Loren D. Fisher, 71
Loren D. Fisher, 71, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away June 5th, 2021 unexpectedly in St. Petersburg, Florida while vacationing with his wife, Bev. Per the wishes of Loren, cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 26th at 10 am. at Journey Church, 700 E. Olive Street in Marshalltown, Iowa. Family will be available for visitation at 9 am prior to the service at the church.
Loren was born in Jefferson, Iowa on Sept. 12th, 1949 to Shirley L. (Orman) and Paul W. Fisher. He grew up in Perry, IA, attended Perry Schools and graduated in 1968. He was a 35.5 year employee of the Chicago & Northwestern/Union Pacific Railroad and was a Bridge and Building Foreman until his retirement in 2009. Many of the railroad bridges around Iowa have been engineered and built by “LD.” He was very instrumental in the reconstruction of Cedar Rapids after the 2008 flood. When not at work Loren’s passions included music (grand piano, harmonicas, guitar), motorcycles (Yamaha & Suzuki), golf (loved his 6 iron and Bertha), and the Hawks (was upset JB was coming back for a 6th year). He was a master at rebuilding and fixing anything, including baby grands, cars, motorcycles, and pretty much anything we asked him to fix (on a daily basis). Above all, Loren’s family was his top priority. He would drop anything anytime to help family members or a friend in need. The roles of husband and father, especially with his daughter Lorene, filled him with so much love and pride.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Paul Fisher and his brother, Roland Fisher.
Left to cherish his memory are Beverly Fisher, his wife of 14 years, his daughter, Lorene (Tommy) Burns and grandson Max, of Marshalltown, his brother, Larry (Cathy) Fisher of Des Moines, his sister, Kathy (Don) Wyant of Newman Grove, NE, his stepchildren, Brooke (Maxwell) Freund of Iowa City, Neil (Kate) LeWarne of Van Meter, Nick (Lauren) LeWarne of Ankeny, his granddaughters, Foster and Reagan, and many nieces and nephews.
All flowers and memorials may be directed to their home at this time.