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“So soory to hear about Walt, hope our family in Iowa are ok, my prayers are with you. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Diana - Godfrey, IL - cousin

“My heartfelt condolences to all the family for your loss. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Stephanie Kriplean - Lakeland, FL

“Thinking of you all. Remember to take care of you! ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jim & Janet Strunk - Ft Madison, IA

“Sheri & Jared, We are so sorry for your loss of a great man. He is very much loved by our family and will be truly missed. Take comfort in knowing he...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Andrea Barr (Donnie, Camden & Chey) - VA

“Sheri My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Peggy Meyers ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy Meyers

“Are thoughts and prayers are with the family ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Ted and Narrezia Burdette - IA

“Sheri, so sorry to read of your husband's death. Jared, We are sorry to read of your dad's passing, with hugs and prayers, Ross and Kathy O'Day ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ross and Kathy O'Day - Farmington, IA

“One of the last things Walt said to me was, "I will see you again one day Kid." I look forward to the day that we do. You will be missed. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Dobson - Asheville, NC


Walter Huprich, 66, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 12:47 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.

Born April 11, 1947 in Desselbrunn, Austria, 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.

Survivors include his wife Sheri, one son Jared Huprich of the home, one step-daughter Angie Cantonwine (fiance John Charbonneau) of Fort Madison, Iowa, two step-sons Chris (Amber) Cantonwine of West Point and Ryan Cantonwine of West Point, two grandchildren Riley and Greysen, three step-grandchildren Dillon, Cody and Karlie, two brothers Mathias (Elizabeth) Huprich of Pennsylvania and Johann (Maria) Huprich of West Point, one sister Maria (Rudy) John of Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Walter 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, Iowa. He graduated from Fort 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. Walter 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.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point with Pastor 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 .