A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Oakridge Senior Living, 5625 Sandpiper Drive, Stevens Point. Please use the Amber Avenue entrance.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, until the service.
Memorials may be made to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Foundation – Virginia K. Fish Scholarship, and sent to UWSP Foundation, 2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Boston Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Fish was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Waldron, Mich., a son of the late Augustus and Weltha (Ward) Fish. He grew up in Waldron, Mich., and attended local schools there.
Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Throughout his time of service, he was stationed in Europe during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a private.
He met Virginia Thomas on a train to Copenhagen and they were married Sept. 2, 1947.
He attended Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor’s degree. He continued his education and received a master’s degree in library science at the University of Michigan. He worked on his doctorate in history at the University of Michigan.
He accepted a job as documents librarian at Central Michigan University. In 1967 he moved to Stevens Point to work as a documents librarian at UWSP. He retired in 1985.
After retirement, he spent time at his cottage at Wildcat Lake near Boulder Junction.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Margery (John) Langeland, Rhinelander, and Julia Fish, St. Paul, Minn.; and one niece, Joyce Loye, Michigan.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth; and one sister, Rita.