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Harry J Blick

M, b. May 17, 1907, d. May 1, 1976

Parents

Family: Frances A Roethle (b. May 11, 1911, d. April 9, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Harry J Blick was born on May 17, 1907.
  • Marriage: He and Frances A Roethle were married on October 18, 1934 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Harry J Blick died on May 1, 1976, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: The Post-Crescent, 3 May 1976, p B-14
    Deaths elsewhere
    Harry Blick, 68, Oakfield, formerly of Appleton, brother of Mrs. William G. Keller, Mrs. Harvey Wolfgram, Marie Blick and John Blick, all of Appleton.

    Appleton Post-Crescent, Tues, 20 Oct 1959, p A18
    COUPLE OBSERVES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blick, former Appleton residents now living in Oakfield, observed their 25th anniversary Sunday at Lamers' Tearoom, Little Chute. The couple has three children, Michael and Mary, who were present, and David, stationed with the armed forces in Hawaii. Also present was Mrs. Blick's father, Andrew Rothle of Oakfield.
    Mr. and Mrs. Blick were married at St. Therese church and have lived in Oakfield, 15 year.

Frances A Roethle

F, b. May 11, 1911, d. April 9, 2004

Family: Harry J Blick (b. May 17, 1907, d. May 1, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Frances A Roethle was born on May 11, 1911.
  • Marriage: She and Harry J Blick were married on October 18, 1934 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frances A Roethle died on April 9, 2004, at age 92.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Frank Nicholas Blick

M, b. May 6, 1886, d. July 19, 1947

Parents

Family: Elsie Weisenberger (b. 1887, d. 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Nicholas Blick was born on May 6, 1886.
  • Marriage: He and Elsie Weisenberger were married in 1910.
  • Death: Frank Nicholas Blick died on July 19, 1947, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Elsie Weisenberger

F, b. 1887, d. 1942

Family: Frank Nicholas Blick (b. May 6, 1886, d. July 19, 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Elsie Weisenberger was born in 1887.
  • Marriage: She and Frank Nicholas Blick were married in 1910.
  • Death: Elsie Weisenberger died in 1942, at age ~55.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Lawrence Francis Blick

M, b. July 28, 1937, d. October 28, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Lawrence Francis Blick was born on July 28, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 4, 1961.
  • Death: He died on October 28, 2016, at age 79, in San Diego, San Diego Co, California.
  • Note: Lawrence Francis Blick July 28, 1937 - October 28, 2016 SAN DIEGO Lawrence Francis (Larry) Blick, born July 28, 1937, in Appleton, WI, to Vincent and Alice Blick, was called to Our Lord on October 28. Vincent's naval career took Larry to many parts of the country and Panama, eventually settling in San Diego in 1953. A 1955 graduate of St. Augustine High School, he served two years in the Navy before starting a 33 year career at what would become Union Bank. Larry married the love of his life, Judith Herberg, on February 4, 1961 and together they raised six wonderful children. As a younger man, Larry was an exceptional all-around athlete who loved basketball, golf, and excelled as a fast-pitch softball pitcher. In retirement he enjoyed trips to the Big Bear cabin, cruising, golf, poker, reading, puzzles, and Padres games. A kind and gentle man with an amazing sense of humor, Larry was loved by all who knew him. But, ultimately, Larry was a family man who cherished every minute spent with his family.Preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Alice, Larry is survived by his beloved bride Judith, his children Allison, Edward (Robin), Steven, Robert, Terrence (Dawn), and Katherine Joyce (John), his grandchildren Allyssa, Mikkal, Thomas, Erik, Stephen, Delaney and Sarah, his brothers Richard (Nadine) and Gregory (Diane), and niece Mila.Services will be at St. Therese Catholic Church (6016 Camino Rico, San Diego) on November 19 at 12:00 noon. Please consider a donation to the St. Augustine HS Building Fund, 3266 Nutmeg St., San Diego, CA 92104.
    Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 10, 2016.

