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KOEPSELL FUNERAL HOMES

Family owned and operated for four generations, it’s our privilege to help our Beaver Dam community when they need it most.

Edwin H. Koepsell founded Koepsell Funeral Home in 1909. For 105 years, we have served families with compassion and sympathy.

At Koepsell Funeral Home, we know every detail matters. During times of loss, trust us to go above and beyond.


Our Obituaries

Judith A. Vick

May 11, 1941 - January 24, 2022

Judith A. Vick, 80, of Columbus passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022 at Prairie Ridge Health in Columbus. Judith was born the daughter of Myron and Leona (Boettcher) Yerges on May 11, 1941 in Reeseville. She was a graduate of Columbus High School and Columbia County Teacher's College. She married Wilbert Vick on July 23, 1966. Over the years, Judy taught in grade schools, helped Wilbert...
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Melvin Cookie Collien

April 21, 1944 - January 24, 2022

Melvin "Cookie" Collien, age 77, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Monday, January 24, 2022, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mayville. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at Noon with Rev. Father Tom Biersack as Celebrant. Inurnment will be at St. Mary's Catholic...
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Ervin Hammer

May 7, 1919 - January 23, 2022

Ervin F. Hammer, age 102, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Military Honors will be provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146. ...
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Ronald E. Heid

November 22, 1934 - January 20, 2022

Ronald E. Heid, age 87, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at VA Hospital in Milwaukee. A private memorial service for Ron will be held. Ronald was born the son of Edmund C. and Evelyn M. (Prag) Heid on November 22, 1934. He was a graduate of Horicon High School. He served his country honorably in the US Army. Ron had retired from John Deere. He also worked for Kline's...
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Ethel 'Mickey' Curtin

March 8, 1943 - January 19, 2022

Ethel 'Mickey' Curtin, age 78 of Horicon, formerly of Escanaba, MI. passed away on January 19, 2022 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, January 25 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in BEAVER DAM. Ethel was born the daughter of Alvin and Verneda (Larry) Parker on March 8, 1943 in Portage. She was united...
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Donna J. Hudson

October 19, 1956 - January 18, 2022

Donna J. Hudson, 65, of Poynette and formerly of Mazomanie passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Donna was born the daughter of Theron and Violet (Julson) Hudson on October 19, 1956. She is survived by her two children: Stacey (Donovan) Huebner of Columbus and Ryan Hudson of Fort Atkinson; her grandchildren: Austin Gruss and Trenton and Montgomery Huebner...
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Audra L. Mueller

September 7, 1966 - January 17, 2022

Audra Lynn Mueller, age 55, passed away on January 17th, 2022. There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on January 28, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. A memorial service will follow at the funeral on January 28th at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Scharnell officiating. Audra was born on September 7, 1966 in Waukegan, Illinois to Bud and Sue (nee:...
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Beverley A. Schuster

February 11, 1935 - January 15, 2022

Beverley A Schuster, age 86, of Beaver Dam passed away on peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Beaver Dam Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. A private memorial service will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Beverley was born the daughter of Burton and Marton (Schlovicz) Wadleigh on February 11, 1935. She was united in marriage to Ronald Schuster in 1961. Beverley...
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Jason "Odie" Odebrecht

March 20, 1975 - January 14, 2022

Jason "Odie" Odebrecht of Waupun entered this world on March 20, 1975. Heaven welcomed him much too soon on January 14, 2022 at the young age of 46. Jason graduated from Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac in 1993. He was employed at Gleason Reel for 26 years as a machinist until his death. Jason (AKA: Odie, Jay, or JJ to his friends and family) had a heart as big as any. His...
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Dawn M. Kearney

February 28, 1965 - January 12, 2022

Dawn M. Rennhack-Kearney, age 56, of Waupun, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Waupun Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with COVID-19. The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home in Columbus at 12:00 noon with Celebrant John R....
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Martha E. Goodman

March 31, 1952 - January 11, 2022

Martha Ellen Goodman, age 69, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2022 at Edenbrook Nursing Home in Fond du Lac. A memorial gathering in memory of Martha will take place on Friday, January 21 from 12-2 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Horicon. Inurnment will take place at St. Malachy Cemetery in Horicon at a later date. Martha was born the daughter of Robert L. and...
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Theodore W. 'Ted' Loehrke

August 26, 1952 - January 10, 2022

Theodore Walter Loehrke (Ted) died unexpectedly on Monday, January 10, 2022. He was 69 years old. Ted was born August 26, 1952, in Beaver Dam, WI to his parents, Gordon and Delores (Muche) Loehrke. He was baptized at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Theresa and confirmed there in May of 1964. Ted, at the time known as Turk, graduated from Lomira High School in 1970 and then...
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Jase H. Luther

