Obit: Dorothy L. Fischer (nee Sigmund), 89, West Bend

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Nov. 2, 2016 – West Bend, WI – Dorothy L. Fischer (nee Sigmund), age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 surrounded by her family, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.  She was born on June 13, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI to George and Ella (nee Schlender) Sigmund.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband Howard, of 34 years; children Richard (Lori) Eifler, Jayne Haskey, Don (Paula Nygaard) Eifler, John (Julie) Eifler, Bonnie Tillmann, Julie (Roger) Burke, 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 & Betty Radtke; her son-in-law, Kenneth Haskey; her sister-in-law, Donna Sigmund; a grandson, Steve Haas; and great-grandson who was stillborn.

A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, November 6, 2016. 3 pm visitation, 4 pm service at Fifth Avenue Methodist Church (323 S Fifth Ave. West Bend, WI 53095) with Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding.

Dorothy was born in Milwaukee, WI 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 November 13, 1982 and they lived in Mequon, WI.


Dorothy worked at her brother’s place of business, The Lumbershed in Mequon for 9 years. She and Howard moved to Cedar Ridge in West Bend in 1992 and Dorothy worked in the office there for 10 ½ 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.

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.


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