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Ralph K. Fisher

Died: Fri., Jul. 29, 2011

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STEVENSVILLE - Ralph K. Fisher, 77, died of natural causes on July 29, 2011, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

Ralph was born on Nov. 27, 1933, in Billings and grew up on a ranch northeast of Billing. He attended schools in Nibbe (no longer exists), Worden and Hysham, where he graduated in 1951. He worked for Northern Pacific Railroad until 1953, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean campaign. He was discharged from the Army in 1955 and returned to Montana where he resumed a position of foreman with the NP Railroad.

In 1956, he joined the U.S. Navy and served honorably until 1960. He is a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 8017, Missoula. During his tours with the Army and Navy he was in 23 foreign countries and as a noncommissioned officer served primarily in administration and electronics.

Upon his discharge from the service he came to Missoula and was hired as a deputy sheriff for Missoula county where he served as a detective until 1967. He was then hired by the state of Montana as a probation and parole officer. He was regional supervisor of the parole and probation system for 23 years until his retirement on Aug. 11, 1990. During his law enforcement career he received numerous letters, plaques and commendations. He was respected by all that worked with him.

He is survived by a son, Brady K. Fisher and two daughters, Sheila R. Hardy and Gwendolyn A. Cote.

Cremation is under the direction of Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. No services or memorials will be held per Ralph's request.



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Patricia Sewell
   Posted Wed August 03, 2011
Adios, Ralph! I often wondered what had become of you, since you left the Parole Office. You leave behind, as your greatest legacy, what has become the Missoula Pre-Release Center.

Mark Haley
   Posted Wed August 03, 2011
Ralph Fisher was and is one of the finest men I have ever known.I include the use of the present term because he lives on in Mike , Frank ,Jerry , Joe , and many many others who worked for him , were included as friends by him , and are better people today for having known and loved him.
He was a straight shooter and an ol' law dog of the old school in a time when honor was put first
God bless ya Ralph , we'll lift our glasses high.

Beryl Husby
   Posted Thu August 04, 2011
Sheila,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of you lately and would love to hear from you. I am working at Jcpenney in Missoula, hope to hear from you.
Beryl

Lynette Smith Kirschenheiter
   Posted Thu August 04, 2011
Gwen, Sheila and Brady
My heart goes out to all of you. i remember your dad and thought he was always so pleasant. I was wondering if he was still in the area. I send my deepest sympathy to all of you.
Lynette

Dave Fowlkes
   Posted Fri August 05, 2011
Ralph was a one of a kind individual. I worked with him during his years with Parole and Probation while I was with the Missoula County Sheriff's Office. I was also with the VFW 8017. He leaves many friends behind who were always with him in solitude. Sorry for your loss.

Sandra Ayers
   Posted Sat August 13, 2011
Brady, Gwen and Sheila,
Was so sad to hear of Uncle Ralph's passing. Hope all is well you guys. I had not seen Uncle Ralph in years but will always remember how "handsom" he was. I sent Christmas letters yearly and hope he enjoyed them. Loved him very much and he will be missed. He is in heaven with mother and I hope they are remembering all the good times in both their lives....Again sorry for your loss.

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