Paul J. Fleischmann

May 11, 1925 – Feb. 25, 2011

Paul J. Fleischmann of Sussex died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at age 85.

Paul was retired from the Waukesha County Highway Department and the Sussex Fire Department. He was a past president of the village of Sussex and a trustee. He was a member of the Sussex Lions Club for 56 years and proud recipient of the Melvin Jones and Birch Sturm awards. Paul also was a dedicated employee for Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Service.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marion (nee Hill) for 62 years; loving father of JoAnn (Robert) Swanson and Jean (James) Dibb; proud grandfather of Roberta (Michael) Gorzek, Rebecca (John) Mathaus, Tamara (fiance Jacob Janczak) Dibb and Kelsey (Justin Scale) Dibb; great-grandfather of Benjamin, Samuel and Carolyn Gorzek, Madison Mathaus and Zoe Czernisz; and brother of Francis (Josephine) and Harold (Elnora) Fleischmann. He is also survived by his godchild, Jodi Marx, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service today, March 1, at the Schmidt & Bartelt A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, W250-N6505 Highway 164, Sussex. A private entombment will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Katie and Jennifer and the caring staff at Heritage Court, and also thanks to Dr. Vic and Odyssey Hospice.

Memorials to Sussex Methodist Church, the Lions Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Sussex is serving the family. For more information, call 246-4774 or visit online at