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“Dear Doris and family,My condolances to you all, and may you find comfort in your memories. Wimp was truly a good man as evidenced by his quick smile...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Marcia (keuler) Weber - Kaukauna, WI

“Dear Zahringer Family, My sincerest sympathies to Aunt Doris and all of my cousins . My Uncle "Wimp" brought such happiness into so many lives. He...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: John Hemauer - West Bend, WI

“Dear Doris and family: We just heard that Uncle Sylvester had died on Thur. We were so sorry to hear the sad news. Because we are spending a few...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Ken and Rosann Hemauer - WI

“Dear Doris and Family, Doris, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..may God Bless You and help you thru this..Whimp was a geat...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: mary hemauer criter

“Doris and all,our sincerest condolences from don and gloria-remember the Gobblers Knob! ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Don & Gloria Hemauer

“Traci and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Wimpy will truely be missed and will always be remembered in our hearts....Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Terry Ecker - Chilton, WI

“Whimp, You will be truly missed! I have known you for as long as I can remember and you always had a sweet word for me. I don't know how I ever got...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Roxanne Moon Bieck - CHILTON, WI

“I'll never forget when Wimp used to babysit me and we would eat cold "wieners" (hot dogs) together. He was always very warm and welcoming to me. My...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Wagner - St. Paul, MN

“Wimp you were an amazing man!!! Heaven has gained an amazing angel. I cant believe that your are gone You will never be forgotten... My you rest in...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: amanda clark - Chilton, WI

“My deepest sympathies to all the Zahringer family. What a legacy in love and one-liners he has left behind. Many blessings to you. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kerry Wilson - Plymouth, WI

“My codolences. I always enjoyed listening to Wimp's great stories. He was one of a kind and will be missed. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Stilp - Newark, OH

“I am sorry to read that Wimp passed. I remember the good times we had with him. Florence Evers ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“My Symathy to the Family, Wimp left you all a great legacy, Cherish the memories. He was an amazing man, never a bad word to say about anyone, Im...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Marose Hidde - Rhinelander, WI

“Tara and family,So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandpa.My condolences to all of you.You're in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Sue Cosentino - Athelstane, WI

“Dear Zahringer Family - We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Wimp - what a great man and neighbor. Never Forgotten.I, personally, remember as a...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“May your beloved uncle rest in peace, Sr. Carolyn, and may all who mourn his absence from earthly life be comforted by our loving God. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Sally Ann Brickner - Green Bay, WI

“my condolences to the zahringer family. wimp was one of my favorite people. never a bad word and always a great humor. ienjoyed shocking grain for...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: bill keuler - madison, WI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I feel honored to have known Whimp and will treasure our "shake of the day" visits. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Lynn Tasch - Stockbridge, WI

“We want to send our sincere sympathy to Doris and family. I have many wonderful childhood memories spending time with Barb and the family, especially...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Ginger and Artie Woelfel - WI

“Doris & family,Memories are thought of today as I think of the days of Babe Ruth,Barb & I living together, Wimps sense of humor, just to name a few...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Dave & Suzi Bowe - Stockbridge, WI

“Love and Prayers, Shelley ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Shelley Guelig - Yukon, OK


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 ... READ MORE →