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Chester Woerishofer

Chester B. Woerishofer

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Chester B. "Chet" Woerishofer, age 83 of Slinger, passed away on Friday, August 23rd. He was born on September 17, 1935 to Chester and Cathryne Woerishofer (nee Berthold) in West Allis, WI. He attended Milwaukee West Division High School. Chester married Betty J. Knaack on February 8, 1958 in Milwaukee. He worked at Woerishofer Bakery, the family bakery, and then at Crestwood Bakery. He served in the US Army in the 51st Engineering Company, traveling overseas to Germany. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He served from February 23, 1954 until February 13, 1957. Chester enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, archery, camping, history, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family doing anything at all. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Slinger, as well as Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.

Chester is survived by his wife Betty, children Cheryl A (Michael) Rocheleau of Wasau, Wendy R (James) Herzfeldt of Germantown, Bryon L (Gayle) Woerishofer of Genesee, and Bradley P (Angela) Woerishofer of Watertown; Grandchildren Colton M (Chelsey Wambach) Woerishofer of Sussex, Nicholas R Woerishofer of Milwaukee, Adriana P Woerishofer of West Allis, Gabriel W Woerishofer of West Allis, Gwendolyn M Woerishofer of Watertown, and Margarite L Woerishofer of Watertown; Great-grandson Dimitri W Woerishofer of Sussex; sister Charlene (Tom Bluma) Brandenburg of Pewaukee; and sisters-in-law Catherine Woerishofer of Crivitz, Pat (Wayne) Viereck of Tuscon, AZ, Karen (Joseph) Nagy-Frederick, MD, and Jackie (Michael) Fryt of Durham, NC.

Chester is preceded in death by his parents, son Scott C Woerishofer; brother Charles Woerishofer, and brother-in-law Rodney Brandenburg.

There will be a Funeral Service for Chester at 11AM on Friday, August 30th at St. Luke Lutheran Church (4860 Arthur Road, Slinger, WI 53086). Interment will take place at a later date.

The family of Chester would like to thank the staff at The Pavilion at Glacier Hills in Slinger and Allay Home and Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105) or the Wounded Warrior Project (PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675) in Chet's honor.
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  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Luke Lutheran Church
    Address
    4860 Arthur Road
    Slinger, Wisconsin 53086
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Joe and Karen Nagy

Posted at 10:48am
After retiring from his career as a baker, Chet began working at his church. This connection became an important part of his life as he came to know the love of his Lord and Savior through the people and pastors of his church. We are thankful for the gift of all those who worshipped with him, as well as his loving family who supported him on this sacred journey.
Karen Nagy
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Joe and Karen Nagy

Posted at 10:44am
I have fond memories of a brother-in-law who grilled delicious brats and introduced me to "Fry Bread" on one of our rides through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside. Missing those special times together.
Joe Nagy Sr.

Joe Nagy

Posted at 08:04pm
Chet was my uncle- and quite a character. His backhanded compliments were famous in the family-- for example, when you said to him ..."see ya next week", he would dryly chuckle and reply ..."thanks for the warning". THAT was Chet. A gruff outdoorsman he was, softened up in his later years by grandkids and retirement. He had mostly pretty good years, sprinkled in with a few difficult ones- but was healthy for almost all of them, thanks to malt beverages. I didn't see him much, but if a family reunion was getting boring, you wandered over to Chet, who was sipping a beer off to the side, and loading up his joke gun for another off-color zinger. Chet had a blue-collar background, but he was Red, White, and Blue to the core. He loved WIsconsin... heck... he WAS Wisconsin... and he never left it, unlike much of the Knaack side of the family, many of who who bolted for warmer climes decades ago. Because much of his immediate family was still nearby, he had a good support system, a huge boost near the end. His ice fishing stories were legend- I just wish I could hear them again. Adios, Amigo, you will be missed.... -Joe Nagy, Jr.
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Jim and Roberta Arndorfer

Posted at 01:44pm
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9/17/1935 to 8/23/2019
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Jackie Fryt

Posted at 01:02pm
Spending time with Chet always made me realize that life is too short to take yourself too seriously. Even at the end, he enjoyed making those around him laugh!
 

Joe Nagy Posted at 08:06pm

...he made you laugh alright-- at YOUR expense!! haha... love ya, Chet!
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