Robert J. Fischer, 80, of Delphos, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Vancrest Healthcare Center with Putnam County Hospice assisting him. He was born April 30, 1938, in Delphos to John B. and Emma (Dickrede) Fischer. He was united in marriage to Edna Mae Schumaker on August 13, 1960, she survives in Delphos.
He is survived by three sons, Glen (Paula) Fischer of Fremont, IN, Tony (Kathy) Fischer of Spencerville, and Dean (Nancy) Fischer of Delphos; one daughter, Janine (Jeff) Warnecke of Delphos; two brothers, Arnold (Helen) Fischer and Vernon (Judy) Fischer both of Delphos; sister, Sr. Yvonne Fischer OSF of Lima; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Robert was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a member of the Eagles #471, and a 1956 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. At the age of 16 he started working with his dad at Fischer Implement, the local John Deere Dealer, and later was self-employed at Fischer Farm Service. Bob loved everything with a motor on it and could fix anything. He built a moped before they were invented. He loved collecting and restoring antique tractors and was known to help others restore them.
Memorial mass will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Because he generously donated his body to the Ohio State University Division of Anatomy a private burial will be at a later date. Memorial visitation will be on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a parish wake to begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Parish Foundation or the Delphos Community Christmas Project.