Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


September 6, 2013

Sam Fisher

Knoxville — Funeral services for Sam Fisher, of Knoxville, were held on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Vicki Steffes officiating.  Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery.  Katie Davis, vocalist, and Kevin Stittsworth, pianist, shared; “Blessed Assurance, “Hymn of Promise” and “Amazing Grace”.  Casket bearers were Rick Kauzlarich, Ben Truetken, Eric Clark, Kevin Clark, Zeke Kauzlarich and Ben Clark. Honorary casket bearers were Jenna Kauzlarich and Sam Truetken.

Samuel Sheldon Fisher III was born June 6, 1941, in Knoxville, the son of Samuel Sheldon Fisher II and Geraldine Augusta (Kading) Fisher.

He was raised in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1959. Sam farmed most of his life and raised Hereford cattle. Sam obtained a real estate license in 1984 and eventually opened his own business, Keystone Realty. He also had a farm appraisal service. He served on the CO-OP Board, Marion County Mutual Board, the Marion County Board of Realtors and was active in the First United Methodist Church. He was also a mentor for 4-H and F.F.A.

Sam’s passion was raising cattle and working the land.  He loved being outdoors and helping people.  He instilled a strong work ethic and compassion for other in his daughters and grandchildren.  He will be remembered as a kind and loving father, grandfather and friend.

Sam passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Locust Hill at the age of 72 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to honor his memory include three daughters Sue (Rick) Kauzlarich of Knoxville, Sally (Kevin) Clark of Attica and Katie (Ben) Truetken of Knoxville and five grandchildren, Zeke and Jenna Kauzlarich, Eric and Ben Clark and Sam Truetken and many other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County 4-H Foundation or to the family.  Online condolences may be left at

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