Kenard D. Fisher, Jr.

Kenard Daniel Fisher, Jr., age 84, Kadoka, SD, died February 7, 2008, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Tuesday, February 12, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Lyndy Ireland and Joyce Wheeler. Ushers were Tony Gould and Mitch Olney.

Interment with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard was held Tuesday at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Kenard Daniel Fisher, Jr. was born November 3, 1923, in Washabaugh County, SD, the son of Kenard D. Fisher, Sr. and Elsie Marie (Enders) Fisher. He grew up on his parents' ranch eight miles south of Kadoka, attending the Wells Rural School. As a young man he worked as a ranch hand in the Kadoka area.

He served in the United States Army during WWII. He was honorably discharged on December 22, 1945, in California. He worked as a mechanic in a Ford garage in Elk Point, SD.

Kenard was united in marriage to Thelma Asmus on November 18, 1975. They made their home in Scottsbluff, NE. While in Nebraska, he worked at a sugar beet factory. In 1996, he moved back to the family ranch south of Kadoka. Later he moved into the Gateway Apartments and due to health reasons moved into the VA Medical Center in Sturgis. In 2003, he was transferred to the State Veteran's Home in Hot Springs, where he has since resided.

Kenard was a member of the American Legion Post #27 of Kadoka.

Survivors include one brother, Fred Fisher of Kadoka; three sisters, Dora Brown of Seattle, WA, Eileen Heinsohn of Kadoka and Viola Olson and her husband, Lloyd, of Kadoka; two nieces; four nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Kenard was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial is established.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com