Genevieve Blick

F, b. August 4, 1919, d. March 17, 2010

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Genevieve Blick was born on August 4, 1919 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on April 19, 1932 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 17, 2010, at age 90, in Arizona.
  • Note: Lives in AZ

    Appleton Post-Crescent, Sat. Evening 29 Apr 1939, p 12
    GENEVIEVE BLICK BECOMES BRIDE OF ELMER BALTHAZOR
    In a ceremony at 9 o'clock this morning at St. Therese church Miss Genevieve F. Blick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Blick, 606 W. Wisconsin avenue, became the bride of Elmer G. Balthazor, Milwaukee. Mrs. Edwin Sprister and Eugene Blick, sister and brother of the bride, attended the couple. The Rev. M. A. Hauch performed the ceremony. Immediately after the wedding dinner, which was served to members of the immediate family, the couple left for Milwaukee, where they will make their home. The bridegroom is employed as a baker there, and the former Miss Blick was also employed in Milwaukee during the last year.

Elmer G Balthazor

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Family: Genevieve Blick (b. August 4, 1919, d. March 17, 2010)

Eugene N Blick

M, b. January 23, 1914, d. May 21, 1981

Parents

Family: Gertrude Josephine VanHarpen (b. June 18, 1915, d. February 20, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene N Blick was born on January 23, 1914 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Josephine VanHarpen were married on September 14, 1941 in Tomahawk, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eugene N Blick died on May 21, 1981, at age 67, in Schofield, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Wausau, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, Fri. Evening, 15 Aug 1924
    BOY BREAKS BOTH ARMS IN FALL OF ONLY FOUR FEET - YOUNGSTER FALLS OFF TRESTLE
    BLACK CREEK - Eugene Blick, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blick, broke both his arms Wednesday forenoon. Both bones in his right arm and a small bone in his left arm were broken at the wrists. He was playing with his two brothers at the Soo Line trestle just north of the village which crossses the creek when he lost his balance and fell. The drop was only about four feet above the ground.

    Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI, 28 May 1881, p B-12
    Eugene N. Blick
    728 Maryland Ave.
    Schofield, WI 54476
    Formerly of Appleton, age 67, died Thrusday, May 21 1981 at his home. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years in Appleton and had been extremely active in the Boy Scouts of America in our area. He married Josephine Van Harpen, September 13, 1941 in Tomahawk. Survivors inclued his wife, three sons, two daughters and his mother. The funeral was Saturday, May 23, in Schofield, with burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Wausau. The Hayden Funearl Home, Schofield, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Gertrude Josephine VanHarpen

F, b. June 18, 1915, d. February 20, 2004

Parents

Family: Eugene N Blick (b. January 23, 1914, d. May 21, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Josephine VanHarpen was born on June 18, 1915 in Tomahawk, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Eugene N Blick were married on September 14, 1941 in Tomahawk, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gertrude Josephine VanHarpen died on February 20, 2004, at age 88.
  • Note: Gertrude Josephine "Jo" Blick
    Gertrude Josephine "Jo" Blick, 88, of Schofield went to eternal reward on Feb. 20, 2004, while under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Jo was born June 18, 1915, the daughter of the late Peter and Cornelia Van Harpen, on the family farm outside Tomahawk. She was the seventh of 11 children, all of whom preceded her in death. On Sept. 13, 1941, she married Eugene Blick. He passed away May 21, 1981. She spent the first 33 years of her marriage living in Appleton, where she and Eugene raised their five children. After her children were grown, she worked in the food service department of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Lawrence University.

    She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild, and an active member of the Little Flower Council, where she met and enjoyed the companionship of her dear friends, Kathy Gorski, Sylvia Benson, Mary Helen Wrycha, Evelyn Staszek, Mary Purull, Anna and Tanya Ewenko and Dolores Ritchie. She loved gardening and her collection of houseplants. She was also an accomplished seamstress, making many of her own clothes and clothes for her children as they grew. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen (John) Hughes, Rothschild, and Donna (Raymond) Delrow, Schofield; her three sons, David (Nadine) Blick and Paul (Kathy) Blick, all of Weston, and Michael (Brenda) Blick, Shawano; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark Catholic Church, Rothschild. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hayden-Buettgen Funeral Home, Schofield, with a 7 p.m. rosary; and again Tuesday at St. Mark from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Marian Elizabeth Blick

F, b. April 2, 1916, d. October 1, 1991

Parents

Family: Edwin A Sprister (b. October 26, 1911, d. March 31, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: Marian Elizabeth Blick was born on April 2, 1916 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 1, 1991, at age 75, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Edwin A Sprister

M, b. October 26, 1911, d. March 31, 1969

Parents

Family: Marian Elizabeth Blick (b. April 2, 1916, d. October 1, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Edwin A Sprister was born on October 26, 1911 in Town of Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 31, 1969, at age 57, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: EDWIN A. SPRISTER 1424 N. Hall Ave. Age 57, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Monday. He was born October 26, 1911 in the Town of Freedom and had been an Appleton resident all of his life. He was employed with the Gateway Transportation Company, a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Marion; two daughters, Mrs. Pat (Elizabeth) Crowe, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Miss Sharon, at home; two sons, Robert and Thomas, both of Little Chute; one sister, Mrs. Walter Luebke, Appleton, 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Internment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The scripture wake will be prayed at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. Appleton Post Crescent, Sat. Evening, 10 Jul 1937 A son was born Friday at St. Elizabeth hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sprister, 825 Herman St.

Elizabeth A Sprister

F, b. August 1, 1938, d. March 27, 2016

Parents

Family 1: Armand F Ehlers (b. December 27, 1937, d. December 23, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth A Sprister was born on August 1, 1938 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Armand F Ehlers were married on July 5, 1958 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Elizabeth A Sprister and Pat M Crowe were married on April 25, 1967 in Galena, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Elizabeth A Sprister died on March 27, 2016, at age 77.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent, Wed., 9 Jul 1958
    ST. THERESE CHURCH SITE OF SERVICE
    St. Therese Catholic church was the site of the wedding uniting Miss Elizabeth A. Sprister and Armand F. Ehlers. The Rev. Florian Milbauer officiated at the double ring service at 11:30 Saturday morning, June 28.
    Maid of honor, Miss Sandra Balthazor, Milwaukee, cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Thomas Van Rooy, Appleton, bridesmaid, preceded Miss Sprister and her father down the aisle. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sprister, 1424 Hall avenue. A brother of the bride, Thomas L. Sprister, Appleton, attended as best man, with Mr. Van Rooy as groomsman. Another brother of the bride, Robert Sprister, and Jim Olson, Hammond, Ind., brother-in-law of the bridegroom, were ushers for the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ehlers, 343 Fifth street, Neenah.
    The newlyweds, who will reside at 1219 E. Nawada street, were honored at a dinner and reception at the Columbus club. The bride is an Appleton High school graduate, and is employed at St. Elizabeth hospital. Her husband, educated in the Neenah schools, served four years in the marines. He is employed at the Wikelund Wholesale company.
  • Note: Elizabeth A. "Betz" Crowe, age 77 of Appleton, passed away on March 27, 2016. Betz was born on August 1, 1938 in Appleton Wisconsin to Edwin and Marion (Blick) Sprister. She was a 1956 graduate of Appleton West High School. On April 25, 1967 she married Pat M. Crowe and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2007 after 39 years together. She was employed at St. Elizabeth Hospital Pharmacy in Appleton as well as Humisten-Keeling Drug Company and for 10 years worked as a secretary with Chudacoff and Liebzeit, a local law firm until she retired in 1995. She loved Crocheting, painting with oils reading and doing embroidery. She also enjoyed playing women's softball until age 41. She was a member of the Walkie-Talkie Exercise Group and the Mountain Slick Chicks luncheon group. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Parish.

    She will be sadly missed by her children: Mark E. (Christy) Crowe of Appleton; Michael H. "Mike" (Marsha) Crowe of Danville, Kentucky; Elizabeth "Beth" (Lee "Vic") Lucero of Eureka Missouri; Patrick M. (Tracie) Crowe of Neenah, grandchildren: Mark (fiancé Sarah Woelfel) Crowe; Kristin (Josh Wilcox) Crowe; Tyler Crowe; Nathan Crowe; Alisa (John) Kelly; Lindsey (Kevin) Schultz; Patrick Crowe; Emily Crowe, great-grandchildren: Ava Kelly; Jillian Wilcox, siblings: Robert (Mary) Sprister; Thomas (Phyllis) Sprister; Sharon (Dan) Schubring as well as nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Pat.

