Robert A. Fechter, Sr. , 93
May 8, 1924 — Dec. 22, 2017
On Friday, December 22, 2017, Robert A. Fechter, Sr. passed away
peacefully at home, with family, at the age of 93. He was a proud
resident of the town of Saukville his entire life. He was born on May 8,
1924 to Alois, Sr. & Susan (nee Fleischner) Fechter. On May 8, 1948 he
married Alice (Zeckmeister) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg,
WI. They had six children.
Robert was proud to be a farmer all of his life. Together Robert, Alice,
and son John own R. Fechter Family Farm, Inc. in Saukville. Through the
years Robert held many positions in the Town of Saukville. In 1963 he
joined the Zoning and Planning Committee, in 1975 he was elected Town
Supervisor and in 1979 he was elected the Town Chairman. He also was on
many committees representing the town at the county level, such as:
Ozaukee County Supervisor, Farmland Preservation Committee, Soil Erosion
Committee, Emergency Government, and other positions that were connected
with farming operations. He was honored by the Town of Saukville for his
22 years of service and dedication. Robert also enjoyed traveling with
his wife to various locations across the U.S.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Alice; six children:
Susan (James) Van Beek, Jean (Alan) Carmody, Linda (Ronald) Wilkens,
Robert, Jr. (Robin), Scott (Kelly), and John Fechter; 16 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; sister: Barbara (Donald) Brickheimer; and
sister-in-laws: Jane Fahney, Bernice, Ruth and Jean Zeckmeister.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three
sisters, and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 29 at noon
at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. Burial will follow in the
parish cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends during a
period of visitation at the church on Friday 10 until 11:45 a.m.
The family has requested memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or the
American Diabetes Foundation.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online
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