David D. ‘Dave’ ‘Davey’ ‘Big Dave’ ‘Pollak’ ‘Torpedo’ Toporek

April 5, 1951 - Dec. 9, 2011

David D. "Dave" "Davey" "Big Dave" "Pollak" "Torpedo" Toporek of Waukesha, formerly of Pewaukee, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at age 60. Dave was born April 5, 1951, in Waukesha, the son of Daniel and Marie Toporek.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on Feb. 8, 1971, and proudly served as an SOES, MCAS and MCB in Quantico, Va., as well as receiving training as an electrical engineer. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Dave worked as a punch press operator for Cooper Power for more than 42 years.

Dave will be sadly missed by his wife, Susan "Susie," whom he married April 30, 1977; his children, Samuel of Waukesha and Rachel Toporek of Sussex; his grandchildren, Sabrina and Abigail Toporek and Brittany Goocher; his aunt, Audrey Sinic of Pewaukee; and his sisters, Kathy, Patricia and Lynda. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Friday, Dec. 16, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Full military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. The Rev. Michael Turriff will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; or The Women’s Center, P.O. Box 554, Waukesha, WI 53187.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.