Ralph G. Kuepper

Ralph G. Kuepper, 88, of Slinger, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center of West Bend.

He was born on March 14, 1920, in Hubertus, to the late John and Margaret (Allarding) Kuepper. He was also raised in Hubertus.

Ralph served in the Army during World War II.

On May 12, 1945, he married Doris Kohl and they lived in Richfield where they started a family.

He was employed at Sierra Grinding Wheel of Jackson for over 40 years.

After retirement, Ralph en-joyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; children, Ralph (Carol) of Hartford, Michael (Bonnie) of Slinger and Mary (Terry) Pohland of Germantown; nine grandchildren, Julie (Steve) Brault, Ryan (Dani) Kuepper, Daniel (Katie) Kuepper, Derek Kuepper, Karrie (Kerry) Harbin, John (Paige) Kuepper, Sara (Jim) Sieveking, Linden Pohland and Reid Pohland; and 11 great grandchildren.

Further surviving are many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Irene (Leo) Knetzger and Helen (Francis) Radermach-er.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Peterís Catholic Church, 202 E Washington, Slinger, with Father Richard Stoffel officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:30 until 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger, with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.

Interment will be in St. Maryís Catholic Cemetery of Richfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Peterís Catholic Church or Cedar Community, 5595 Highway Z, West Bend, WI 53095, in memory of Ralph.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of Cedar Community for its compassionate care.