July 11, 2005 - January 8, 2022

Jase H. Luther, 16, of Fall River passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2022. Jase was born the son of Jason A. and Michele (Anderson) Luther on July 11, 2005 in Columbus. He attended Columbus High School. Jase enjoyed playing hockey for many years with Beaver Dam Hockey. He was a caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. Jase loved spending time with his sister Samantha and...
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Erica J. Thiel

March 5, 1983 - January 8, 2022

Erica J. Thiel, 38, of Beaver Dam went to Heaven and was greeted by her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam after battling cancer and a genetic disorder, Herler-Scheie syndrome. A visitation for Erica will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. A funeral service will...
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William Ziehme

May 7, 1936 - January 7, 2022

William O. Ziehme, age 85, formerly of Packwaukee, died Friday, January 7, 2022 at his home in Beaver Dam. Visitation for Bill will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation at the First United Church of Christ in Lowell on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Funeral services...
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Shirley M. Mack

December 27, 1941 - January 6, 2022

Shirley M. Mack, 80, of Beaver Dam peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born on December 27, 1941 the daughter of Herbert and Rose (Kuiper) Arndt in Fox Lake, Wisconsin. She was a long-time employee of Super Valu. and Orv and Wally's Supermarket. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel...
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James G. Strohmayer

December 17, 1956 - January 5, 2022

James G. Strohmayer, age 65, died on January 5, 2022 at his home in Beaver Dam. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Sandra Schieble officiating. Cremation will follow. For those in attendance, the family kindly...
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Cyrus Morgan

March 30, 1938 - January 3, 2022

Cyrus E. Morgan, age 83, died Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Larson House in Columbus. There will be a memorial gathering for Cy at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. John Leiting will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill...
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Jill A. McPherson

October 30, 1955 - January 2, 2022

Jill A. McPherson, 66, of LaValle and formerly of Clyman passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Patriot Place Assisted Living in Berlin. Jill was born the daughter of Bruce and Margie (Nickels) Klatt on October 30, 1955 in Watertown. Jill attended Horicon High School. She retired from John Deere in Horicon after 30 years of service. Jill was married to George McPherson on April 19, 2002...
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Courtland A. Sperger, Sr.

February 1, 1925 - January 2, 2022

Courtland A. Sperger, Sr., age 96, of Waupun, passed away at home on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Courtland was born on February 1, 1925, at home in LeRoy, Wi., to Ruben and Vida Sperger. Courtland was united in marriage to Romona Bauer, on September 7, 1946, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, LeRoy. In 1950, Courtland and Romona moved to the Town of Alto, where he farmed with his sons and...
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Gayle C. Bosch

December 3, 1933 - January 2, 2022

Gayle Cecilia Bosch, wife, mother and grandmother, was welcomed into eternal life on January 2, 2022 with her children by her side. Gayle was the youngest of three children and born to Cecilia and Ivo Herber in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 3, 1933. She attended St. Anne Grade School and graduated from Divine Savior High School in 1952. She attended one year of school at Alverno College in...
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Michael F. Grulke

December 19, 1970 - January 1, 2022

Michael F. Grulke age 51 of Oconomowoc, passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2022 at his home. Michael was born the son of Fredrick and Sandra (Koepsell) on Dec. 19, 1970. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran River Church Town of Theresa, where he also attended his first 8 years of school. Michael graduated from Mayville High School in 1989 and graduated from UW Platteville...
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Patricia Rost

February 20, 1950 - January 1, 2022

Patricia E. Rost, age 71, of Beaver Dam passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at her home. Patricia was born the daughter of Norbert and Lucille (Boehmer) Haller on February 20, 1950. She was a 1968 graduate of Mayville High School. Patricia was united in marriage to Richard R. Rost on July 12, 1969 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy. Patricia worked various jobs throughout her life....
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David A. Buhalog

July 1, 1947 - January 1, 2022

David A. Buhalog, 74 years old, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Bay Harbor Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. , with Rev. Father Justin Lopina...
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Darwin A. Tesch

May 19, 1935 - January 1, 2022

Darwin A. Tesch, 86, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Horicon passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Beaver Dam Memory Care. Darwin was born the son of Edwin and Dorothy (Schwantes) Tesch on May 19, 1935 and was raised in the town of Clyman. He was married to Lois Jean Schmidt on September 29, 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon. After marriage, they moved to Beaver Dam and became...
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John "Jay" Gator" W. Wallace III

