John E. Abler

John E. Abler, 93, of Fond du Lac, died June 30, 2022 at Woodlands Senior Park.

John was born February 9, 1929 in Fond du Lac, WI, a son of Edward and Edna (Michels) Abler.

On October 1, 1955 he married Dorothy “Dottie” Ann Meis at St. Mary Church in Lomira, WI.

John was a life-long dairy farmer and was born and raised on Abler Road. He was a member of St. Peter Choir, Holy Name Society, Holy Family Church, and the Malone Area Heritage Museum. He loved to play cards at the Fond du Lac senior center, had a collection of arrowheads and stamps, and considered himself a purveyor of useless trivia and jokes. He loved to fish and spear for sturgeon on Lake Winnebago. After retiring from the farm, John moved to the beach where he could be close to the lake.

John is survived by one daughter Cindy (Dan) Schaefer of Madison; one son Wayne (Julie) Abler of Winneconne; five grandchildren, Daniel (Sarah) Schaefer, Stephanie (Joshua) Schmidt, Brad (Tara) Van Caster, Mark (Tara) Van Caster, and Anthony Abler; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie Woehrer; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dottie; his parents; his sister Sister Rose Marie Abler OSF; sister-in-law Lucille (Andrew) Kiefer; and brothers-in-law Norman (Bernice) Meis and Henry (Renate`) Meis.

Visitation: Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, from 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM.

Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church at 5:00 PM.  Burial will be in St. Peter Church Cemetery, St. Peter on Thursday, July 7 at 9:00 AM.

Memorials may be directed to the Agnesian Hospice Hope Program or the Malone Museum.

John’s family would like to send a special thanks to the St. Agnes Hospice for their care and concern, the awesome staff at the Woodlands Senior Park, and special friends Fred and Mary Pfister for bringing John communion every week.

Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.