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Alan Gustav Wartke

Dec 20, 1945 - Feb 25, 2024


Alan Wartke was born on December 20, 1945 and passed away on February 25, 2024 at the age of 78. He attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan South High School with the class of 1964. Alan was united in marriage with Holly Kloppenburg on May 20, 1978 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. During his working years he was employed by the Kohler Company. Alan attended the Lifelong Learning Program at Lakeland College graduating with honors in computer science and business management. He started in the engine division and retired early as a metrology analyst in the brass division in 2011. Alan was a lifetime member of the NRA and American Society of Quality.
Alan is survived by his wife, Holly; children, John (Pader) Wartke, Ariane Wartke and Nathan Wartke and grandchildren, Lincoln, Connor and Brighton. He is preceded in death by his parents, August and Elise Wartke.
Per Alan’s wishes no funeral services will be held.
The family would like to thank the many very helpful and understanding members of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice who took care of Alan and helped us through this difficult journey.



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Chrystal Graff

I will always remember Al for his dedication and loyalty to his family, and amazing stories of when he was a little boy. When I first met him in 2006, he told me all about his travels to the Black Hills and how driving there with his family was the best part. I will remember the caring words he offered and how emotional he was when he came to visit me in the hospital with you all after Anniliese passed. I will always tell Lincoln these stories to preserve these special memories, and I know there are many more. I’m so sorry for your loss, but he’s living on in all of us!

Trola Smith

Oh my dear Holly, my Heart ❤️ goes out to you, and your family. During this Sad and Emotional journey, just know I am Prayerfully keeping you close....I am only a phone call away, if you need to talk

Kevin Zimmermann

Alan will be fondly remembered by me for his many hours spent making our band “Bluebird” sound as it did at the “Top of the First” in the 70s. He was always a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathies to Holly and family.

Deb Hitsman

Deepest sympathies to your families.

Cheryl A. Wozniak

John and family, My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. I am sending you prayers for comfort and for strength. I am so sorry for your loss.

Janet Petermann

Holly and John We are so sorry for your loss of your husband and father.😞🙏🌹 Janet and Bob Petermann