Published in St. Louis
Post-Dispatch on January 30, 2013
Fister, James fortified
with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, January 28, 2013.
Beloved husband of Judith Fister (nee Saracini); loving father of Michele
(Jim) Maritz, Cheryl (Jeff) Roggensack and Renee (Don) Johnson. Proud
and loving grandfather of Jimmy, Lindsey, Teddy Maritz; Leann, Rachel
and the late Kelly Roggensack; Donald, Tyler and Luke Johnson. Brother,
brother in law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Jim signed a professional baseball contract with the Cincinnati Reds at
the age of 18 and played 4 years ending in class B when he was drafted
into the Army. He served proudly in Korea from 1951-1953 earning the Combat
Infantry badge, 2 bronze stars and the United Nations service medal.
Jim retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance after a successful 35 years
of service. Services: Funeral Mass at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church,
Ellisville, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the
Poor, St. Luke's Hospice or St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church.
Visitation Saturday 10:00 a.m. at church until time of service. A service
of the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory.