WESTBY

Walter E. Vesbach

January 21, 1919 - August 19, 2006

Walter E. Vesbach, 87, passed away surrounded by his family and friends early Saturday morning, August 19, 2006 at his daughter Vernelís home in Westby. He was born January 21, 1919, in Muskego to Emil and Catherine (Schaefer) Vesbach.

He farmed in Muskego until 1976, then moved to Liberty Pole, onto Westby, then Stitzer and finished farming in 2004. Walter was involved in the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus at St. Leonardís Catholic Church in Muskego.

He is survived by his 15 children: Thomas Vesbach of LaFarge, Joseph (Barbara) Vesbach of Viroqua, Carol (David) Hall of Westby, Raymond Vesbach of Greenfield, Marion (Frederick) Funk of East Troy, Nancy (Victor) Jaramillo of Phoenix, Patrick (Maria Belen) Vesbach of Viroqua, Louise (Richard) Rickelman of Chardon, Ohio, Judith (Michael) Weinkauf of Burlington, Jane Vesbach of Dousman, Gerald (Constance) Vesbach of Liberty Pole, Paul (Janet) Vesbach of Novelty, Ohio, Vernel (Brian) Nelson of Westby, Allen Vesbach of West Palm Beach, Fla., Charles (Karen) Vesbach of Platteville; 41 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; brother Edwin Vesbach of Wind Lake; sister Lucille (Vesbach) Snyder of Big Bend; sister-in-law, Madgelin (Snyder) Vesbach of Muskego. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by Dorothy (Larsen) Vesbach, wife of 36 years, in 1990; a brother, Milton Vesbach; sister-in-law, Mildred (Scherrei) Vesbach; a daughter-in-law, Linda Vesbach; son-in-law, Rudy Koch; grandson, Matthew Scheifen; and infant twin grandchildren.

Friends may call 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, with a Scripture wake service to follow at 7 p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy 14 in Westby.

Friends may also call after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Viroqua. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Robert J. Cook will celebrate the Mass with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials in the form of Masses may be directed to St. Maryís Catholic Church, 400 Congress in Viroqua, WI 54665.

The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby, (608) 634-2100, is serving the family.

We love you, Dad!!!