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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

La Verne A. 'Vernie' Prust

May 24, 1927 - January 24, 2020

La Verne A. 'Vernie' Prust (nee Maas) passed away on January 24, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville at the age of 92 and a half. She was formerly from Necedah, Beaver Dam, Burnett, Juneau, and Oak Grove. La Verne was born on May 24, 1927 at the family home in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge County, Wisconsin the daughter of William and Hertha (Schultz) Maas. She moved to Juneau at an...
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Kent G. Petersen

July 11, 1942 - January 17, 2020

Kent G. Petersen "Pete", 77, of Holcombe, WI and Bradenton, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Beaver Dam Health Care Services in Beaver Dam. Kent was born on July 11, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois and attended Mary D. Bradford High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison and received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the...
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Dawn J. Wehner

October 30, 1938 - January 15, 2020

Dawn J. Wehner, 81, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. Dawn was born on October 30, 1938 in Oak Grove to Clarence and Martha (Parpart) Braun. She was a 1956 graduate of Juneau High School. Dawn was married to Leo G. Wehner on June 30, 1962. Dawn enjoyed working as a babysitter during the day and cooking at...
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Debra J. Marquardt

February 29, 1960 - January 15, 2020

Debra J. Marquardt, age 59, formerly of Reeseville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with her family at her side. The memorial gathering will be at the Reeseville Community Center on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Debra Jean Davison was born on February 29, 1960 in Wisconsin to Charles and Alvina (Mueller) Davison. She was one of 19 children...
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Johanna C. Kraft

December 22, 1925 - January 14, 2020

Johanna C. Kraft, 94, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Waupun passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. A visitation for Jo will be held on Thursday, January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will begin at Noon with Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Interment will be at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun,...
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Mary K. Street

September 23, 1936 - January 13, 2020

Mary Kay Street, 83, a resident of the Gardens of Hartford and formerly of Milwaukee passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam. Mary was born the daughter of Christopher and Florence (Burns) McKinley on September 23, 1936 in DeForest, WI. She was a graduate of St. John's Cathedral High School in Milwaukee. Mary was married to Clyde G. Street on...
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Carol J. Firari

May 12, 1960 - January 11, 2020

Carol J. Firari, age 59, of Lowell Township, went to be with her Lord when Heaven gained an angel unexpectedly on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. There will be a memorial gathering at St. John's Lutheran Church- Salem Lowell Campus on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:45 am. A funeral service will follow at the church at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Paul Schupmann officiating. Carol...
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Joyce C. Bartelt

August 7, 1941 - January 11, 2020

Joyce C. Bartlelt, age 78, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. Visitation for Joyce will take place on Saturday, January 18th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. A funeral service will follow at Ascension Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Blain officiating. Joyce was born the...
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David K. Messer

April 27, 1940 - January 10, 2020

Our Lord called David Karl Messer home to heaven on Friday, January 10, 2020 at University Hospital, Madison. David was born April 27, 1940 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, the only child of Carl and Dorothy (Grams) Messer. He was made a child of God through his baptism on May 24, 1940 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Town of Trenton. He confirmed his faith at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Beaver...
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Jayne Blodgett Murray

October 23, 1926 - January 7, 2020

Jayne Blodgett Murray America has lost a great patriot. Jayne Blodgett Murray of Mayville, Wisconsin who boasted of beating JFK in Chinese checkers passed away on January 7, 2020. She was 93 years young. Jayne Adelaide Blodgett was born October 23, 1926 in Fond du Lac, WI, the second child of William Morris Blodgett and Adelaide Blodgett (nee Docter). She was much like her mother whom...
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Kathleen Gensmer Bascombe

March 16, 1924 - January 5, 2020

Kathleen Gensmer Bascombe is once again reunited with her sisters in heaven, after leaving this earth on Sunday evening, January 5, 2020 at the age of 95. She was the youngest of three daughters born to Joseph and Eleanor (Metzger) Caughlin on March 16, 1924 and spent her childhood in Clyman, Wisconsin. Her parents named her Kathleen Mary Caughlin, thus initiating Kathleen's lifelong love for...
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Shirley M. Schultz

July 21, 1936 - January 5, 2020

Shirley M. Schultz, age 83, of rural Brownsville, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Shirley was born the daughter of Harold and Selma (Manke) Lembke on July 21, 1936 in the town of Ashippun. She was united in marriage to Charles E. Schultz on May 30, 1959 in the township of Erin. Together with her husband Charles , they farmed in the Brownsville area. In her earlier years, Shirley...
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Ruth J. Krysan

