Arthur Francis Fischer
Oct. 3, 1937 - Nov. 25, 2013
Arthur Francis Fischer, 76, of Harrisonville, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House with new-found friends at his side, family members close by and in the thoughts of many. Arthur (Art) lived his life from Oct. 3, 1937, until Nov. 25. He was born in Chicago, Ill., to Arthur Edward Fischer and Jesse Josephine Fischer (Beckman). He was the second of three children.
Art graduated from high school in Chicago, Ill., and at 19 joined the U.S. Air Force. Stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, he was part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Here he learned the tools of the trade that would serve him the rest of his life. Art took great pride in the service to his country.
After discharge from the Air Force, Art pursued a career in auto mechanics, owning his own shop in Sedalia, working for various dealerships in the area and Kansas City. From here, he moved on to Denver, Colo., and finally to Las Vegas, Nev. In Las Vegas, with much dedication, he worked for El Monte RV Corporation until his retirement.
In 2009, Art moved back to Missouri with his beloved dog, Mikki, to be with his children and their families. He loved to tinker with everything and could fix anything set before him. His days were spent detailing his prized truck when possible, laughing with family and friends, and admiring the flower garden from the patio of his daughters residence that he called home.
Arthur Fischer is survived by his son, Michael Henry Fischer of Old Hickory, Tenn., and his daughter, Nicole Fae Albin and her husband Scott Clark Albin of Harrisonville, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Arthur Fischer of Sedalia, a brother, Robert Fischer of Chicago, Ill., his parents Arthur Edward and Jesse Josephine Fischer of Chicago, Ill., and his long-time companion Thelma Ash of Las Vegas, Nev.
There will be a Celebration of Life Reception 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the home of Scott and Nicole Albin, Harrisonville. A Military Service also will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House and may be left at the reception Dec. 14 or mailed to the following address in memory of Arthur Francis Fischer: Kansas City Hospice House Attention: Memorials, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.
Arrangements: Cass Co. Cremation Services, 2400 E. Elm St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6302.