March 19, 1961 - December 31, 2021

John "Jay" Gator" W. Wallace III, 60, of Beaver Dam passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. John was born on March 19, 1961 the son of John W. and Cathy T. (Peck) Wallace Jr. in Beaver Dam Wisconsin. He was a 1979 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On August 30, 1995, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth "Liz" Matthews in Juneau, Wisconsin. ...
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Michael J. Lamers

September 14, 1951 - December 31, 2021

Michael John Lamers died on December 31, 2021 at the Beaver Dam Care Center from dementia complicated by pneumonia. Visitation for Mike will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 10:30 am to 11:50 am. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Thursday at 12:00 pm with John Leiting as celebrant. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens...
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Michael L. Anderson

June 5, 1956 - December 31, 2021

Michael L. Anderson, 65, of Horicon passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from Noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Father Tom Biersack officiating. Military Honors by the Horicon American Legion...
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Carolyn S. Brown

December 25, 1954 - December 31, 2021

Carolyn S. Brown, 67, of Fox Lake, Wisconsin passed away suddenly on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Carolyn Sue was born on December 25, 1954 the daughter of James and Reba (Cargile) Aston in California. In June of 1978, she was married to William H. Brown Sr. in Waupun, Wisconsin. Carolyn was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had worked many...
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Barbara J. Bubolz

October 12, 1944 - December 30, 2021

Barbara J. Bubolz, 77, of Fox Lake, Wisconsin was peacefully called home to Heaven to meet her Lord and Savior early in the morning on Thursday, December 30, 2021. A visitation for Barbara will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Fox Lake. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Nottling officiating. ...
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Raymond J. Weiss

July 15, 1942 - December 29, 2021

Raymond John Weiss, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend went to his eternal home on December 29, 2021, surrounded by his family. Ray was born to John (Jack) and Helen Weiss on July 15, 1942, in Plain, Wisconsin. He grew up in Monona, WI, along with siblings, Eileen McCarville (Jim), Ned Weiss (Pat), Kathy Muenster (Ken), and Larry Weiss. Ray attended...
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Howard 'Toby' L. Tandberg

December 27, 1961 - December 28, 2021

Howard 'Toby' L. Tandberg, age 60, of Mayville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. A celebration of Howard's life is being planned for a later date. Howard was born the son of Myrel H. and Florence M. (Chapman) Tandberg on December 27, 1961 in Montana. He was united in marriage to Kellie Jourdian on March 10, 1984 in Page, AZ....
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Waldamar "Bill" Vick

October 3, 1931 - December 27, 2021

Waldamar J. "Bill" Vick, 90, a resident of The Meadows of Fall River and formerly of Columbus passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021. Waldamar was born the son of Carl and Arletta (Broderdorf) Vick on October 3, 1931 in Columbus. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Bill was married to Donna Lee on June 6, 1959 in Marshall, WI. He was employed for over 40 years with Fall River Foundry....
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David Graff

September 7, 1953 - December 27, 2021

David Richard Graff, age 68, of Juneau, died on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center in Summit. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be a private funeral service and burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam. David was born on September 7, 1953 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin...
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Doris I. Kerr

August 27, 1931 - December 27, 2021

Doris Irma Kerr passed away on December 27, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Horicon, WI, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel J. Seehafer officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Horicon, Wisconsin. ...
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Carl A. Wendt

August 1, 1969 - December 26, 2021

Carl A. Wendt, 52, of Hartford passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at his home. Carl was born the son on of George and Dawn (Borgenhagen) Wendt on August 1, 1969 in West Bend. He was a 1987 graduate of West Bend High School. Carl was married to Karen Krutke on February 28, 2001 in Theresa, WI. He was employed with Helgesen Ind. in Hartford. Carl enjoyed his Harley motorcycle,...
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Norbert "Norby" Paulsen

October 6, 1938 - December 25, 2021

Norbert "Norby" Paulsen, age 83, went to his eternal home on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at his home in Fox Lake, surrounded by his family. The visitation will be at Annunciation Catholic Church in Fox Lake on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Thursday at 12:00 noon. with Fr. John J. Radetski officiating....
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Edna H. Schuster

September 28, 1922 - December 24, 2021

Edna H. Schuster, 99, of West Bend and formerly of Mountain, WI passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021 at Kathy Hospice in West Bend. Edna was born the daughter of Henry and Martha (Dirks) Neitzel on September 28, 1922 in Theresa. She was married to Allan G. Schuster on August 7, 1945 in Theresa. She retired from Amity Leather in West Bend. Edna was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran...
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Terrance Bennett

