Ralph G. ‘Wimpy’ Schirmacher
Aug. 3, 1936 — Aug. 26, 2016

Ralph G. “Wimpy” Schirmacher died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, August 26, 2016, at age 80.

He was the beloved husband of Deanna (nee Kling) for 57 years; loving father of Sandra (Jeff) Wilcox, Penny (Mark) Beller and Brian Schirmacher; and proud grandfather of Jeff Jr. He will also be remembered by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Bob (the late Doris), Harold (the late Joyce), Dick (Ann), Janet (Keith) Aldrich and Barbara Schirmacher.

Ralph retired from WE Energies with 35-plus years of service. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he reached the rank of sergeant.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, from 11 AM until the memorial service at 12 PM. Following services at the funeral home, there will be a procession to Prairie Home Cemetery for graveside services and full military honors.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this obituary, text 1649428 to 414301-6422.