Fay June Raisler, age 74, Township of Bear Creek, Waupaca County. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and dear friend was welcomed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at New London Family Medical Center. Fay was the youngest child of William and Hilda (Verg) Brennenstuhl, born on June 4, 1936 in the Township of Little Wolf, Waupaca County, WI. Fay grew up in the Manawa area, graduating from Little Wolf High School in 1954. She studied at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN for two years and then worked in Appleton until she met a farmer named Kenneth Raisler from Bear Creek who she married on December 12, 1959 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Symco. We were blessed to have been able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary last year. Fay was a faithful and active member at Trinity Lutheran Church in the township of Bear Creek. She taught Sunday School, was in the choir and was a member of the ladies aid and LWML. For years, Fay was actively involved in the Union Thresheree in Symco. A plaque with her name on it still adorns the food stand where she worked countless hours! Fay also was an avid bowler and participated in several leagues and bowled at the state tournament. She was a general leader for Hillside 4-H club for many years and was always very patient, especially with her own children when they waited until the car ride to the fair to finish their projects! She also clerked several years at the Waupaca County fair. Fay’s love for her family was endless. When Alzheimer’s robbed her of the memories and her ability to share and speak her love, she would smile and her love would shine to all around her. Fay is survived by her husband Kenneth, daughter Amy (Rufus) Webb, Daytona Beach, FL, daughter Marcia (Jeff) Pethke, Bear Creek, son Bruce (Sally), Manawa and daughter Sara (Erv) Smith, Bear Creek. She is further survived by her special grandchildren Kimberly Burton (special friend Michael Saunders) Madison, Stephanie Burton, Milwaukee, Spenser Burton, Bear Creek, Abby Pethke, Bothell, WA, Adam(Lacy) Raisler, Weyauwega, Eric Raisler, Minneapolis, MN, Samantha Beyer (special friend Tyler Griffin), Bear Creek, Danielle Beyer, Oshkosh, Zachary Beyer, Green Bay. Fay was furthered blessed with two beautiful great granddaughters Cheyenne Griffin and MaKieyela Raisler. Fay is also survived by her sister Ruth(Tom) Jozwiak, Caroline, and sister-in-laws Emy Brezinski, Glen Mills, PA, Mae Sanford, Beloit and brother-in-laws Bill Selle, Appleton, Llewellyn Raisler, Appleton, and Donald(Marilyn)Hedberg, Lake Geneva and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Fay is rejoicing in heaven with her parents, her brother Donald Brennenstuhl , her daughter Andrea, her granddaughter Christine Beyer, her mother and father-in-law Edna and Andrew Raisler, sister-in-laws Doris Brennenstuhl, Gerry Hedberg, Ruth Selle and Elaine Raisler and brother-in-laws Jerry Brezinski and Larry Sanford. Funeral services were held 11 A.M. Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Township of Bear Creek with the Rev. Matthew D. Ruesch officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Township of Bear Creek. Friends called from 3 until 7 P.M. Friday at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville and after 10 A.M. Saturday at the church until the time of the service. A prayer service was held 6:30 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home.
An online guest book may be signed at www.eberhardtstevenson.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established at a later date in Fay’s name.
The Raisler family wishes to thank the emergency room doctors and staff at New London Family Medical Center for their care and concern and the staff at the Manawa Community Nursing Center for the loving and wonderful care they provided mom during the past two years.