March 25, 1944 - December 23, 2021

Terrance "Terry" Bennett, age 77, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of Terry's life will be held at a later date. Terrance Lee was born on March 25, 1944 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Arthur J. and Esther (Becker) Bennett. After graduating from Beaver Dam High School, he was united in marriage with Bonnie J. (Bilke) at St....
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Carol J. Koronka

September 9, 1937 - December 22, 2021

Carol Joanne Koronka, 84 of Winter Garden, FL. passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Horicon, WI. Tuesday, January 25th at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Father Justin Lopina presiding. Visitation will take place prior beginning at 2:00 PM. Carol was born to John and...
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Alain Fougere

December 14, 1937 - December 22, 2021

Alain Fougere was born in Paris France December 14, 1937. He came to the US after the war with his mother and step Father at 17 years of age. He worked as a courier on a bike having a great sense of direction in New York City. He became a gifted photographer taught by his step Father. Later he was employed as a photo finisher working computer programs for the machines and building photo...
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Patrice K. Resheske

December 18, 1954 - December 22, 2021

Patrice K. Resheske, 67, of LeRoy passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at her home with her husband by her side after a long battle with cancer. A visitation for Patrice will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge. A funeral service will begin at Noon with Rev. Larry Mose officiating with a lunch to follow. ...
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Franklin C. McCamish

June 28, 1955 - December 22, 2021

Franklin C. McCamish, 66, of Fox Lake passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. A Celebration of Life for Franklin will be held at a later date. Franklin was born on June 28, 1955 the son of James and Mabel (Zietlow) McCamish in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Frank enjoyed taking his daughters to Fleet Farm when they were younger. He...
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Larry Lovicott

September 4, 1958 - December 22, 2021

Larry R. Lovicott, age 63, of Waupun, entered paradise on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at Waupun Memorial Hospital. Visitation for Larry will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 12:00 noon with Pastor Jesse Lovicott...
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Joan Woods

March 8, 1949 - December 21, 2021

Joan L. Woods, age 72, of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 while traveling through Arizona with her husband. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with John R. Leiting as the celebrant. Burial will follow at...
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Ben Buchholz

May 19, 1958 - December 20, 2021

Ben Lester Buchholz, age 63, of the Town of Chester, Dodge County, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly on Monday, December 20, 2021, at his home. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton Dodge County, Wisconsin on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with...
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Pete T. Hoverson

February 10, 1956 - December 20, 2021

Pete T. Hoverson, 65, of Columbus passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Health in Columbus. Pete was born the son of Russell and Helen (Ulvestad) Hoverson on February 10, 1956 in Madison. He was a 1974 graduate of Columbus High School. Pete was married to Sue Miller on July 29, 1978 in DeForest. Pete could often be seen taking his dogs for a ride around town. He loved a...
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Donald M. Gentz

January 29, 1933 - December 19, 2021

Donald M. Gentz, 88, of the township of Oak Grove passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Donald was born the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Butterbrodt) Gentz on January 29, 1933 in the township of Oak Grove. He was baptized on February 19, 1933 and later confirmed on March 30, 1947 all at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Oak Grove. Don attended St....
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Teresa M. Roedl

January 3, 1957 - December 18, 2021

Teresa M. Roedl, 64, (nee Rennock), was called to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 18, 2021. She was born on January 3, 1957 to Stanley and Isabelle Rennock. Teresa graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1975 and went on to Beaver Dam Vo-Tech to earn her degree as an LPN. She married Steven Roedl on March 18, 1978. Together they were partners for life and Teresa was blessed to...
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Betty Jane (nee Braun) McFarlane

December 17, 1923 - December 17, 2021

On Friday, December 17, 2021 Betty Jane McFarlane of Beaver Dam, WI passed away at the age of 98 years. Betty Jane McFarlane was born on December 17, 1923 in Hartford, Wisconsin to Gustave and Dina (Haack) Braun. Betty was baptized, confirmed and married at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford. Betty worked in Hartford at Schultz Brothers Variety and as a medical receptionist. Later she...
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DonnaMae A. (Steger) Baumann

December 28, 1950 - December 16, 2021

After almost five years of valiantly fighting duodenal adenocarcinoma DonnaMae A. Baumann, 70, of Mayville, entered her heavenly home on Thursday December 16, 2021, while holding the hand of her soulmate Glenn. DonnaMae was born the daughter of Jerome and LaVerna (Krueger) Steger on December 28, 1950 at the family homestead in Mayville, WI. She was united in marriage to her high school...
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Robin L. Peters

