Aaron A Fisher

  • Born: April 19, 1985
  • Died: March 7, 2016
  • Location: North Liberty, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Aaron A. Fisher, 30 of North Liberty died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where there will be visitation one hour prior to the services and following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Aaron Fisher Memorial Fund" and sent directly to the family, or to the funeral home. Memorials received will be used to support causes important to Aaron and his family. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Aaron Adam Fisher was born April 19, 1985, in San Antonio, TX the son of Rory A. and Nadine K. (Thiel) Fisher. The family moved to the Iowa City area where he graduated from City High School, and later received his degree from the University of Iowa. Aaron has been employed by Dan's Overhead Door of North Liberty for the past number of years, a job that he really enjoyed and did well with. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing at the family cabin in Wisconsin and hunting. Aaron liked many forms of music, and he was known for his great sense of humor and love for all!

Aaron loved to be with his family. He was our world, the light of our life, and he brightened our days always by his incredible sweet and loving ways. Aaron was a very loving son and friend to many. We loved Aaron with all of our heart and soul and we will miss him dearly.

His family includes his parents, Rory and Nadine; grandmother, Betty J. Fisher; aunt, Linda Johansen (Jim); uncle, Ross Fisher (Karen) and many cousins, and friends around the United States.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard and Iris Thiel; grandfather, Dorian Fisher; and uncle, Jeffrey Thiel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We will always remember what a loving son and friend you were, we will never forget you, and we will always cherish our life with you. Your spirit is with us and we smile thinking of your humor and all the things you did. You are missed immensely,
Dad, momma, and lilly

Posted by Rory Fisher - Father   March 09, 2021

Aaron, I’ve missed you dearly, as have your parents, pups & so many others. Your vibrant, passionate energy remains with me always, our many adventures and memories shared as high school sweethearts & best friends kept cherished in my memories. There are so many things I wish I could tell you but I know I’ll see you again one sweet day. My love, A

Posted by Adriane - Friend   March 07, 2021

Your precious son may be gone physically but not from your heart, mind or soul. May you be reunited some future day and embrace him in your loving arms once more. Until then may he rest in peace.

Posted by Eileen Tosh - Cedar Rapids, IA - Friend   March 06, 2021

Happy Birthday Big A Aaron Adam! Nadine and I thought of you yesterday, as we always do, and wished you birthday wishes last nite. Your 34th. You are always in our minds.
Momma, Dad, Lucy and Lilly

Posted by Rory Fisher - Iowa City, IA   April 20, 2019

We pray that you know how much you mean to us and how much we miss you, as do your dogs Lucy and Lilly. They spin their head and look for you when your name is mentioned. Our love for you will never die and we will think of you and miss you every day for the rest of our lives.

Momma, Dad, Lucy and Lilly

Posted by Rory Fisher - Iowa City, IA - father   March 07, 2019

Aaron - We think of you often and especially each year on your birthday. Your presence is missed by so many. Your parents have honored you with a very fitting monument in your memory at Coralville Lake. You would be proud, just as they were so proud of you. Aunt Linda & Uncle Jim

Posted by Linda Johansen - Tustin, CA   April 20, 2018

Big A Aaron Adam,
Happy Burthday! You would have been 33 years old yesterday. Last nite I was thinking back to the nite you were born in San Antonio Texas. The nurses called you a cherub as you were so angelic and innocent looking. You gave our life purpose and meaning as we watched you grow into a phenomenal young man, and always such a loving son. We miss you, think of you, and send our love and prayers every day and will do so forever.

All of our love,
Dad, Momma, Lucy and Lilly

Posted by Rory Fisher - Iowa city, IA   April 20, 2018

Big A Aaron Adam,
Happy birthday! You would have been 33 yesterday. On your birthday yesterday I was thinking back to the day you were born 33 yrs ago last nite. The nurses called you a cherub, you were so angelic and innocent looking. You grew into a phenomenal young man who gave our life meaning and purpose. We think of you, send you our love and prayers, and miss you, every day and will do so forever.

Love Dad, momma, Lucy and Lilly.

Posted by Rory Fisher - Iowa city, IA   April 20, 2018

Aaron, it's been 2 years since you left us. I wish I could talk to you~at least just one more time... you were my first true love and you'll always be in my heart. You were one of the most creative, sensitive, sweet, bright and hilarious friends I've had- you had such a vast, incredible taste and ear for music- there are still so many songs that you put me on, which I treasure to this day. Songs of nostalgia that bring me back to the days we spent together. I know you're off somewhere beautiful, fishing and jamming and looking over us. Thank you for all of the music, art, adventures, laughter and love that you shared with me! All my love, Adriane

Posted by Adriane - Iowa city, IA   March 07, 2018

Hi Aaron,

Hopefully, you are happy in the another world. Both your parents and all of your friends love, miss and wish you....

