Miguel Ocampo

March 1, 1938 - March 4, 2008

Miguel Ocampo of Waukesha passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at age 70. He was born March 1, 1938, in Buenavista de Cuellar, Guerrero, Mexico, and was a resident of Waukesha for more than 40 years.

Miguel married the love of his life, Maria Trinidad, in his hometown in 1966 and they soon thereafter moved to Waukesha. He worked for more than 30 years as an inspector at Quality Aluminum in Waukesha, and for the past seven years, worked at Waukesha State Bank in downtown Waukesha, where he could often be found greeting customers at the front door.

Miguel was an active member of St. Josephs Catholic Church. He was the youngest of 12 children, and his inner child shone brightly throughout his life. He enjoyed visiting family members in Mexico nearly every year, and he also treasured the many friendships cultivated in the Waukesha area. Miguel loved to tell jokes and he could always be counted on to help family members and friends. He was known for his quick wit, which was as sharp as his mind. His greatest joy in life was his family, and he was a beloved husband, treasured father of five and cherished grandfather of six.

Miguel will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years, Maria Trinidad; his children, Zulema (Chris) Hauer of Brown Deer, Judy (Jose-Luis) Uribe of Waukesha, Miguel (Sarah) Ocampo of Mukwonago, Dolores (James) Brown of Wauwatosa and Dimas Ocampo of Hartland; his grandchildren, Isabel and Andrew Ocampo, Marco-Antonio and Miguel-Angel Uribe and Jaimito and Lucia Brown; sisters, Margarita, Consuelo, Genoveva and Maria; and a special niece, Daniela Arizmendi of Waukesha. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. Miguel was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, March 7, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Saturday, March 8, at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. William Key will officiate. Interment will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

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, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.