Gordon D. Pieper

June 20, 1931 July 9, 2008

Gordon D. Pieper of Tomah, formerly of Waukesha, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center at age 77. Gordon was born in Waukesha on June 20, 1931, the son of Reinhard and Amanda Pieper.

He was a member at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Gordon was employed as an auto mechanic at Kuettner Oldsmobile for many years and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

Gordon will be deeply missed by his sister, Lois Burke of Hobe Sound, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents.

The graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. The Rev. Art Koepsell will be officiating. Meet at the cemetery office. 

Gordons family would like to send a special thank you to the staff on floor 403B and 406B at the Tomah VA Medical Center for their extraordinary care of Gordon.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit

(Freeman July 12, 2008)