Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Russel V. Fisher  

Russell v. fisher - "Russ" had just called 'ready' and was awaiting a clay pigeon on the skeet range when this picture was taken. he is one of the star marksmen of the Maxinkuckee Gun club, as well as president of the Maxinkuckee fish and Game Club, one of Indiana's best conservation organizations. He has held the office for four years, and has been very active in his leadership.

Russell was born in Argos and attended school in culver, south bend and logansport. he later studied at the Davey Tree collge at Kent, o. and was working for the Davey organization in Philadelphia whe war was declared. he was a member of a supply company in the Quartermaster Corps for 19 months, and was overseas for 13 months of that time.

when he returned to Clulver Russ was employed by the Smith Shoe repair shop until he passed a civil service examination and became a rural mail caried in 1921, a position he has held ever since.

He was one of Culver's first scoutmasters, was the local American Legion's first adjuant, had held other offices in the legion, and assisted Everman and clark in their famous survey of Lake Maxinkuckee, the only one of its kind ever made.

Russell likes to recall the days back arounf 1910 when he was a member of Mrs. clarence Behmer's Kid Band. He played a snare drum, but before the organization could secure a regulation drum russ had to desplay his talents by beating on a soap box. the bas drummer used a wash tub, and their combined efforts weren't bad either, Russell declares.

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Russell V. Fisher

Russell V. Fisher, age 67, of 781 West Shore Drive, Culver, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday; Feb. 16, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for ten weeks.

Mr. Fisher, more familiar ly known as "Russ," was born March 14. 1895. in Argos and had lived i n this area his entire lifetime. He was a Culver rural mail carrier for 34 years before his retirement in 1954. Mr. Fisher was a member of the Culver Methodist Church, the Fleet American Legion Post, and a veteran of World War I .

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah H. Fisher; two sons, Mark I . Fisher of Elkhart , and Jeremy C. Fisher, at home; a daughter, Melissa M. Fisher, South Bend; his mother, Mrs. Blanche M. Fisher, Culver; and a brother, Ray Fisher, Culver.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home with Dr. Ronald C. Williams , pastor of the Culver Methodist Church, officiating . Burial was made in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

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