Ona E. Fish, 92, of Linton, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 11, 1919 in Scotland, the son of Marion and Ethia (Bough) Fish.
He worked for 37 years for Indiana Bell Telephone as a lineman, installer/repairman, and switchman, retiring in 1983. He formerly attended Glenburn United Methodist Church and was a member of Elks Club 866 and American Legion Post 22, all of Linton. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was an avid horseman and a founding member of the Linton Saddle Club, coached and was active in little league baseball and softball, and enjoyed and supported Linton athletics. He was an Army veteran of WW II and served in the Pacific.
Ona is survived by two sons, Doug (Beverly) Fish and Rick (Patty) Fish, both of Linton, a brother, William "Minner" Fish of Linton, seven grandchildren, David Fish of Linton, Logan (Gina) Fish of Linton, Tim Fish of Franklin, Melissa (Chuck) Wells of Linton, Carli (Nate) Pearson of Minneapolis, MN, and Kirsten Fish and Kaitlin Fish, both of Chicago, and seven great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Olivia, J. D., Zackary, Ashlyn, Liv, and Colin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wilma Ruth (Gabbard) Fish, Sept. 5, 1995, and a brother, Asa Fish.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Linton American Legion Post 22 will conduct military graveside services.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and at 9 a.m. on Friday until the hour of the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the new Linton ball diamonds or the Linton Athletic Department through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com .