Eugene P. Doepping November 28,
1925 – December 20, 2020 NEW BERLIN -Eugene “Gene “P. Doepping, 95, died at Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa, WI on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Gene had a kind heart, loved to speak with individuals and had the gift of getting people to talk about themselves. He liked life, was uproarious and individuals loved him.
Gene was born in Racine on November 28, 1925 to Paul F. and Clara (nee: Meltz) Doepping. He served in the United States Army Air Corp. Following his time in the service, he attended Valparaiso University, where he met his partner Elsie. Gene and Elsie made a home in Pittsburgh, PA where they raised 2 daughters, Cheryl & & Lisa. Gene had a long profession as a commercial insurance coverage broker and was an owner/partner for a Pittsburgh firm. In 2004, Gene & & Elsie moved back to Wisconsin to be near household. On May 23, 2008, Elsie preceded him in death and he remained in Wisconsin. Gene was extremely social and always eagerly anticipated spending time with his friends on the golf course, going out for dinner, playing darts, and attending his weekly dice video game. He belonged to Hales Corners Lutheran Church, where he will be remembered as a sweet guy who cared deeply for Elsie and the pals that he made there. Gene enjoyed watching football and golf on TV. Among his preferred phrases was “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, so he cheered for both the Green Bay Packers and for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was well-read and took pleasure in checking out the day-to-day paper from front to back, followed by deep conversation of the occasions of the day with any person who would listen. In 2016, Gene had the ability to participate in the Honor Flight. He valued the memory of that journey and was extremely pleased with his service to his country.
He is survived by his children Cheryl Doepping-Ruggio of Laguna Niguel, CA and Lisa (David) Wiese of New Berlin, WI, grandchildren Alison (fiancé Michael Webb) of Red Oak, IA, Eric (Meghan) Ruggio of Laguna Niguel, CA and Elizabeth (Matthew) Lamers of Chicago, IL and sibling Virginia Mauer of Racine, WI. Gene is more made it through by nieces, nephews, other family members and pals. He was preceded in death by his sis Geraldine Wolff.
A personal funeral service for Gene will be held. Interment will happen in West Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the household has requested that remembrances be made in the type of contributions to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org) or Lutheran Home Foundation (www.thelutheranhome.org).
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