Jack E. Fischer
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Jul 06, 1930
Died on Sep 11, 2017 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Jack E. Fischer our “Leader of the Band” passed away Monday, September 11th at the age of 87 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Hospital in Sheboygan. He was born
at home on Kentucky Ave., on July 6, 1930 and was the son of the late Fred and Agnes (O’Keefe) Fischer. Jack was baptized, confirmed and was an alter boy, as well as a lifelong member at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. He attended St. Peter Claver School, South Side Jr. High and Central High School.
A central theme in Jack’s life was his love of music. He had his own band, the Jack Fischer Duo with Ron Melanz from 1945 to 1947. Jack also played with the Army
Veterans Drum and Bugle Corps and the VFW Drum Corps from 1949 to 1952. His band then went on the road as the Jack Fischer Trio with Ron Melanz. He also
played with the Roy Stevens Orchestra in 1955 with Skip Shuchow, Alice Mae (Bushman) Spielvogel. Jack took over “The Combinations” with Zaida Enders as soloist and played several years locally at Gino’s, Port Washington Country Club and the Executive Inn. He was then involved in and/or director in Top Hats with
seven of his children from ’67 – ’78. Following that, he marched with Classic
Reunion for 20 yrs. from 1985 – 2005 at 75 yrs. old!
On May 2nd, 1953 Jack was united in marriage with Juanita “Nita” Finger. He
enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 21, 1953 and was stationed in Inchon, Chun
Chon South Korea and returned home from service on May 21st, 1955.
Jack was employed at many places throughout the years, which include Tank Car
Service Station, Mills Service Station, Janko Oil Company, Uptown Cleaners,
Verifine Dairy, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Excelsior Laundry, Stan
Hinds Chevrolet, Bob Werner Chevrolet and Piggly Wiggly.
Survivors include his wife Nita; five sons, Cory (Debbie) Fischer, Joel Fischer, Michael (Nancy) Fischer, Thomas (Sheri) Fischer, Robert (Jen) Fischer and three
daughters, Jackie (Chris) Schroeder, Mary (Dave) Torrison and Patti Kuehl (friend
Mark Hamel). Also twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Finger and Margaret Francis. Jack is further survived by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant twins, brother, Fred Fischer Jr. and sister, Mutz Finger. Brothers-in-law, Bob Halverson, Mert Finger, Bob Finger, Ken Finger, Dick Hoerz and Don Francis. Sisters-in-law, Marianne Finger, Lucille Finger, Nel Hoerz and Millie Fischer; and son-in-law, Thomas Kuehl.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at
1 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12 St., Sheboygan with Father
Paul Fliss officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until
the time of Mass at 1 p.m. Following Mass will be Full Military Honors provided by
the VFW Post 9156. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jack’s name. The
Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online
condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday Sep 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
Visitation: Saturday Sep 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
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