Karl W. Fischer

Karl W. Fischer, 80, of West Bend, formerly of Downer’s Grove, Ill., entered eternal peace on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at Cedar Lake Health Care Center.

Karl was born Febr. 16, 1925 to Ernst and Gertrude (nee Kuhn) Fischer in the town of Hartford.

He later moved to the Downer’s Grove area, where he was a dedicated postal carrier for over 25 years.

Some of the largest contributions to Karl’s happiness in life and sources of fulfillment were socializing with those around him and turning acquaintances into friends, and volunteering his friendly hand to anyone who may have been in need of his generous help.

Karl was a member of Our Savior’s United Church of Christ in Germantown, and was a volunteer at Kmart.

Karl will be deeply missed by his brothers, Harold Fischer of Madison and Philip Fischer and his wife, Margaret, of West Bend; his special daughters, Dawn (Michael) Ferrara of Boling-brook, Ill., Donna (Craig) Hietikko of Joliet, Ill., Debbie (Dan) Figueroa of Romeoville, Ill. and Pam Ziemer of Schaumburg, Ill.; and his special grandchildren, Michael (Julia), Heather and Jenafer Ferrara, Kenny Figueroa, Venus, Cristal, Don, Sherri, Sunny and Joshua Ziemer.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and many friends.

Karl is preceded in death by his parents, a sister-in-law, Betty Fischer and his special sons, Donald (Rose) Ziemer and Ronald Ziemer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nove. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Rev. Jane Terry officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow the service at Our Savior’s United Church of Christ Cemetery of German-town.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are given in honor of Karl.