Nikahlas Fischer

Gilmore Street

Nikahlas Dean-Thomas Fischer, 16, of Gilmore Street, quietly slipped from this life to join loved ones on the other side at 1:17 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at his home.

He was always happy, content and full of smiles. He loved the voices of family and friends in his ear; feeling the vibrations of music; watching anything that lit up, was bright, shiny or fast moving; spinning in circles in his wheelchair; taking rides in his van and on trains; and swimming. Nikahlas has touched the lives of each and every person he has met and even those he has not. He has taught us to cherish the little things, to love beyond all measure and to never give up. He has inspired us all to be the very best version of ourselves.

Nikahlas gained his wings due to complications from congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV), polymicrogyria (PMG) and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). For further information on these diagnoses, visit:, and

“The Inspirational Life of Nikahlas” will be shared at 3 p.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Tim Walton and Randy Shinolt officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until “The Inspirational Life of Nikahlas” Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the National CMV Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Nikahlas’ family at

He is survived by his mom and step-dad, Nichristin (Fischer) and Darrell Guesman of Columbus; his dad and step-mom, Denver and Erika (Cole) Barger of Seymour; his devoted grandmother, Pam (Shinolt) Fischer a.k.a. “Mimi” of Columbus; and sister, Kaylee Barger of Elizabethtown.