Deacon Elmer H. Fischesser, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021, following an eight-month illness. He was 77 years old.
Deacon Elmer was ordained June 20, 1987 by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk. His first assignment was at the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati. He completed an internship and residency program in Hospital Ministry at Christ Hospital in August, 2005. He then served as a Chaplain on the staff of Mercy Health Partners. In April, 2007, Deacon Elmer was reassigned to Mercy Hospital Fairfield as his diaconate assignment. He served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as a permanent deacon for thirty-four years.
Deacon Elmer leaves his wife, Virginia, to whom he was married for 40 years.
Deacon Elmer donated his body to science. A memorial Mass will be held at Bellarmine Chapel on the campus of Xavier University on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Please keep the repose of the soul of Deacon Elmer Fischesser in your prayers, as well as for peace and comfort for his wife, Virginia.