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Honor Mission
Kenneth “Ken” P. Oppermann, Veteran
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – 08-09-18


Kenneth “Ken” P. Oppermann, age 94, of Oconomowoc, WI passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 05, 2018. Ken Served in the US Army and landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day but said his greatest pride came when his unit was dispatched to open the POW camps and return our heroes to their homes.

Staging Time: 4:00 p.m.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home
1165 E. Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Steve Jensen

Special Instructions:

Staging 4:00 p.m.
Visitation 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Service 6:00 p.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 08-10-18
Staging Time: 9:00 a.m.

Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
21731 Spring Street
Union Grove, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Tom Sberna

Special Instructions:

Staging 9:00 a.m.
Service 10:00 a.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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August 9, 2018
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  1. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Kenneth P. Oppermann, US Army WWII Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Sir…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.

  2. It is with great sadness that I learned of the loss of this hero. We mourn
    with their family and friends. Though we mourn, we stand tall to honor them.
    This hero’s service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We ask that this hero
    rest in eternal peace.
    Hero, you can stand down. We have the watch.

    POW-MIA’s you are not forgotten.

    “Hotwheel,” Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

  3. It was my honor to be the Ride Captain for the burial service at the veteran’s cemetery in Union Grove. It was a beautiful Wisconsin summer day. Although I was the only PGR member in attendance, I did my best to show respect for our veteran and to support the family. The family arrived early at 9:00 but I was already there and had staked flags at the entrance to the grounds. I was able to hold a flag and salute during both dignified transfers to/from the Chapel. The family clergy held a very dignified service and military honors were rendered in the usual professional manner. After the service, I stayed outside the Chapel until the family went down to the grave site for some private time with their veteran. I was thanked by a number of family and friends for being there.

  4. Mission went well. Five of us standing. Thanks Henry from Madison, Bill from Oconomowoc, Steve from Appleton and Randy from Waukesha. Rained while staking flags and some while standing. We were under cover though so no one really got too wet. Family started arriving at 4:00 but we were already standing and waiting for them. Presented the plaque and two dog tags right after the service. Quite a few of the family members and friends came around at the end and thanked us for being there. Remained standing till all left the funeral home. Funeral home people thanked us several times for being there.

    Steve J.

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