John R. Fixmer, age 87 of Oldenburg, Indiana, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at his residence. Born November 19, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he is the son of Margaret (Nee: DeKors) and John Fixmer. He married Helen Whalen on November 20, 1949 in Poughkeebie, New York and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2001. John was a Navy veteran, having served his country during the Korean War and was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg. He was the Head Custodian in the Maintenance Department for the Hamilton County School District, retiring in 1989.John loved the outdoors. Whether it was hunting and fishing or out in the woods splitting firewood. He would often throw on his hip waders, even in the cold weather and head out to go fishing. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada with his sons, grandsons, great-grandsons and sons-in-law. John loved to read western novels, he worked on crossword puzzles daily and enjoyed listening to classical music and the music by the Celtic Women. His true passion though was his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were truly dear to him and he was very excited about the new arrival of his great-great-grandchild in April.He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Dorothy and Craig Lynam of Georgetown, Texas, Karen and Tom Mathes of Columbus, Ohio and Mary Jane and Butch Nunlist of Oldenburg; sons and daughters-in-law John Fixmer of Columbus, Indiana, Robert and Kitty Fixmer of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mark and Sandy Fixmer of Greensburg, Indiana; sisters Betty (Jim) Hines of Cincinnati and Margie (Don) Duke of Bright, Indiana; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.Visitation is Thursday, December 29th, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 30th at the Holy Family Church in Oldenburg, with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery, with military graveside rites being conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. Memorials may be made to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund. https://www.mmhealth.org/donate.html. Online condolences may be made at www.weigelfh.com.