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Hope E. (Gunem) Fiedler

June 12, 1933 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 85)


Hope E. Fiedler (nee Gunem) was born on June 12, 1933 in Osseo, WI and entered the gates of heaven

January 17, 2019 at the age of 85 from her home in Plymouth.

      Hope was the 5th of 6 children born to Gilbert & Elvina (Eide) Gunem. She was known as the little girl

with beautiful long curls. She graduated from Osseo-Fairchild High School in 1951. It was in high school

that she met the love of her life, Bruce Fiedler. They were married on November 26, 1955, after she

finished beauty school and Bruce returned home from the army. They moved to Minneapolis so Bruce

could finish college, residing in an incredibly small trailer and welcomed 2 of their 6 children while living

there. They moved to Milwaukee, WI in 1958 when Bruce accepted a job at Allis Chalmers. They moved

to Plymouth, WI in 1969 when Bruce became employed at Gilson Brothers. She resided there until her


     Hope was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at her hometown Lutheran Church. She was

raised in a Christian home and made sure her children learned to love God. Her faith was steadfast

throughout her life as was evident during many hardships, illnesses and deaths of loved ones.

Hope loved being with her family, especially with Bruce. They were inseparable after Bruce’s early

retirement in 1986; travelling to visit anyone that would invite them. They also enjoyed attending as

many musical performances as possible. In earlier years, along with her mom, 2 daughters, 2 sisters,

and 2 nieces, summer ‘girl-trips’ were a highlight and considered a necessity. She treasured family

gatherings/celebrations of any kind the most.  

     Mom always ended the day with singing the Lord’s Prayer, an “I Love You” and a, “Takk for i dag (thanks for the day).”

     Hope is survived by 4 of her 6 children; Randy (Pam) of Plymouth, Lon (Elizabeth) of St. Paul, MN, Lori

(Jack) McCauley of Germantown, WI, Shelley (Michael) McMullen of Green Bay, WI. She is also survived

by her sisters, Elenore Gunem and Inez Abraham. She leaves behind 15 grandchildren; Bradley Fiedler,

Shawn Fiedler, April Fiedler (Matt Aker), Gabrielle (Chris) Miller, Michelle (LJ) Coleman, Gilbert Fiedler,

Megan (Tyler) Brownfield, Molly (Paul) Vara, Sadie (Peter) Studer, Johnny McCauley, Kevin (Jamie)

McMullen, Eric McMullen, Michael McMullen, Hope McMullen (Ryan Schindler), and Jessica McMullen.

Hope also leaves behind 9 great-grandchildren: Sophia Fiedler, Brackin & Thea Miller, Addison & Ava

Brownfield, Lyla Vara, Bruce, Miles and Theodore McMullen. She is also survived by in-laws; Janice

Gunem, and Ross (Yvonne) Fiedler. She is further survived by many special nieces and nephews.

Hope was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce (2017), her parents, Gilbert & Elvina Gunem, her

son, Lee Brian Fiedler & daughter, Lynn Louise Fiedler. Her sister Beatrice Holland & brothers Omer &

Lyman Gunem, sister in-law Frances Fiedler, and brother-in-laws Arlow Abraham & Fred Holland also

preceded her.

     A funeral service for Hope will be held 11 AM, Monday, January 21 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Plymouth with Rev. Casey Sugden, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Osseo Cemetery in Osseo, WI.  Family and friends may gather on Sunday, January 20 at Wittkopp Funeral and Cremation Service , 123 South St. on Sunday from 4 PM until 6 PM and at the church, 1808 Eastern Ave. Plymouth on Monday from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM

     Memorials in Hope’s name may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church

     Hope’s family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care and compassion and to Dr. Kumar and his staff for for the many years of quality care given to her.


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January 20, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wittkopp Funeral and Cremation Service
123 South Street
Plymouth, WI 53073

January 21, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1808 Eastern Avenue
Plymouth, WI 53073

Funeral Service
January 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1808 Eastern Avenue
Plymouth, WI 53073

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