William R. Hoepfner

William Raymond (Bill) Hoepfner of Fond du Lac passed away February 5, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. 

He was born May 1, 1944 in Fond du Lac the son of Julius and Philomena Hoepfner.  Bill graduated from St Mary’s Springs High School in 1962.  He married Sandy his high school sweetheart October 10, 1964 at St Joseph’s Church and they were married for 57 years.  Bill loved volleyball, golf and gardening.  He was an avid Wisconsin sports fan, especially the Brewers.  Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Eucharistic Minister at St Mary’s Church.  He was a basketball coach and athletic director at St Mary’s School for many years.  He also loved to spend time with his grand kids and enjoyed watching their activities.  Bill retired from Hornung’s Pro Golf as General Manager after more than 50 years of loyal service.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay (Kaiser) Hoepfner; his four children, Richard Jon (Jennifer) Hoepfner, Becky Ann (Joseph) Schneider, Robert and Barbara Jean (Thomas) McGuire and his 10 grandchildren, Jacob Schneider, Lauren (Griswold) Hoepfner, Julia (Zotter) Schneider, Nicholas Hoepfner, Melanie Schneider, Michael McGuire, Ben McGuire, Jack McGuire, Madeline Hoepfner and Emily Hoepfner.  He is also survived by his two brothers, John Hoepfner and Steve Hoepfner; sister Jill (Vollmer); other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father Julius M Hoepfner; mother Philomena A (Birshbach) Hoepfner and brother-in-law, Glenn Vollmer.

Services: Bill’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at Holy Family Church, 271 4th Street Way in Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 AM following the visitation. Entombment will be at the Chapel of the Risen Christ, Calvary Mausoleum. Masks will be required and social distancing encouraged.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested to the Parkinson’s Foundation and St Mary’s Springs Academy.

“The family would like to especially thank the staff of St Agnes 5-South and Harbor Haven Snug Harbor for their loving support in his final days.”

Online condolences may be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com