Henry George Fischer, 87, Ferdinand

Henry George Fischer, 87, of Ferdinand, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Henry was born September 7, 1934, in St. Meinrad, to Norbert and Lena (Vaal) Fischer.

He was united in marriage with Shirley M. Seng on June 3, 1961, in St. Ferdinand Church. Shirley preceded him in death on July 22, 2012.

Henry retired from Best Chairs after 25 years. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, and the Huntingburg Y.M.I.

Henry was an avid Forest Park Ranger and Indiana University basketball fan. He enjoyed following Notre Dame Football, IU basketball, and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by four daughters, Milissa (Tony) Buechler and Rhonda (Scott) Hasenour, both of St. Anthony, Belinda (Paul) Englert of Huntingburg, and Anita (Michael) Tobin of Ferdinand; 11 grandchildren, Derek and Tyler Hedinger, Brandon, Travis, and Dillon Hasenour, Chelsea Merkley, Olivia Englert, Chanel, Austin, Landon, and Mason Tobin; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia Gehlhausen of Evansville, Mary Lee Ziliak of Ferdinand, and Carol (Ted) Harpenau of Indianapolis; two brothers, Stanley (Patty) Fischer and Kenneth (Sarah) Fischer, both of Ferdinand; and a sister-in-law, Clara Mae Fischer of St. Anthony.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Lena Fischer, one brother, Leonard Fischer, and a sister, Patricia Albert.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday December 2, in Saint Ferdinand Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside services.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 7 until 9:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.


  1. Melissa, Tyler and Derrick, we are so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.

    Sandy and Randy Klem

    1. To Rhonda and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I’m sure he feel right into the arms of Jesus. God bless you all as you mourn his loss. Take good care.

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