Hamilton County


William Harrison ‘Bill' Fisher



William Harrison ‘Bill' Fisher was born Dec. 28, 1921 to Vernon and Norma Fisher. He died Mar. 16, 2012.

Bill served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II as a trainer of various flight duties and on numerous aircraft.


Bill Fisher, 90, of Lenox died March 16, 2012, at Lenox Care Center.

Bill donated his body to the University of Iowa Medical School. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, or Greater Iowa Chapter, 228 N. Pine St., Creston, IA 50801.

Bill Fisher, son of Vernon and Norma Fisher, was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Williams.

The family moved to Fort Dodge, where he spent his young life. While in high school, his father broke his back, and Bill went to work in the local gypsum mill to support the family.

Bill was offered several football scholarships and attended Drake University, where he played football and coached intramural wrestling.

In June 1944, Bill married Phyllis M. Copeland of Lenox.

When the country went to war, Bill volunteered for the Army Air Forces and served as a trainer of various flight duties and on numerous aircraft at posts from Rapid City to Mobile. After discharge, he and Phyllis moved to Ames, and he enrolled in the graduate program in animal husbandry at Iowa State University.

The couple then moved to Lenox, where Bill began work with his father-in-law, Les Copeland, at Copeland-Wells produce.

In 1953, Bill and Phyllis bought Prescott Hatchery and operated the chicken hatchery as the family business until retiring in 1994.

In later life, Bill did woodworking.

Bill is survived by his wife; daughter; two sons,; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Source: ancestry.com