Bill Wucherer

Date of Death: Feb 07, 2019
Bill Wucherer

1929 - 2019

William “Bill” Wucherer, 89, of Waupun, passed away February 7, 2019 at Marvin’s Manor in Waupun.

Bill was born October 29, 1929, the son of Valentine and Mary Hoffman Wucherer. Bill graduated Mayville High School in 1947. He attended UW-Platteville and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1951 he began teaching in Waupun where he taught woodworking and mechanical drawing for 39 years. He met his wife, Pat Jones, at Waupun High School. On June 8, 1957 they were married in Madison. Bill was an active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Rock River Country Club. He was the head coach of the baseball and golf programs for several years, and the assistant football coach for years. In 1969 he became Athletic Director at which time there were 7 sports, and he expanded it to 17. Bill was named Outstanding Educator of America in 1973 and Athletic Director of the Year in 1991. After retirement he loved to golf with his wife and also loved wood carving.

Bill is survived by his three sons: Mike (Chris) Wucherer of Beaver Dam, Bob (Rosie) Wucherer of Brownsville, and Dan Wucherer of Waupun; two grandchildren: Michael (fiancée, Melissa) Wucherer, and Jenni Wucherer; and five great-grandchildren: Timothy, Kaleb, Candace, Hope, and Nicki.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Pat in 2011; and a brother, Albert Wucherer.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services for Bill Wucherer will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.

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  1. Bill Ganz Says: February 9, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Always enjoyed Mr. Wucherer at RRCC, he always had time to say hello. He was a great man & father to his boys

  2. vicky oppermann Says: February 9, 2019 at 7:04 am

    So sorry to hear. Thinking about you Bob and your family. I pray God’s peace and comfort for you in the coming days.

  3. Dick and Linda Aide Says: February 9, 2019 at 7:34 am

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the Wucherer family. God bless your precious memories.
    Sincerely, Dick and Linda Aide

  4. Craig Gorst Says: February 9, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Sorry for your loss Dan and family, he was a very kind man and great teacher.

  5. Dan Hendricks Says: February 9, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Mr. Wucherer was a great man, he touched many lives and made us better because of it. He will be missed. Our prays are with his family and loved ones.

  6. Phil Buteyn Says: February 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    My sympathy goes out to the entire Wucherer family. Your father (and grandfather–I was fortunate to have taught Mike & Jenni when they were in 5th grade) was such a special coach and teacher. I was in some of his shop classes and was on the football team in ’63–Bill was our line coach. One thing about “Coach” was that he stressed the same things as a teacher that he did as a football coach: put forth your best effort and concentrate on doing things the right way. You play all out and with proper execution. One of his long-remembered sayings was, “You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken sh##.” And his offensive and defensive lines always seemed to be “chicken salad.” I can honestly say that Bill’s philosophy on life followed me when I became a teacher. And like many of those he coached, I truly enjoyed getting to know him after I graduated from WHS. Waupun won’t be quite the same without him….

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