Waynedale Obituaries


THOMAS E. FISCHER SR., 67, of Fort Wayne, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Thomas graduated from Central High School in 1960. He married his wife Barbara on December 19, 1964, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne and had worked for 22 years at International Harvester as well as for Don Steininger at 4646 W. Jefferson, and later FWCS. Tom was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church. He served as an usher at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and had been a member there for over 30 years. For several years, Tom helped run the church’s rummage sales.

Tom was always there for his family and very much enjoyed being with his grandchildren. He had drag raced and loved muscle cars, especially 1962 Chevys, and enjoyed working with his hands and fixing things. Tom, his brothers, and his cousins also played fast pitch softball on the Sappenfield League, and were city Champions in 1964.

“Tom made a difference while here on this earth.”

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Langley) Fischer; children Tammy (Dave) Joefreda of Leo, Thomas E. Fischer Jr. of Fort Wayne, and Laurie Henry of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Nathan Perez, Mackenzie Joefreda; Alyssa Henry, and Mason Henry; and sisters Patricia (Dick) Becraft  and Marilyn (Kent) Burkhead all of Fort Wayne.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Rose (Stoffer) and Edward D. Fischer Sr.; sister Evelyn King; and brothers Robert L. Fischer Sr. and Edward D. Fischer Jr.

Service was 10AM, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Dr with calling an hour prior. Rev. Glenn Meyer officiating. Calling also from 2:00 to 8:00pm on Monday at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or Mt. Calvary. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

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