Warren Lee “Cub” Fischer
Warren Lee “Cub” Fischer, age 92, of Merrill, died on Monday, October 23, 2023 at Bell Tower Residence. He was born on November 20, 1930 to the late Clarence H. and Genevieve C. (Schultz) Fischer in Kaukauna, WI. He was their only child. At the age of 17, Cub bravely joined the United States Army. He chose to be stationed in post-war Landshut, West Germany, where he met and married his wife, Margarete Bohringer. Sadly, she preceded him in death at the age of 56 in 1990. Cub was honorably discharged from the Army on June 23, 1952.
Cub worked as a foundry core maker, before becoming a property maintenance worker for the Holy Cross Sisters. He left his employment at Holy Cross to enter the logging industry. Cub worked as a logger and pulp cutter, retiring after 22 years. He thoroughly enjoyed working outdoors as a logger. Also, a self-taught carpenter, Cub first built a cottage on Squirrel Lake and then a brick home on the Prairie River. His leisure time was spent hunting and fishing. Cub appreciated and respected nature and the wildlife. He had a great fondness for animals and enjoyed listening to old time polka music. Cub had a gentle soul and will be missed very much by his family and friends.
Cub is survived by his 4 daughters: Rosemarie Brock, Heidi (David) Duley, Christine (Daniel) Vorpagel and Kathryn (Randy) Pophal, 9 grandchildren: Sonya (Marvin) Simms, Mark (Amelia) Duley, Timothy (Thana) Duley, Steven (Leah) Duley, Davida (Michael) Pritchard, Danielle (Darin) Beschta, Donna (Jeremy) Vorpagel-Gunther, Lynn (Michael) Borkenhagen and Lee Pophal, 17 great grandchildren: James III, Margarete, Kyle, Claire, Nathan, Nicholas, Ariana, Alex, Connor, Blake, Janelle, Cassandra, Annaleese, Dominic, Isabella, Everett and Elliott and 1 great great granddaughter: Staci. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife: Margarete Fischer, grandson: Jeremy Reissmann and great grandsons: Douglas Siler and Anthony Phipps and granddaughter-in-law: Amy K. Duley.
The funeral liturgy for Cub will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:00pm at Waid Funeral Home in Merrill. Father Maria Vallabhaneni will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 10:00am until the time of the liturgy, also at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow and take place at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Merrill. Military honors will be conducted by the Merrill V.F.W. 1638 at the cemetery.
The liturgy will be live streamed for those unable to attend, and will later be posted as a recording under his obituary on the funeral home website.
Memorials in Cub’s name may be directed to either the Bell Tower Activity Fund, 1500 O’Day Street, Merrill, WI, 54452 or the Lincoln County Humane Society, 310 N. Memorial Drive, Merrill, WI, 54452.
Over his 17 ½ years at Bell Tower Residence, Cub developed some close relationships to staff members and residents. Family wishes to thank those people for that support and friendship.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.