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Carl W. “Murph” Papendieck

May 02, 1929 - Dec 21, 2021


Carl W. “Murph” Papendieck, 92, of Sheboygan, passed away at Rocky Knoll on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Carl was born to the late Andrew and Helen (Stauber) Papendieck on May 2, 1929. He graduated in the class of 1947 from Sheboygan Central High School. Carl was united in marriage to Helen Grob on October 21, 1950; Helen preceded him in death on July 15, 2013. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. Carl enjoyed the outdoors and was often found gardening, hunting, fishing and on road trips.
Carl is survived by his children, David (Nancy) Papendieck and Pegge (Jeffrey) Schulz; grandchildren, Wendy (Ty) Tokheim and Keith Papendieck; great-grandchildren Avery, Zoe and Danielle; sister-in-law, Patty Papendieck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; granddaughter, Megan Papendieck; brother, William C. Papendieck; sisters, Mona (Paul) Zientek, Lois (Hilbert) Dreps and Diane Gahagan.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Carl’s name.


Date: Wednesday Dec 29, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Wednesday Dec 29, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

John Papendieck

Ever since I was a kid I always looked forward to seeing my Uncle Murph. He was fun to be around and always showed how his love for you. In later years, he was a great deer hunting partner and lively camp contributor. Even when his advancing age prevented him from joining in on the hunt he made sure to drive up to check on us "kids". This happy tradition of a "surprise and brief visit" even occurred this last hunting season. We always looked forward to seeing him. His positive attitude and humor will be missed but his memory will always remain.

Steven Cole

I remember working with Murph at Tecumseh and how he always brought smiles to all who he came in contact with. Either with a joke or a kind word he was always pleasant to be around. I will miss him terribly and think of him fondly, he made life more enjoyable!

Amy Jo Papendieck

Uncle Murphy was my father William Papendiecks younger brother. They were two of a five Child family, that got along famously. I could see as a young girl that Papendieck siblings were quite close all throughout their lives. I can honestly say that I learned the importance of a families love and dedication to one another. from my Dad's family. Uncle Murphy's sense of humor was equally as intense as my pop's. His eyes lit up when he'd see me at our yearly reunion in the park. I felt so loved by him with a simple smile and of course one of his classic Uncle Murphy sassy comments, Always joking around, giving me a good razzing as well as the warmest of embraces.. Just last summer at the Papendieck picnic he was watching me chase my great neice around in the grass adjacent to his place at the picnic table. I turned to meet his bluest eyes smiling wide, he said with the Dickens in his voice"well hello there GRAMMA,. He enjoyed laughing and it sure was infectious!! My dad sadly left this world 4 years ago now, but being near my Uncle Murphy made me feel like my dad was with us again. Such a precious gift, I treasured seeing him no matter what the circumstances were. The last time I saw my Uncle Murph was at the ceremony for our UncleHibbys passing. In the midst of a sad occasion, sweet loving Uncle Murphy brought me solace and that magical gift of my daddy's presence.. A weight was lifted from me as I'm sure for many of my siblings. I thank you so very much Uncle and IIll love you and remember you fondly always. Rest easy now, say hi to my Pop's would ya?💕

Bill & Paula Roenitz

We have many fond memories going back to our camping days. Murph was always ready for a good laugh and funny stories. Rest in peace Murph. You've earned it.

Randy and Pam Gulseth

So sorry for your loss Pegge and Jeff and family. You are in our prayers. Randy and Pam