September 24, 1951 - December 14, 2021

Robin Lee Peters, 70, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Robin was born on September 24, 1951, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Gordon and Betty (Williams) Strube. Robin graduated from Bay View High School in 1969. After high school she attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee majoring in Education. She attended and graduated with a Master's Degree...
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Darlene Hein

May 2, 1942 - December 13, 2021

Darlene Hein, "Popcorn", age 79, of Beaver Dam, died Monday, December 13, 2021 at Watertown Health Care Center. Service for Darlene will be private with burial at Friesland Cemetery. Darlene was born on May 2, 1942 in the Town of Randolph, Wisconsin, the youngest in the family of Jense and Nellie (nee: Havinga) Dykstra. She had been married to Alan Leystra and later to Fred Hein. In her...
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Linda Engebretson

November 10, 1945 - December 13, 2021

Linda L. Engebretson, age 76, of Ripon, died peacefully on Monday, December 13, 2021 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Linda Lou Jones was born on November 10, 1945 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Edgar and June (Adamzak) Jones. After graduating from Beaver Dam...
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Ward "Boz" R. Zuelsdorf

December 22, 1970 - December 13, 2021

Ward "Boz" R. Zuelsdorf, 50, of Burnett, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 13, 2021 at his home due to chronic health conditions. Ward Ray was born on December 22, 1970 the son of Roland and Lilah (Kovalaske) Zuelsdorf in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He attended Horicon High School. Ward was a handy man and had various jobs throughout the area. He was a member of several...
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Richard "Dick" Linke

February 15, 1955 - December 13, 2021

Richard "Dick" Linke, age 66, of Pardeeville, formerly of Fox Lake, died peacefully at Aspirus Devine Savior Hospital in Portage after a brief battle with COVID. Richard Paul Linke was born on February 15, 1955 to William, Sr. and LaVarne (Parks) Linke, in Fox Lake, Wisconsin. After attending Waupun High School at the age of 24 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and remained on active duty for 13...
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Alice Bemus

July 17, 1928 - December 11, 2021

Alice Bemus, age 93, of Horicon, died on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Matthew of Horicon. There will be a visitation at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon. Alice Koepsell...
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Donna M. Klann

February 13, 1935 - December 11, 2021

Donna M. Klann, age 86, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. A private family service is being planned for the spring of 2022. Donna was born the daughter of Lester J. and Amanda A. (Falk) Engelmann on February 13, 1935 in West Bend. She was a graduate of West Bend High School. While in school Donna was active in the band...
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Charles L. Meyer

January 9, 1941 - December 10, 2021

Charles "Chuck" L. Meyer, age 80, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton, WI surrounded by family. There will be a memorial gathering for Chuck at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. A memorial service will follow beginning at 2:30 pm with John Leiting as the celebrant. Charles...
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Earl W. Mester

October 25, 1934 - December 10, 2021

Earl W. Mester, 87, of Mayville went to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior on Friday, December 10, 2021. Earl was born the son of Earl and Hilda (Walton) Mester on October 25, 1934 in Royal Oak, MI. Earl attended Michigan State University. He served his country in U.S. Army beginning in 1957 and was called up in 1962 to serve in the Berlin Crisis. Earl was married to Jane A. Schaumburg...
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Charlotte M. Olsen

November 12, 1928 - December 10, 2021

Charlotte Mae Olsen, 93, of Fond du Lac, (formerly of Theresa) went home to our Lord and Savior on December 10th, 2021 at Edenbook in Fond du Lac. She was born on November 12, 1928, in Theresa, WI, to Marguerite Anninger Olsen and Edward Frederick Olsen, formerly of Hampshire, IL. She was the great-grandchild of pioneers in Theresa: Conrad and Margarethe Boller and Virgilius and Marguerite...
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Larry Farnsworth

June 12, 1941 - December 10, 2021

Larry L. Farnsworth, age 80, of Columbus, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Visitation for Larry will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Timothy Plemmons officiating. Burial will be...
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Jacqueline D. Herzberg

August 21, 1938 - December 9, 2021

Jacqueline D. Herzberg, 83, of Columbus passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Health in Columbus. Jacqueline was born the daughter of Vincent and Florence (Yuds) Gorsuch on August 21, 1938 in Portage. She was a graduate of Columbus High School. Jacquie was married to Gene Herzberg on April 19, 1958 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Jacquie was a member of Zion...
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Jeanette M. Welak

