LeRoy J. ‘Lee,’ Beischer, 81

LeRoy J. “Lee” Beischer, of Cedarburg, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2013, at Horizon Hospice, in Mequon at the age of 81.

Lee was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Milwaukee, the son of Peter Beischer and Margaret (nee Wiczynski) Beischer. He graduated from Rufus King High School in 1950, where he met his future wife, Joan.

Lee served his country in the U.S. Navy, from March of 1951 through March of 1955. Shortly after his honorable discharge from the Navy, Lee attended MSOE, and was united in marriage to Joan Bischof on Sept. 10, 1955, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Their marriage was blessed with four sons, Paul, Mark, Peter, and Robert. Lee and Joan bought their first home in Brown Deer where they resided for nine years and then moved to Cedarburg where they enjoyed living for the past 46 years.

Lee was employed by Erie Controls as an international sales manager for 25 years. Throughout his many years at Erie Controls, he traveled abroad, visiting Africa, Australia, Israel, the Orient, and the United States. After retiring from Erie Controls, Lee and Joan spent the winter months in Mesa, Ariz., spending memorable times with their son, Paul, and his wife, Lisa.

Lee enjoyed reading, playing cards with friends, golfing with his buddies, as well as spending time at the 19th hole. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family at the family cottage, at Lake Poygan. He was a fun-loving guy, who had a great sense of humor and a quick wit about him. He will be truly missed by all the people who he touched throughout his 81 years.

Lee was a member at Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for 45 years and he was also a member of the Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288, in Cedarburg.

Lee is survived by his beloved wife, Joan (nee Bischof) Beischer; sons, Paul (Lisa) Beischer, Mark (RoRo) Beischer, Peter (Gail) Beischer and Robert (Marci Jacobs) Beischer; grandchildren, Anna, Sarah, Matthew, Mia, Madalyn and Jacob Beischer; and sister-in-law, Diane (Richard) Fowler. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

Lee will be laid to rest at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg. There will be a celebration of Lee’s life in the near future to be held in Cedarburg. Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg was entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to send online condolences.