Joseph L. Woppert

July 19, 1927 August 10, 2014

Joseph peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the age of 87. He was the devoted husband of 62 years to Elizabeth (Beth); loving dad to Lynn Duncan, Joel and Mark (Jean) Woppert; loving grandpa to Jessica (Sam) Anderson, Kristin Duncan, Jennifer and Ryan Woppert; and great-grandpa to Landon Anderson. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Joseph served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a journeyman carpenter for many years until he became a science teacher at John Muir Jr. High School and retired from Milwaukee Public Schools after 30 years of public service.

A memorial gathering will be Saturday, August 30, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, at 10:00 AM followed by a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 11:00 AM.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.