William L. Fisher, 81, 5404 Greenview Lane, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in the emergency room at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Al Burkhardt officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Monday at the church until the services. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will have a ritual at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the Moose Lodge will have a ritual at 6:45 p.m. Sunday and the Knights of Columbus will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Fisher was born April 28, 1919, in Fernwood, Ohio, a son of the late Henry and Hilda (Mantula) Fisher.
He entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 22, 1943, in Milwaukee. He served as a second lieutenant infantry commander in the 8th Division, 28th Infantry Regiment. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Meritorious Service Unit Award and the Eastern/African/Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on March 5, 1946, at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation in Pennsylvania.
He was married to Delores Dykas on Nov. 24, 1938. She died April 20, 1972.
He was married to Grace Firkus on Aug. 18, 1973, at St. Peter Catholic Church.
He was employed at Stevens Point Division, Consolidated Papers Inc., for 45 years, retiring as maintenance supervisor in 1983.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1170, Moose Family Center Lodge 1572, American Legion Post 6 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 568.
Survivors include his wife, Grace; two sons, Bruce and Duane (Dona) Fisher, both of Stevens Point; one daughter, Debra (Tom) Kulas; one brother, Henry (Margaret), Stevens Point, six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, William Jr.; three sisters; one brother and one granddaughter.