    Funeral Liturgy for Betz will be on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald Street in Appleton at 11:30am with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00am to 11:15am. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton.

    The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Heritage Woods, ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Dr. John Swanson and Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology for the wonderful care given to Betz.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 29, 2016.

Pat M Crowe

M, b. May 13, 1948, d. March 12, 2007

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Pat M Crowe was born on May 13, 1948 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth A Sprister were married on April 25, 1967 in Galena, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Pat M Crowe died on March 12, 2007, at age 58.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Crowe, Pat M.
    Green Bay

    Age 58, passed away on Monday evening, March 12, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center. He was born on May 13, 1948 in Appleton to the late Clarence and Marion (Mueller) Crowe. On April 25, 1967 he married Elizabeth A. Sprister in Galena, Illinois. Pat proudly served his country with the U.S. Army for 20 years, and during the Vietnam Era. After retiring from the service, Pat owned the Northern Lakes Rooter Company in Mountain, WI. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 44 in Waubeno and of the VFW Post 2113 in Green Bay. Pat was also a member of the Volunteer Fire Department in Mountain. Pat was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a family man who cherished his time spent with grandchildren.

    He will be sadly missed by his wife, Elizabeth “Betz” Crowe, Eureka, MO; his children: Mark (Christy), Appleton, Michael (Marsha), Danville, KY, Beth (Vic) Lucero, Eureka, MO, Patrick (Tracie), Neenah; grandchildren: Mark and Kristin Crowe, Tyler and Nathan Crowe, Alisa and Lindsey Lucero, Patrick and Emily Crowe; siblings: William (Darlene) Crowe, Dale, WI, Marianne Miller, Minocqua, Michael (Sherri) Crowe, Neenah; a special friend, Michelle Grundy, Green Bay; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services for Pat will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday evening, March 15, 2007 at the Wichmann Funeral Home (537 North Superior Street) with Minister Gary Cleveland officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 P.M. until the time of the services. Military Honors will be performed on Friday, March 16 at 10:00 A.M. at the Riverside Cemetery in Appleton.

    The family would like to thank the staff and clergy on the third floor at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center for their loving care and support.

Armand F Ehlers

M, b. December 27, 1937, d. December 23, 1997

Family: Elizabeth A Sprister (b. August 1, 1938, d. March 27, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Armand F Ehlers was born on December 27, 1937.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth A Sprister were married on July 5, 1958 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Armand F Ehlers died on December 23, 1997, at age 59.

Sharon M Sprister

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Robert F Sprister

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Mary E Skrobel

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Joannes Royackers

M, b. circa 1690

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Biography

  • Birth: Joannes Royackers was born circa 1690.

Clara Blick

M, b. 1917, d. 1918

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Clara Blick was born in 1917 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in 1918, at age ~1, in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Virginia Blick

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Family: Stanley M Timm (b. November 16, 1926, d. February 5, 2010)

Stanley M Timm

M, b. November 16, 1926, d. February 5, 2010

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Stanley M Timm was born on November 16, 1926.
  • Death: He died on February 5, 2010, at age 83, in Flora, Clay Co, Illinois.
  • Note: Dr. Stanley M. Timm, 83, of Flora, IL died at 8:00 PM Friday, February 5, 2010 at his home in Flora.

    He was born November 16, 1926 in Appleton, WI to Arthur R. & Georgina A. (Coenen) Timm. He married Virginia A. Blick on May 20, 1950 in Appleton, WI.

