Thomas F. Hupfer

Thomas F. Hupfer, 75, of the town of Trenton died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 at St. Lukeís Medical Center, Milwaukee.

He was born May 27, 1930 in Milwaukee to the late John W. and Theresa A. (nee Von Rueden) Hupfer.

In 1939, the family moved to the Newburg area.

Upon graduating from Holy Trinity Catholic School, Tom at-tended West Bend High School.

Following his graduation in 1948, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., returning to the Newburg area after his discharge in 1954.

On Sept. 29, 1956, Tom was united in marriage to Diane L. Schloemer at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg.

For many years, he worked as a semi-truck driver for the former American Can Co. in Milwaukee, retiring in 1985.

He then worked at Mayfield Nursery in the town of West Bend for a number of years.

In addition to his work, he enjoyed hunting, camping and being an outdoorsman.

Throughout his life, family was extremely important to Tom. Whether it was being a loving husband, a caring dad, a fun-loving grandpa and great-grandpa, his family was always very special to him.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; seven children, Kathleen (John) Slesar of Appleton, Col-leen (Scott) Weishoff of Shawano, Kenneth (Crystal Lauer) of West Bend, Gregory (Pam Williams) of Mayville, Tony Dunn of Dayton, Wash., Richard (Shelley Schram) of West Bend and Peter (Rita) of West Bend; eight grandchildren, Laurie and Kate Slesar, Alanna Doran (John Miesbauer), Justin Weishoff, Karen Ann Tuttle, Amanda Hupfer and Spencer and Brandon Hupfer; a great-grandson, Aidan Miesbauer; three brothers and four sisters, Janet Palacek of Oshkosh, Albert (Mary Ann), Matthew (Betty), Fritz (Rita), Margaret (Pete) Holk and Mary (Wayne) Bub, all of West Bend and Kathy Wosnig of Dallas; a brother-in-law, Tom (Sue) Schloemer of Kohler; special friends, Ed and Marlyn Hupfer; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Monica; a sister, Pat Wagner and a brother-in-law, Chuck Palacek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic church, Newburg.

Father Guy Gurath will be the presider, and inurnment will be in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation at the church only will be on Friday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

Tomís family would like to extend a special thank you to all of his friends and the nurses at SynergyHealth Cardiac Rehab.