Joe Wimmer '52 joined Tau Kappa Epsilon in 1952 where he served as pledge president before taking a break from school to serve in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He resumed his studies shortly
afterward, graduating in 1959 with his bachelor’s in accounting and receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. He and his wife, Sue, have now been married for 66 years and live in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They have four married children, eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Practicing law for many years, Joe served as the Assistant District Attorney for Waukesha County, the Assistant City Attorney of the City of Muskego, the Circuit Judge, and President of the State of Wisconsin Reserve Judge’s Association. Joe has also served the public through many endeavors and roles. Some of these efforts include: International Director of Lions Clubs International, President of the Waukesha County Junior Bar Association, President of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Parents Association, State Representative in the State of Wisconsin Legislature, and ranking member of the Ways and Means committee. Within his community, he is involved with the American Legion, Lions Club, St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Cancer Society, YMCA, March of Dimes, United Way, the Driving While Intoxicated Facility Task Force, and the Republican Party. Joe has received awards from several of these organizations for his involvement, including the highest possible awards from Lions Club Wisconsin and Lions Club International.
A committed TKE alumnus, Joe has contributed to both the International Educational Foundation and the Lambda kitchen renovation project in 2021. He has attended numerous reunion events, the recharting reception in 1974, and has a number of lifelong TKE brothers and friends.