Denise Haupt, 85, was born June 4, 1927, in London, England, to Henry Wilkins and Catherine Doherty. As a child, she survived the bombing of London, during the Second World War.
She studied in England, earning a doctorate degree in English Language and Literature. In 1964, she immigrated to Ontario, Canada, where she met her husband. In 1966, she immigrated to the United States and began
working as a journalist for a trade magazine the "Wisconsin Agriculturalist." During the 1980s, she was an assistant professor in English Literature, Drama and Costume design at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis. In 1968, she married Helmut J. Haupt, who was an industrial engineer and entrepreneur.
She had an active and vibrant mind. She possessed a natural curiosity about the world and loved traveling, learning and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Haupt passed away in her family home in Cape Coral Feb. 18, 2013. Her daughter, Katie Pitcel and son-in-law Erik Eaton, attended to her every need, in her final days.
She is survived by her husband, Helmut J. Haupt; daughter, Katie Pitcel of
Cape Coral; son-in-law, Erik Eaton; son, Jeremy Haupt of Boston; and grandchildren, Alexander J. Pitcel and Emily Pitcel.
She will be missed by many dear friends, including her friends at Calusa Harbour, who filled her life full to the brim with laughter and companionship.
A memorial service will be held in her honor Friday, March 1, at 6 p.m., at Cape Coral, Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral.
Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Denise's Life Tribute video and share a memory or condolence with her family.