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Leonard Dean Fisher

August 30, 1923 January 24, 2017
Leonard Dean Fisher
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Leonard Dean Fisher, age 93, of Oak Park, veteran of U.S. Army Air Forces in WW II; loving father of Carlton (Dr. Linda) Fisher, Gregory (Becky) Fisher, Tanya (Carl) Mahnke and Lynette (Noel) Griffin; cherished grandfather of Paul (Lauren) Fisher, Sarah (Cory) Hahn, Jason (Samantha) Fisher, Brian Fisher, Lynnsey (Dusty) Brownfield, James Mahnke and Annie (Michael) Lilly; great-grandfather of 4; dear brother of the late Laurence (Irvalee) Fisher and former husband of the late Johanna Yvonne Baker Fisher. Leonard grew up in Zanesville, Ohio, where he graduated from Lash High School in 1941. He began his service in the Ninth Army Air Force in December 1942. While stationed in England with the 453rd Air Service Group, he assisted with preparations for the glider assaults of Operation Overlord (Normandy) and Operation Market Garden (Holland). He also played in dance bands that entertained air force pilots and their English guests. Like his father before him in WWI, he was stationed in France for a brief time. He returned to the USA in November 1945 having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the war, he attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He graduated in 1949 with a major in accountancy and a minor in economics. He married Johanna Yvonne Baker in 1951. He lived with his family throughout Ohio, while he worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, until 1967 when he led his family to the Chicagoland area. Before his retirement, he worked as a computer systems analyst for Pullman Standard and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals. After retirement, he lived with his son's family in Oak Park and worked as a volunteer at a local hospital. Memorial visitation on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, followed by a memorial service at noon and a celebratory luncheon, all at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph St., Oak Park. Interment private.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

11

Feb

10:30 AM 2/11/2017 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/11/2017 12:00:00 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

611 Randolph Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
611 Randolph Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

11

Feb

12:00 PM 2/11/2017 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 2/11/2017 1:00:00 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

611 Randolph Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
611 Randolph Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States
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