Dean Maxwell Fisher, 49 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away, unexpectedly, Saturday, September 16, 2023, at his home.
Dean was born February 12, 1974, on a British Military Base in Germany. He was the second born son to the late John and Rita (Videler) Fisher. His family was stationed in Hong Kong when Dean was five and lived there for some time before returning to England and settling in the small town of Fordingbridge. Dean attended King’s Bruton Boarding School in Somerset, England where he participated and excelled in many sports, including Rugby. After Dean graduated from King’s Bruton, he continued his education at Thames Valley University in West London, where he earned a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and International Studies. After graduating, he pursued his passion for music; touring and managing bands and creating his own record label. After years of living out those dreams, he settled into working at a music booking agency in Salisbury, England.
In September 2008, while still in England, Dean met Holly through social media. Their shared love of music, nature, family, and humor made them the best of friends. Five months after they met, Dean asked Holly to marry him. He traveled to the U.S. on December 14, 2009, and the two were married on December 16, 2009, in Waukegan, IL. He returned to England six weeks later and the two began the long process of Immigration. Dean’s visa was approved in February 2011, which would not have been possible without the sponsorship of his cousin, John Videler. Dean and Holly moved to Pleasant Prairie, WI with Holly’s three children and in December 2011, they welcomed the birth of their son, Cal. He soon found employment in Loss Prevention and eventually moved on to working for Schmitt Protective Services at U-line Corporate Headquarters. In 2013, the family moved to Zion, IL where they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Nina. In 2018, Dean was hired into U-line and remained there as the Regional Security Manager until his passing. In 2021, Dean and Holly moved to Kenosha where they purchased their first home together. That same month, Dean became a U.S. citizen.
Dean’s family was his absolute pride and joy. He very much enjoyed being a father and husband and was always demonstrating his love for his family. He was extremely proud of his Dutch heritage from his mother’s side of the family, having a close relationship with his cousin, Hans Rademacher and always dreaming of taking his family to Holland. He excelled in sports in his school years and especially loved Rugby and Boxing. He also enjoyed bicycling throughout parts of The New Forest National Park near his home in England and along Kenosha’s lakefront. Dean was so impressed with Lake Michigan. He’d often walk to the lakefront to take pictures and would say how the lake never looked the same way for two days in a row. He loved large family cookouts and gatherings for the holidays and always created a great playlist to go with them. He enjoyed and was educated in so many things in life that he could easily talk to anybody about anything; he would always find common ground. This afforded him many friends throughout his life, especially his longtime friends, Ian Wood-Teal, Craig Walker and Matt Norton, but his most treasured friendship was with his brother John. His personality, character, laughter, jokes, impressions, love, commitment, and compassion will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 15 years, Holly Fisher; their five children, Isaac May, Lillian May, Sadie May, Cal Fisher, and Nina Fisher, all of Kenosha, WI; his brother, John Fisher of Catford, England; his father and mother-in-law, Anthony S. and Christina Barriere of Kenosha; his brother and sister-in-law, Anthony K. and Kendal Barriere (Anthony, Jack, Norah, Margot) of Kenosha; his sister and brother-in-law, Katie and Caleb Williams (Eli, Arlo, Owen, Zuzu) of Nashville, TN; his sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Clinton Salica (Audrianna, Kaia, Hudson) of St. Mary’s, GA; his aunt and uncle, Annie and Allen Guernsey of England; and many more extended family, friends and colleagues.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Proko Funeral Home, with funeral services commencing at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be held privately in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, Kenosha, WI.