November 14, 1924 - January 5, 2020

Ruth J. Krysan, age 95, of Mayville passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Ruth was born the daughter of Earl and Laura (Jirikowic) Dueno on November 14, 1924 in Manitowoc. She was a 1942 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. Ruth was united in marriage to William Krysan on July 24, 1948 in Manitowoc. Ruth had worked as secretary to the Administration...
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Jerold "Jerry" Callies

February 21, 1946 - January 5, 2020

Jerold R. "Jerry" Callies, 73, of Clyman passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Watertown Regional Medical Center. Jerold was born the son of Clarence W. and Esther (Lee) Callies on February 21, 1946 in Reeseville. He was married to Sharon Riese on December 20, 1975 at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman. He was employed with Byron Equipment in Watertown and later with Seneca Foods in...
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Beverly J. Jacobson

July 2, 1932 - January 5, 2020

Beverly J. Jacobson (nee Marohl), age 87, of Brownsville passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira with her family by her side. Beverly was born the daughter of Herman J. and Evelyn A. (Baehler) Marohl on July 2, 1932 on her grand parents farm in the town of Byron. She was a 1950 graduate of Mayville High School. She then went on to graduate...
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Frank D. Johnson, Jr.

October 19, 1939 - January 4, 2020

Frank Douglas Johnson, Jr. age 80, of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Frank was born the son of Frank and Audrey (Hauck) Johnson on October 19, 1939 in Barton County, Wisconsin. He was a 1958 graduate of Menomonee Falls High School. Following high school Frank served his country in the Army Reserves. Frank was united in marriage to Luann...
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Della Rose Griepentrog

January 16, 1934 - January 4, 2020

The Lord with peace and grace, reunited Della Rose Griepentrog at the age of 85, with her soul mate Milton on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Randolph Health Services. Visitation for Della will take place on Friday, January 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Another visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St....
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Joan M. Griepentrog

May 19, 1928 - January 4, 2020

Joan M. Griepentrog , of Mayville, 91, died January 4, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira She was born May 19, 1928, the daughter of Alphonse, Sr. and Dorothy (Collien) Schultz in Kekoskee. She married Gordon Griepentrog, Sr. on September 14, 1947 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mayville. She was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville and a long time member...
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Bruce W. Ferstl

February 27, 1957 - January 2, 2020

Bruce W. Ferstl, age 62, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a four year battle with esophageal cancer. The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murrary Funeral home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Fr. Erick Cassiano...
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Bernadine Sehloff

April 6, 1926 - January 2, 2020

Bernadine L. Sehloff, age 93, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Four Winds Manor in Verona. Funeral arrangements are pending. The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.
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Robert R. Haessly

February 4, 1936 - December 30, 2019

Robert R. Haessly, Sr., age 83, of Horicon passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Crossroads Care Center in Fond du Lac. No formal funeral services will be held. Robert was born the son of Ceasar N. and Ann (Buhalag) Haessly on February 4, 1936. He was a graduate of Mayville High School and retired from John Deere experimental department. He was united in marriage with Lorelei Day...
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Helen Caul

February 5, 1922 - December 27, 2019

Helen (Teague) Caul passed away peacefully on December 27, 2019 in Beaver Dam, WI at the age of 97. She was born February 5, 1922 in Billings, MO to Leonard and Lurla Teague, growing up on a farm. She had three siblings: Mildred Little, June Hicks and James Teague. She graduated from Clever High School in Clever, MO, in 1939 and from Southwest Missouri State College in 1945 with a B.S. in...
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Westyn King Engel

June 1, 2015 - December 26, 2019

WESTYN KING ENGEL-4yrs 6months 26days, was called home to be with Jesus on Dec 26th 2019. Westyn was born on June 1st 2015. In his short but well lived life he spent countless days chasing his best buddies. Westyn LOVED Jesus! He loved his church family and he loved running through the church hallways. In the August of 2018 he became a part of the University Lake School community. Although...
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Dennis J. Dooley

May 24, 1956 - December 26, 2019

Dennis J. Dooley, age 63, of Mayville passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Clearview Nursing and Rehab in Juneau. A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020 at from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the lower level in the Mayville Park Pavilion (475 Park Rd, Mayville, WI 53050). Dennis was born the son of Edward and Charlene (Henkel) Dooley on May 24, 1956 in Milwaukee. He...
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Phyllis Josephine Strasser

