Kokomo man leaves mark as he lays bricks at 86

KOKOMO, Ind. - A Kokomo man who began working as a mason after returning from World War II is still laying bricks more than 60 years later.

Jim Fischer tells the Kokomo Tribune (http://bit.ly/1boD2ew ) he could have worked at the Delco factory when he returned but preferred being outside. The 86-year-old mason is still working, and his reputation still brings in calls from people hoping to hire him for jobs.

Fischer says he only takes on small projects these days. A current one is repairing the stone steps at the Seiberling Mansion.

 Fischer says he's been successful because people appreciated the fact that his company kept a clean worksite and did quality work.

He says he doesn't expect to quit laying bricks anytime soon.

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