larry-fisherOver the last 63 years Marshall County has only been served by two surveyors, Frank Kleinke and Larry Fisher.  Kleinke served the citizens for 31 years and Fisher, who retired last Friday, served Marshall County for 32 years.

Fisher was honored with a retirement party with family, co-workers and friends.  During the event County Clerk Deb VanDeMark gave those in attendance some background on Larry.

larry-fisher_1A 1965 graduate of Culver High School, Larry served in the US Navy from 1966 to 1970.  He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue in 1977 and served as a deputy surveyor from 1976 to 1978.  Fisher co-owned Plymouth Land Surveying from 1978 to 1985.

Serving as Marshall County Surveyor from 1985 to 2016, Fisher also served on the Technology Committee, Personnel Committee and Safety Committee for the county.  He was named the outstanding surveyor of the year in 1991.

During the party County Commissioner Kevin Overmyer presented Fisher with the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest distinction in Indiana and awarded by the Governor.

larry-fisher_2Fisher was visibly shocked with the award and said to those gathered,
“It is no higher honor than to receive the Sagamore, but there is I guess an exception, to serve the people of Marshall County.”  He continued, “The people have been really good to me, good to us and we really appreciate that.  I leave the office hoping that I left it in a better place than I found it.”