Clarence Zehr

Clarence Zehr

FISHER – Clarence D. Zehr, 91, of Fisher passed away Tuesday (April 9, 2013) at Heritage Manor, Gibson City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the East Bend Mennonite Church, rural Dewey. The Rev. Michael Dean will officiate. Burial will follow in East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at East Bend Mennonite Church.

Clarence was born April 25, 1921, in East Bend Township, a son of Daniel P. and Mollie (Birkey) Zehr. He married Evelyn Eichelberger on Oct. 21, 1944, at her parents' home in rural Paxton. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Stanley (Tammy) Zehr of Foosland; a daughter, Pam (Doug) Seim of Fisher; a brother, Milo Zehr of Gibson City; three grandchildren, Todd Seim of Fisher, Cale (Emily) Zehr of Fisher and Carissa (Brandon) Chandler of Gibson City; and four great-grandchildren, Cohen and Graysen Zehr, Colby Chandler and Danielle Seim.

Clarence farmed his whole life in the Fisher area. He and his wife spent many winters in Florida, fishing and playing cards. He was a lifelong member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, where he served on numerous committees.

He was a president of the Fisher Farmers Board of Directors, a trustee for the Sangamon and Drummer Ditch District. He loved to spend time woodworking.

Memorials may be made to East Bend Mennonite Church or the Fisher Stadium Renovation.