Walter Huprich, 66, West Point, died on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point with the Rev. Ryan Cosgrove officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point with full military rites presented by the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com
Born April 11, 1947, in Desselbrunn, Austria, he was the son of Mathias and Maria (Kraus) Huprich. On March 18, 1967, he married Judy Carson. They later divorced. On June 18, 2005, he married Sheri Powell in Burlington, Iowa.
He came to the United States with his family from Austria in 1956 and he became a United States Citizen on October 20, 1980. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Burlington. He graduated from Ft. Madison High School. He served in the United States Army with Big Red 1 during Vietnam. He worked for Standard of Beaverdale, Menke’s Car Quest, Blackhawk Freight and later IROC Builders. He owned and operated Huprich Trucking, was a part time police officer in West Point for over twenty years and was head of the West Point Civil Defense Commission. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his son.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Jared Huprich; one step-daughter, Angie (John Charbonneau) Cantonwine of Ft. Madison; two step-sons, Chris (Amber) Cantonwine of West Point and Ryan Cantonwine of West Point; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Mathias (Elizabeth) Huprich of Pennsylvania and Johann (Maria) Huprich of West Point; and one sister, Maria (Rudy) John of Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents.