Marvin R. Fischer

1915 - 2011

Marvin R. Fischer, 96, of Fulton, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at Fulton Manor. He was born April 5, 1915, in Callaway County, the son of George William and Edna Bonard Fischer. He was united in marriage to Mabel Vaughn on June 30, 1940, on her parents lawn on what is now State Road KK. The couple recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Marvin proudly served his country in the Army as a Combat Engineer from December 21, 1942 until December 22, 1945 during World War II. He was stationed on many islands in the South Pacific as a Combat Engineer. He was on board a ship set to invade Japan when Japan surrendered. He worked for Burt Harlan, International Shoe Factory until it closed, doing road construction, and as a Security Aid at Fulton State Hospital until his retirement in 1968. He was also a farmer. Marvin was a member of White Cloud Presbyterian Church. Along with his wife, Marvin is survived by one son, Dale Fischer and wife Sandra of Fulton; one daughter, Rita McKeller and husband Lee (deceased) of Fulton; three brothers, Leonard Fischer and wife Marie, Robert Fischer and wife Betty, and Willis Fischer, all of Fulton; one sister, Louise Leopold and husband Leo (deceased) of Auxvasse; seven grandchildren, Stacy Hughes and husband Vince, Loretta McKeller, Christina Russell, Bryan D. Fischer, Leslie VanNorman and husband Joseph, Buddy McKeller and wife Kelly, and Michael McKeller; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Wallace and Homer Fischer and Juanita White. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011, at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastors Bruce Williamson and Bill Nigus officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at White Cloud Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the funeral home. In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations be made in Marvin's name to White Cloud Presbyterian Church, c/o Debo Funeral Home, P.O. Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences can be sent by visiting

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