James L. Haupt

A funeral service will take place Friday, June 5, 2009, at noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, for James L. Haupt of Grafton who was born to eternal life Monday, June 1, 2009, at the age of 78.

A visitation will take place today, June 4, 2009, at the Mueller Funeral Home, 979 N. Green Bay Road, Grafton, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Another visitation will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church prior to the funeral service Friday, June 5, 2009, from 11 a.m. to noon. Interment will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church following the funeral service Friday. Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church are appreciated.

James was born in Grafton on Oct. 22, 1930 to Peter Haupt and Clara (nee Kirst) Haupt. He later married Doris "Dink" Wilke on March 31, 1951 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Port Washington. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

James was an avid gardener who loved working in his yard planting and growing flowers, but his true love was his family. He was especially proud of his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

James worked for Bergin Sheet Metal and Heating for more than 35 years. He was also a lifelong member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.

James is survived by his loving wife, Doris "Dink" Haupt of Grafton, children, Kathy (Glenn) Pape, Karen (John) Pape, and Dennis (Jill) Haupt; grandchildren, Craig Pape, Christina (Brad) Klawitter, Kyle (Laura) Pape and Andrew Carbonari; great-grandchildren, Niv Pape and Aiden Klawitter; brothers, "Pete" (Joy) Haupt and Frank (Bernice) Haupt; and brother-in-law, Harold Lorge. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by his parents.

Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family. For online condolences please go to www.muellerfunealhome.com.