Dorothy L. Fischer, 89
June 13, 1927 — Oct. 30, 2016
Dorothy L. Fischer (nee Sigmund), 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She was born June 13, 1927, in Milwaukee, to George and Ella (nee Schlender) Sigmund.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Howard; children, Richard (Lori) Eifler, Jayne Haskey, Don (Paula Nygaard) Eifler, John (Julie) Eifler, Bonnie Tillmann, Julie (Roger) Burke and John (Tammy) Fischer; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Donald Sigmund; nephew, Michael (Kathy) Sigmund; and niece, Sandra (Dennis) Haven. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Eifler; his sister and brother-in-law, Robert and Betty Radtke; her son-in-law, Kenneth Haskey; her sister-in-law, Donna Sigmund; a grandson, Steve Haas; a great-grandson who was stillborn; and great-nephew, Ryan Neulreich.
A celebration of life will be Sunday, Nov. 6. There will be a 3 p.m. visitation and 4 p.m. service at Fifth Avenue Methodist Church (323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) with the Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding.
Dorothy was born in Milwaukee to George and Ella Sigmund on June 13, 1927. She married Robert Eifler on June 25, 1949, and they had four children. Dorothy was a stay-at-home mom for many years and then went to work at Treasure Island Department Store, where she worked for eight years. She married Howard Fischer on Nov. 13, 1982, and they lived in Mequon. Dorothy worked at her brother’s place of business, The Lumbershed in Mequon, for nine years. She and Howard moved to Cedar Ridge in West Bend in 1992 and Dorothy worked in the office there for 10-plus years. She truly enjoyed her job and especially enjoyed all the residents at Cedar Ridge. Throughout her marriage to Howard, she enjoyed all the music Howard played for her and all of their “music friends.” She enjoyed his collections and riding in the Model T that he restored. Dorothy was a member of a church group called “The Volunteers” for most of her adult life, where much care was given and many services were provided within the group and to the community — and many life-long friendships were made.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for a charity to be chosen at a later date. Please send memorials to Jayne Haskey at First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Prairie St., Whitewater, WI 53190.
A special thank you to Dr. Klausmeier and the staff at the Samaritan Care Facility (The Fields) in West Bend for all the loving care you gave Dorothy.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.