Obituary for Glen Fisher
Glen M. Fisher, of Billings, MT, passed away in the early morning hour of August 30, 2017. He quietly left the arms of his daughters and fell into the arms of his Savior. He was 93.
Glen was born July 19, 1924 at his family home in Nibbe, MT. His parents were Ben and Hazel (Wolfgram) Fisher. When he was 13, the family left the homestead and moved to a farm outside Worden, MT where he graduated from Huntley Project H.S. in 1942.
He joined the Navy in 1945. After training in San Diego, CA, he serviced at many assignments in Florida. Receiving an Honorable Discharge in July 1946, his rank was Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class, SV6, USNR: he returned home to work the family farm.
While delivering for Sawyer’s Stores Inc., he met the love of his life, Helen Springer, at Sawyers Grocery, where she worked. They were married January 19, 1951. He would later start working for Consolidated Freightways, retiring in 1985. This would not be the end of his career with C.F. He returned a few weeks later as a Claims Agent and worked until they closed in 1996.
It was 1968, Dad and Mom opened their hearts and home to two little girls, Priscilla and Marianne, and they became a family.
Dad enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping with family and friends. He was a prized horseshoe player, enjoyed many years of bowling, traveling, playing pinochle, and was an avid gardener. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and served as an usher for many years.
Many considered him the “Salt of the Earth,” with strong ethics and convictions, just like a true Montana cowboy. Dad didn’t know a stranger. He loved people, especially children. He owns the title of wonderful Dad, Grandpa, Brother, and Uncle.
Glen is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Helen, his parents, brother Earl (Violet) Fisher, brothers-in-law, Orville Larson and Clint Foss.
He is survived by daughters Priscilla (Larry) Ostwald of Helena, Marianne (Terry) Hart of Billings; grandkids Thea Ostwald and fiancée Kasey Secrease, Dustin (Annie) Ostwald all of Helena, and D. Payton Hart of Billings; two great grandchildren: Deon and Daxon Ostwald; sisters Violet Larson and Lois (Alfred) Kiser; and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Springs at Grand Park Assisted Living. Thank you for the love and care you so graciously bestowed on Dad and Mom and making their stay so enjoyable. They loved all of you.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to First United Methodist Church.
Visitation is from 1–8 pm, Sunday, September 3rd at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th Street W. A funeral service will be at 1 pm, Tuesday, September 5th at First United Methodist Church, 2800 4th Ave N. Interment will follow at 3 pm at Pleasantview Cemetery in Ballantine. Condolences may be shared online at www.smithfuneralchapels.com.