Thomas E. Fisher, 67, of Rib Mountain, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Tom was born in Wilmington, Delaware on Christmas Day, 1953, to E. Eugene and Anne Marie (Mullen)Fisher. Tom married Lorrie, and together they had two amazing children, whom they both loved unconditionally.
Tom moved to Decatur Illinois at age 4 and graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University and then completed his Masters in Communicative Disorders-Audiology from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. He was employed as an audiologist in Champaign Illinois and then relocated to Wausau in 1979 and joined Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates. Later he completed a Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) at the University of Pennsylvania and continued to be dedicated to his patients at ENT Associates until his retirement in May of 2019.
Tom was a wonderful husband, father, grandpop, and friend. He was a dedicated dog owner who enjoyed deer and upland game hunting. He loved to travel, ride his Harley Davidson, and be outdoors camping or at the family cottage. He was always happy to cheer on his children in their many sporting events and was proud of their accomplishments. Tom also enjoyed golfing with the family, singing, and playing guitar.
His family will cherish many memories of his humor and light-hearted pranks. He loved cherry pie and Christmas, especially, since it was his birthday. It is fitting that his favorite movie was Miracle on 34th Street, which he watched over and over during the Christmas season. Most importantly, his family will find comfort in knowing that he lived a faithful life and is now at peace in Heaven with his Lord and Savior.
Tom is survived by his children, Kim (James) Kramer and Ben (Nicole) Fisher; his former wife, Lorrie Fisher; his grandchildren, Jackson, Carter, and Emlyn; his father, E. Eugene Fisher; his three sisters, Karyn(Jay) St Pierre, Nancy (George) Slater, and Barbara (Steve) Ingraham; his German Wirehair Pointer, Raina; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Anne Marie Fisher.
Celebration of life will be on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street, Weston. Visitation will start at 10:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 PM. Pastor Lance Hoelscher will officiate, and lunch will follow.
Family and friends are asked to go to www.brainardfuneral.com to leave online condolences and words of remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family who will donate to a charity that was special to Tom. The family wishes to thank all their family and friends for their love and support during these difficult days.