THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Louise M. Fifield
Louise May (Hilsabeck) Fifield, 89, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Born June 1, 1928 in Amberg, to Floyd and Jessie (Smiley) Hilsabeck, her family moved to Sturgeon Bay when she was young. On Feb. 9, 1946, she married Ora A. Fifield of Gillett and they raised six sons.
Known for her cooking and baking, especially her specialties of raspberry tort, cinnamon rolls and home baked pies and bread, no-one left her house hungry.
She enjoyed making ceramic figures of household items, lamps, knick knacks, wildlife figures and anything imaginable to give as gifts, but her greatest joy was her family. She took good care of grandchildren, loved the Lord, wanted to share that with everyone. Her daily prayer time was spent interceding for those she loved.
A long time member of Maple Valley Community Church, she was a member of the Ladies Aid, the governing board and the choir. She loved singing as she did her daily duties.
With the death of her husband in 1973, she was left to raise three of their six sons by herself, along with some financial situations, problems to deal with and eventually dementia, she never lost sight of who held her life in his hands.
She is survived by five sons, Timothy (Joyce), Harvey (Marilyn), Steven (Laura), Daniel (Joan) and Curtis (Julie); a brother, Delbert Hilsabeck; a sister, Sally Huff; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora in 1973; a son, Richard (Dee) in 2009; three brothers, Calvin, David and Willard and a sister, Lillian.
Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Thursday, July 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, July 7 at Maple Valley Community Church in Suring from 9 a.m. until time of a Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Pastor Bill Krauss will officiate followed by interment. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.