Tricounty News

Jeffrey ‘Womp’ Wampach, 58

Jeffrey “Womp” Wampach died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in McCook, Neb. He was 58.

The family chose cremation. A burial service will be held at Eden Valley, Minn., in early summer.

Jeffrey “Womp” Michael Wampach was born March 22, 1955, in Minneapolis to Lloyd “Bud” Arthur and Celestine “Sally” Elizabeth (Foley) Wampach. He graduated from Harding High School, Marion, Ohio, in 1973. He continued his education at the University of Miami, Miami, Ohio.

Prior to moving to McCook, Jeff was a long-time resident of Lander, Wyo., where he was employed as an Agricultural Floater operator with the Farmers Coop in Riverton, Wyo. Jeff moved from Wyoming to the McCook community about 10 years ago. He had been employed by Frenchman Valley Coop as an Agricultural Floater operator. He was an avid conservationist, sportsman and hunter, along with his devoted and best friend Cody, his German shorthair pointer canine.

Jeff was preceded in death by his nephew Weston Wampach; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by his parents Bud and Sally Wampach of Boca Grande, Fla.; one brother Daniel (and Jacqueline) Wampach of Tucson, Ariz., two sisters Patti Rae (and Chuck) Wittrock of Gilbert, Ariz., and Trude Wampach of Boca Grande, Fla.; one nephew Nicholas Wampach (and fiancée Stephanie Marble) of Peoria, Ariz.; and numerous family and a host of friends. Memorials may be given in his name to the American Cancer Society and the Red Canyon Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Lander, Wyo., PO Box 1896, Lander, WY 82520.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook, Neb., is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends may sent condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.