Paul G. Trupke

Oct. 16, 1926 Jan. 10, 2011

Paul G. Trupke, a lifelong Waukesha County resident, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 84. He was born Oct. 16, 1926, in the Town of Genesee, the son of Paul A. and Elsie (nee Olson) Trupke. He was a 1944 graduate of Waukesha High School and a 1951 graduate of Carroll College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Ann (nee Chapman) Trupke in Eagle. Paul was employed at Hein Werner for 40 years. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing with the choir. Paul and Ann were members of the Spring City Square Dance Club, where they enjoyed dancing and making many friends. As a man of great patience, he loved woodworking, antique furniture restoration and furniture caning and golf. During retirement, he enjoyed working part time at Federated Motors.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Ann of Waukesha, along with their children, Jane M. (Theodore) Frieder of Merton, Mary Beth Howick of Madison and Thomas H. (Wendy) Trupke of Genesee Depot. He was the dear grandfather of Caralyn and Andrew Frieder, Virginia Howick and Allison and Paul Trupke. He is further survived by his sisters, Jean Hoffmann of Sun Prairie and Mary Nell Laurie of Bigelow, Ark., and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul F. Trupke.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Jan. 13, at First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Genesee United Church of Christ, W306-S5075 Church St., Mukwonago, WI 53149; the Eagle Historical Society, 217 W. Main St., Eagle, WI 53119; or the First United Methodist Church (address above).
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.