FISHER, Tom, Jan 20, 1921 Jun 15, 2012. Thomas Paul Fisher was born on January 20, 1921, in the southwest Iowa town of Villisca. He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church and attended their schools and activities. He graduated from Villisca High School in 1938, lettering in football, basketball and track. The following two years he attended Iowa State Teachers College, but with war production on the increase, he went to work for North American Aviation in Los Angeles and, later, Glen L. Martin Aviation in south Omaha. This involved building B25 and B26 bombers. In 1943 he applied for Army Air Corps pilot school and graduated in 1944, flying B25s. After a short training period in A20 attack bombers, he was sent to the South Pacific, serving in New Guinea, the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. He was on Okinawa when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, ending the war. He spent several months in Osaka, Japan, flying mail and personnel to various U.S. bases in Japan. He returned to Omaha, where he graduated from the University of Omaha in 1948 with a B. S. in Business Administration. He immediately joined Mutual of Omaha where he worked for 35 years, retiring in 1983. During this period he was married to Jean Gray in 1955, living in homes in southwest Omaha and the Rockbrook area. Tom and Jean were happily married for 46 years until her death in January, 2001. During this long path of life, Tom felt blessed with many fine friends, some of them since childhood. He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Jean Fisher; brothers, Edwin and William Fisher; sister, Marjorie Coon. He is survived by sister-in-law, Darlene Hrdlicka; brother-in-law, Marvin Coon; nieces and nephews. VISITATION begins Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 12noon, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 1pm at the West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park with military rites by Benson VFW Post 2503.
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