Wilbur John Fiscus, Sr. was born May 29, 1923 and passed away December 29, 2008.


He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and 4-wheeler enthusiast. He attended the Brenton Chapel Church of Christ. 

He served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945. During WWII, he was assigned to Company B, 180th Infantry Battalion stationed in
North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He was honorably discharged after being injured for the third time. Wilbur was awarded a Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters, and a European Theater of Operations Ribbon with four Bronze Stars. 

After being discharged, he married Alethea Mae Lawson on
October 26, 1945. To this union was born Laura Mae, Larry Wayne, and Wilbur John Jr. 

Wilbur worked as a Conservation Officer, and deputy recorder, before retiring from Whirlpool Corporation. He was also a charter member of the South Patoka Volunteer Fire Department. 

Wilbur is survived by daughter Laura Carlton, granddaughter Kristina Willis, great-grandson Cody Willis, and daughter-in-law Kim Fiscus; siblings, Frieda Marie Oxby, George Arthur Fiscus and his wife Opal, Robert Doyle Fiscus and his wife Jo, Nina Ruth Chapman Griffin, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife Alethea, sons Larry Wayne and Wilbur Jr., his father and mother Fred and Alma (Wolfe) Fiscus and son-in-law William Carlton. 

Funeral services will be held on
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 10 A.M. (CST) at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City with Brother George Fiscus officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Winslow.


Friends may visit from 4 until 8 P.M. (CST) Thursday at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home. Military rites will be provided at the graveside by VFW Post No. 1147.