Donald C. Fischer

Donald C. Fischer, 79, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly at Appleton Medical Center on Nov. 17, 2015, with his family by his side. Donald was born on Jan. 20, 1936, to Carl and Ida (Wielke) Fischer. On Oct. 10, 1959, he married Deloris Maltbey at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cecil and they enjoyed over 54 years together. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He was employed with The Hoffman Company for 43 years. He thought very highly of his boss, Paul Hoffman, and his hard work was rewarded in many ways, even with a trip to Australia. Don loved his family and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons, playing cribbage and tending to his vegetable garden.

Don will be sadly missed by his wife, Deloris; children, Bruce (Karen) Fischer, Steve (Vicki) Fischer, Richard (Lisa) Fischer; grandchildren, Joshua (Aimee), Brian (special friend Bethany), Nicholas, Melissa, Nicole, Eric, Courtney, Ashtin (special friend Ryan), Alex (special friend Miranda), and Cole. He is further survived by siblings, Mavis (Myron) Herman and Judy Manthei; sisters-in-law, Donna Heling, Doris Otto and Jan Maltbey; and a brother-in-law, Lyle Maltbey; very special friend and fishing and cribbage buddy Marty Wudtke; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jason Fischer; granddaughter Danielle Fischer; Deloris’s parents, George and Mariella Maltbey; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Vernon Heling, Michael Maltbey, Reginald Maltbey, Ken Manthei, Merlyn and Delorus Rosenow, and Ted Otto.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 E. Glendale Ave. in Appleton. Visitation will be on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, from 1-4 p.m. at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Superior Street location and on Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Don’s name.

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