Joan Fisher, 83, Wisconsin Dells

September 26, 2018

Joan Rose Fisher, 83, of Wisconsin Dells, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Wonewoc, the daughter of Lawrence and Lillian (Schneider) Ennis and the second youngest of 12 children. In May 1956, she married Thomas Fisher in Baraboo, and they had six children. She was a loving mother and wife and an excellent cook and baker.

In 1966, Thomas and Joan took over the ownership of his parents’ business, Fisher’s Bar, in downtown Wisconsin Dells, running this establishment until July 1, 1989, and still continued serving patrons after that. Joan was a people person and anyone who needed to talk knew they could come to her at any time and she always found a way to comfort them.

Joan is survived by her children, Gregory (Kristine) Fisher, Diana (Curt) Van Schoyck and Kim (Matthew) Musiedlak, all of Briggsville, Douglas (Jody) Fisher and Thomas (Lonnie) Fisher, both of Wisconsin Dells, and Kenneth (Linda) Fisher of Nekoosa; grandchildren, Katrina, Krystal (Matt), Lacey, Kyle, Vincent (Jennifer), Aaron, Kevin, Hope, Hannah, Dakota and Dylan; step-grandchildren, Brad, Summer, Wendy, Mindy, Ashley and Troy; great-grandchildren, Madison, James and Anne; and several step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Ennis of Westfield; and a sister, Dorothy Zimmerman of Baraboo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; brothers, Norvin, George, Clarence, Ambrose, Richard, Frank and Edward; and sisters, Verna Beard and Stella Zick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells, with Father Eric Sternberg celebrating. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit pichafuneralhome.com.

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