Walter Pipkorn

Walter Bernard Pipkorn

Wednesday, November 22nd, 1922 - Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Walter B. Pipkorn, 96, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Kenosha Senior Living with his family by his side.

Born in Milwaukee, on November 22, 1922, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Hattie (Muenchow) Pipkorn. He was educated in the schools of Milwaukee and graduated from Riverside High School.

Following high school, Walter joined the US Army and served as an amphibious engineer during WWII.

On May 9, 1953, he married Gloria Mueller at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. They moved to Kenosha from Grafton, in 1997. Gloria preceded him in death on April 21, 2018.

Walter was employed as a group leader for Square-D for 20 years, then went on to work as an expeditor for Tecumseh Products for 13 years and retired in 1985.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his two children, David (Lorey) Pipkorn of Panama City Beach, FL, and Linda Fenske of Kenosha; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lorraine Mueller and Esther (John) Kreidl; and brother, Robert Pipkorn.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2026-22nd Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Messiah Lutheran Church
    2026 22nd Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 12:00pm
    Messiah Lutheran Church
    2026 22nd Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor James A. Roemke
  • Interment

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    21731 Spring Street
    Union Grove 53182


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