Auralia Buscher Feifarek

It is with profound sadness that the family of Auralia Buscher Feifarek announce her peaceful passing on July 17, 2021, at the age of 92. She was born in Sheboygan, Wis., to the late Herbert and Viola Buscher. Aurie was the loving wife of her beloved, the late Glenn C. Feifarek, and the loving sister of the late Jerome H. Buscher and of the late Ralph W. Buscher. Aurie came to Marinette as a young child, attending local schools. After high school graduation she attended the University of Wisconsin, enrolling at the newly created Marinette University Campus. It was 1946 and WWII had recently ended. To accommodate the anticipated enrollment of thousands of returning veterans the university created small “campuses” throughout the state. It is noteworthy to mention that the attendance ratio for those attending was 10 men to 1 woman! It made for very interesting classes. Fortunately the men weren’t all married for that’s where she met her beloved, Glenn. Together they went on to Madison and graduated in 1950, after which they were married. Their first job took them to South Bend, Ind., to the Studebaker car manufacturer. Then back to Wisconsin, to the little town of Colby, and later to Wausau, where Aurie became very active in Girl Scouting, serving as a Senior Scout leader, a leader trainer, a camp director and served on their board of directors. During the 1950’s she had the privilege of being a delegate to the Girl Scout national convention in Philadelphia. Pa.

Wherever Aurie and Glenn moved their life was built around community activities and the church. They were always members of the choir, she served as a deacon, as an officer within the women’s association and shared a “Golden Hour” with the retired senior members of that group She and Glenn were advisors to a wonderful group of Sr. High students, called “Tuxis”. Those were wonderful years. Aurie was charitable by nature. She loved people. There is nothing she wouldn’t have done for anyone, when she could.

Aurie’s family was the focal point of her life. They were avid campers, spending each weekend together and with their friends. They also enjoyed traveling. She and Glenn returned to Marinette when they retired. For the past thirty years she been an active member of P.E.O. Chapter Q, serving as a past president and has been a member of Pioneer Presbyterian Church. In her latter years she shared her avid interest in politics with her friends. Her love of country and dedication to its principles were ever mindful as was evident in her concern for and were usually of the same persuasion, and occasionally not, but always discussed courteously. Trump was her man. Following politics and playing Bridge kept her mind sharp. That’s why Thursday was her favorite day of the week, for it was Lunch and Bridge with the ladies.

She is survived by her dearly loving children: Sara Jane of Marinette and Mark R. of Random Lake, Wis; as well as by her niece, Ann E. Buscher of Marinette and by her nephew, John W. Buscher of Menominee. She was the adored and adoring mother to Sara Jane Feifarek, of Marinette and Mark Ralph Feifarek, of Random Lake, WI.

The celebration of Aurie’s life will held at a later date. Interment will be in the Forest Home Cemetery.Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Marinette Lions Club would be appreciated