Simon Bisher

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Simon John Bisher, 84, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born near Oran, Mo., April 4, 1922, first child of Joseph and Annie Baudendistel Bisher. He attended Caney School and worked on the family farm in Caney near Oran.

Mr. Bisher served in World War II in the South Philippines, Luzon and Bismarck Archipelago battle campaigns from October 1942 to November 1945.

He and Rosemarian Obermann were married June 17, 1950, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. She preceded him in death Oct. 20, 1983.

He worked on a towboat on the Mississippi River several years, then worked 32 years at Marquette Cement, now Lonestar, from which he retired in 1984.

He was an avid gardener and a great carpenter. He could build and fix about anything. He enjoyed working in his yard and riding on his mower. He was also a devoted St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Cape Girardeau, and attended Guardian Angel Church in Oran 23 years with his very special friend Marcella Schlitt, who preceded him in death Aug. 31, 2006. He was a member of VFW Post 3838.

Survivors include two sons, Alan Bisher and Jeanie Asher, and David and Jennifer Bisher of Cape Girardeau; two grandchildren, Mariel Rose and Pierce Allen Bisher; two brothers, Joe Bisher of St. Louis, Ferdinand Bisher of Saxton, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; and the extended Schlitt and Felter families.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Bisher, and a sister, Rita Witges.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., with scripture service and rosary at 7.

Funeral Mass will be at Guardian Angel Church Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. John Harth officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park with full military honors.