Beverly ‘Bev’ Reissmann, 81

Beverly "Bev" Reissmann (nee Sickler), 81, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

She was born on July 21, 1929, in Wittenberg to the late Harry and Ruth Sickler (nee Walsh). She married Marvin Reissmann on June 25, 1949, in Wittenberg. Together they owned and operated Reissmann Electric for more than 20 years. She started working at St. Vincent DePaul in 2000 and worked there until January of this year. She was a founding member of the Citizen Advocacy of Washington County, where she was a devoted volunteer for many years, along with several other organizations.

Bev was an excellent cook and loved traveling from Kenya safaris to the glaciers in Alaska. She was also an avid reader.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Deborah "Dolly" (Greg Fischer) Reissmann; and sister, Ramona Bricco; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marv; siblings, Thomas Hubert, Wayne Sickler, and Gilda Deruchowski.

The funeral service for Beverly will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 N. Seventh Ave., West Bend, with Pastor David Schoob officiating. The visitation will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 10 a.m. until the time of service (noon), also at the church. Private interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials would be appreciated to Trinity Lutheran Church and Citizen Advocacy of Washington County, 120 N. Main St., West Bend.

The family would like to extend a thank you to Bev’s special, supportive friends Richard Hill, Ann Taylor, Janine Bina and the ICU nurses of St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassionate care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050,