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Melvin Fisher

March 22, 1935 — October 15, 2019

Marion-Melvin Fisher, 84, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Melvin was born on March 22, 1935 in Crowder, MO to Rev. Earl and Eathel (Tubbs) Fisher.  He married Mary Emma Crawford on April 21, 1956 in Corinth, MS.

Melvin was a retired contractor. He was the Williamson County Republican Chairman in the mid 1970’s, being instrumental in coordinating Ronald Reagan’s first visit to Marion ; he raised quarter horses and showed cutting horses and also had his solo pilot license.  Melvin enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.  He loved his family and enjoyed drinking coffee with friends.

Survivors include:

Wife-Mary Fisher

Son-Michael D. and Shirley Fisher

Son-Mark and Sheila Fisher

Daughter-Melanie M. Fisher-Gelgut


Michael A. and Christina Fisher

Stephanie and Matthew Duckworth

Ryan Lee Fisher

Sara Ann Fisher

John Mark Gelgut

Great grandchildren:

Isaiah Duckworth

Cate Duckworth

Zander Fisher

Gabriel Fisher

Tesla Fisher

Brother-Wendell and Elizabeth Fisher

Sister-Janet and Gene Gooch

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kalyn Michele Gelgut; sisters, Lois Tuck and Lorene Miller.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.  Burial will follow at Rhine Cemetery in Eldorado.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Veteran’s Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Melvin Fisher, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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