Edward W. Koepke, 90


Edward W. Koepke, 90, of Cedarburg, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation in West Bend.

He was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Milwaukee, the son of Ferdinand and Emma (nee Juedes) Koepke. On Sept. 24, 1949, he married Alice Nicholas in Milwaukee. Koepke worked as a carpenter for Milwaukee Public School District until retiring. He was a member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and bowling. He was also a member of Carpenters/Millwork Union Local 1053.

Survivors include his wife Alice; two daughters Shirley (Robert) Wacker of Plymouth and Karen (Jerry) Olson of Cedarburg; and four grandchildren, Valerie Wacker, Frank Wacker, Joshua Olson and Jessica Olson. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nora Larsen and Gladys Fox. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg. Pastor Wilmer Reichmann will be officiating. Burial will be in Zur Ruhe Cemetery. Visitation at the church Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the services.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www.eernissefuneralhome.com.