Posted by Yanbin Ji - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   March 06, 2018

Happy birthday wishes to our loving son Aaron Adam. Remembering you today on your birthday, you would be 32 today, and every day for the rest of our lives. We miss you so much Aaron.

Momma and Dad and Lucy and Lilly

Posted by A friend   April 19, 2017

Aaron, I think of you...and smile, for all of the love we shared! You are missed here~ but we will keep our wonderful memories always, in our hearts... With Love, Adriane

Posted by adriane - iowa city, IA   March 08, 2017

It has been a year without you. We miss you always, remember you always and will love you forever. I wish I could tell you in person. Love, Dad

Posted by Rory Fisher - Iowa City, IA - Father   March 07, 2017

Posted by Adriane    April 19, 2016

I am so sorry for your family's loss.
I will always remember Aaron as the energetic and happy young man in my memory.

Posted by Ann Lee    April 03, 2016


We miss you more than words we can say.
In our hearts you will always stay with us.

Posted by Yanbin Ji - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   March 29, 2016

Rory and Nadine:

My heart is heavy for your loss of Aaron. I met Aaron when he was a kid, around 12-13 years old. He was so excited that he was able to give help in the Lab after his school, he was so cute and lovingly, making jokes, or quietly doing his homework. Once in the department's outing time, he had a lot of fun to play games with other kids. He was so young to leave the world, but his lovingly smile will be in my memory forever.

May God Himself comport you and your family!

Posted by QiaoLing - Montreal - Friend   March 23, 2016

I knew Aaron for only a year or so. He would come into the gas station where i worked and we would talk for hours about fishing, hunting, or what not. He was a great guy and went fishing with him many of times at Lake McBride. So sorry to lose him.

Posted by Calvin - NORTH LIBERTY, IA   March 22, 2016

Dear Rory and Nadine,

I have been still in shock myself since Rory told me the saddest news one week ago. I can say, Aron's death was a terrible shock to all of us. I can imagine it is not easy for you to accept the event.

I believe both of you can overcome the difficult time, standup and continuously move forward.

God bless you and your family.



Posted by Yanbin Ji - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   March 21, 2016

Rory and Nadine,
We were so sorry to hear such sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Guy & Kathy (Mackey) Hurka

Posted by A friend   March 17, 2016

My heart yearns for your family because Aaron was a super loving and caring individual. Even though he was not perfect, he never acted as if he was. He was extremely thoughtful and generous to say the least. I was not super close to him but I had the privilege of developing a friendship with him after meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings. I could tell from that moment moving forward he would be a really good friend because he listened and he offered applicable advice. I simply wish I could have been more involved in his life before the Lord took him away instead I was very selfish and I did not put in as much effort as he would if he wanted to hang out. Now, to hear he left way too young makes my heart extremely heavy! If I just had one more day and one more conversation just to hear him talk and to hear him laugh would mean the world to me! I send my condolences out to you guys. Anyone who is a friend or family member of his is, is one of mine. I love you and may God bring you peace and comfort during this time!

Posted by Ryan Terrebonne - Des Moines, IA - Friend   March 17, 2016

Nadine and Rory, we are so sorry to read of your loss. We remember Aaron full of life. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Cathy and Mike Fountain

Posted by Cathy Foutain - Acquaintance   March 16, 2016


Rory & Nadine,

Please accept my deepest sympathies. In this time of grief, the entire Fisher family is in my thoughts & prayers. I pray that in this difficult time, the Love of God shelters you and mends the pain as you all move forward.

Aaron will be deeply missed - May you Rest in Peace Aaron

I Love You All Very Much - Randy Schlupp

Posted by Randy Schlupp - Cottage Grove, WI   March 15, 2016

Sending love and prayers your way. Can't begin to understand your sudden tragic loss. No words can express how sorry I am to hear this news.

Posted by Peggy Turner - Yukon, OK - Friend   March 15, 2016

Nadine, so sorry to hear about this tragic loss to your family,
Cathy Walsh

Posted by Cathy Welsh Walsh - Memphis, TN - Friend   March 15, 2016

Rory and Nadine

I am heartbroken to hear of your loss. No words can express the sorrow of losing a child. May you find strength in each other, your family, and all those around you to bring healing, peace, and love.

