Lillian Emma Fischer,
Nov. 8, 1920 — Oct. 1, 2016
Lillian Emma Fischer (nee Fickler) completed her life’s journey Oct. 1, 2016, in Monona at the age of 95. She was born Nov. 8, 1920, to Edwin and Emma (nee Feldman) Fickler. She grew up on her family’s farm, and attended Fillmore Grade School, West Bend High School, Class of 1938, and Mount Sinai School of Nursing, Class of 1943. Lillian married Harold Fischer on Oct. 13, 1945, and they settled near West Bend raising two children, Cheryl and Brian.
Before retiring, Lillian was employed as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in West Bend. She was a dedicated volunteer for her church, the League of Women Voters, Homemakers, her Mount Sinai alumni class, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board, the Red Cross and other organizations. She enjoyed square dancing, traveling, golf, investment club, playing cards and sewing. She was a diligent homemaker and gardener. Lillian loved her lifelong career, which included private duty, industrial and surgical nursing.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, parents, one sister, four brothers, five sisters-inlaw and three brothers-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Christopher) Anderson of Merrimac; her son, Brian Fischer (Rita Renner) of Mount Hope; two step-grandchildren; one step-greatgrandchild; one sister-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family thanks Heritage Assisted Living and Agrace Hospice staffs for their care and Margie Chapman for her caring concern and friendship with Mom for more than 50 years.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend from 1-2:45 p.m., followed by a memorial service. A gathering for family and friends will follow. Interment will be at the Washington County Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you give to your favorite charity or to a charity that supports dementia research.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.