From Fred H.
Keller's "Rose Miller Gissal built two
businesses on her cooking", Retrospect,
Sussex Sun, October, 17, 2007". -
When Fred and Rose, nee Miller, Gissal
sold their Willow Springs Tavern,
bought the larger Lake Five Tavern in 1944.
their former business in 1946 to
Lake Five Tap until 1956, but after a temporary
retirement, they purchased a new business in
Fussville which they called Gissal's
operating that until 1965 when the State paid
them big bucks for it to widen the Appleton
Avenue/Good Hope Road crossroads.
Note: Referred to as a "hotel" Waukesha
Daily Freeman Wednesday, November 8, 1950,
Note: Charles Lechner, operator of
Lake Five tavern, fined $500 for selling beer to
a 16 yr old. Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman
November 8, 1952, page 3 of 8.
Fred' Gissal's Lake Five Inn also provided
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET...
I CISCO SOLVENT motor cleansing
2 Refill crankcase with
winter-grade TROJAN MOTOR OIL.
3 SEALED LUBRICATION—with a
powerful grease gunwhich shoots in fresh,
self-sealing Trojan Grease.
4 FLUSH TRANSMISSION and
DIFFERENTIAL with Cisco Solvent. Refill with
service proved Trojan gear oil.
5 RADIATOR CONDITIONING-drained,
cleaned, checked for leaks—your old anti-freeze
mixture restored or new Cities Service
anti-freeze poured in.
6 BATTERY CHECK for-quick
starting. Inspect terminals, cables, voltage.
7 TIRE CHECK. Inspect tread, sidewalls,
casing and tubes.
source: Waukesha Daily Freeman October
23, 1947, page 2 of 18
Fined for 0/eo Sale
SUSSEX — Fred Gissal of Gissal's
Lake "5" resort, Colgate route 1, was fined $100
for serving colored untaxed oleomargarine to
restaurant patrons in the county court at
Hartford Oct. 17. He entered a plea of guilty.
Waukesha Daily Freeman
November 4, 1952, page 8 of 12
In 1953 he was affiliated with "Cities
Service" located Lake Five-Colgate . Source:
Waukesha Daily Freeman February 24, 1953
Boyd W. ‘Bill’ Biswell
Boyd W. Biswell of Colgate (Lake Five). Born
July 11, 1947. Passed away Oct. 21, 2008, of
cancer at the age of 61 years. Beloved husband
and best friend of Rosemary (nee Samanske)
Biswell for 43 years. Loving father and hero to
Wesley (Ann), Julie (Mike) Batzler and Jessica
(Jake) Knox. Proud and loving grandfather of
Brianna, Bradley, Jackson, Michael, Joshua and
Matthew. Beloved son to the late Boyd and Irene
Biswell of Claremore, Okla. Brother of Corene
(Ivan) Knopp of Phoenix, Ariz. and the late
Robert Biswell of Claremore, Okla. Dear
son-in-law to Irene Stedman. Brother-in-law to
Ronald (Virginia) Samanske, Donna (Harry)
Demlang, Bonnie (Dennis) Ruffing, Joanie Wendler
and Cheryl (Dan) Plese.
Bill was the proud owner and operator of
the Roadside Inn in Lake Five from 1974-2005
and an avid race fan. He was past treasurer and
member of the Tavern League of Washington County
and the Tavern League of Wisconsin. He was also
past treasurer of the Wisconsin Street Rod
A special thanks to Josh Knox P.A. of
Froedtert Hospital, Palliative Care Team at
Froedtert Hospital and Horizon Hospice.
Visitation and funeral services were held
Friday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home. Burial was
held Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Columba’s
- Friday, March 12,
(Nee Thorson) Of
, March 10,
2010, age 86 years. Beloved
wife of the late Paul
Samanske and the late
Loving mother of Ronald
(Ginny) Samanske, Rosemary
(Late Bill) Biswell, Donna
(Harry) Demlang, Bonnie
(Dennis) Ruffing, Joanie
Wendler and Cheryl (Dan)
Further survived by other
relatives and friends.
Further survived by 16
relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Saturday,
March 13, at 11:30 AM, at
ST. JAMES HISTORIC CHAPEL,
W220 N6588 Town Line Rd.,
Menomonee Falls. Burial
Church Cemetery. Visitation
Saturday 9:00 AM until time
of the Mass AT THE HISTORIC
Memorials to the church
Irene was a true
entrepreneur founding Irene's
Frosty Shop, Hobby Acres
Ceramics, Good Hope Manor
and a partnership in the
. She made all of her
children's wedding cakes and
many, many others.
All that knew her will
dearly miss her.
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