Sylvester H. "Wimp" Zahringer

  • Born: February 7, 1924
  • Died: January 3, 2013
  • Location: Stockbridge, Wisconsin

Wieting Family Funeral Home Inc

411 W. Main Street
Chilton, WI 53014

Tel. (920) 849-4941

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Sylvester H. "Wimp" Zahringer, age 88, of Stockbridge, died on Thursday, January 03, 2013, at his home in the Town of Stockbridge. He was born February 7, 1924 in the Town of Stockbridge, son of the late William & Clara (Daniels) Zahringer. Sylvester honorably served his country at the end of WWII in the United States Army. Following his discharge, he returned to the Stockbridge area where he married the love of his life, Doris Hemauer, on June 12, 1952. Until his retirement in the late 1990's, he farmed in the Stockbridge area and worked a time for J&E Construction. Wimp was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, the Stockbridge American Legion, and was a longtime member of the Brickyard Fishing Club. He enjoyed hunting & fishing, and looked forward to a good game of Poker or Sheepshead when he and Doris held card club. Sylvester also treasured the trips he was able to take to the Grandview 'Hilton', his cabin located up north with all of the amenities he could ask for. Wimp was the king of one-liners and often had something comical to say while visiting with friend or stranger; chances are if you had ever had a conversation with him, you left with a new nickname. Survivors include his wife: Doris; his children: Jane (Charlie) Propson, Laura (Bill) Baldock, Barb (David) Woelfel, Bill (Donna) Zahringer, Gary (Debbie) Zahringer, Tom (Amy) Zahringer, Julie (Dean) Schroeder; 21 grandchildren: Dan, Tina (Ken), Nathan (Shantel), Tara (Nick), Becka, Spring, Nick (Anna), Shane (Shari) Eric (Amanda), Wes, Melissa, Zachary, Andy (Jennie), Tracy (Bryan), Brad, Jeff, Angela, Kati, Kristi (Matt), Jill (Mike), Mitchell; 21 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Zahringer, Rosemary (Robert) Parsons, Betty Hemauer, Dorothy Hemauer; and a brother-in-law: John (Jean) Hemauer. Wimp is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Matt Zahringer, Hugo Zahringer, Martha Schoen, Emma Zahringer, and Art Zahringer. He was further preceded in death by numerous in-laws. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2013 and on Monday at the church from 9:00 am until 10:30 am. A Parish Vigil Service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Wieting Family Funeral Home beginning at 4:00 pm.