married Elizabeth Jane Apsey.
FISHER - Walter C. "Bud" Fisher, aged 92, died on April 11, 2004, at The Inn of Freedom Village in Bradenton, FL. Born in Grand Haven, he attended Grand Haven High School and Howell's School of Business in Muskegon. He was employed as chief chemist in the testing laboratory of Naph-Sol Refining Company in North Muskegon for five years. After his marriage to Elizabeth (Betty) Apsey in 1936, their home was in East Grand Rapids, where he became manager and owner of Apsey Jersey Farms Dairy, and later president of American Dairies, Inc. of Grand Rapids. He then became associated with Union Bank and Trust Company of Grand Rapids, retiring in 1970 as Vice President and Branch Manager. He, Betty, family and friends spent many weekends at their trailer on the Muskegon River, enjoying the great outdoors. They retired in Bradenton in 1972. Mr. Fisher enjoyed a long and varied career in the Masonic fraternity: Past Master and life member of York Lodge #410, Past Thrice Master of the Moriah Lodge of Perfection, Treasurer of all Scottish Rite bodies in the Valley of Grand Rapids, Secretary of all the bodies of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Grand Rapids. He received the Honorary Thirty Third Degree of Scottish Rite in 1967. He was a member of all bodies of the York Rite, of the Red Cross of Constantine, of the Royal Order of Scotland, of Saladin Temple Shrine of Grand Rapids, Egypt Temple Shrine of Tampa, Florida and in the Sahib Temple Shrine of Sarasota, Florida. He was a dual member of the Scottish Rite in Tampa Consistory. He was charter director of the Sarasota Court No. 189 Royal Order of Jesters, where he was a life member. He also served as the charter secretary of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and was a life member of that organization. He was very active in the local, state and international High Twelve organization. He was past president of the Bradenton High Twelve Club No. 386 of Bradenton and of District Three Past Presidents and Officers Club, State Treasurer of the Florida Association of High Twelve Clubs for 15 years, Master of Ceremonies of the State President's Convention Banquet for twenty consecutive years, general chairman of two International Conventions and Master of Ceremonies at 8. He was recipient of International High Twelvian of the Year Award, and of the Florida State High Twelvian of the Year Award, Past President of the Navy League, Past President of the Gulf Shrine Club, Past President of Billiken Club No. 1 of Sarasota, member of the Royal American Shrine Club, Honorary Life Member of the Panama Canal Court No. 18, Honorary Life Member of Abou Saad Temple of Panama. He was a member and lay pastor of the Bayshore Covenant Church, member of Sarasota Yacht Club and Sara Bay Country Club. While living in Village Green, he was Past President and past Treasurer of Section Ten. Many charities have been recipients of his generosity and love of people. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a grandson, and his beloved Betty. Survivors are daughter and her husband, Carol and Chuck Walter of Williamsburg, MI; son and his wife, John and Loralee Fisher of Lansing; four grandchildren, Jana and husband Paul Kennedy, Christopher Fisher, Mark Walter and Wendy Walter; and two great-grandsons, Brendan and Evan Kennedy. Services will be held at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 5624 26th St. West, in Bradenton, FL on Friday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to 32nd Degree West Michigan Learning Center, 233 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Grand Rapids Press, The (MI) - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 CITE THIS RECORD "Grand Rapids Press, The", Michigan, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/151FCDDB9E090E70-151FCDDB9E090E70 : accessed 25 August 2016) Walter C. Fisher