August 20, 1934 - December 8, 2021

Jeanette M. Welak, 87, of Mayville passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Jeanette was born the daughter of Arthur and Frieda (Bliefuss) Griepentrog on August 20, 1934. She was married to Eugene Welak on November 14, 1953 in Mayville. Jeanette was an active member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville where she was involved with the...
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Clifford E. Beal

September 26, 1939 - December 8, 2021

Clifford E. Beal, 82, of Columbus passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. It was Clifford's wish that cremation take place and that his cremated remains be laid to rest at Okeeg Cemetery, township of Elba at a later date.
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Lawrence V. Sackett, Jr.

October 7, 1937 - December 7, 2021

Lawrence V. Sackett Jr., 84, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam due to pulmonary fibrosis. Lawrence was born the son of Lawrence V. and Isabell (Senso) Sackett Sr. on October 7, 1937 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1956 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. He served in the Wisconsin National Guard. Larry was married to Eunice Bortz on...
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Duane Dahm

May 6, 1950 - December 6, 2021

Duane V. Dahm, age 71, died Monday, December 6, 2021 at his home in Beaver Dam due to heart complications. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Duane was born on May 6, 1950 in Mayville, Wisconsin to the late Lester and Marion (Sterr) Dahm. After attending Mayville elementary and high schools, he served in the United States Army. Duane attended Moraine Park Technical College...
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Howard L. Skogman

November 4, 1934 - December 6, 2021

Howard L. Skogman, age 87, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Howard will be inurned in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Michigan at a later date. Howard Leroy was born in Gary, Indiana on November 4, 1934 to Henry and Hulda (Erickson) Skogman. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1952, then enlisted in the United States...
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Anyra J. (Weiland) Thieme

January 12, 1926 - December 5, 2021

Anyra Jean (Weiland) Thieme, 95, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 5, 2021 surrounded by her family, who loved her dearly. Anyra was born on January 12, 1926, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Bailey) Weiland in Kendall, Wisconsin. Anyra's parents passed away when she was very young. Anyra was raised by her beloved uncle and aunt, Ernst and Edith Weiland in Minnesota...
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Mary A. Gray

July 24, 1947 - December 3, 2021

Mary A. Gray, age 74, of Waterloo passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Janesville. A private family memorial service will be held at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Horicon. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon. Mary was born the daughter of Roy and Joyce (Robinson) Maas on July 24, 1947. She was a 1965 graduate of Horicon High...
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Donald A. Dehn

November 17, 1928 - December 3, 2021

Donald A. Dehn, age 93, of Menomonee Falls, formerly of Horicon passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital. A funeral service for Donald will take place on Wednesday, December 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Horicon with the Rev. Fr. Justin Lopina presiding. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:30 a.m...
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Lynn C. Appenfeldt

February 18, 1949 - December 2, 2021

Lynn C. Appenfeldt, 72, of West Allis and formerly of Reeseville passed away on December 2, 2021 at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lynn was born on February 18, 1949 the son of Clarence and Doris (Kurtz) Appenfeldt. Lynn had been employed at Heim's Cheese in Lowell and later at Steger Trucking in Waupun. He also held various jobs throughout the area. Lynn had been...
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Iris Walach Stranski

December 1, 2021

Iris M. Walach Stranski, age 54, died Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Beaver Dam. In keeping with Iris' wishes, there will be no services. As a small child, she spent all her free time with her horse Bylur on Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin. Iris enjoyed the prep school on the East coast. Later, she traveled many times to Germany and Greece visiting with family. Iris loved the...
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Patrice Vossekuil

May 16, 1956 - November 30, 2021

Patrice Bell Vossekuil, 65, of Horicon passed away on November 30, 2021. Patrice was born on May 16, 1956 to James and Eloise (Moore) Bell. She was a 1974 graduate of Horicon High School. Patrice earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1978, and a master's degree from Marquette University in 2004. Patrice enjoyed a long and successful career serving in several...
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Debra A. Strobel

December 1, 1952 - November 29, 2021

Debra A. Strobel, age 68, died on Monday, November 29, 2021 at her home in Reeseville. There will be a private burial at Reeseville Cemetery. There will be a celebration of her life a later date. Debra Ann Strobel was born on December 1, 1952 in Hustisford, Wisconsin to John and Betty (Klingbeil) Strobel. She was a 1971 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Debbie worked as a supervisor at...
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Arlene W. Giedd

