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Sharon Doepke

January 28, 1945 — March 1, 2016

Sharon Y. Doepke, age 71of Wautoma, was called home and found eternal peace on March 1, 2016, after a mercifully short battle with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Sharon was born in Milwaukee on January 28, 1945 to Ralph and Jane (Borucki) Wentland. On September 4, 1965 she married Alan L Doepke. Sharon was known to all for her infectious (and loud!) laugh, her quick wit and humor, her sometimes "snappy comebacks", for always "cheering on the underdog", her big heart, and her love of both animals and nature. Until recently unable to participate, she was an active member of the Wautoma Senior Center, and loved participating in their Casino trips, monthly Bingo sessions, Wednesday daytime card games, and could always be counted on to "rally the troops" during other senior center activities, such as "running donuts" for Wautoma's Augustfest, or for her now infamous battle-cry at the Senior Center brat-stand to "support the senior center, help keep the seniors off the streets!".

Her other passions included photography, watching two TV's at one time, her knowledge of politics, casinos, good food and spending time with family. She was very special in anyone and everyone's lives she touched once you got to know her.

Sharon is preceded in death, and will finally rest beside her soul-mate and one true love, Alan L. Doepke. She will also be reunited with Roger L. Frankowski, her parents, her brother Roger N. Wentland, and too many pets to mention!. She is survived by her son Dean A. Doepke, her daughter Sharal Y. Doepke, as well as many friends. She was a very strong, opinionated woman, who supported many causes, and will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. See you at the Rainbow Bridge Mom!

Sharon will be laid to rest at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Milwaukee. Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation ( or American Cancer Society (

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