OSHKOSH

The Rev. William E. Fischer
Feb. 14, 1926 Nov. 15, 2017

The Rev. William E. Fischer of Oshkosh, formerly of Waukesha, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the age of 91 years. He was born in Sheboygan on February 14, 1926, to the late William G. Fischer and Flora (nee Nix) Fischer.

He married Elsa Bangert in Sheboygan on January 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death in 1995. William was a retired Lutheran pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, having served for more than 65 years throughout the Midwest.

He was the dear father of Michael N. (Karen), Mark J. (Myrthala), Matthew P. (Mary) Fischer and Martha F. (Kevin) Hischke; the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren: Matthew, Timothy, Daniel, Jacob, Jessica, Rachel and Lauren; and the dear brother of Gail (Thomas) Kraus, Darlene Fischer, Nathalie Fischer, James (Iris) Fischer and the late Elaine Fischer. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 20, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Hour, 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO 63141; or to the Lutheran Association of Missionary Pilots, P.O. Box 480167, New Haven, MI 48048.

Harder Funeral Home of Brookfield is serving the family. For more information, call 262-781-8350 or visit online at www.harderfuneralhome.com.