Robert "Bobby" Fisher 1941 - 2013

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Aug. 9, 1941
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Death: Mar. 21, 2013
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Eugene, Oregon
April 7, 2013

Robert "Bobby" Fisher
1941 - 2013

Robert "Bobby" Fisher was a lifelong resident of the Springfield area. He passed away on March 21st, 2013 at the age of 71 due to cancer.

He was born on August 9th, 1941 in Eugene, OR to Baxter and Ann Fisher. He married Carol Ann McGowan on September 8th, 1972 in Eugene, OR.

He invented the Fisher Stove and opened up Fisher Stove Works. He served in the National Guard. Other careers included: a millwright, fabricator, welder, entrepreneur, a barber, a logger, and a lifelong farmer.

Survivors include the love of his life, Carol Fisher. He has three kids. A son, Jesse Fisher, and two daughters, Tammy Fisher and Kelly Giffen, all of Springfield. He has two siblings, Donny and Delores, both of Springfield. He has 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

His interests include: being the president of the Camp Creek Tractor Club, collecting tractors, guns, and cars. He had a passion for meeting people and sharing stories and laughs. He was in his element when he was in the midst of his many on-going projects. He loved taking long Kubota drives with his wife, Carol, and his dog, Monkey.

There was a private Celebration of Life that was held on March 26th, 2013. There will be an honorary tractor parade and gathering for friends, family, and community in August of 2013.

Family links:
Baxter Fisher (1904 - 1981)
Ann Fisher (1911 - 1992)

Springfield Memorial Gardens
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Created by: Karen K.
Record added: Apr 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107955096

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RIP Mr. Fisher. You're legacy will live on....

That said, think of the homes he's helped keep warm over the years.....those stoves are legendary. We still have a Fisher Mama Bear up at camp, that baby will cook you out.....


Feeling the Heat
Apr 26, 2012
Foot Hills of the Berkshires
Our Mama Bear heated our home for years upon years. Now carefully stored in our barn - Son wants it for the camp he plans to build on our wood lot. Sorry to hear of Mr. Fisher's passing - he certainly helped a lot of families hear their homes during the oil crisis of the 70's and beyond
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RIP Bob. You made steel stoves happen.


Minister of Fire
Feb 5, 2008
Carver, MA.
Aside from Ben Franklin Mr. Fisher is the only other name easily associated with wood burning stoves.. Mr. Fisher was a woodstove legend and visionary.. He may have passed away but his stoves live on.. RIP Bob Fisher

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Feeling the Heat
Nov 14, 2012
New Jersey
A Fisher stove was the very first stove in our home about 35 years ago and one still burns today....:( RIP Mr. Fisher, you earned my and many of folks utmost respect;ex, the gift you gave will keep giving for many, many years to come.....God Bless!


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Sep 30, 2007
Bend, OR


Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2012
Northern NY
Very sad indeed. RIP Bob. I wouldn't trade my Mama Bear stove for anything in the world! It's the primary heat source in my northern NY home (all 2 stories) and we've managed to bake with our Fisher stove by using a Coleman camp oven on top of the stove. The bread or cornbread goes great with the soup my wife cooks on the stovetop all day. I've been away from the forum since December, trying to get settled in back home with my family after retiring from the Army. It's great to be home!
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