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Walter “Ralph” Fisher
 Walter “Ralph” FisherFlagWalter “Ralph” Fisher, age 84 of Byhalia died Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus.  He was born December 20, 1923 in Lima to the late Otto and Goldie (Phillips) Fisher.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during World War ll and was retired from O.M. Scotts.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and attended York-McKendree United Methodist Church.  Ralph never missed an opportunity to play the Lotto and he liked to play pool.  He always owned a Cadillac, as that was his favorite car.  Collies were his favorite dog and a few of his dear pets have passed since.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Terri Fisher, Oakdale, California.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 5, 2008 at 1:00 PM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Nancy Day-Achauer officiating.  Burial will follow in Byhalia Cemetery.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to York-McKendree United Methodist Church, 28414 St. Rt. 739, West Mansfield, OH  43358.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com.

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#1 from: Mike Thompson
Hocking Hills,Ohio
Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Walter and I worked together at Scotts and I have fond memories of Walt. He was a good guy and am sure he will be missed by all who knew him.

#2 from: Nancy & Bill Wells
Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

We will miss you dear friend! We have known you for so many years and feel so blessed that you were a part of our family! All the birthdays, Christmases, weddings, get togethers and sorrows! When we lost our daughter Pam, you helped us get through in your own way by helping our youngest daughter, Wendy. As the years came and went you and her became so close! She adored you, Ralph! It made her day when you told her you loved her! You and Wendy had a special bond that she will cherish and her memories of you will always be in her heart! You are a true friend, adopted grandfather and great grandfather to Wendy and her children, Jesse, Jacob, Alison and Megan. We can never repay you for your kindness! Rest in peace dear friend! We love you and will miss you so much!

#3 from: Paula Blankenship
Thomasville, Ga.
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 8:39 PM

We are praying for you, Bill and your family.  We are so sorry for your loss.  We wish we lived closer so that we could make it to the funeral.  Ralph was at our Dad's funeral and we were so glad to see him then.  
    Our sympathy and prayers are with you.
             Paula (Fisher) & Keith

#4 from: Penny Furer
Ridgeway OH
Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:08 PM

Growing up beside Goldie and Ralph was like having a second set of grandparents.  As Goldie aged, I spent one summer, in the afternoons, with her cooking supper for Ralph and house cleaning.  (Not that I could do a lot at 12 years old, but they both seemed to enjoy the companionship just as much as I did.) Ralph never complained about what I fixed for him to eat.  He would eat his supper and always tell me thank you.  Then, Sonny and Cher would occupy his time while I helped Goldie do the dishes.  He kept an eye on us girls as we grew up.  He especially became fond of Wendy!  He was always there when she needed him . . . and she was there for him, too!! He will be GREATLY missed!

#5 from: Jane (Fisher) Sherrick
Bluffton, OH
Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 7:08 PM

Hi Bill,
This is your cousin Jane, Paul Fisher's middle daughter, the one you fed the chickens with as kids at Grandma Fisher's house.

On behalf of your aunt Noralee and your cousins Paula, Crystal and me, we wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Even though we can't be with you for the visitation and funeral, we will be with you in spirit.

I remember your dad most when I was about 8 and spent a week with Grandma Fisher. It must have been around Father's Day because I convinced Grandma Fisher we should get something for Ralph at the store. He was always a man of few words, as you well know, but I know he appreciated it.  

I was so glad to hear that Betty Gerfen had led Ralph to Christ. I hope you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, too. If not, I encourage you to seek Him. Your dad is in heaven and we will see him again if we belong to Christ. I am looking forward to seeing my dad, Grandma Fisher and many others.

We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.

In Christ,


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