May 10, 1932 - November 29, 2021

Arlene W. Giedd, 89, of Pardeeville passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021. Arlene Wilmene Bartelt Giedd was born on May 10, 1932, on the family farm in Columbia County in the Township of Randolph to Arthur and Wilhimena "Minnie" (Fenske) Bartelt. Arlene graduated from Cambria High School in 1949. After high school she received nurse's training to work as a Nursing Assistant at the Lutheran...
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Angeline H. Hanefeld

September 20, 1928 - November 29, 2021

Angeline H. Hanefeld, age 93, died peacefully at her home in Burnett surrounded by her family on Monday, November 29, 2021. There will be a memorial gathering for Angeline at Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:50 pm. A memorial service will follow beginning at 1:00 pm with Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Inurnment will follow at...
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Arlene A. Pribnow

September 16, 1928 - November 27, 2021

Arlene Alma Agnes (Kuehl) Pribnow, 93, was called to her heavenly home on November 27, 2021 while holding her husband's hand of 73 years and surrounded by family at her home in Mayville, WI. Arlene Alma Agnes Kuehl was born on September 16, 1928, the fourth child of George and Ella (Machmueller) Kuehl. She became a member of God's family through Holy Baptism on October 21, 1928 at St. Paul's...
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David J. Wade

June 29, 1954 - November 27, 2021

David J. Wade, 67, of Beaver Dam passed away suddenly on November 27, 2021. David was born on June 29, 1954 to Jerome and Shirley (Dumke) Wade. He attended St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran School and graduated in 1972 from Beaver Dam High School. He obtained an associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College in 1975. David worked for 45 years in the insurance business. He retired as a...
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Richard L. Powers

November 13, 1942 - November 25, 2021

Richard L. Powers, 79, of Columbus passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Richard was born the son of Martin and Stella (Ramseur) Powers on November 13, 1942 in Columbus. He was a 1960 graduate of Columbus High School. Dick served his country in the U.S. Army from 1964 until 1966. He was married to Sharon Brumm on October 17, 1964 at Zion Ev. Lutheran...
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Earl O. Moldenhauer

June 23, 1933 - November 25, 2021

Earl O. Moldenhauer, age 88, of Iron Ridge passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. A funeral service for Earl will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge with the Rev. Larry Mose officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be...
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Kenneth L. Christian

June 21, 1944 - November 25, 2021

Kenneth L. Christian, age 77, of Theresa, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at SSM Hospital in Fond du Lac. A funeral service for Ken will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Mark G. Cutler officiating. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church. Ken was born the son...
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Alvin E. Bunkoske, Jr.

December 3, 1947 - November 25, 2021

Alvin E. Bunkoske, Jr. 73, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Alvin was born on December 3, 1947 the son of Alvin E. and Marcella (Allman) Bunkoske, Sr. in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He was a 1968 graduate of Horicon High School. On September 11, 1976, he was united in marriage with Geraldine Kucaba in Rhinelander,...
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Wayne C. Moul

September 16, 1936 - November 25, 2021

Wayne C. Moul, 85, of Burnett passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Wayne was born on September 16, 1936 the son of Clarence and Myrtle (Kraemer) Moul in Burnett, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Horicon High School. On September 18, 1982, he was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Nelson at Immanuel Lutheran Church in North Burnett. He was...
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Shirley M. Johnson

March 16, 1942 - November 24, 2021

BEAVER DAM - Shirley Johnson (Buechner), 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, November 24, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Madison after severe complications following heart surgery. Shirley had requested that there be no formal funeral services. Shirley was born in Sheboygan, WI, March 16, 1942 to Norman and Italia Buechner. Shortly after, her family moved to...
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Thomas J. Guptill

December 28, 1956 - November 24, 2021

Thomas J. Guptill, age 64, of Beaver Dam, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at UW Hospital in Madison. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There will also be a visitation at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Beaver Dam on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m....
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Sherry L. Geschke

November 1, 1947 - November 23, 2021

Sherry L. Geschke (Lewis), age 74, of Horicon passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at her home in Horicon. Sherry was the daughter of Rex and Bonnie (Bell) Lewis born on November 1, 1947 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Charles H. Geschke on August 9, 1997 in Juneau. She had worked at Mother's Day Restaurant in Horicon. In her spare time, Sherry loved to travel...
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Luise H. Bubolz

September 26, 1928 - November 23, 2021

Luise Hanna (Mueller) Bubolz, 93, formerly of Mayville, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Brightstar Senior Living in Waunakee. A funeral service for Luise will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Matthew Kuske officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 on Friday, December 3 at the funeral home....
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Ethel Machkovch

November 28, 1921 - November 22, 2021

Ethel G. Machkovch, age 99, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Monday, November 22, 2021. The visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Church on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Will Arnold officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam. The family would appreciate...
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James R. Holwerda, Jr.

