James Fisher

James K. Fisher

1934 - 2024

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Obituary of James K. Fisher

James K. “Jim” Fisher, age 89 longtime area businessman, auctioneer and farmer passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at UIHC– Downtown, Iowa City.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 2 to 5 pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private family interment services will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jim’s memory.

James Keith Fisher was born October 1, 1934, on a farm near Riverside, Iowa in Washington County, the son of Howard and Lillian (Wollrab) Fisher. A few years after graduating from Riverside High School, Jim married Marilyn L. Moon on December 31, 1954. The couple and their family lived in Iowa City where Jim was a realtor, auctioneer and farmer. He had been involved in the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners for years. After Marilyn’s death in 2001, Jim married Gloria Achenbach on August 14, 2004. Jim enjoyed much in his lifetime, including operating Fisher Auction Service with his 3 sons and family for 35 years where he acquired many antiques and collectibles. Then, he returned back to the farm where he found great pride and purpose in pursuing his passion for raising Black Angus Cattle. Later in his retirement, he found joy in visiting the Riverside Casino to play cards, watching old time TV shows and present day game shows, and singing at the Downey Baptist Church. But most important to Jim was his family, especially as the grandchildren and great grandchildren came along!


His family includes his wife, Gloria; his children, Daryl Fisher, Doug Fisher, Brad (Sally) Fisher; step-children, Cindy (Tony Torres) Mays, Tracey Achenbach, Jeff (Linda) Achenbach, Rick (Aline) Achenbach; grandchildren, Stephanie (Allen) Glass, Kayla Fisher, Krystal Fisher, Morgan Fisher; step-grandchildren, Christopher (Brook) Noring, Pablo Mays, Ian (Karli) Mays, Erin (Tyler) Jacobsen, Betsy (Sam) Chavez, Robert Achenbach, Isaac Achenbach, Nathan (Megan) Achenbach, Samuel Achenbach, Elijah Achenbach; great-grandchildren, William, Wesley, Wyatt Glass; step-great grandchildren, Nola, Audrey, Letty, Sawyer Noring, Jordan Mays, Micah and Naomi Mays, Zenora and Silas Jacobsen, Bowie and Renley Achenbach; brothers, Lee (Shirley) Fisher, Gary (Denese) Fisher; sister, Carol (Larry) Sharpe; sisters-in-laws, Beverly Lynch and Norma Long.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marilyn; his daughter-in-law, Jean Fisher; his granddaughter, Katrina Fisher; and his sister Betty Lavely,






2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Gay & Ciha Funeral And Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States