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James Robert Gloudemans

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David Michael Gloudemans

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Elizabeth Anna Gloudemans

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John Thomas Gloudemans

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Julie Anna Gloudemans

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Mathilda Regina Gloudemans

F, b. April 28, 1906, d. May 10, 2003

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Family: Lee (Leo) Robert Fischer (b. June 16, 1906, d. July 12, 1962)

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  • Birth: Mathilda Regina Gloudemans was born on April 28, 1906 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lee (Leo) Robert Fischer were married on August 28, 1928.
  • Death: Mathilda Regina Gloudemans died on May 10, 2003, at age 97, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Lee (Leo) Robert Fischer

M, b. June 16, 1906, d. July 12, 1962

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Family: Mathilda Regina Gloudemans (b. April 28, 1906, d. May 10, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Lee (Leo) Robert Fischer was born on June 16, 1906 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mathilda Regina Gloudemans were married on August 28, 1928.
  • Death: Lee (Leo) Robert Fischer died on July 12, 1962, at age 56, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Lee (Leo) Fischer
    603 S. State St.
    Age 56, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday after a 3 year illness. He was born January 16, 1906 in Black Creek, Wis. He was a stockholder and Men's Department Manager of Gloudeman's Co. In. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Elks Club. Mr. Fischer is survived by his wife, Mathilda; two daughters, MRs. Watlter (Joan) Laes, Green Bay; Miss Mary Anne, Appleton; five sons, Jack, William, Michael and Charles, all of Appleton; Raymond, U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas; three brothers, William and Charles, both of Appleton; Leonard, Clintonville; four sisters, MRs. Herbert Mielke and Mrs. Rose Tock, both of Appleton; Mrs. Anna Devine, and Mrs. Albert Koenig, both of Marshfield; 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Friday. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Joanne Elizabeth Fischer

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Family 1: Joseph C Giuliani (b. September 15, 1928, d. March 27, 2000)

Jack Joseph Fischer

M, b. November 16, 1930, d. September 30, 2004

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  • Birth: Jack Joseph Fischer was born on November 16, 1930 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 30, 2004, at age 73.
  • Note: Fischer, Jack J.

    On Thursday, September 30, 2004, Jack Joseph Fischer died peacefully at Cherry Meadows Hospice. Jack was born to the late Lee and Mathilda (Gloudemans) Fischer on November 16, 1930, in Marshfield, WI.

    Jack graduated from Appleton High School in 1948 and was a 1952 graduate of Lawrence College. He served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence in Philadelphia until being honorably discharged in 1954. Jack married Carol Zelinske in Menasha on January 23, 1954. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in January of this year.

    Jack taught in Edgerton, WI for three years and began teaching in the Appleton school system in 1959, retiring in 1990.

    He will be missed by his three daughters and four grandchildren: Linda and her husband, Thomas Retson and their children, Gregory and Anastasia, Wilmington, NC; Susan and her husband, Jan Hansen and their children, Emma and Samuel, Cedarburg, WI; and Ann Smiley, Milwaukee, WI

    Other family members include: his sister Joan Giuliani; brothers William (Janet) Fischer, Michael Fischer, Raymond (Carol) Fischer, Charles Fischer; his aunts, Mary Hobbins and Germaine Gloudemans; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and their dear friends that meant so much to him. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Jack.

    Jack enjoyed golfing, fishing, curling, and playing bridge. He thoroughly loved his involvement as high school reunion chairman and the committee activities. Jack was the kind of person who quietly offered his time and support to family and friends, especially in times of need.

    The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at AMC and Cherry Meadows Hospice for the kindness shown to us. For this reason, in lieu of flowers, we ask the memorials be made to a fund for Cherry Meadows that will ensure that all those in need may be able to spend their final days in this wonderful facility. (Jack Fischer Memorial Fund for Cherry Meadows, 2500 Heritage Woods Drive, Appleton, WI 54915.)

    Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at Butte des Morts Country Club on Sunday, October 3, from 2:00 to 4:00. Surrounded by friends and family is truly what counts.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 3212 South Oneida Street Menasha 920-831-9905 www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

William George Fischer

M, b. February 11, 1934, d. August 23, 2014

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  • Birth: William George Fischer was born on February 11, 1934 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 23, 2014, at age 80, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William George Fischer, 80 of Appleton died Saturday August 23, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marshfield, WI; February 11, 1934, son of the late Lee and Mathilda (Gloudemans) Fischer. Bill married Janet (Olm) on October 5, 1957. Throughout their 57 years together, Bill and Janet were a successful team, through good times or when faced with a challenge, they both relied and believed in each other.

    Bill and Janet were both Appleton High School Alumni "class of 1952". He played football, ran track, and was all state in his senior year. Bill was a retailer to his soul. A true "people" person, he enjoyed having a conversation with anyone whom was open to receiving his kind smile. He began his career working at Gloudemans Department Store. He and Janet started their own adventure and built a wonderful business, Fischers Boyswear in downtown Appleton. For many years, Fischers was the Levi jean capital of Wisconsin. Bill was very proud of his involvement in organizing the downtown Appleton Christmas parade. For many years Bill walked next to the Santa float, enjoying all the smiling faces on College Avenue. He took special pride at being the Grand Marshall of the parade on two occasions. Bill's family were his closest friends. His greatest pride were his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. They were all perfect in his eyes, and could do nothing wrong.

    Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet; his two children, son Steven (Melanie) Fischer, and daughter Lisa (Marty) Knuppel; five grandchildren, Allison (Kurtis) Belongea, Brittney Fischer, Jacob Knuppel, Anna Fischer, and Alexandra Fischer; sister, Joan Giuliani; and brother Raymond (Carol) Fischer; sister-in-law, Carol Fischer; brother-in-law, Ken (Shawn) Olm; his close friend, J.R. Olm; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was further preceded in death by his granddaughter, Payton Lynn Fischer; nephew, David Jack; three brothers, Jack, Michael and Charles Fischer; sister, Mary Ann Jack; brothers-in-law, Walter Laes, Joseph Giuliani, Paul Jack, and Robert Olm; and sister-in-law, Catherine Olm;

    Visitation for Bill will be held on Tuesday August 26, 2014 at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State St, Appleton beginning at 3:00PM. The Funeral Mass will follow at 5:00PM with Fr. Bill Swichtenberg officiating.

    Bill's family would like to thank the kind caregivers at Heartland Hospice, and Home Instead, their assistance through this journey was a blessing. And a special thank you also to all the gifted physicians and staff whom have supported and provided such wonderful care to Bill over the years, Dr. Judd Pulley, Dr. Gene Rigstad, Appleton Cardiology, and Fox Valley Surgical. Words cannot express our gratefulness.

    Bill, you will be missed by your family, friends, neighbors, and the class of '52.

Michael Lee Fischer

M, b. May 24, 1938, d. October 11, 2009

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  • Birth: Michael Lee Fischer was born on May 24, 1938 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 11, 2009, at age 71, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 14, 2009


    Fischer, Michael Lee


    Michael "Mike" L. Fischer, 71, of Appleton, died peacefully at home Sunday, October 11, 2009, with his loving family at his side. He was diagnosed with cancer a short time ago, and was spared by God of a long painful battle. He was born on May 24th 1938, in Marshfield, WI, to the late Leo and Mathilda (Gloudemans) Fischer. His family moved to Appleton when he was a young boy, and he spent most of his life there.

    Mike spent most of his life in the hospitality business. He retired this spring spending the last years of his working life running the State Street Grill. Before that he was owner/operator of The Apple Pub on College Avenue. Back in the 1960's he and his brother Raymond opened The R&M Lounge which later became The Lantern after Mike became the sole proprietor. It was a popular night spot on College Avenue during the 1970's which featured live entertainment several nights a week. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, reading, playing cribbage, traveling and spending time with friends.

