Leroy Henry Hoepner, 78
Nov. 21, 1937 — Dec. 19, 2015
Leroy (Whitey) Henry Hoepner of West Bend, 78, was born into eternal life on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. He was born to Ewald and Linda (Nee Dobberpuhl) Hoepner on Nov. 21, 1937 in Theresa. He married Mary (Nee Langkau) on May 26, 1995 in West Bend.
Whitey retired from West Bend Company after 37 years of dedicated employment. He was a lifetime student always wanting to learn and did so by taking numerous part-time jobs. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Whitey is survived by his wife, Mary; his sons Rodney and Kim Hoepner; stepchildren, Peggy (Brian) Kober, Susan (Joel) Saunders, Michael (Paula) Clark, Christopher Clark and Laurie (David) Serena; grandchildren, Allison and Kyle Saunders, Clark and Tyler Stamm, Grace Kober, Matthew and Benjamin Clark, Emily and Domenic Serena; sister-in-law, Margaret Hoepner; and brother-in-law, John (Claire Marie) Langkau. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Marcella (Nee Ullrich) Hoepner; one sister and one brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Frances Cabrini (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend) on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. Visitation will be held at church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment at Washington County Memorial Park.
A special thanks to the excellent staff of Cedar Hospice and to Dr. Gajic for his compassionate care.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 262-338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.