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John Arthur Fischer

November 11, 1941 - November 24, 2017

John Arthur Fischer, 76, passed away in his sleep November 24, 2017 in Medford, Oregon. He was born November 11, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Gertrude Fischer.

John loved his country, retiring from the Air Force after 21 years including serving in the Vietnam War and supporting F-111 deployments worldwide. John made his way to Oregon in 1984 to enjoy years of backpacking, rafting, camping, biking, and joining friends for all types of adventures. The Rogue River Trail was a favorite and hiked many times by John with his close and extended family. He was equally happy introducing someone to the trail for the first time as he was hiking it for the twentieth time himself - although his style of sleeping without a tent took some getting used to.

The only thing John was more passionate about than the outdoors was caring for his family. His wife, Jane; daughters, Melinda, Charlene, and Clare; and his son, Todd will greatly miss his experience, knowledge, and love. Grandchildren, Katie, Zachary, Guinness, Marley, Grace, Kayla, Diego, Ray, Rose, Graham, Ella, Wren, Judah, and Cormac all learned of Grandpa Fischer’s love of God and the outdoors. He joins his granddaughter, Violet in Heaven.

A memorial service will be held in spring of 2018.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and entire staff at Avamere Three Fountains for their excellent, compassionate care and understanding through this journey.

John Arthur Fischer