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
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,
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.