Joyce A. Fischer

Joyce A. Fischer (nee Pheifer) passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the age of 80. A resident of Oshkosh the majority of her life, she also enjoyed residences in Pewaukee and Tucson, Ariz.

Trained as a registered nurse, Joyce was a retiree of Winnebego County. She was married nearly 50 years to the late Thomas B. Fischer. Joyce enjoyed special interests such as sewing, quilting and teddy bear making. She was happiest in the company of her two girls, grandchildren, close friends and family.

Joyce will be sadly missed by her daughters:, Kathryn L. Karl of Ephrata, Pa., and Cristy J. Farley of Hartland. She is very loved by her grandchildren, Brandon Mueller of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Aja Joy Slater (Karl)of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Emily Karl of Ephrata, Pa., and Grant and Erin Farley of Hartland. Her great-grandchildren include MacKenzie Mueller, Rhiannon, Stone, Ella, Autumn, Sophia and Alia Slater, all of Pennsylvania. Surviving siblings are Phillis (Paul) Bogart of Los Angeles, Robert (LaVerne) Pheifer, Alan (Patricia) Pheifer and Kathryn (Jim) Votava, all of Neenah, and Marcia Westwater of Phoenix.

A private family visitation has been held. Joyce’s life will be celebrated with a memorial gathering at 11 a.m. followed by a service at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave. Oconomowoc.

Memorial contributions in Joyce’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Kathy and Cristy gratefully appreciate all of the family, friends and caregivers who have extended acts of kindness and concern during Joyce’s life and recent illness.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.