My deepest condolences,
Anne Kwitek

Posted by Anne Kwitek - Solon, IA - Friend   March 15, 2016

There are no words that I can say to fully express the pain and sorrow I feel not just for you guys and our Family but for the world as a whole loosing, such a beautiful person so young, I know there is nothing i can say to make things easier but if there is anything my family or I can do please let me know. With deepest sympathy, and much love Kevin

Posted by Kevin Olsen - Tustin, CA   March 14, 2016

I'm sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Tutty L - Coralville,IA, IA   March 14, 2016

I'm very, very sad to hear of your loss. Aaron was one of my students in a Tools for Life Seminar I taught at Kirkwood in Iowa City several years back. He was often engaged and shared a delightful sense of humor. I liked seeing his face light up when something sparked. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Claudia Bischoff - Iowa City, IA   March 14, 2016

Rory and Nadine,
Having just heard of Aaron passing my heart is broken. I know their are no words that can describe this kind of loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Andrew and Erin Tappan - Lakeland, MN - Friend   March 14, 2016


Man, I just found out today! Sad to hear the news! I worked with Aaron for a few years. Good guy! Wish I could have made the visitation at least.

Posted by Dave - Washington, IA   March 13, 2016

We are so very sorry to hear of the death of your son Aaron.our hearts are broken for your family

Posted by Barb and Ken Boyer - Rochester, MN - Friend   March 13, 2016

How can we express our thoughts and feelings for your loss? Words I expect can never quite get it done. They can be some comfort knowing all at Pine Ridge will remember this day and time, and time will hopefully ease some of your pain. God be with you folks in the coming days!

Posted by Jim & Pat Kenyon - Oronoco, MN - Friend   March 13, 2016

My heart is breaking for you both. It's a unimaginable loss. I wish there were something I could say or do that would make the pain go away. The photos remind me that I've known Aaron his entire life. Me being 15 years olderI remember him at so many of these stages/ages. All good memories, he always had a smile (or cute smirk) on his face.

It's absolutely heart-breaking, I am so sorry.
Love you guys,

Posted by Pamela Olsen - La Habra, CA - Family   March 13, 2016

Rory and Nadine, Sue and I are so sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. There are no words that can give comfort at a time like this. May the memories of a life too short offer you both some peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Posted by Joel Petersen - Marine on St. Croix, MN - Acquaintance   March 12, 2016

Nadine - I am so sorry to learn of your loss of Aaron. My thoughts are with you and your husband.

Posted by Christy Frese - Ely, IA - Acquaintance   March 12, 2016


Nadine & Rory, I am so sorry for your great loss. You are in our prayers.

Posted by adriane - iowa city, IA   March 11, 2016

Nadine - how my heart goes out to you and your family - all my prayers and thoughts of peace - anne

Posted by Anne Tabor - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 11, 2016


I was so saddened to learn of Aaron's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your husband.

Posted by Rachel Wall - Iowa City, IA - Acquaintance   March 11, 2016

Rory and Nadine,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Aaron
Mike and Gail Maher

Posted by Mike Maher - Iowa City   March 11, 2016

Rory and Nadine,
We were very sad to hear about Aaron. So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.
Becky & Jim Hegeman

Posted by Hegeman - Iowa City, IA   March 10, 2016

I am so sorry to hear this. Aaron and I talked a lot after high school. He was always a shoulder to lean on when you needed someone to talk to. He will be missed, my condolences.

Posted by Jayme Cilek - Iowa City, IA   March 10, 2016

Dear Nadine and Rory, I was very saddened to hear from Sondra about the passing of your son Aaron at such a young age. I lost my granddaughter Holly Anna she was 30 yrs also. I think about her every day. With deepest sympathy to you both from all of us here in Wisconsin. With Love Aunt Shirley and family

Posted by Shirley Graykowski - Manitowoc, WI   March 10, 2016

Dear Rory & Nadine,

Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. We are heartbroken and deeply saddened to hear about Aaron. Feels like yesterday when Aaron and both of our kids in school together. You are both in our thoughts.

