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Joseph F. Wegerbauer
1932 - 2014
Joseph F. Wegerbauer, 81, of Kenosha, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in the comfort of his home with care from Hospice Advantage.
As one of his grandsons said, You could always count on his word, and he always thought of others first. In both thought and deed, Joseph lived up to the biblical roots of his name, which means honorable.
Born March 21, 1932, in Cudahy, Wis., he was the son of Joseph and Catherine (Hoezl) Wegerbauer.
He attended St. Frederick Elementary School, one year at Don Basco High School and three at Cudahy High School. He went on to earn a B.S. in Economics/Sociology from UW-Milwaukee, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Kappa Fraternity.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1952, and was honorably discharged in 1954.
On June 24, 1961, he married Rose Marie Fahsl at St. Frederick Church (now Nativity of the Lord) in Cudahy.
Out of college, his first job was as Athletic Director of the Boys Club in Milwaukee. Eventually, he served as an Internal Revenue agent for 30 years, retiring in 1993.
Joe was a long-time member of St. Marys Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Throughout his life he was active in sports, winning over 100 trophies in basketball, softball, bowling and golf.
Surviving him are his wife; two daughters, Lea (Walter) Kreuser, Karen (Cary) LaHucik; one son, James (Lina) Wegerbauer; five grandsons; a sister, Rosemary Bruno; and a brother, Dr. Leo (Mary Lou) Wegerbauer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Hilda Weber.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 6, at St. Mary Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be directed to Shalom Center, 1713-62nd Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53142.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Mar. 2, 2014