Floyd W. Loper Sr.
May 9, 1936 – Jan. 25, 2014
Floyd W. Loper Sr. of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at LifeCare Hospital at the age of 77 years. He was born in Milwaukee on May 9, 1936, the son of Edward and Mildred (nee Schneider) Loper.
Floyd proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. On September 29, 1956, he married Nancy Zickert; she preceded him in death on December 9, 1997. Floyd was a “master” glassier, and had many glass businesses throughout his lifetime; he knew glass and mirrors inside and out. He enjoyed working on cars, boats, campers and just about anything that could be restored to become good as new again. He was crafty at anything he put his mind to and if he did not know how to do it, he would figure it out ensuring he always got the job done. He certainly enjoyed his involvement with J.R.’S (on Highway 100-Franklin). Everyday was full of new challenges and nothing was too challenging for Floyd. He loved dogs, especially his peekapoo “Rosie.” They were inseparable, and Rosie followed him wherever he went. He also loved to take adventurous road trips, and of course Rosie would be in the passenger side, waiting to see what surprises were ahead of them. Most of all, Floyd enjoyed being with his family and valued the time they shared together. He was always a great provider, plus much more!
He will be sadly missed by his children Deborah (the late John) Schultz of Waukesha, Linda Martin of Waukesha, Kathy (David) Garcia of Waukesha, Floyd W. (Ramona) Loper Jr. of Watertown and Patricia (Doug Mueller) Somann of Clyman; his grandchildren John (Rebecca) Schultz Jr., Kevin (Christine) Schultz, James (fiancee Claire) Schultz, Stephanie (Kenton Smith) Schultz, Patrick Hannon, Ricky (Hannah) Martin, Rebecca Martin, Marina and Allissa Garcia, and Rachel and Matthew Loper; and his four great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Graham, Kylee and Cayden. He is further survived by his brothers, Edward (Margaret) Loper Jr., Donald (Katherine) Loper and James (Elaine) Loper; his sister Shirley (the late Edward) Eismann; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, January 31, from 10 AM until the time of the 11:30 AM funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or please visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.