Harriet Paepke

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Paepke, Harriet Teresa

Harriet Teresa Paepke, age 80, of Wisconsin Rapids (formerly of White Creek), Wisconsin, died Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Wellington Place of Biron.

Funeral services will be 11a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. Steve Steinmetz will officiate. Interment will be at the Quincy Cemetery, Twp of Quincy, Adams County, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of Service on Monday at Roseberry's Funeral Home.

Harriet was born January 22, 1932 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to William and Olive (Basler) Payne. She grew up in Waukesha, Wis. with her family. She married Willard Paepke Sr. on October 25, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa. They made their home in Waukesha before moving to Adams County in 1967. She was a very loving and fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Harriet was a huge Elvis fan, watching wildlife, especially her birds; playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, and taking care of her grandkids.

Harriet was preceded in death by parents, William and Olive Payne; husband, Willard Paepke Sr.; sister, Helen Buchs; sister, Lorraine Schmidt; sister, Alice Paepke; sister, Louise Billings; sister, Olive Warren; and sister, Jeanette Lamp.

Survivors: Daughter: Mary (Bob) Weichert of Friendship, Wisconsin, Son: Willard (Dee) Paepke Jr. of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Daughter: Nancy J. Paepke of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Son: Arnold (Julie) Paepke of Adams, Wisconsin, Brother: Donald Payne of Sullivan, Wisconsin, Sister: Wilma Sievert of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Grandchild: Jessica (Brad) Brogley of Platteville, Wisconsin, Grandchild: Joshua LaQuee of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Grandchild: Cody Paepke of Adams, Wisconsin, Grandchild: Kayla Paepke of Adams, Wisconsin, GreatGrandchild: Jenna Brogley of Platteville, Wisconsin, GreatGrandchild: Mathew Brogley of Platteville, Wisconsin.

Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 3, 2012
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