2013-05-09 / Obituaries

Curtis Arthur Fisher, 81, of Yankton, S.D.


Curtis Fisher Curtis Fisher Curtis Arthur Fisher, died on Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home in Yankton, S.D., surrounded by loved ones.

Curtis was born in Bismarck on Dec. 17, 1931, son of Art and Lila (Stirling) Fisher.

He was raised on a farm at Hazelton.

Curtis Fisher married Lorraine Keller on Nov. 15, 1952, in Linton and they just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Together they lived in North and South Dakota, Iowa and Southeast Alaska. Curtis was a member of many groups and organizations and had served as church chairperson. He loved farming, was a meat cutter, a miner at Homestake Gold Mine, and loved the outdoors and bear hunting in Alaska. Curtis was a proud Democrat and an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan.

Above all, his biggest love was his family whom he enjoyed spending time with and telling stories.

Grateful for sharing his life is his wife, Lorraine of Yankton; his son, Steve Fisher of Yankton; daughter, Linda (Donn) Larson of Hudson, S.D.; daughter, Sherry Fisher of Yankton; daughter, Elaine (Roger) Gordon of Davenport, Iowa; son, Kevin (Cindy) Fisher of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and son, Duane Fisher of Kearney, Mo., 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, a greatgreat granddaughter and sister, Bessie Merkel of Mobridge, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, John Fisher, grandson, Drake Gordon, granddaughter, Stephanie Fisher; and sister, Nadine Moszer.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Yankton with the Rev. Ken Lulf officiating. Cremation followed the Mass.

The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, of Yankton was in charge of arrangements.

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