Feb 11, 2014 - StaffJeffrey "Womp" Michael Wampach, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in McCook, Neb. He was 58 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a burial service will be in early summer in Eden Valley, Minn.
Jeff Wampach was born March 22, 1955, in Minneapolis, the son of Lloyd "Bud" Arthur and Celestine "Sally" Elizabeth (Foley) Wampach. He graduated in 1973 from Harding High School in Marion, Ohio. He continued his education at the University of Miami in Miami, Ohio.
He was a longtime resident of Lander where he worked as an agricultural floater operator with the farmer's co-op in Riverton. He moved from Wyoming to Nebraska around 2004. He also worked for Frenchman Valley Coop as an agricultural floater operator.
His family said he was an avid conservationist, sportsman and hunter along with his best friend, his devoted German shorthaired pointer Cody.
He was survived by his parents, Bud and Sally Wampach of Boca Grande, Fla.; brother Daniel Wampach and his wife Jacqueline of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters Patti Rae and her husband Chuck Wittrock of Gilbert, Ariz., and Trude Wampach of Boca Grande, Fla.; nephew Nicholas Wampach and his fiancee Stephanie Marble of Peoria, Ariz.; and numerous family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his nephew, Weston Wampach, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the Red Canyon Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, P.O. Box 1896, Lander, WY 82520.
Online condolences may be left at www.carpenterbreland.com.
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