Robert A. Fisher

HANCOCK/ISHPEMING, Mich. – Robert A. Fisher, age 60, longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.

Robert was born August 19, 1952 in Marquette, MI the son of Robert and Helen (Curphy) Fisher. He grew up in Ishpeming, graduating from the Ishpeming High School. Robert attended college at Northern Michigan University and also in Nebraska. He worked for a number of years in Nebraska, California, South Carolina and Marquette. In South Carolina he was a packaging supervisor where they designed and produced product containers. He also worked a number of years in a very large garden nursery in California. Robert returned to Ishpeming to care for his ailing Father. Robert loved art and animals and enjoyed working in his flower garden.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and sister Fae Castle.

He is survived by aunts – MaryLou (Al) Gillette of Rothchild, WI, and Delores Fisher of Calumet along with numerous cousins.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Ishpeming Cemetery with Rev. Lauri O. Maki to officiate. Robert’s obituary may be viewed at, where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.