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Alec James Fisher

December 1, 1998 ~ November 9, 2018 (age 19)


     Alec Fisher, 19, a resident of Chassell, passed away Friday morning November 9, 2018, from injuries received in an automobile accident while driving on icy roads.

     He was born Alexander James Fisher on December 1, 1998, in Ann Arbor, MI, a son of Gregg and Sharon (Miller) Fisher.  Alec was raised in Portage Township and was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the class of 2016, where he was a member of the HCH district champion Cross Country Team. Although family believed he was majoring in Environmental Engineering, in classic Alec style he recently switched his major to Management Information Systems with a minor in Psychology at Michigan Technological University without telling his parents.

     Alec was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton and Blue Key National Honor Society at Michigan Tech.  He enjoyed playing Disc Golf, spending time on the water, volunteering at the Copper Country Humane Society and trying to help the environment.  In following family tradition, Alec started his career in the packaging department at  Vollwerth Sausage Company.  He spent the past few summers working at the Portage Lake Golf Course and was currently working with the Animal Care Facility at Michigan Tech.

     Preceding him in death were Paternal and Maternal grandfathers: Donald J. Fisher and Larry Miller

     Surviving are: 

          His parents: Gregg and Sharon Fisher of Chassell

          His brother: Tony Fisher of Houghton 

          His paternal and maternal grandmothers: 

Barbara Fisher of Dollar Bay 

Susan Miller of Farmington Hills

          His loving girlfriend of over 5 years Carolyn Parker and their rescue dog Echo

His Aunts & Uncles: 

                   Debbie (Kevin) Hutek of Hamilton, MI 

                   Dr. Ron (Beth) Fisher of Chassell

                   Terry (Jim) Roberts of Beaverton, MI 

                   Mary (Gus) Mykolaitis of Mendon, MI 

                   Karen (Joe) Zanotti of Novi 

          and numerous cousins

     A Mass of Christian Burial for Alec will be held 6 pm Monday, November 12, 2018, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton with Fr. John Martignon to officiate. 

     Friends may call on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 4 to 5:45 pm at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton.

     To view Alec’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit

     In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests that memorials be given to the Copper Country Humane Society in memory of Alec J. Fisher. 

     There will also be an Alec Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund set up in the near future for 3rd year MTU Environmental Engineer or MIS students.

     The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements. 


Donations may be made to:

Copper Country Humane Society
501 Nara Park Rd, Houghton MI 49931
Tel: 1-906-487-9560

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