Lloyd R. Fischer

Sept. 13, 1927 - Nov. 18, 2005

Lloyd R. Fischer, 78, of Waukesha and formerly of Watertown, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Watertown, to Raymond Fischer and Grace (nee Kaul) Fischer.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Force. He was later a salesman for Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee, a coach driver for Greyhound Buslines and a sales representative for Wausau Chemicals of Milwaukee and Wausau.

He was a member of the Gethsemane Methodist Church in Pewaukee and its menís club. He was also a member and past commander of the Watertown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3709. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed camping and bowling and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Fischer of Waukesha; four children, Sharon (Ronald) Severson of Watertown, Cheryl (Bruce) Manthey of Janesville, Randy Fischer of Watertown and Joann (Kyle) Koski of Jefferson; 13 grandchildren, Tim (Kim) Kluewer, Troy (Debbie) Kluewer, Trisha Carmody, Travis Kluewer, Carmen Fischer, Natalie Fischer, Andrea Fischer, Grant Fischer, Brandon Manthey, Jordan Manthey, Staci Koski, Landon Koski and Kevin Koski; eight great-grandchildren, Amanda, Emily, Ethan, Tasha, Tory, Brody and Jacob Kluewer, and Nicholas Grover; three sisters, Dorothy (Les) Umland of Watertown, Charlotte Sterwald of Lake Mills and Lorraine (James) Freson of Johnson Creek; and one brother, Wallace (Carrie) Fischer of Euston, Mo. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Deloris Fischer of Stevens Point; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Bachler and Raymond Werth of Watertown and Nanzio Crisch of Oconomowoc; and other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three grandsons, Cory Koski, Eric Fischer and Matthew Kluewer; three sisters, Marilyn Bachler, Gertrude Werth and Nora Crisch; and five brothers, Donald Fischer, Raymond "Dicky" Fischer Jr., Marvin Fischer, Melvin Fischer and Joseph Fischer in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown, with the Rev. Lee Miessner of the Christ United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation is at 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia with graveside military rites by the Watertown VFW Post 3709.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Kidney Foundation, American Lung Association or to a charity of oneís choice.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, (920) 261-2218, is serving the family.