    He was a chiropractor/orthopedist operating the Stanley M. Timm, D.C. Chiropractic Office in Flora, IL from 1953-1993. He was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Flora and was Minister of the Word, Minister of the Eucharist, and on the Liturgical Committee within the church. Dr. Timm's other memberships included the following: Knights of Columbus, Flora Elks Lodge, Flora Library Board of Trustees, Flora Zoning & Planning Commission, honorary member of Illinois Chiropractic Society, Illinois Chiropractor of the Year in 1979, Director of the Stringmeisters Program, and Section Coordinator & Instructor for AARP Driver Safety Program.

    He is survived by his wife: Virginia Timm of Flora; children: Cheryl McCarty & husband Jim of Mendota, Gary Timm & wife Jane of Edwardsville, Mary Cook & husband Steve of Carmi, Larry Timm & wife Becky of Manito, and Theresa Smith & husband Greg of Xenia; 1 brother: Jack Timm of Neenah, WI; 14 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Flora. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Monday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with a 5:30 PM Prayer Service.

    Memorials may be made to Clay County Hospice or St. Stephen's Catholic Church and may be received at the funeral home.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lucille Margaret Blick

F, b. February 6, 1895, d. October 9, 1969

Parents

Family: Charles M Fisher (b. December 10, 1895, d. October 11, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Lucille Margaret Blick was born on February 6, 1895.
  • Marriage: She and Charles M Fisher were married on May 23, 1916.
  • Death: Lucille Margaret Blick died on October 9, 1969, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent, Wed., Eve., 8 Oct 1924 A surprise party was held Tuesday evening in honor of Mr. J. N. Blick's seventy-seventh birthday anniversary, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Charles Fisher, 689 Hancock-st. The guests included were: Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Kronschnabel and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Blick and family, Nick Blick, Mr. and Mrs. John Stadler, Black Creek; Mr. and Mrs. N. Kitzinger, Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. William Stern and family, New London; Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Blick and son, Port Washington; Mr. and Mrs. George Kronschnabel and family, Kimberly; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blick, Mr. and Mrs. M. Blick and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fisher, Appleton.

    Mrs. Charles M. Fisher
    (Lucille Blick)
    319 E. Hancock St., Appleton
    Age 74, passed away at home Thursday afternoon unexpectedly. She was born February 6, 1895 in Black Creek and had been a resident of Appleton since 1919. Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, the christian Mothers Society of St. Therese Catholic Church, Appleton. Survivors include her husband Charles; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvester (Margaret) Parker, Mrs. William 9Dolores) Springer, both of Appleton; six sons, Cyril, Joseph, and Gerald, Appleton; Francis, oak Park, Ill,; John and James of Denver, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. William Stern Sr., New London; 30 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren,. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. E. A. Wagner officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Black Creek. Friends may call at the Ellenbecker-Andersen Fuenral Home after 3 p.m. Sunday. The Third Order of St. francis and the parish rosary will be prayed at 8:15 Sunday evening.

