Merlin D. Fisher, age 85 passed away on Nov. 23, 2022, at Pratt, KS. He was born on Aug. 20, 1937 at St. John, KS., the son of Ellis and Leota (Slade) Fisher. Merlin was a life-long farmer and stockman who loved his livestock and pets. He passed his love of animals on to the next generations. He is survived by a son, Timothy (Dianna) Fisher, St. John, KS; two daughters, Pamela (Perry) Beim, Wichita, KS, Margaret Nichols, Overland Park, KS; nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Reginald Fisher; three brothers, Rankin, Donald, and Dayle Fisher; a sister, Elaine Buntain, and a grandchild. Visitation will be from 1-7 PM., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at Minnis Chapel, St. John. Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John, KS., with Shannon Bowman presiding. Memorials may be given to the USD 350 Educational Foundation in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.