    Preceded in death by his parents Leo "Lee" and Mathilda "Till"; brother Jack Fischer of Appleton, WI; sister MaryAnn Jack of Appleton, WI; and brother Charles Fischer of Los Angeles, CA.

    Survivors include three sons: Jeffrey Fischer and partner Thomas Whalen of San Francisco, CA; Timothy Fischer and partner Ron Shaw of Chicago, IL; and Bradly Fischer and wife Lois (Heilmann) of Green Bay, WI; sister Joan Giuliani and friend Lyle Ratzburg of Appleton, WI; brother William "Bill" and wife Janet of Appleton, WI; brother Raymond and wife Carol of Cary, NC; and sister-in-law Carol Fischer of Menasha, WI. He also has many nieces, nephews, friends and very special friend Tyler Schnese and his mother, Karen.

    Special thanks go out to ThedaCare Hospice from all of the Fischer family, for the loving care given to Mike in this trying time.

    A Funeral Liturgy for Mike will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street, Appleton. Fr. Michael K. O'Rourke will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

    Wichmann Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

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Mary Ann Fischer

F, b. December 29, 1939, d. January 11, 2003

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Family: Paul Edward Jack (b. August 21, 1940, d. March 7, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Ann Fischer was born on December 29, 1939 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Paul Edward Jack were married on June 19, 1965.
  • Death: Mary Ann Fischer died on January 11, 2003, at age 63, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Raymond James Fischer

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Charles Paul Fischer

M, b. June 25, 1945, d. April 9, 2006

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  • Birth: Charles Paul Fischer was born on June 25, 1945 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 9, 2006, at age 60, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Xavier High School, Appleton.
  • Note: April 17, 2006

    Fischer, Charles Paul Charles Paul Fischer, 60, passed away on April 9, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Appleton on June 25, 1945, to the late Leo and Mathilda (Gloudemans) Fischer. He was a graduate of Xavier High School, received his B.S. at Regis College, Denver, CO, and his M.B.A from University of Dallas, TX. Charles served his country during the Vietnam War and then became the V.P. of Jarrow Formulas in Los Angeles, CA. He was a resident of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and traveled extensively throughout the world, but he always found time to stay in contact with his parents and siblings.

    Survivors include: Joan Giuliani, William (Janet) Fischer, sister-in-law, Carol Fischer, Michael Fischer, all of the Fox Valley; Raymond (Carol) Fischer, of Morrisville, NC; aunts: Mary Hobbins, Germaine Gloudemans; nieces and nephews, and his friend and business partner, Ben Khowong, Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Fischer, sister Mary Ann Jack, brothers-in-law, Paul Jack, Joseph Giuliani; and his nephew, David Jack.

    Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 11 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church (312 S. State Street) with Fr Michael O'Rourke officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for St. Mary's Century 21 Building Fund.

    The family would like to thank the staff at Mt. Sinai Hospital, especially the hospice unit for the care given to Charles.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Ethalia Mary (Esther) Gloudemans

F, b. October 13, 1907, d. December 22, 1997

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  • Birth: Ethalia Mary (Esther) Gloudemans was born on October 13, 1907 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Theodore J Merkel were married on June 20, 1932 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ethalia Mary (Esther) Gloudemans died on December 22, 1997, at age 90, in Edgerton, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

