The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

Matthew J. Fisher

Matthew J. “Buzz” Fisher, 47, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  

Matthew J. Fisher

He was born January 29, 1973, in Lima, the son of Donald Fisher, who survives, and Gloria (Leghart) Fisher, who preceded him in death. 

Matt was a 1991 graduate of Vantage Career Center and attended Lincolnview High School. He went on to earn his associate’s degree from Brown Mackie College. Matt was employed at Federal Mogul Corporation for over 20 years. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, woodworking, and tinkering with anything that has a motor. Matt also loved playing corn hole and fishing. 

Matt was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and Moose Lodge 1320, both in Van Wert.

He is survived by the love of his life, Jennifer Carr of Ohio City; a son, Brady Fisher of Van Wert; one daughter, Paxton Shields of Tippecanoe; five siblings, Julie (Jeff) Reidt of Van Wert, Donald (Jackie) Fisher Jr. of Delphos, Mark (Debbie) Fisher of Lima, Cindy Hettesheimer of Delphos, and Jennifer Fisher of Delphos; and several nephews and a niece. 

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Matthew’s memory may be directed to the family, who will donate to their preferred charity.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

POSTED: 04/02/20 at 2:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries