Doris Magdelena Ella Fick

In the early evening hours of Tuesday, June 17, 2008, the Lord blessed Doris Magdelena Ella Fick (nee Friede) of Mequon with eternal peace and carried her in His arms to everlasting life with Him in heaven. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 23, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Freistadt, where Doris had been a lifetime member. Interment took place in the church cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg served the family.

Doris Magdelena Ella Friede was born Feb. 3, 1922 in Mequon, daughter of Reinhold Friede and Lydia (nee Lemke). Doris became a child of God and a member of GodŐs family on Feb. 12, 1922 when she was baptized at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Freistadt. She confirmed her faith in the rite of confirmation on May 31, 1936. Doris graduated from Whitefish Bay High School on June 19, 1941. She was united in marriage with Harvey J. Fick on July 14, 1951 at Trinity in Freistadt by the Rev. Wiechmann. Doris and Harvey resided in Mequon their entire wedded life in the home where Harvey was born.

Throughout her life, Doris displayed her strong Christian faith with the dignity in which she led her life, her hardworking, loving, caring and cheerful spirit. Caring for others was always an important part of her life. She was a Red Cross NursesŐ Aide working at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington. She drove a school bus, first working with her husband Harvey, then for Riteway Bus Company until her retirement in the mid-1990s. After her marriage, Doris cared for her father-in-law, Alfred, until his death in 1977, and then her mother, Lydia, until her death in 1995. Her grandchildren were the light of her eye and, as the family grew, GrandmaŐs was the place to be.

Doris is survived by three daughters, Cindy Comee and her husband Towne, Mary Clausing and her husband Ozzie, and Jane Welter and her husband George; grandchildren, Joseph, Adam, Daniel, Nicholas, Erin and Abigail Clausing, Chris Schultz and his wife Debbie, Sarah Schultz, and Hannah, Andy and Zachery Welter; her great-granddaughter, Rylee Hudson; and step- great-grandchildren Tyler and Kathy Picker. She is further survived by brother Elroy and his wife Ruth; Frank and the late Adell; dear friend Doris Paske; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Family Tree and Vitas Hospice for all of their care and compassion.

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