Lee A. Fischer Sr.


Lee A. Fischer Sr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, surrounded by family at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend.

He was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 5, 1923, the son of the late Anthony and Lillian (nee Steinford) Fischer. Beloved husband of Carol for 61 years. Loving and devoted father of Nancy (Norbert) Goodreau, Lee (Juliann), Lynn (Ron Janonis) Karen (Joseph) Thomas and Tim (Sharon). Dear brother of Jane (Dr. Daniel) Kegel. Proud grandpa of Pat (Michele) Goodreau, Kris (Jolene) Goodreau, Jason (Kelly), Beth (Tom) Carignan, Sara Janonis, Stephen and TJ. Great-grandfather of Amber, Austin, Aidan, Hunter, Nathan and Logan. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lee was proud to have served his country in the Pacific Theater in the HQ Battalion, 106th Infantry Regiment 27th Division. He attended Marquette University before joining his father in the Gaadke Miller Insurance Agency in Milwaukee. He enjoyed building projects, golfing, hunting, fishing and the Wisconsin outdoors. He enjoyed hunting with his grandsons and cherished the special time spent with his granddaughters. Lee and Carol retired to Florida in 1989, where they were active in their community and made many new friends. In 2004 they moved to the Texas hill country, which Lee particularly enjoyed. They returned to Wisconsin in 2006.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. until time of Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial Mass will take place Friday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, N74 W13604 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. Private burial will take place at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove at a later date.

Memorials in Lee’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project or Community Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services, N84 W17937 Menomonee Ave., Menomonee Falls, is serving the family. (262) 251-3630/www.schmidtandbartelt.com.

Special thanks to doctors Jeremy Topp and Lawrence Gill, nurses Leslie and Ursula for special care.