Elroy Fischer

Elroy J. Fischer, age 90, of 120 Dewey St. Brillion, entered eternal life on Saturday February 16, 2013. He was born on June 26, 1922 in the Town of Rockland, son of the late Robert and Ida (Krepline) Fischer. He married Gertrude Hagenow on June 26, 1943 in Reedsville. Elroy farmed with his wife for many years along with doing general carpentry. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing (especially sturgeon fishing), had a great love for horses and never passed on playing a good game of sheepshead. He was a member of Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Potter where he served on many committees. Elroy was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude, of 64 years, on August 7, 2007. On June 19, 2010 he married Donna Halverson in the town of Liberty. Survivors include his wife Donna, his 5 children, Roy (Gloria) Fischer of South Carolina and their family Lynette (Joseph) Dutton, Dawn (Cameron) Nuessle, Deborah (Charles) Rehrauer of Manitowoc and their family Jeremiah (Kathy) Rehrauer, Gail (John) Schanilec of Mishicot and their family John, George (Nicole) Schanilec, Adam (Kristy) Schanilec, Bruce (Jeanie) Fischer of Hilbert and their family Luke and special friend Mariah Mertz, and Bethany, Charlene (Steven) Dresang of Manitowoc and their family Danielle (Donny) Zimmermann, a granddaughter Maureen (Ted) Gebhard of Neenah, 4 sisters-in-law Margaret, Irma, and Mabel Fischer and Elda Hagenow. Elroy is further survived by Donna's family, Dan Gintner of St Nazianz, Tom (Sue) Gintner of Reifs Mills and their family Mike and Julie, Jane (Gary) Dworak of Two Rivers and their family Sara, Steve (Jenny), Randy (Lori) Gintner of Branch and their daughter Rachel, Shelley (Chris) Katz of Two Rivers and their family Jeff (Alicia) and Jacob, Chris (Dianne) Gintner of Branch and their family Nathan, Kelsy and Madelyn and many great grandchildren, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane Augustine, Darlene (Harold) Hurda, Eugene (Joyce) Parizek, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Gertie, a daughter Myra Durkee, a granddaughter Beth Durkee and his brothers and sisters, Hellmuth, Ruth, Reinhold, Leonhardt, Robert, Erwin, Lyla, Adeline, Verona, Arnold, Henry, David, Lydia, Jeanette, Arline, Reuben and baby Fischer. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22 at 11:00 am at Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Potter. The Rev. Dr. Marc Axelrod will officiate. Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum in Manitowoc. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Thursday from 4-8 P.M. and then again at the church on Friday from 9:30-10:30 with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Elroy's hospice nurse Carol Pritzl, Pastor Marc Axelrod, Dr. Gene Tipler and our neighbors for all their kindness and help.


Funeral Home

215 SOUTH MAIN Brillion, WI 54110
(920) 756-2102

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Feb. 19, 2013