Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on FRIDAY February 10, 2023, for a visitation from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A service celebrating and honoring his life will follow at 5:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Brunswick Cemetery in Eau Claire.
For those wishing to watch via livestream, please click on this link at after 4:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/live/4TeyTHyn2eA?feature=share
Memorials have been suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
FRANKLIN (FORMERLY OF FRANKSVILLE) – Richard “Whip” Weippert, 84, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Creek Side Terrace in Oak Creek on Monday, January 23, 2023.
He was born in Eau Claire on August 16, 1938, the son of Truman and Sarah (nee Lee) Weippert. He married June Norby on October 18, 1958, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Racine.
Dick worked many years for both Western Publishing as a Journeyman book binder, and as sales and parts Manager for Hansen’s Motor Sports. He loved motor sports, including drag racing, ice racing, and watching his sons motocross race. He also was passionate about restoring vintage English motorcycles and belonged to the Antique Motorcycle Club. Also, he enjoyed touring the country with his wife on their motorcycle.
In addition to his loving wife June, to whom he was married to for 64 years, he is survived by his sons and daughters, Scott (Donna) Weippert of Union Grove, Lisa (Chris) Slusar of Evansville, Janet (Khris) Radke of Oak Creek, James (Danyelle) Weippert of Sturtevant; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie Kostman, Mitchell Slusar, and Seth, Olivia, and Michael Weippert; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Charmayne Brenner, Dorothy (Steve) Kimpel, Steve (Lynn) Milward, and Jim Dieckman; as well as many dear nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sisters, Sally (John) Marshall and Susan (Gregory) Thielen; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lamoine (Lenore) Norby, Earl Norby, David (Gloria) Norby, Lincoln Norby, Marcy (Bud) Knecht, and Cheryl Dieckman.
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Friday, February 10, 2023, for a visitation from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A service celebrating and honoring his life will follow at 5:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Brunswick Cemetery in Eau Claire. Memorials have been suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Weippert family extends a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at Creek Side Terrace and Compassionate Care Hospice for the loving and professional attention extended to Richard and his family while under their care.
Arletta Gylland Rud, a classmate at ECHS says
Oh, the memories of our days at ECHS! Especially the time we went to Superior (160 miles) for a basketball game, with a car LOADED with kids in Richard’s funny little car, which needed water in the radiator about every 40 miles! We did OK going up, but finding water at midnight and later in all the small towns along the way was truly an adventure. We were a bunch of crazy kids back then. Never a dull moment and always a load of laughs when he was around. Enjoyed seeing him at many of our class reunions over the years, as well. Sending sympathy to all of his family. I know he will be greatly missed, but cherish all the good times and he will be with you always.
With a broken heart I send my sympathies to the family. Dick was one of a kind and many
great memmories I have include him and the family. You all meant so much to my folks.
Juel Cadpetsen says
Sorry for loss.
Jennifer Coxwell says
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Weippert family from the Weippert family of California. Richard was very close to my father George Weippert throughout their youth.
Cheri and Chuck Case says
So sorry June and family to hear about Dick. We send our deepest sympathy to you. We always heard so many great things about Dick from Sue, Greg and Steve. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Pardeeville, wi says
Learned of Dick’s passing from a nephew in Eau Claire. Think I may be the last surviving cousin of the Lee family so was pleased when I was able to have some contact with you folks for the last few years. I was aunt Sarah’s niece. I am so sorry for your loss and only wish that we could have had more conversation these past years but am happy I at least knew some about Dick these past years . I’m sorry I will not be able to make the memorial service but my thoughts and prayers are with you. In sympathy, Judy Skaar
Kathryn Newman says
Dear Weippert Family,
Whip was a unique individual. His fairness, his kindness, his stories of his experiences, his pride and love of his family, and his jokes ugh! Haha.
He will be missed.
Christian & Dianne Theel says
Sending condolences to June and the entire family. Dick was one of a kind and will be definitely missed. Hugs and prayers to all!