Died: 1 December 2012
NAME OF DECEASED: DONALD “DIGGER” R. SCHUPPEL AGE: 81 years
ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Washington Co. & Township of Chelsea resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:05 PM Saturday, December 1 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had been a patient for the past 2 years
TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 1:00 PM Saturday, 8 December at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team
OFFICIATING: Pastor Pete Warmanen
INTERMENT: Chelsea Community Cemetery, Township of Chelsea
VISITATION: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, 7 December at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and also from noon until the time of funeral services at 1:00 PM on Saturday 8 December 2012.
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: 19 February 1931 at the Township of Barton, Washington County, WI
EDUCATION: Elm Grove elementary school, Township of Barton
MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 28 February 1953 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Township of Barton to Alyce Crass and they were later divorced but remain close friends.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran having served from 1948-1949. After the service he worked on the family farm in Kewaskum, WI. He then did pipe line work, owned and operated an excavating company and body shop in the town of Barton for periods of time. He moved from the Town of Barton to Slinger, WI in 1966. He moved to the Town of Chelsea in 1972. He worked in construction & did mechanic work for 26 years retiring in 1990. He started racing cars at the age of 20, raced vintage modified cars for 26 years retiring from that in 1980. He was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in 2009 where he was known as “Donald the Duck” & “Sneaky Pete” in the racing circles. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage, hunting, Monday card games, visiting with friends & family, & collecting TREASURES.
MEMBER OF: Local 139 Operating Engineers for 26 years; Milwaukee Vintage Modified Stock Car
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters – Deborah Stephan of Neosho, WI & Patti Jo Lamberty of Whittlesey, WI