Decades ago, funeral and memorial services were usually held in the home of the person who had died. However, in 1950, when John W. Fisher and his wife Mary bought a large, old home on West Market Street in Logansport, they remodeled it into one of the first funeral chapels that could accommodate visitation and funeral services. The Fisher's idea of providing soothing surroundings and a spacious, comfortable, convenient facility was a success.In 1980, their son, the late John D. Fisher graduated from mortuary college to follow in his father's footsteps. He and his wife, Dawn,, purchased the family business in 1990. Five years later, they relocated the firm in a new building at 1801 Chase Road. Today, their two oldest sons, Jonathan and Jacob Fisher, join their mother, all three as licensed funeral directors, representing the third generation of excellence in funeral service.
The Fishers have a lifestyle that is simple and modest. They invest in their business to provide the very best in facilities and service to the families they serve. They also have a simple business philosophy: funerals should not be expensive. They should be thoughtful, loving ceremonies where people can pay their respects, not their life savings. And we believe the funeral should reflect and celebrate the life of the person who died. That's why we offer on-staff celebrants to help prepare personalized life celebrations and meaningful tributes.
Dawn (Sailors) Fisher has worked alongside her husband for nearly 28 years prior to his unexpected death in 2009. She learned every aspect of the business
and graduated from mortuary school at American Academy McAllister Institute in New York. She is also a graduate of Indiana University, holding both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Education. She formerly taught at Daniel Webster and Pioneer Elementary Schools.
Dawn joined the First United Methodist Church in 1974. She is past president and a very active member of Tri Kappa, an Indiana philanthropic sorority. She also volunteers with the Cass County 4-H program, in addition to many church, youth and community activities. She is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Rotary International, the Royal Center Order of the Eastern Star and the Niddee Shrine Guild. She supports her children and grandchildren in many of their activities whether it be showing llamas and 4-H livestock, cheering on Berries basketball and tennis teams or attending dance recitals. Dawn also works with teachers and children in death education and helping them cope when a death touches their lives. Her life has been touched by grief many times over - the death of her father when she was in high school, the death of her second-born son Daniel, and the recent death of her husband, his parents and her mother. These losses have shaped her into a compassionate and understanding friend to those facing the loss of a loved one. Dawn's creativity is evident on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. She also enjoys writing and delivering funeral eulogies for those families in need of an officiant at the funeral service. She has dedicated many hours collecting photos of Cass County Veterans which she used to create DVD's that are in local school and public libraries as well as on our website. She has coordinated a local "Valentines for Vets" campaign every years since 2002 and works hard to bring awareness to our community to show honor and respect to those who serve.
Jonathan Fisher is the oldest son of Dawn Fisher and the late J.D. Fisher. A graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, he has served as manager of the Lafayette facility since receiving his funeral director's license in 2006. Jonathan is available to service as a celebrant, delivering eulogies at life celebrations. Jonathan is a parishioner of the St. Boniface Catholic Church and has proudly offered burial services for miscarried infants in conjunction with the Greater Lafayette Health Services and St. Boniface Cemetery for over a decade. He is very active in the community holding dual memberships in the Masonic Lodge in both Logansport and Battleground as a 7th generation Mason. A former patient at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago, Jonathan is the Vice-President of the Tippecanoe Shrine Club, a member of the Murat Shrine and the Third Wheel Patrol with the Logansport Shrine Club. He also belongs to the Royal Center Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Jonathan is past president of the Greater Lafayette Tree Committee and excels in pruning trees without a ladder. He is also a member of the Lafayette Rotary Club. An Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and a ten year 4-H alumnus, he has grown up with service to the community ingrained into his very being. His wife, Nikki Fisher is a licensed life insurance agent with Homesteaders funeral preplanning and wears many hats at the funeral home. She is also a parishioner at St. Boniface Catholic Church as well as being a member of Tri Kappa, Eastern Star and the Niddee Shrine Guild. The couple have been active in booths at the Feast of the Hunters Moon and in the Greenbush Cemetery restoration Civil War Ball fundraiser. Jonathan and Nikki are the proud parents of two daughters - Gracelynn and Reilly - representing the 4th generation of Fisher's to live above the family business.
Jacob Fisher, a 2012 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, is the third-born son of Dawn and J.D. Fisher. He is a licensed funeral director with certification as a crematory operator and cremation specialist. Jacob is a licensed life insurance agent with Homesteaders Life Company. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Tipton Masonic Lodge, Royal Center Order of Eastern Star, Murat Temple, Logansport Shrine Club and the Third Wheel Patrol parade unit. He is also active in the Noon Kiwanis and YMCA Basketball. Jacob is also an Eagle Scout and a 4-H alumnus, having helped establish the Cass County 4-H International Travel Scholarship and the llama/alpaca project in Cass County 4-H. He is a member of the Indiana Coroners Association and serves as a deputy coroner under Cass County Coroner Randy Rozzi. Jacob also serves as a celebrant officiating at funeral services. He enjoys creating custom floral paperweights using funeral flowers. He also enjoys making Mac movies of funeral services when people request a videotape, Skype or webcast. He is engaged to be married to Sydney Gall, a nursing student at IUK.
The Fisher family is a strong supporter of 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and local school, local church and youth activities. Dawn's daughter, Sarah, is enrolled in nursing at IUPUI and helps at the funeral homes when her schedule permits. Dawn's youngest son, Chase Fisher, is a high school student, who assists at the funeral home. He is working on his Boy Scout Eagle badge and is a longtime member of 4-H, showing llamas, dairy steers and poultry. He plays on the LHS Varsity tennis and basketball teams.