Paper: Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI)
Deceased: Fisk, Anne ("Betty") Asenath
Date: May 20, 2007
Anne ("Betty") Asenath Fisk, formerly of 961 Hickory Ave., De Pere, Wis., died May 17, 2007, at Rennes Health Center, De Pere. Anne was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on April 24, 1920, to Ray F. and Marie Scheuring Zimdars.
A lifelong resident of De Pere, Anne grew up at 128 Reid Street, a site now occupied by a St. Norbert's College dormitory, and spent her youth sailing and iceboating on the Fox River with her brothers Jack and Jimmy Zimdars. She graduated from Nicolet High School, where she played the saxophone in band and sang lead roles in Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, in 1938, and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for two years. In 1943 she moved to Miami, Fla., to work for the Army Aircorps as a secretary and to provide moral support for her brother, Jack, who was skipper of a PT boat stationed in Florida. On June 28, 1947, she was married at the First Congregational Church of De Pere to William John Fisk, Green Bay, great-great-grandson of Joel S. Fisk, who came to Green Bay in 1834. Throughout her life she was active as a volunteer for the Congregational Church and for the Izaak Walton League of America, supporting many of the environmental and conservation causes in whi!
ch her husband, Bill, was involved. She also was a supporter of historical preservation in Brown County and became a member of the Jean Nicolet group of the Bay Area Genealogical Society, researching her family history as the great granddaughter of German immigrants to Brown County, Ludwig and Mathilda Schmolke Scheuring, on her mother's side, in 1849; and to Ferdinand and Augusta Guse Zimdars, on her father's side, in 1869. She was very involved in her family, encouraging the varied pursuits of her children and grandchildren, and creating a trust fund that helped her eight grandchildren through college. Everybody who knew her, knew she led an interesting, rewarding, and loving life.
Survivors include one son, Craig Fisk (Linda Magee), Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Anne S. Post (Doug), Bernardsville, N.J. and Sally Jaeger (David), Toronto, Canada; eight grandchildren, Emily Fisk (Steve Cayford), Peter Fisk (Kumiko Yoshioka), Sarah Post, Rachel Post, James Post, Anna Jaeger, Erika Jaeger Webster (Ben) and Liam Jaeger; three great-grandchildren, Ashlin Hibiki Fisk, Tokyo, Japan and Georgia Rene Mahoney Webster and Florence Ann Asenath Webster, Toronto, Canada; one brother-in-law, the Rev. George W. Fisk, St. Joseph, Mich.; and two sisters-in-law, Karim Zimdars, Janesville, Wis. and Charlotte Fisk, Middlebury, Vt.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband, William (in 1989); her parents; her older brother, John C. ("Jack") Zimdars, Madison and his wife, Mildred; her younger brother, James R. Zimdars, Janesville and her sister-in-law, Jean Fisk, St. Joseph, Mich.
A "moment of memory," followed by a reception for family and friends, will be held at the First Congregational Church, UCC, at 1018 Cedar Street in De Pere, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, De Pere, at 1 p.m.
The family requests no flowers, please. Instead, a memorial fund for the Izaak Walton League, which was dear to Anne's heart, will be established. Please contact members of the family, or Anita Resch at Associated Bank Trust in Green Bay.
The Ryan Funeral Home of De Pere is assisting the family. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.
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