James A. Fischer

March 2, 1930-Nov. 7, 2023


James A. Fischer, 93, of Rockville passed away Nov. 7, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by family.

Born March 2, 1930, at Plainfield, Indiana, he was the son of Fred C. and Belle James Fischer. James married Dorothy E. Honea on Nov. 23, 1957, at Alamo, Indiana. She preceded him in death April 21, 2015.

James graduated from Alamo High School in 1949. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a heavy equipment operator. James was a lifetime member of Paul Taylor VFW Post #1752 and attended the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He retired from the Town of Rockville in 1991. He worked full time and farmed. After retiring he painted houses and barns in the Alamo area. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

James is survived by sons, Keith Fischer (Diane) of Rockville and Henry Fischer of Marshall; four daughters, Laura Fischer of Rockville, Ruth Fischer of Rockville, Freda (Kirk) Overmyer of Bloomingdale and Rita Fischer (John Eldridge) of Center Point; eight grandchildren, Andrea Tislow (Charlie) of Rockville, Alan Doan (Christine) of Rosedale, Brian Doan (Laura) of Waynetown, April Mason of Marshall, Robin Tuberosa of South Carolina, Cree Overmyer of Bloomingdale and JW Overmyer of Bloomingdale; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister Martha Griggs of Crawfordsville; two sisters-in-law, Mary Fischer of Alamo and Carolyn Fischer of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy; three brothers, Paul, John and Dale Fischer; sister Alice Fischer; and sister-in-law Pat Fischer.

Family has requested no funeral services. Cremation has been chosen with care and arrangements entrusted to Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.