Charles M Fisher

M, b. December 10, 1895, d. October 11, 1970

Parents

Family: Lucille Margaret Blick (b. February 6, 1895, d. October 9, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: Charles M Fisher was born on December 10, 1895.
  • Marriage: He and Lucille Margaret Blick were married on May 23, 1916.
  • Death: Charles M Fisher died on October 11, 1970, at age 74, in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Determination Precedes Second March Down Aisle
    By kathryn Molzahn
    Post-Crescent Staff Writer
    At noon Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Fisher walked down the aisle of St. Therese Catholic church to repeat their wedding vows 50 years after the original ceremony.
    the anniversary observance was especially meaningful.
    Five weeks ago Mr. Fisher, an amputee, was fitted with an artificial limb. At that time he vowed to learn to walk on the new leg in time to make the trip down the aisle under his own power.
    His leg was removed after an old injury became aggravated by diabetes, which he developed several years ago.
    "I was in the hospital five times in the past year," he recalls. Each time the doctors attempted to relieve the pain and save the leg. Finally, despite their efforts, gangrene set in.
    "I had the leg removed the last week of July," Mr. Fisher reports.
    The long interval between surgery and the fitting of the prosthetic limb was necessary so the doctors could be sure the stump was healing properly, he explains.
    During that period he remained mobile thanks to a wheel chair rented from the visiting nurses. To keep his other leg strong, Mr. Fisher dropped the foot rest on that side and practiced propelling himself around the house with his good leg.
    At last the doctors agreed he was ready for a new leg.
    "I had this fitted in Green Bay," he says, knocking on his left leg with his knuckles.
    From the beginning he determined to wear it all day long. "I thought it would be better for me," he reasons.
    He underwent therapy treatments at Appleton memorial Hospital, where he practiced walking between parallel railings. He was told he could use either canes or crutches to assist him in practicing at home.
    Prefers Crutches
    He prefers the crutches, because "they're safer".
    "We're happy it's all over with," the Fishers agree, now that his hospital visits, surgery and therapy have been concluded.
    "There're no aches or pains at all now," Mr. Fisher adds.
    During the series of hospital stays, when the possibility of amputation was mentioned, "I said do it right now," Mr. Fisher states. "The pain was so great."
    Adds to Festivities
    His successful adoption of the new lomb is additional reason for the family celebration after the golden anniversary marriage ceremony.
    The Fishers' eight children all made arrangements to attend the ceremony, and the dinner and reception at the Country Aire Club.
    They are Mrs. Sylvester Parker, Appleton; Mrs. William Springer, Appleton; Francis Fisher, Oak Park, Ill.; Cyril Fisher, Appleton; twins, John, Denver, Colo., and Joseph, Appleton; and another set of twins, james, Indian Hills, Colo., and Jerald, Appleton.
    The Fishers also have 29 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Wed in Black Creek
    They were married -- the first time -- on May 23, 1916 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Black Creek. The bridesmaid at that time, Mr. Fisher's sister, Cecelia, now mrs Herbert Mielke, Appleton, also served as attendant at the second wedding.
    Mrs. Fisher, the former Lucille Blick, was from Black Creek. Her husband was a native of the Town of Cicero, near there.
    "We noved here about two years after we were married," Mr. Fisher says proudly of their home at 319 E. hancock St. "We've been here almost 48 years no."
    About six years ago he retired from Tschank and Christensen Heating and Air Conditioning Co., where he worked for 33 years, installing furnaces. Before that, he had been employed by Badger Furnace Co.
    He's quite proud of being an honorary member of local 141 of the Sheet Metal Workers' Union of which he onece was secretary. Mr. Fisher also is a member of the pastt president of the Holy Name Society at St. Therese parish and a member of the Eagles.
    Few Activities
    Today his activities are somewhat limited.
    "I can't do anything outside," he states simply. "The boys come to change the screens and mow the lawn." This year Mrs. Fisher will plant their small back yard garden. "I always did it until last year," Mr.Fisher says. His reading is restricted to newspaper headlines and other large print because his eyesight has been impaired by his diabetic condition.
    but it doesn't put an damper on his cheerful outlook.
    "We're just so happy he had two legs again," Mrs. Fisher says.
  • Note: Charles M. Fisher
    1208 N. Richmond St.
    Age 74, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Sunday following a three month illness. He was born December 10, 1895 in black Creek and had been a resident of Appleton since 1919. Mr. Fisher had been employed at Tschank and Christensen Heating Firm for 40 years retiring in 1960. He was a member of the Ushers Society and past president of the Holy Name Society of St. Therese Catholic Church, a charter member of . . . Sheet Metal Local 38; and a member of the fraternal Order of Eagles and the Appleton Club. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sylvester (Margaret) Parker, Mrs. William (Dolores) Springer, both of Appleton; six sons, Cyril, Joseph, and Jerald, all of Appleton, Francis, oak Park, Ill., John and James, both of Denver, Col; four sisters, Mrs. Anna DeVine, Mrs. Al (Mary) Koenig, Marshfield, Mrs. Herbert (Cecelia) Mielke, and Mrs. Edwin (Rose) Hamilton, Appleton; 31 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille, Oct. 9, 1969 and also by 4 brothers and one sister. Fuenral services will be held Wednwsday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic church with the Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Black Creek. Friends may call at the Ellenbecker Anderson Fuenral H ome after 3 . . .

Charles James Seghers

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Mary Beth Fisher

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