Elisabeth S. Neitzel, 75

Elisabeth “Fiffi” S. Neitzel (nee Gonscherowski), 75, of West Bend, found peace and was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice, West Bend.

She was born Dec. 11, 1940, to the late Gerhard and Elisabeth (nee Castagne) Gonscherowski in Konigsberg, East Prussia. She graduated from college in Germany. Elisabeth moved to the United States, where she met Don Neitzel, a professional drummer. On Feb. 8, 1964, they were united in marriage in Lebanon.

Elisabeth had many hobbies, including reading, writing letters in longhand, music, arts and crafts, swimming, ladies groups and book clubs. She wrote articles for Cedar Citizen each month. She also belonged to the Pilot Club and the Washington County Peace Seekers. She loved entertaining, traveling, concerts, museums, libraries and singing in the village choir. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Those Elisabeth leaves behind to cherish her memory include her loving husband and soulmate, Don Neitzel; daughter, Gail (John) Sumi; two granddaughters, Anna and Laura Sumi; sister-in-law, Ruth (Del) Beaver; niece, Holly Settle; many nieces and nephews in Germany; and countless friends throughout the world. She is preceded in death by her dear son, David Neitzel, 19; her parents; two sisters, Lilo and Gisela in Germany; and many great friends. A memorial service in remembrance of Elisabeth will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Cedar Theater (5595 Highway Z, West Bend). The Rev. Eric Kirkegaard will preside.

Elisabeth’s family will greet family and friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the Cedar Theater.

Memorials to Peace United Church of Christ, Kewaskum or to Cedar Community, West Bend in Elisabeth “Fiffi” Neitzel’s name are appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to each and every one we have loved and whom have loved us.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Elisabeth’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.