Walter W. Woepse(1933 - 2012)

Woepse, Walter W.

Walter W. Woepse, age 79, formerly of St. Nazianz, passed away Tuesday morning, November 27, 2012 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Wally was born on August 6, 1933 in Sheboygan, son of the late Walter and Hilda (Tasche) Woepse. He attended Manitowoc public schools. On March 22, 1958, Wally was married to Faith Halverson at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. Wally drove semi trucks for the Geo Clark Transit and Leichts Transfer retiring in 1994. He was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, the Teamsters Union and a former 25 year member of the Newton Volunteer Fire Department. Wally enjoyed a good time and loved spending time with his family especially his two granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife: Faith Woepse, Manitowoc; his three children and their spouses: Barb (Jim) Buth, Sun Prairie; Jim (Sue) Woepse, Manitowoc; Beth (JR) Wagner, Manitowoc; two granddaughters: Jenna Woepse, Green Bay; Kendra Woepse, Appleton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter (Hilda) Woepse; one brother: James Woepse; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Edward "Manny" (Hildagarde) Halverson; one brother-in-law: William "Lee" Halverson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 11306 Wehausen Road, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gregory Pope will officiate with burial to follow at a later date at the Knollwood Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. There will be a social to follow the service in the church fellowship hall. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the Woepse family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Wally's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Cozy Corners of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for all of their special care shown to our father.

Funeral Home

Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home
818 State Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2012