Joseph K. ‘Joey’ Vaichinger


May 31, 1995 - Oct. 13, 2012


Joseph K. “Joey” Vaichinger of Waukesha, after a lifelong battle with cancer, died peacefully with his family at his side at Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the age of 17. Joey was born May 31, 1995, the son of Kenneth and Debra (nee Bohrer) Vaichinger.


He was a junior at Waukesha North High School. Joey enjoyed playing volleyball as a freshman and was a “huge” Brewers fan. Joey always remained positive during his 15-year battle - never showing fear - and was an inspiration for many other’s that have faced cancer. He cared for others more than himself.


Joey will be sadly missed by his loving parents; siblings, Anthony “Tony,” William “Billy” and Thomas “Tommy” Vaichinger; and his grandparents, Walter Bohrer, Estelle Vaichinger and Kenneth (June) Vaichinger. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends. Joey is the proud godfather of Annabelle Grace Saddy.


He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patricia Ann Bohrer.


Visitation for Joey will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Thursday, Oct. 18, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Interment will be private at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Bend.


Memorials to the Vaichinger family, or the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, (in Joey’s Name), 10000 W. Innovation Drive, Suite 135, Milwaukee, WI 53226, are appreciated.


The family would like to say a special thank-you to the doctors, nurses and all the staff at Children’s Hospital for the years of care they gave to Joey.


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