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Obituaries July 11, 2013

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Dolores Day

Dolores (Dolly) Day went to be with her loving Father July 2, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was surrounded by her family.

Dolly was a amazing wife and mother. She enjoyed being with family and friends and playing golf. She retired from Clinton Memorial Hospital after 19 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Dorothy Landry.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Chester (Chet) Day; son and daughter-in-law Dwayne Day and Patty Gillis Poe; daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Don Wilson; brother and sister-in-law Don and Karen Landry; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved very much.

Chet and Dolly moved from Clarksville, Ohio to Wimauma, Fla. in 2000.

The family reguests donations be made in her memory to LifePath Hospice, 3010 West Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.

 

Matthew John Maschek

Matthew John Maschek, 93, passed away at South Bay Hospital on Sunday, July 7.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 15, 1920. A World War II veteran, he served in the European theater as well as in the Pacific, spending many days waiting for orders to go to Japan.

Matt was married to Aleta Jonie Maschek for 55 years.

He worked for Service Drug in Chicago, Johnson Drug, McKesson Drug and Kendall-Futuro Drug Company for 38 years.

Matt and his wife traveled the world for many years. He loved to fish and play golf, and lived on the water for 28 years of his life. In later years, he moved to an acreage where he mastered a riding lawn mower and worked in his yard.

He is survived by wife Aleta Jonie; daughter Jackalyn and husband John Campbell; grandchildren James Durrance, Julie Deriso and Reid Campbell; and great-granddaughters Kelli and Kristin Durrance, Ciera Hamblin and Kayla Pettis.

A memorial service will be held for Matt at a later date. He will be buried at Sarasota Veterans Cemetery, near his Long Boat Key condominium.

 

Russell William Wepfer

Russell William Wepfer, 84, of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. His heart was not able to go on without his wife of 59 years, Sally, who had passed away suddenly. Russ was grateful for his many unexpected and wonderful years as husband of Sally, father of Karen Thompson of Maui, HI and Barbara (Charles) Philpot, and grandfather of Theodore and Samantha Philpot of Auburn, WA.

He was born November 25, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Edna Wepfer, but he always appreciated their loving care during his youth in Shorewood, WI and after their retirement in Merrill, WI.

Russ was a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation in Japan during 1946 and 1947, but was reluctant to talk about his wartime contribution because he was never in combat. Yet, there was a pride resulting from his volunteering to speed the return home of the true heroes of World War II.

He was a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and, after a short attempt to work for the U.S. Forest Service, made a successful career in the administration of military programs for General Motors Corporation.

After moving often in their earlier life, from Milwaukee to Germany, to Detroit, back to Milwaukee, back to Detroit again and finally to Carmel, IN, Russ and Sally retired to Sun City Center in 1985 and loved every minute of their life here. Together they were active in the United Community Church and volunteered for 15 years on the Security Patrol.

In addition to his immediate family, Russ is survived by sister Bernice Wittig of Fond du Lac, WI; brother Gordon (Virginia) Wepfer of Lake Milton, OH; brother-in-law Rudolph (Marian) Habermann of Ormond Beach, FL and all their families.

Friends visited the family at Sun City Center Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. There was a funeral service at 1 p.m., followed by entombment at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Community Foundation of Sun City Center is suggested. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.

 

Sally Wepfer

Sally (Habermann) Wepfer, 80, of Sun City Center, passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly, on Sunday, June 30, 2013. She was born October 17, 1932 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

She was survived by her husband of 59 years, Russell; daughters Karen Thompson of Maui, HI and Barbara (Charles) Philpot; grandchildren Theodore and Samantha Philpot of Auburn, WA; brother Rudolph (Marian) Habermann of Ormond Beach, FL; sister-in-law Bernice Wittig of Fond du Lac, WI; and brother-in-law Gordon (Virginia) Wepfer of Lake Milton, OH. Her only first cousin, Rudolph Knight of Seattle, WA, also survives her.

After being raised in Battle Creek as the daughter of Rudolph, Sr. and Helen Habermann, she received dual degrees in Math and Education from the University of Michigan in 1954, where Russ and Sally had met. They married immediately thereafter and settled in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, Russ’s hometown and place of employment with General Motors. Sally then taught two years of junior high math in the suburb of Wauwatosa. Between raising their daughters and needing to follow Russ’s jobs, she got used to managing household moves: from Milwaukee to Augsburg (Germany), to the Detroit area, to Greendale, WI, back to Detroit and finally, to Carmel, IN. She also worked during some periods, for General Motors, then for an auto dealer, and for the Internal Revenue Service.

Sally and Russ moved to Sun City Center in 1985. Soon after arriving, she and Russ were active in the United Community Church on its decorating committee and in the Keenager’s group, and on the Security Patrol.

She became deeply involved with the art of Bunka. She was the treasurer of the South Bay Genealogical Society for several years, volunteered at the new Hillsborough County library’s facility, and taught genealogy classes at the United Community Church’s college. She was also a member of the Panhellenic bridge group, several other informal bridge groups, the local group of Alpha Xi Delta alumnae, and OAR. All during this time, she and Russ traveled frequently both to visit their children and to expand their world experience.

Friends visited the family at Sun City Center Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10, where there was a funeral service at 1 p.m., followed by entombment at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Community Foundation of Sun City Center is suggested. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.

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