Melvin Fisher

Mar 22nd, 1935 - Oct 15th, 2019


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Oct. 19th, 2019 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Oct. 19th, 2019 12pm

Melvin Fisher

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.

5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ronald Grant

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: October 16, 2019

    My sincere sympathy

  • Guest: John Migli

    From: Oneonta, New York

    Date: October 17, 2019

    Melanie and family

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad lived a long and happy life. He is now dancing with Kalyn in heaven. Prayers for you and your family. RIP Mr Fosher

  • Guest: Mary Marks

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 17, 2019

    Mark and Shelia, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. It is so hard to give up those we’ve loved all our lives, but we know we will see them again some day. I pray that God will bring comfort and peace in this trying time. God Bless!!

  • Guest: Veronica Hendrickson

    From: , Illinois

    Date: October 18, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort and keep you.

  • Guest: Paul R. Boyt

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 20, 2019

    Mary and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Melvin was a good friend. I drank a lot of coffee with him and talked about politics. I respected his opinions. He loved his country, his Family and His God. I was unable to attend,I am recovering from Emergency Surgery. May God bless you!