Waldo R. “Wally” Varberg, 1953

Spring 2017 (May 1, 2017)

Waldo R. “Wally” Varberg, M.D., of Neenah,Wis., passed away May 25, 2015.

He was born November 27, 1931, in Minot, N.D., to parents Wallace R. and Bertha Varberg.

He attended Minot High School and graduated in 1949. He was Senior Class President. He received statewide recognition in football and basketball.

He attended Luther College and obtained a Bachelor Degree from the University of North Dakota in June, 1953. He furthered his education at the University of North Dakota School Of Medicine and received a degree in June of 1955. He transferred to University of Oregon School of Medicine in Portland, Ore., and obtained his Doctor of Medicine in July, 1957. His internship was served at Milwaukee County General Hospital in Milwaukee.

His military service was Captain Medical Corp of U.S. Army from July 1958 - July 1961. He was stationed at Fort Lawton Army Hospital, Seattle. He received an honorable discharge in July, 1961.

His medical residency was at Marquette University School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery and he completed his residency in July 1965.

After his completion of his residency in Milwaukee, he established a private practice in Neenah, the Orthopedic Clinic of Neenah. Years later he established a practice with Dr. Jan Sarnecki. He retired from his medical practice in July 1991.

He was chairman of various departments at Theda Clark Hospital during his tenure.

Society memberships include: American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Wisconsin State Medical Society and Wisconsin Orthopedic Society.

He married his high school classmate, Mary Meyer, in July 1953. They enjoyed and celebrated 61 years of marriage. There were blessed with four children. Later in life he was richly blessed with nine grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving family, his wife, Mary, his children, Mark, Dan (Nancy), Vicky and Ted (Tammy) along with his greatest joy, his nine grandchildren, Kalen, Daniel, Cameron, Laura, Sara, Clare, Kate, Elizabeth, and Paige.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. Bernie Varberg.

His living motto was: "I shall pass through this world but once; any good or any kindness to my fellow man let me not defer or neglect it."

The family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Robert Wubben, Dr. Steven Knaus, and Dr. Omar Atassi.

A memorial service was held June 1, 2015, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 809 South Commercial St, Neenah, Wis., with Pastor Phil Blom officiating.

Memorials can be made to Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 2021 Neenah, WI 54957-2021; or to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 809 South Commercial Street, Neenah, WI, 54956

Westgor Funeral Home, 205 W. Doty Ave., Neenah WI, 54956

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