Kenneth "Jim" Fischer (87) of Altamont


Published on December 17 2013 7:24 am

Kenneth “Jim” Fischer 87 years old of  Altamont, died on Sunday evening, December 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM at the Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday morning December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesday at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday.  Military Burial Rites will be conducted at Union Cemetery, Altamont immediately following the funeral services by Altamont Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post 512 and Effingham Post #120. Also Altamont VFW Post #7676 will participate.
Kenneth Carl Fischer was born December 25, 1925 in Altamont one of seven siblings into the Christian family of Emil and Rose (Rethorn) Fisher. Kenneth was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed his faith, educated in the elementary parochial school, and graduated from Altamont Community High School.  
After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and received the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He received his Honorable Discharge on May 11, 1946. Kenneth was employed as the office manager of the Illinois Department of Employment Security for over 35 years until his retirement. He also served his church as finance officer, elder, trustee and other positions.  One of his favorite pastimes in later years was playing golf.  Kenneth married Dorothy Ann Beccue in the Immanuel Lutheran Church on February 9, 1947 and she preceded him in death on November 2, 2009.  
Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery and or the Donor’s choice.
He is survived by: 1-Sister: Dorothy Smith of Olney, Illinois...1- Sister-in-law: Charlotte Fischer of Rushville, Illinois...Several Nieces, Nephews and a host of local friends.
He was preceded in death by His: Parents:Emil Herman Fischer and Rose C. (Rethorn) Fischer...Wife: Dorothy Ann Fischer...3-Brothers: Paul L. Fischer, William Fischer and Cecil and his wife Eileen Fischer...2-Sisters: Marie and her husband Lester Ross and JoAnn and her husband Willard Olney...and Brother-in-law: Franklin Smith.
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