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'Fisher's Earliest'
Sweet Corn

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Obituary of Kenneth James Fisher


Kenneth James Fisher, 94, of Belgrade, Montana passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2005, at Mountain View Care Center.

He was born August 29, 1910, in Butte to James T. and Jean (Tibbs) Fisher and lived on the Fisher family homestead at Cold Springs near Norris. He attended school in Norris.

The Fisher family moved to Whitehall in 1935 and owned and operated a truck garden. In 1939 the family moved their gardening business to Belgrade. Ken served in the military as a radio operator in Germany from 1942-1945 during World War II and was awarded a purple heart.

The majority of his life was spent in Belgrade where he owned and operated Fisher's Garden Store. Ken's love of gardening prompted him to develop his own varieties of many vegetable cultivars for the short growing season of the Gallatin Valley, including 'Fisher's Earliest' sweet corn. His most enjoyable activities were to either be working in his garden or talking about gardening with the many people who came to rely on his knowledge and seed production.

He married Marie C. Walter in Helena on September 30, 1951. Ken was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marie; an infant son; his parents; a sister, Florence Vincent; two brothers, Harold Fisher and Clarence Fisher.

He is survived by one sister, Mae Keil of Belgrade; two brothers, Gilbert Fisher and James (Marie) Fisher of Bozeman and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Belgrade Community Church 119 S. Broadway, Belgrade. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Belgrade.

Sources: The Helena (MT) Independent Record



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