Fischer continues family-owned business and gives back to community

| April 23, 2018

WARSAW – Jesse Fischer, fourth generation at his family-owned funeral home, Fischer Funeral Home, in Warsaw and Danville, has been a lifelong resident of Coshocton County and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“The family business was the number one reason I stayed in Coshocton County, but also being able to continue helping in our community, not just through the business, but also through public service,” he said.

Fischer was born and raised in Warsaw, and is a 1998 River View High School graduate. He received his associate’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2001 and a bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2002. After a year-long apprenticeship and passing the Ohio State Board test for embalmers and funeral directors, he received his state license and began working as part of the fourth generation of the family business.

“I feel that the small town community is important,” he said. “I’ve lived in bigger towns in college and not everyone knows your neighbor’s names, let alone help out in times of need. It’s something you shouldn’t take for granted in Coshocton County.”

Fischer has been involved in the Warsaw Lion’s Club for the past 15 years and has volunteered at the River View Community Park for most of his life, officially becoming a board member 13 years ago. He has also serves on various boards in the community including the hospice board of trustees and at the Coshocton Regional Medical Center. Fischer was also elected to the Warsaw Village Council in 2007.

“My decision to receive my education and return to work for my family was an easy choice,” Fischer said. “I considered journalism and broadcasting careers, but deep down, I knew that nothing would be as rewarding as continuing our work in the community. While helping families and individuals face the loss of a loved one is a huge component to that, also something that I learned at a very early part of my life is the importance of giving back to your community.”

Fischer said that one of the most rewarding aspects of his job as funeral director is seeing others come together during difficult times.

“The most rewarding part is seeing people help each other in times of need,” said Fischer. “Coshocton County does very well with helping their neighbors. You still see people in Coshocton County pull off to the side of the road when a funeral passes by. You don’t see that in other places. It makes you feel good about making your home in Coshocton County.”

Fischer and his wife, Tana, also have a second full-time job, taking care of their three boys: Logan, 11, Jake, 8, and Alex, 4.

“A house full of boys presents a house full of challenges,” said Jesse. “My wife and I are doing our best to meet those challenges.”

In his spare time, Jesse enjoys watching the Cincinnati Reds, OSU Buckeyes, being outside, and bow hunting.

“I believe that as many hard times as we’ve had in our community, there’s also a core of people here who do whatever they can to see the county succeed,” he said. “As long as we have those people around, I’m happy to live here. I believe that we do have a bright future in Coshocton County because we have a younger generation of people who are looking toward the future of Coshocton County and who have the best interest of the county in mind. That’s a positive for the residents to be proud of.”

Editor’s note: The Beacon is working with the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce to highlight young professionals in the community.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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