July 14, 1977 - November 22, 2021

James R. Holwerda Jr., 44, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, November 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by his children and family, after a brave battle with cancer. James was born the son of James S. and Cynthia (Draheim) Holwerda Sr. on July 14, 1977. He was a 1996 Randolph High School graduate and earned his bachelor's in business administration from UW-Platteville. Jim was...
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Michylyn J. Bingham

August 16, 1970 - November 20, 2021

Michylyn Jane Bingham, 51, of Juneau, WI died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Thedacare Medical Center in Appleton, WI due to complications of COVID-19. Micki was born on August 16, 1970 at Waverly Municipal Hospital, Waverly, IA, to Michael L. and Nancy J. (Walther) Bingham. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly. She attended Waverly Shell Rock Community...
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Jefferey V. Muenchow

March 10, 1953 - November 20, 2021

Jefferey V. Muenchow (AJ), left this earth to enter the gates of heaven on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Jeff was born on March 10, 1953 in Beaver Dam, the son of Glen and Pearl (Schwartz) Muenchow. He married Karen Buechel, on February 15, 1975, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Horicon where he was a member until his passing. Jeff was a lifelong resident of Horicon, graduating from...
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Catherine Goetsch

March 5, 1950 - November 17, 2021

Catherine A. Goetsch, age 71, formerly of Milwaukee, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the Markesan Resident Home. In keeping with Catherine's wishes, there will be a graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery in Oak Creek on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:30 am. Catherine was born on March 5, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Edmund and Mildred (nee: Scheiber) Goetsch. She graduated from...
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Jason J. Edwards

December 15, 1974 - November 17, 2021

Jason John Edwards, 46, of Columbus, Wi passed away unexpectedly Wednesday November 17th, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Hospital in Columbus Jason was the youngest of two children born to John and Debbie Edwards (Yuds) on December 15th, 1974 in Columbus Wi. Jason was a security guard for most of his life which he enjoyed all the interactions and connections he was able to make with many people. Jason...
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Palmer "Pete" Tietz

October 30, 1927 - November 17, 2021

Palmer "Pete" E. Tietz, 94, of Juneau passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Palmer was born on October 30, 1927 the son of Ben C. and Elvina M. (Ewald) Tietz in Juneau, Wisconsin. He attended St. John's Christian Day School and graduated in 1945 from Juneau High School. Pete was married to Betty F. Kolb on September 26, 1953 at St. John's Ev....
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Donald E. Beal

April 28, 1932 - November 17, 2021

Donald E. Beal, age 89, of Reeseville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. The visitation will be at the Reeseville Community Center on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Reeseville on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m....
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Harold J. Steinback

April 18, 1935 - November 15, 2021

Harold J. Steinback, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 15th, 2021, at Randolph Health Services Assisted Living and surrounded by family. Harold was born April 18th, 1935, to John W Steinback and Mildred Steinback (Benz) near Brookings, South Dakota. Growing up on the family farm, he attended schools in and around the Brookings area. He graduated from South Dakota State College...
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James Lechner

February 8, 1958 - November 15, 2021

James Lechner, age 63, of Harford, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Froedert Hospital in West Bend. James was born the son of Glenn 'Butch' and Anna (Metz) Lechner on February 8, 1958. He had worked in machine repair for Kapco Metal Stamping in Grafton. In his spare time, James enjoyed car racing and helped on several area race teams on their pit crews. He also loved the outdoors...
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Marjorie A. Ferrell

November 10, 1925 - November 15, 2021

Marjorie Anne Ferrell, 96, of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Born on November 10, 1925 in Auburndale, Marjorie Anne Ferrell spent her childhood either in the Stratford Lutheran church as her mother played the organ or at the counter of her father's ice cream store in Marshfield. While attending high school in Marshfield, she played...
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Rosalia J. 'Rose' Ahles

January 10, 1932 - November 14, 2021

Rosalia J. (Smet) Ahles, age 89, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed on to eternal life on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at her daughters home in Horicon surrounded by her family. Rose was born in Fond du Lac, WI. on January 10, 1932 to Lawrence and Genevieve (Balthazor) Smet. Rose was united in marriage to Lyle Ahles on December 22, 1956. They were blessed to have shared over 64 years together....
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