Dale Winterhack

Date of Death: May 24, 2019
Dale Winterhack

1940 - 2019

Dale Winterhack, 78, of Waupun, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019; surrounded by his loving family.

Dale was born December 15, 1940 in Waupun to Alfred and Henriette Van Kleef Winterhack. Dale graduated from Waupun High School in 1958. On February 27, 1960 he married Darrilyn Lafler in Randolph. He served active duty in the Army National Guard. Dale worked for National Rivet in Waupun for a few years then drove truck for Spector Freight, Johnson Truck, and West Bend Transit for over 30 years. He was a life-long and active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun where he developed a love for the Lord whom he put his faith in with his decision to go to heaven. He found great joy in attending all of his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. He also loved attending Waupun Warrior sporting events and listening to his son, Steve, broadcast the games. Dale was a huge Packer, Brewer, and Bucks fan, but cherished his time on the golf course with his golf buddies taking their dollar. He was a long time member of the Rock River Golf Course.

Dale is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darrilyn; son, Steve (Debra) Winterhack; daughter, Deborah (Curt) Visser; son, Randy (Bonnie) Winterhack; his 100 year old mother, Henriette Winterhack; grandchildren: Christopher (Betsy) Winterhack, Amanda (Ryan) Stueber, Derrick (Bridget) Winterhack, Holly (Luke) Marwitz, Randa (Matt) Maly, Parker (Jordan Shaw) Winterhack, Andrew (Trisha) Visser, and Collin (girlfriend Rachel) Visser; 11 great-grandchildren, Ryston, Ryker, Henry, Sam, John, Harlow, Piper, Emerson, Scarlett, Baby Visser, Weston, and Ellison; sisters: Judy (Jim) Hurst and Lorna (Larry) Patrouille; brother, Ron (Sherrie) Winterhack; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Winterhack.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Dale Winterhack will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Nicla officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will perform military honors.

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  1. Patricia Terbeest Says: May 25, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    So very sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. My heart goes out to Darrilyn and the entire family. May you know comfort that only God can give.

    Love and prayers,
    Pat Terbeest

  2. Bob Guenther Says: May 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you Darrilyn, Randy and your entire family. Fond memories of times together and camping and fishing at Black Duck lake MI.
    Rest peacefully Dale.

  3. Nancy Cabler Says: May 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    To the family: Very sorry for your loss. Dale helped my sister Judith Henning after the loss of her husband Arthur. Our family remembers him as a good and caring man. Wish I could be there to covey this message personally but I live in Arizona.
    Nancy Cabler(sister of Judith) and children(Chase).

  4. Barrie and Ardyce Tenpas Says: May 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Darrilyn & family:

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. May God’s loving presence comfort you, His perfect peace restore you, and His promise of eternal life sustain you during this difficult time.

    Barrie and Ardyce Tenpas

  5. Jane Schmit Says: May 30, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  6. Hiram Justman Says: May 31, 2019 at 7:35 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Dale’s Wife, Darrilyn, his Family. I worked with Dale at West Bend Transit, always appreciating the quality truck driver that he was and his caring personality. Unfortunately, I cannot attend his wake/funeral as I will be at my Brother Homer’s wake/funeral which are on the same days as Dale’s. In particular, please pass along my sincere condolences to his Son, Randy, who I had the pleasure of working with at West Bend Transit as well. God Bless!

  7. Dean and Wendy Lenz Says: June 3, 2019 at 11:31 am

    We are thinking of you and your family with sympathy. Dale was a genuinely fine man who we enjoyed
    being with, and even having a dollar (or two) taken on the golf course! We will miss his humor and his smile.

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