John R. “Jack” Fisk, Jr., 70, of Perronville, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with his wife and daughters at his side.
He was born on October 9, 1949 in Escanaba, son of John R. and Eugenia “Jean” (McKellar) Fisk Sr. John was raised in Perronville and attended Bark River-Harris School, graduating in 1967 and attended Northern Michigan University.
Jack honorably served in the U.S. Army in 1969 during the Vietnam War and discharged in 1971. He was a decorated soldier earning the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, OS Bars, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, EX M-16 and SS M-14.
On October 9, 1971, Jack married Mary Louise Racicot at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer.
Jack was a self-employed logger, working alongside his dad for many years in their business. Jack enjoyed working out of his garage as a mechanic on the side and tinkering, whether working on cars or other projects. Many called Jack the “Mayor of Perronville,” because he was known by everyone and his garage was a gathering place for all, regardless of how well you knew him. When the girls were younger, when Jack wasn’t working, you would find him up and down the roads on the three-wheeler with them, or as they grew, “planting” money and treats for his granddaughters to find.
Among survivors include his wife, Mary of Perronville; two daughters, Courtney Prost of Avon, OH and Terri (Steve) Fulton of Sheffield Village, OH; his mother, Jean Fisk; grandchildren, Hanna, Harper and Hayden Prost, and Kylah, Chloe and Caden Fulton; two sisters, Janice Barker of Perronville and Kathy Hanson of Escanaba; nieces, a nephew; and several great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Sr; and brothers in-law, Richard Barker and Michael Hanson.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 27th from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. Military rites will be at 5 p.m. and the funeral service will take place at 6 p.m. with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. The family invites friends and relatives to join them for a meal in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hall immediately following.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Schaffer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family where a scholarship will be awarded to a Bark River-Harris graduate attending Bay de Noc Community College for Automotive Technology.
Messages of condolence may be directed to the Fisk family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.