Kenton “Ken” L. Fisher, 90, of Niles

Aug. 17, 1927 — March 12, 2018

Kenton “Ken” L. Fisher, 90, of Niles, died Monday, March 12, 2018, in St. Charles, Missouri, following a brief illness.

Ken was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in Niles, to Clarence and Martha (Bachman) Fisher.

Kenton “Ken” L. Fisher

He graduated from Niles High School in 1945, and lived in this area all of his life. Ken was employed by National Standard Company in Niles for most of his working career.

Ken enjoyed many activities including gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing and was a life-long Chicago White Sox fan.

He was a member of the Elks and American Legion, and he proudly served in the United States Navy from which he was honorably discharged as a Veteran of World War II.

On June 26, 1953, in Buchanan, he married the former Dorothy Cauffman, with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage prior to her death on Dec. 13, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Keith Fisher, of Niles.

Surviving family include two daughters, Marti (Darrel) May of Saint Charles, Missouri, and Kathy (Denzel) Travis of Orland Park, Illinois; grandchildren Kenny (Val) Vondersaar and Jake May; great-grandchildren Nathan, Lucas, and Claire.

The family will gather privately to honor his life and share memories. Local obituary information courtesy of Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles. Online condolences may be left at: halbritterwickens.com.

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