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Fisher, William “Bill”

d. June 16, 2013

William “Bill” Fisher, age 62, of Cantrall, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013 at his home.

He is survived by his wife Linda; two sons Jason (Amy) Fisher and Art (DeAnna) Fisher both of Cantrall; grandchildren, Zachary, Kyle, Collin, and Peyton Fisher; two sisters; Carolyn Babington of Glen Carbon, IL and Kitty (husband Paul Schlough) Fisher Tobias of Stoughton, WI; nieces, Melissa Fisher Paoni, Sara Buske, and Molly Hantla; and nephews, John Babington and Tommy Tobias.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Arthur & John Fisher.

Bill was born September 4, 1950, in Springfield, Illinois the son of Charles and Mary “Libby” Guymon Fisher.

Bill married Linda Kern on January 17, 1970 in Springfield, IL.

He retired in 2001 from AT&T after 33 years of service. After his retirement he worked at Camp Cilca. Bill served as Cemetery Sexton for Brittin Cemetery near Cantrall for several years.

Bill was a charter member of the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Reactivated). He was also a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Athens.

He served in the Naval Reserves from 1969 until 1970.

Bill cherished his grandkids and time spent with his family. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, and camping.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Mott & Henning from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Athens at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 with Rev. Richard Becker officiating.

Burial will be held at Brittin Cemetery near Cantrall.

Memorials can be made to the Brittin Cemetery or Camp Cilca.


  1. My prayers go out to the Fisher family during this time of loss. Being one of the Cantrall kids, Bill was part of my growing up years. He was one of the good guys. He will be missed by so many.

  2. Linda – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy & John

  3. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I really enjoyed getting to know him during those years we worked together at Camp CILCA. He was a wonderful man and loved his Lord, & Savior Jesus Christ. I look forward to the wonderful reunion in heaven. Kevin & Tawn Bueltmann & family

  4. There really are no words that can even come close to expressing how it feels when you lose someone you love. Cherish the good times and I will be praying God holds you in his arms and carries you through this sad time. God Bless, Tony and Robin Hutson

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fisher family. We are so sorry for your loss. Lori Miller and Bobby Wilson.

  6. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I didn’t work directly with him, but spoke with him frequently at the phone company. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Denny and Kathy Bierbaum

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