Warren F. Lau, 77, of Kiel passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2020.
He was born July 2, 1942 in Cascade, son of the late Norman and Janet (Hartmann) Lau. Warren graduated from Waldo High School with the Class of 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Intrepid from 1961 to 1963. A cherished memory of Warren’s was traveling with his family to New York City where they were given a private tour of the USS Intrepid.
On April 4, 1964 he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Krupp in St. Anna.
Warren worked for Tecumseh Products, H.G. Weber Co., and Sohn Manufacturing until his retirement. He was a member of the New Holstein American Legion Post 124.
Warren’s love of sports and the outdoors made him a great advocate for hunting and fishing with his sons, grandsons, nephews, and friends. His other passions were golfing, traveling, and watching his grandsons participate in all their various activities. He was a huge Chicago Bears and collegiate sports fan.
Warren is survived by his wife, Mary Alice “Toots”; his children, Eric (Cindy) Lau, Gregg Lau, and Jill (Bill) Bakalich; his grandchildren, Logan Lau, Austin (Mariah) Lau, and Liam Bakalich; and he was looking forward to his first great-grandchild in July. He is further survived by his brother, Mark (Bonnie) Lau; his sister, Sharon (Peter) Ninnemann; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Francis (Carole) Krupp, Catherine (Marlin) Huppert, Gerald (Connie) Krupp, Kenneth (Lynda) Krupp, Donald (Marilyn) Krupp, Susan (Charles) Tollman, and Arno Jr. (Barb) Krupp; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arno and Adelia Krupp.
Per Warren’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Altona Supper Club, 2306 Calumet Dr., New Holstein on Saturday, Feb. 22 from noon until 3 p.m. Military Honors accorded by the New Holstein American Legion will take place at noon.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Warren’s name.