Theodore J Merkel

M, b. October 25, 1905, d. July 31, 1976

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  • Birth: Theodore J Merkel was born on October 25, 1905 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ethalia Mary (Esther) Gloudemans were married on June 20, 1932 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Theodore J Merkel died on July 31, 1976, at age 70, in Reedsburg, Sauk Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Theodore J ..'Ted" Merkel, a long time Reedsburg bu inessman and community leader, died Saturday, J~4 at the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital.
    Merkel. a graduate of McKinley High School in his native Marshfield. attended St. Mary's College, Winona. Minn.. Marquette University, Milwaukee and Wisconsin Schoo! of Engineering, Milwaukee.
    Before coming to Reedsburg, Merkel was employed for seven-and-a-half years in the advertising department of Hills Brothers Coffee in Chicago.
    He came to Reedsburg in 1936 and established the first store of the Coast to Coast chain in this area.
    In the area of community service, Merkel was a past-president of the Kiwanis and a former director, past-president of the Reedsburg School Board and a school board member for nine years, and a former member of the Sacred Heart school board. :
    He was also the first president of the Reedsburg Vocationai school board and a co-founder of Reedsburg's first Little League baseball team in 1951, which was also the first team in the state.
    He was a former Sauk County Republican committeeman and former member of the Four Lakes Boy Scout Council. He was at one time a scoutmaster and a past president of the Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce, a former director and long-time member of the retail committee.
    Merkel was a member of the Third Degree Council, Knight of Columbus and a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Baraboo. He served three years on the Reedsburg recreational board appointed by the City Council. He founded the Reedsburg chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
    He is survived by his wife, Ethel; one son, Stephen of Milwaukee: four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Sally) Pennekamp of Edgerton; Mrs. Bruce (Connie) Sigler of Yampa, Colo.; Mrs. Leon (Gretchen) Giles of Evergreen, Colo., and Mrs. John (Barbara) Hovey, Jr. of
    ewport News, Va.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Wendelin of Marshfield and Tony of Gurnee, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. John Weidman in West Allis.
    Services were held Monday at Sacred Heart Catholi Church with Father Thomas Baxter and Father Dougla Dushack officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemeter: with arrangements made by Gant Funeral Home.

Raymond Joseph Gloudemans

M, b. December 4, 1908, d. July 14, 1994

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Family: Myrtle Irene Hilgendorf (b. March 28, 1909, d. December 9, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Joseph Gloudemans was born on December 4, 1908 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Myrtle Irene Hilgendorf were married on August 8, 1945 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Raymond Joseph Gloudemans died on July 14, 1994, at age 85, in Sun City, Maricopa Co, Arizona.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: President of Gloudemans Department Store.

Myrtle Irene Hilgendorf

F, b. March 28, 1909, d. December 9, 1990

Family: Raymond Joseph Gloudemans (b. December 4, 1908, d. July 14, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Myrtle Irene Hilgendorf was born on March 28, 1909 in Ellsworth, Pierce Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond Joseph Gloudemans were married on August 8, 1945 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Myrtle Irene Hilgendorf died on December 9, 1990, at age 81.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. Raymond J.
    Gloudemans
    (Myrtle H. Hilgendorf)
    9422 W. McRae Way,
    Peoria, Arizona
    Temporarily of 670-0 Stonehedge Lane, Appleton, age 81, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, diedSunday, December 9, 1990 following a courageous struggle with cancer. She was born March 28, 1909 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, daughter of the late J3emard and Ada (Bussewitz)
    Hifgendorf. Myrtle moved to Appleton in 1925 and graduated from Appleton High School in 1927.She was united in marriage to Raymond
    Gloudemans on August 11, 1945 in Appleton sharing 45 yearstogether. She was formerly employed
    by Dr. Victor Marshall andDr. Carl Neidhold. Myrtle was an avid golfer and bridge player and enjoyed
    doing handicrafts, however, her main interest in life was being a good wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; two sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and
    Sue Gloudemans, Phoenix, Arizona; John and Linda Gloudemans, Albuquerque,
    New Mexico; seven grandChildren:
    Andrew, Caroline, Cheryl, Phillip, ilia, David and Matthew; a brother and sister-in-law: Donald and Lois Hilgendorf, Stone Mountain,
    Georgia; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Mrs. Vera Humbert, Appleton; Betty and Donald Brockman,
    Neenah. Besides her parents,Myrtle was preceded in death by a brother, Howard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery
    Chapel, 3131 N. Richmond Street, with the Rev. Chris Quello officiating.
    Entombment will be inĀ· Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-
    Lederer Funeral Chapel, 606 N. Oneida Street, from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday
    directly at the cemetery chapel until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.

Robert James Gloudemans

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Andrew Gloudemans

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Caroline Gloudemans

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Cheryl Gloudemans

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Philip John Gloudemans

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