Phillip Max Fischer, 75, of Vincennes, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at home. 

Born July 13, 1935, in Princeton, he was the son of Raymond H. and Vaunda E. (Tooley) Fischer. 

He was raised in Oakland City. He was a graduate of Oakland City College and the University of Illinois.  He taught school in Jacksonville, Ill.  He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, NAMI and MHAI and founder of the Knox County Key Organization.  He served his country in the United States Army.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Fischer of Oakland City, Max X. Fischer of Cleveland, Ohio, Phillip Anthony (Susan) Ezard of Cherryville,Kan.; brothers, Raymond L. (Joyce) Fischer of Haubstadt, John L. Fischer of Vincennes; sister, Cynthia Ross of Vincennes; grandchildren, Haley and Abby Ezard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Johnís companion, Bill R. Loveless.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at St. John Catholic Church, 803 Main St., in Vincennes with the Rev. David Fleck as the celebrant.  Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery in Princeton.  Friends may visit with the family from 10-11 a.m. at the church.