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Henry R. Fisher, 81, of Richfield, entered into rest on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born May 18, 1936, at home, a son of the late Wilson and Keturah "Tura" (Forry) Fisher. He was married to the former Rachel Wiles who survives. The couple was married for 61 years.

Henry attended a one-room schoolhouse in Richfield and was a veteran of the Army.
He was employed at Herbert Meiser Feed Mill, Delbert Renninger Saw Mill, and retired from the Selinsgrove Center. While working at the Selinsgrove Center he also assisted at Swartz Garage and was an Amway salesperson.
Henry was Lutheran by faith and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1173, Selinsgrove, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5640, Paxtonville, and DH&L Hook and Ladder Ambulance League, Selinsgrove.
He enjoyed spending time working in the outdoors and gardening. He also did butchering and was known locally for his scrapple.

In addition to his wife, Henry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Tony Short, of Richfield; three grandchildren, Heather L. Strait, of New Berlin, Timothy J. Strait Jr. and his wife Amy, of Richfield, and Erin M. Depew, of Pottsville; and two great- grandsons, Timothy Allen and Jak Daniel; and his former son-in-law, Timothy J. Strait Sr. and his companion Robin Carbaugh, of Richfield.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Auker and Fern Strauser.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Brittin F. Stimeling officiating.
Burial with full military honors accorded by the Juniata Veterans Council will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Henry to the American Heart Association-Capital Region, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.
Published on  June 5, 2017
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