January 31, 1924 - December 26, 2019

Phyllis Josephine (Tighe) Strasser died on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Touchstone in Mayville, at the age of 95. Phyllis was born in Oakfield on January 31, 1924 to parents, Walter and Elizabeth (Stadler) Tighe. She attended St. Andrew's Catholic grade school in LeRoy. Phyllis was Baptized, Confirmed and Married at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in LeRoy . Phyllis and Max were married on...
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James R. Widmer

May 1, 1926 - December 25, 2019

James Richard Widmer went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Christmas Day of 2019. He was reunited with the love of his life, Shirley, along with many dear family members and friends. Jim was born on May 1, 1926, in Theresa, Wisconsin, the son of Swiss immigrants John Otto Widmer & Marie (Vaulett) Widmer. He grew up in a residence above Widmer's Cheese Cellars, the family's cheese...
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George L. Hook

August 22, 1928 - December 24, 2019

George L. Hook, age 91, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Land O' Lakes, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Prairie Ridge Assisted Living Center in Beaver Dam. George was born on August 22, 1928 to William and Harriet (Wheeler) Hook in Lodi. He was a 1947 graduate of Lodi High School where he has high honors in running track. After school he joined the US...
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Andrew J. Dominik

May 5, 1960 - December 24, 2019

Andy J. Dominik, age 59, of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at UW-Madison. He did not lose his battle with Parkinson's and Leukemia. As Andy would say…it was a draw. Andrew John Dominik was born on May 5, 1960 in Duluth, Minnesota to John and Jean (Bloom) Dominik. He grew up in Hayward and later moved to Menomonie, where he graduated high school. After high school he attended...
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Delmar Gottfried Rahjes

December 23, 1928 - December 22, 2019

Delmar Gottfried Rahjes went home to our Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 22 at hishome with his beloved cat Marley guarding him. Delmar was born the son of Johannes "Hans" and Magda (Koepke) Rahjes on December 23,1928 in Theresa, Wisconsin. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Lomira, Wisconsin. He attended school in Theresa until he was 16 when he began working...
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Adelbert E. Voigt

May 6, 1928 - December 22, 2019

Adelbert E. "Ade" Voigt, 91, of Beaver Dam was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Adelbert was born the son of Rev. Walter and Alma (Graese) Voigt on May 6, 1928 in Monticello, MN. He graduated Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 1949. Ade faithfully served St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church and School in Beaver Dam as teacher, principal, choir director, and...
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Roger Dickman

October 1, 1937 - December 21, 2019

Roger Paul Dickman, age 82, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Hillside Manor. The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Ed Cody officiating. Military honors will be performed at the...
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Georgia A. Lueptow

August 25, 1942 - December 19, 2019

Georgia Ann Lueptow, age 77, of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac surrounded by her loving family. Georgia had been residing in Fond du Lac at the home of her daughter and son in law, Roxanne and Earl Booth. Georgia was the first patient of UW Madison to receive the Lung Volume Reduction surgery on 2-13-1995 for emphysema and...
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Gordon J. Allison

December 29, 1941 - December 19, 2019

Gordon J. Allison, 78, of Theresa passed away at his home on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Gordon was born on December 29, 1941 the son of Gordon E. and Myrtle (Hall) Allison in Cornell, WI. He was a graduate of Custer High School in Milwaukee. On August 10, 1968, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Kramer. Gordon was employed at Super Excavators of Menomonee Falls as a construction...
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Russell H. Kerr

August 21, 1922 - December 16, 2019

Russell H. Kerr, age 97, of Horicon passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Prairie Ridge in Mayville. Russell was born on August 21, 1922 on a 35 acre farm to Edward and Anna (Roed) Kerr near Bettendorf, IA. on the Mississippi River. He spent his childhood working the farm, where no weed was to seed, and went hunting and fishing on the irresistible river, whenever his father permitted. ...
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Mark A. Breselow

May 6, 1955 - December 15, 2019

Mark A. Breselow, 64, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Mayville passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at his home. A visitation for Mark will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Church United Methodist, 308 Oneida St., Beaver Dam. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Cherie Forret officiating. Interment will follow at...
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Charlene A. Feucht

July 22, 1938 - December 14, 2019

Charlene A. Feucht, age 81, of Hartford, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Visitation for Charlene will be held on Thursday, December 19th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Rubicon. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. with Father David LaPlante presiding. Charlene was born the daughter of Raymond and...
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Louis J. Anthoine, III