Ram, Asha, Jenny & David Sharma

Posted by Ram Sharma - Rancho Mirage, CA   March 10, 2016

Dear Nadine,
My heart is breaking for you and for your family. I wish there was something I could say or do to make the heartache go away. Please know that time does heal even the most broken of hearts, a mother's heart. I pray you will find comfort and peace in knowing that your son loved you dearly and that you have friends that care.
My heartfelt condolences,

Posted by Eileen    March 10, 2016

Dear Rory and Nadine, I am so sorry to read about Aaron. A tragic loss. I am thinking of you. Bryce

Posted by Bryce Plapp - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

Rory and Nadine, my deepest sympathy for you on this tragic loss. May you always treasure the gifts and memories Aaron left you.

Stan Miller

Posted by Stan Miller - Coralville, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

Rory sorry for your loss . Tim Thatcher Bandera TX

Posted by A friend   March 10, 2016

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Posted by Kathy Kasson - Coralville, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

Dear Rory,
We are sadden and heartbroken to hear about your son. We will keep him in our prayer.

Ajay and Basabi

Posted by Ajay Rana - Westmont, IL   March 10, 2016

Dr. Fisher,
May God grant you and Nadine the strength to bear this irreplaceable loss. My prayers are with you and your family and may the soul of Aaron continue to rest with the Lord. AMEN.


Posted by Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi - La Jolla, CA - Friend   March 10, 2016

Dear Rory and Nadine
No words can express our sadness and pain we feel at the loss your son Arron your pride and joy and hope.He was too young to depart.Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family .Sorry we can to be there to hold you and comfort you .but you always on our mind
Be strong
love Tarun and Cuckoo

Posted by Tarun &Cuckoo Patel - Albany, NY   March 10, 2016


Arron was too your to depart had a beautiful soul, full of love hope joy faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. With immense heartache, for us all our prayers are with you Rory and Nadine

Posted by Tarun&Cuckoo Patel - Albany, NY   March 10, 2016

Dear Rory and Nadine,

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Aaron. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jianqi and Yi

Posted by Jianqi and Yi - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

I didn't know your son. To lose your child has to change one's life. My heart goes out to you and the rest of his family.

Posted by Joe Fackler - North Liberty, IA   March 10, 2016

Dear Nadine and Rory,
Our heartfelt condolences.
Urmil and Raj

Posted by Urmil Aggarwal - Carlsbad, CA   March 10, 2016

My heart is breaking for you

Posted by Leeann hilfman - Neighbor   March 09, 2016

My deepest sympathies to the entire family! How incredibly sad we are for such a tremendous loss of your precious son, grandson, nephew and friend to many!!
I am praying that God will shine his peace and love on you and holds you up as you walk through such a difficult time.

Posted by Holly Muth - Roscoe, IL - Friend   March 09, 2016

Dear Rory and Nadine,

Aaron's life was too brief and we are so saddened by your loss. We hope you find comfort with each other and your family as you remember all of your special times with Aaron.

With deepest sympathy,
Dawn and Fred

Posted by Dawn and Fred Quelle - Coralville, IA - Friend   March 09, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss

Posted by Mario and Debbie - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 09, 2016


Rory & Nadine,
I am so sorry for your loss of Aaron. I truly enjoyed working with your son, I will miss him and his kind smiles.If there is anything that I can do to help you please let me know.

You are in my thoughts & prayers,
Star Gamma

Posted by Star Gamma - Cedar Rapids, IA - Coworker   March 09, 2016

You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Aaron. He was certainly a very special young man and will be missed by all of his family & friends. We are keeping you in our prayers. Blessings to you, Dan & LuAnn.

Posted by Dan & LuAnn Bombard - Batavia, IL - Family   March 09, 2016

The photo reminds that Aaron was a special young man. He will be remembered fondly by us.

Our best wishes to you in getting through this difficult time.

John and Marguerite

Posted by John Koland - Iowa City - Friend   March 09, 2016

I am very sorry for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers for strength go out to you. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

Posted by Miles Pufall - Iowa City, IA   March 09, 2016

Dear Rory and Nadine, deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers

Posted by Rick Domann - IA - Friend   March 09, 2016

Aaron was a phenomenal young man, we are privileged to have him in our lives. God Bless!

Posted by Rhonda and Dan Bernacki - North Liberty, IA - Coworker   March 09, 2016

Upside down. inside out - just not the correct order of things!! I'm so very sorry for your tragic loss. Aaron was a special young man. I remember him being a spirited little boy - always smiling. Last time I saw him I couldn't believe what great looking young man he turned out to be. Good genes :-)

Words really are inadequate at this time, but know we are here if you should ever need anything.

In love & friendship always

Lisa & Keith

Posted by Lisa Harper - Encinitas, CA - Friend   March 09, 2016

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