody in 1947 and married his childhood sweetheart, Betty (Homan) Fisher.
Together they farmed the Fisher and Homan homesteads and raised their two children. After their children were grown, Doug left the family farm to pursue other careers, including as an electrician owning Peabody Electric, and then many years as city administrator in Peabody, Meade, and Cheney.
Upon retirement, Doug and Betty moved to Haven to be near family, and he began a third career as city inspector for the development of several city municipal water systems.
Upon Betty’s death in 2006, Doug continued to be active in and around his home in Haven. He was most noted for his daily golf cart rides around town to “check things out’” and spending time at Haven Senior Center watching countless games of pool.
After a recent struggle with declining health, Doug passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2017.
His survivors include son Dennis Fisher and wife, Janet, of Denton, Texas; daughter Paula Scott and husband, Glenn Reed, of Haven; grandchildren Alex Fisher and wife, Mary, of King George, Virginia; Emily Dickson and husband, Tim, of Round Hill, Virginia; Andrew Fisher and wife, Shauna, of Valley View, Texas; Christopher Scott of Haven; and Jessica Scott and husband, David Aujero, of Brooklyn, New York; brother Clinton Fisher and wife, Phyllis, of Burrton; sister Carmen South of Peabody; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Peabody United Methodist Church, the same church in which he was married 70 years before. Interment will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, where his body will be laid to rest beside his wife Betty and near three generations of ancestral Fishers that also called Peabody home.
Memorials may be sent to Peabody American Legion, Peabody, Kansas, where he had been a lifetime member. Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, Andover, Kansas. Online guest book may be signed at www.heritageofandover.com.
Last modified Oct. 18, 2017