Harold F. Fishel passed away peacefully in his 97th year on Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013 at the Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus. He was a resident of Columbus and a former resident of Bloomington.
Harold was born in Manson, Iowa on February 21, 1915 to the late Elmer E. & Mabel A. (McLary) Fishel. He married Elsie M. Chitwood on November 14, 1939 in Vincennes. She preceded him in death on January 10, 1996 after 56 devoted years.
Harold retired in 1976 as a High Voltage Electrician for Indiana University after 22 years of service. Prior to that, he worked for Indianapolis Power & Light Company from 1939 to 1944. Harold was a member of the Unionville Church of Christ and served as a Morgan County REMC Board Member from 1960 to 1975. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing basketball & baseball. Later in life he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and spending time with his companion, Marjorie Young of Columbus.
Harold is survived by his children: Connie G. Young of Pearland, TX, Gary (wife, Ruth) Fishel & Rusty J. (wife, Robin) Fishel both of Bloomington. He will be remembered by his sister: Helen (husband, Terry) Truax of Martinsville; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and a sister in law: Lydia Fishel of Fredericksburg, TX.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister: Margaret Weddle; three brothers: Harry, Donald & Fred Fishel and a son in law: Bob Young.
The Rev. Allen Ketchersid will conduct a funeral service 11 am Saturday at the Unionville Church Of Christ, 8056 State Road 45 in Unionville. Friends may call from 10 am until time of service on Saturday at the church. Harold will be laid to rest by his wife at the Unionville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Harold to the Unionville Cemetery,7605 E. St. Rd. 45, Bloomington, IN 47408
Expressions of caring and kindness can be conveyed to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670