September 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Updated September 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Wepking, Sharon Kay (Watchorn)

Sharon Kay Wepking
Sharon Kay Wepking

Sharon Kay (Watchorn) Wepking, age 78, of Union Grove, formerly of Highland, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, surrounded by family. Sharon was born on July 12, 1945, in Platteville, Wisconsin to Henry "Hank" Watchorn and Ruby Peat. On May 21, 1965, Sharon married Philip "Max" Wepking. Sharon and Max moved from Highland to Paddock Lake soon after, where they started and raised their family.  

Sharon was a die-hard Cubs Fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR—but only when Jeff Gordon raced. She showed her love to her family by teasing and picking on them constantly.  

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Max; brother, Fred Watchorn; brothers-in-law: Lenus, Leroy "Slug", Byron, Cyril (Mary) Wepking; sisters-in-law: Eileen (Kenneth) Gundlach, Ena (Donald) Kusz, Norma (Don) Michek, and Donna (Jerry) Sorge.  

Sharon is survived by her children Steve Wepking of Union Grove and Theresa (Mark) Pankow of East Troy; grandchildren: Jake Pankow and Kristin Pankow; chosen family member, Amy Paetsch and her son Evan Lonergan; siblings: Paul Watchorn, Lori (Lloyd) Hach, Linda (Clint) Weier, Marilyn Richter, and Barbara (Chuck) Weist; brother-in-law, Paul (Sharon) Wepking; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.  

A visitation was held at LULLOFF-PETERSON-HOUCK FUNERAL HOME, Dodgeville on Tuesday, September 5, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at a.m. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery, Highland. The McGuire-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Highland, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at 


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