Jack F. Pischke

Jack F. Pischke of West Bend was called Home on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, joining his wife Betty who preceded him in death.

He was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Pardeeville, to the late Fred and Eva (nee Dasenbrock) Pischke. He graduated from Slinger High School and attended the University of Wisconsin before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Jack served his country honorably while in the Army during World War II as a second lieutenant. Prior to enlisting, Jack met the love of his life, Betty Jane Moon. They married April 11, 1941. Following his discharge, he was employed at the Enger Cress Company before owning the Bye Low Food Store for 10 years. He joined at B.C. Ziegler Company where he was employed for 25 years, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend, serving as the church treasurer and as a Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the West Bend Country Club and the Lt. Ray Dickop Post No. 36 American Legion in West Bend.

Jack led a very active life. He was an avid golfer and spent many hours golfing at the West Bend Country Club. He and his wife Betty traveled quite a bit after his retirement visiting family in Arizona and Colorado. They also traveled throughout the Wisconsin area. They also enjoyed playing cards – beginning early in their first years in West Bend and continuing throughout their time here. They both had quite a few friends and enjoyed spending a lot of good times with them. Jack had a very close relationship with his Lord and Savior.

His love for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were first and foremost in his life.

Jack was a kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be in our hearts and our memories and will be dearly missed.

Jack is survived by his two children, Steven (Linda) Pischke of Westminster, Colo., and Linda (Jeff) Jacobs of West Bend; five granddaughters, Megan of Vail, Colo., and Squamish, Canada, Shay of Denver, Colo., Missy of West Bend, Caitlin of Westminster, Colo., and Amanda of Westminster, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Leighli of Canada, Xander of Wisconsin and Justice of Colo. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents, Fred and Eva Pischke; two sisters, Shirley Eggert and Muriel Pischke in infancy; and a grandson, Christopher Jacobs in infancy.

Private family services were held with entombment in Washington County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Jack may be made to the Kathy Hospice, 3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI, 53095.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.

Jack’s family would like to thank the nurses and social workers at St Joseph's hospital, Dr. Gibson, Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Goijic and the staff at Kathy’s house.