Dave  Fisher
David Lee Fisher, 72, of Blakesburg, died November 17, 2019 at Monroe County Health Center.
He was born November 21, 1946 in Ottumwa to Russell and Margaret Haff Fisher. After his mother died, his father married Mary Utteraback who raised him. He married Gwendolyn Kay Richardson on May 24, 1968.
Growing up in rural Albia, Dave served 2 years with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart.
He worked as a pipe welder for a short time and drove a semi-truck for 30 years for others as well as owned and operated his own truck. Dave team drove with his wife for 15 years. After his retirement, he helped his generic son-in-law at Deran's Towing.
He was a member of Howard Cessna American Legion Post #136 in Albia, and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars, ABATE District #14, D.A.V., Vietnam Veterans and Pipefitters Union Local #25.
Surviving is his wife, Gwen; 2 daughters, Dianna Fisher (Deran) of Ottumwa and Denise Owens of Centerville; 4 grandchildren, David, Alisha, Jonathan and Michael; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Paul Post of Blakesburg and Donald Fisher of Ottumwa and his dogs, Joey and Bo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. His body will be cremated after the visitation.
Graveside services and inurnment will be 4 p.m. Thursday, on his birthday (which he considered a national holiday) at the Blakesburg Cemetery with military honors by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Welcome Home Soldier Monument in Albia.
Published on November 18, 2019


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Deb Walker Clark
Nov 23, 2019
Rest in peace Uncle Dave.
Laurel Varner
Nov 21, 2019
Met Dave back in the 80's when I drove for Foodliner and we were good friends ever since .We had a lot in common.Cars,motorcycles,Guns,Computers,and especially Metal Detectors.We couldn't quit buying metal detectors.He allways said whoever had the most was the winner.He was definitely the winner!
Always had a good joke to tell.A real joy to be around.He will be greatly missed.Very sorry for your loss Gwen.
Richard Hatfield
Nov 19, 2019
dave and i go back over 60 year we went to school together we graduated in 1965 both went to the service in 1966 we got out
both move down to blakesburg did a lot of coon hunting back in those days had a lot of fawn memory and a lot fun in those days so sorry to here that he past
Toni Carlberg Sincox
Nov 19, 2019
They don't make Daddy's like they used to.He was one of a kind.
Denise Fisher Owens
Nov 18, 2019
I love you to the moon and back dad.
Deb Gioffredi
Nov 18, 2019
Brenda Johnson is my sister in law.
So sorry for your loss.