Gerald Jerome Fischer

Oct. 7, 1928 - Aug. 26, 2011

Gerald Jerome Fischer of Waukesha passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in Ocala, Fla., at the age of 82. He was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Milwaukee, to Arthur and Hilda (nee Kuda) Fischer.

Gerald married Kathleen (nee Komis) Fischer on April 14, 1951. He was a carpenter and worked as job site foreman for many notable local projects, including the small mammal building at the Milwaukee Zoo, the Milwaukee Marina, several local bakeries, restaurants and car dealerships. He was proud to be a member of the carpenters union for more than 50 years.

He was an avid gardener, loved to camp and fish, and was very involved with activities of his two grandsons, including music concerts and sports events. He had a kidding sense of humor and a great smile that warmed your heart when you’d see his face.

Gerald will be missed by his wife, Kathleen; his children, Kathy (John) Lord of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., Gregory (Tamara) Fischer of Iowa City, Iowa, Karen (Peter) Fischer-Hannes of Ocala, Fla., and Glen (Cathy) Fischer of Muskego; and grandchildren, Daniel (Kallista) Fischer of Verona and Andrew Fischer of Iowa City. He will be further missed by many other family and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Fischer and Arthur Fischer; and his sister, Jean Goldmann.

Gerald’s family will greet guests from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Sept. 3, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Chris Marien will be officiating the service. Luncheon to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to their church, Ascension Lutheran (address above) or to the American Diabetes Association, 375 Bishops Way, Suite 220, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.