David Seaney Fisher, 82, Valparaiso, Ind., died in December 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 9, 1929, at the home of his parents, Ray G. and Mary E. (Seaney) Fisher, at the west edge of LaGrange.
He attended the LaGrange School from the first grade and received his diploma with the Class of 1947. However, at the end of his junior year at LaGrange High School, he took summer classes in Ft. Wayne and earned enough credits to receive a diploma the following May. At the end of summer school, when he was 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent 18 months with the occupation army in Germany. After two years of service, he returned to LaGrange and enrolled at Indiana University for the spring 1949 semester and in the fall enrolled at Purdue University for the 1949-1950 academic year. With the outbreak of the Korean War during the spring of 1950, as a member of the active reserve, he was called back to active duty and spent several months at West Point, N.Y., on special assignment. He was then assigned to the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Dix in New Jersey, where his year of extended duty was completed. In the fall of 1951, he again enrolled at Purdue University and continued his studies until completing four years of university education. He was then employed in engineering sales at Honeywell Corporation.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Patrick) Madratowski, Wanatah, Ind.; one son, David L. (Maureen) Fisher, Chilbrook, Maine; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Mcclellan, Muncie, Ind., and Nancy Petrich, West Lafayette, Ind.; and two brothers, Stephen Fisher, Harvard, Ill., and Rex Fisher, Fairbanks, Alaska.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John M. and Samuel R. Fisher.
Graveside services will be held Memorial Day weekend 2012 at the Fisher plot in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.