Henry C. "Hank" Waldeck Jr.

Henry C. "Hank" Waldeck Jr., 79, of West Bend passed away peacefully at the Kathy Hospice on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1927 in Milwaukee to the late Henry Sr. and Marie (nee Pfister) Waldeck.

After 33 years of employment, Hank retired from the Koh-ler Co. in Koh-ler where he was a member of the Kohler Quarter Cen-tury Club.

On June 17, 1988, he married Joyce M. (nee Hardegen) Wolf in West Bend .

In April 1945, Hank entered active duty service with the United States Army, and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in September 1951.

He later served with the Wisconsin National Guard, Ozaukee Composite Squadron and the Civil Air Patrol.

During his military service, Hank was awarded many medals, including the Army Good Con-duct Medal, America Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation (Japan) Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, and (with two bronze stars) United Nationals Service Medal (Korea).

Hank was a life member of the Fred A. Schaefer Post 1393 VFW, Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 American Legion, 1st Cavalry Division Association, 32nd Division As-sociation, Korean War Veterans Association and Cpl. Richard A. Bell Chapter 111 of which he served as president.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; four children, Julie (Henry) Egerer of Belgium, Sandy (Dennis) Egerer of Annapolis, Mo., Stan (Nancy) Waldeck of Random Lake and Lori (Dennis) Schmitz of Saukville; five stepchildren, Rodney (Karen) Wolf of Kapolei, Hawaii, Cindy (John) Pickhard of Jefferson, Charles Wolf of Fond du Lac, Keith (Nola) Wolf and Douglas (Laurie) Wolf, both of West Bend; 11 grandchildren, Keriane, Kurt (Tanya), Dennis Jr. (Theresa), Aaron, Jamie, Allyssa, Jason (Nickie), Kristina, Keith, Christopher and Jennifer; 11 step-grandchildren, Katie, Kristen, Kassie, Robert, Daniel, Wayne, Krystal (Eric), Alicia, Malorie, Amanda and Carrie; six great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Alexis, Star, Shawn, Jazmine and Faith; a step-great-grandchild, Austin Jordan; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred; a grandson, Kevin Egerer; and two stepsons, Terry Wolf and Michael Wolf.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. David Schoob officiating.

Burial of the cremated remains will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, with military honors provided by the West Bend Firing Squad and Honor Guard.

Visitation at the church only will be on Friday from 5 until 6:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family