John Fisher


John “Jack” L. Fisher, of Fairfield, IA and formerly of rural Douds passed away peacefully on April 6, 2024, at the age of 101. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon, IA with Pastor David Birdsall officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Douds, IA immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church and last until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Jack’s honor may be directed to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association. Friends may leave online condolences at

John “Jack” L. Fisher was born on March 14, 1923, in LeClaire, IA to John and Hazel Gilbert Fisher. His early years were spent in a one room schoolhouse until the 8 th grade, after which he joined the workforce, helping several local farmers. He worked briefly for a bakery in Davenport, but it was his marriage to Martha Oliver on Christmas Eve of 1947 that set the course for a lifetime of love and
companionship. Following their wedding, the couple resided with Martha’s parents until settling in rural Douds, where in 1952 they purchased their family farm—a place that would see them work side by side for the rest of their lives.

In addition to maintaining the farm, Jack worked at Barkers in Keosauqua and as a USPS mail delivery truck driver. He also spent 10 years as a dedicated employee at Rockwell until his retirement.

Jack was a gifted musician who could play the violin, guitar, and bass purely by ear. He and Martha traveled to various music festivals, sharing their love of music, and creating memories. When Jack had time to himself, he enjoyed reading a good book on history or old trains. He will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends he made along the way.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Fisher and Hazel Gilbert Fisher; his loving wife of over 70 years, Martha Fisher; and his four siblings, Calvin, Hazel, Dorothy, and Richard. His legacy continues through his remaining family: his brother, Bill (Pat) Fisher; his four children, Lonnie (Nellie) Fisher, Kathy (Dee) Decker, Linda (Leon) Connelly, and Gary (Kamala) Fisher; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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