E. Fleischman, nee Ruplinger, 91, of St. Kilian entered into eternal
life on April 29, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born
Sept. 6, 1921, on a farm near St. Kilian, a daughter of Kilian and Mary
(German) Ruplinger. On June 21, 1941, she married Frank Fleischman at
St. Kilian Catholic Church. Together they farmed the Fleischman
farmstead throughout their lives. She also worked as a nurse’s aide at
St. Agnes Hospital. Frank preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1992.
Bernice was a devout Catholic woman who loved gardening, quilting,
baking, and nature, but most of all spending time with her family.
Survivors include nine children, Mary of Sheboygan, John (Katie), Betty
(Dennis) Krueger, Aggie, Louise (Rich) Fahney, Tony (Chris), all of
Kewaskum, and Albert (Joan), Norman “Hubie” (Gloria), Angela (Tom)
Schickert, all of Campbellsport; son-in-law Ed Preo of Adell; 23
grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Ann
(Don) Lichtensteiger, and sister-in-laws Ruth Beisbier, Audrey Ruplinger
and Edna Ruplinger, her long-time faithful friend Barbara Stoffel, and
many other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her
daughter Judy Preo, granddaughter Christa Fleischman, grandson’s wife
Rhonda Krueger, great-grandson Mark Jaeger, and eight brothers and
Visitation will be Thursday, May 2, from 3-7 p.m., at St. Kilian
Catholic Church, N189 Highway W, Campbellsport, WI 53010. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m., immediately after visitation.
The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate. Burial services will be at 10
a.m. Friday, May 3, at the parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Twohig Funeral home in
Campbellsport with online guestbook and condolences at
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be made in
support of Catholic education.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Rev. Neil
Zinthefer, the Rev. Ed Kornath, Dr. Tom Fabricius and staff, the caring
staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens, and Grace Hospice.