Herbert J. ‘Herbie’ Hoenisch Jr.

Dec. 26, 1942 – Dec. 26, 2010

Herbert J. "Herbie" Hoenisch Jr. of Waukesha died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, peacefully at home. Herbert was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Wausau, the son of Herbert and Irene Hoenisch Sr.
    He married the love of his life, Diana L. (nee Kroeplin), on Jan. 25, 1964. Herbert worked at Generac/Briggs & Stratton for more than 40 years as an engineer. As an engineer, he has many U.S. patents. He was an avid golfer, enjoying it with family and friends. Herbert was a carpenter and woodworker, starting with bowls and moving up to fine furniture for his family. He loved spending time and traveling with his family.
    Herbert will be dearly missed by his wife of 47 years, Diana; children, Daniel Joseph (Kimberly) Hoenisch and Christine Ann Hoenisch; grandchildren, Samantha (Alex) Lang and Lee "Kate" Kathryn Hoenisch; and great-grandson, Riley Joseph Lang. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Dec. 30, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Pete Peterson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Herbert’s name are appreciated to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714, for pancreatic cancer research. Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 542-6609.