September 18, 1937 - December 14, 2019

Louis J. Anthoine III, age 82, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 14 surrounded by his wife in Horicon, Wisconsin. "Louie" was born on September 18th, 1937 to Louis John and Agnella (McDermott) Anthoine in Dubuque, Iowa. Louie graduated high school in Dubuque from Loras Academy in 1955. After graduation he enlisted in the Army. Eventually, his love of history and education led him to...
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Jerome A. Beier

February 22, 1925 - December 13, 2019

Jerome A. Beier, 94, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Hillside Manor. Jerome Albert was born on February 22, 1925 the son of Arthur and Verna (Possin) Beier in Beaver Dam. On September 14, 1974, he was united in marriage to Dorothy T. Duffy. Jerry proudly served his country in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was also...
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Jane E. Kahlow

May 24, 1955 - December 12, 2019

Jane E. Kahlow, 64, of the township of Calamus passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Jane was born the daughter of Roy and Beverly (Eggleston) Dolajeck on May 24, 1955 in Waupun. She was a graduate of Waupun High School. Jane was married to George Kahlow on September 13, 1974 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waupun. Jane was a member of St....
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Andrew Parbs

December 11, 1964 - December 11, 2019

Andrew R. Parbs, age 55, died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Lowell from esophageal cancer on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Visitation for Andy will be at Holy Family Catholic Church in Reeseville on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church at 4:00 pm with Fr. Michael Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. John...
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Donald F. Pagel

July 28, 1938 - December 9, 2019

Donald F. Pagel, age 81, of Horicon passed away peacefully on December 9, 2019 at his home in Horicon with his family by his side. Don was born the son of Herbert and Henrietta (Voy) Pagel on July 28, 1938 in Horicon. He was a 1956 graduate of Horicon High School. Don was united in marriage to Karen Rader on August 3, 1968 in Fox Point, Wisconsin. He had retired from John Deere Company as a...
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Bernice M. Warber

May 4, 1922 - December 7, 2019

Bernice M. Warber, age 97, died Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Anchor Community in Fox Lake. Visitation for Bernice will be on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's...
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Bonnie L. Bauer

August 29, 1945 - December 6, 2019

Bonnie L. Bauer, 74, of Beaver Dam passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Bonnie was born the daughter of Reinhold and Marciel (Brummund) Bauer on August 29, 1945 in Beaver Dam. She was a 1963 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper with Beaver Dam Wholesalers for 17 years and later with Bonded Collectors in Beaver Dam...
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Daniel D. Braun

January 12, 1947 - December 5, 2019

Daniel D. Braun, age 72, of Beaver Dam, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Randolph Health Services. There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:50 am. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 am with Fr. Justin Lopina officiating. Daniel was born on January 12, 1947 to Clarence and...
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Lynn M. Wingate

January 5, 1952 - December 4, 2019

Lynn M. Wingate, age 67, formerly of Southgate, Michigan, died on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Juneau. There will be a visitation at St. Katharine Drexel Mission Hall, in Beaver Dam, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. ...
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Charles "Jim" Dearing

March 31, 1932 - December 4, 2019

Charles "Jim" Dearing, 87, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Sylvan's Crossing in Beaver Dam. Charles James was born on March 31, 1932 the son of James B. and Carrie Louise (Schroeder) Dearing in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a graduate of Okolona Kentucky High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 –...
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Gerald A. 'Jerry' Peterson

June 8, 1934 - December 3, 2019

Gerald A. 'Jerry' Peterson, age 85, of Theresa, passed away on December 3, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. A memorial service for Jerry is being planned for the future. He is survived by his wife- Elizabeth of Theresa. His daughters- Nicole Peterson of West Allis and Mandy Peterson of West Allis. His grandchildren- Anthony, Kaia, Dominic, and Brady. His brother Donald (Joan)...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Salzwedel

June 24, 1940 - December 3, 2019

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Salzwedel, 79, of Columbus passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Home Again Assisted Living in Columbus. Elizabeth was born the daughter of Warner and Esther (Dorn) Pick on June 24, 1940 in Middleton, WI. She was a graduate of Columbus High School. She was employed with Perry Printing in Waterloo for 30 years until her retirement. After retirement, she continued...
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Richard "Dick" Hensler

October 23, 1948 - December 3, 2019

Heaven has gained a kind, wonderful, gentle soul. Richard "Dick" Hensler passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Dick was born October 23, 1948. The son of Frederick & Evelyn (Pickhardt) Hensler. He grew up on a farm outside of Lowell, WI. He attended and graduated from Lowell-Reeseville High School. He married...
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Albert A. Valle

August 21, 1924 - December 3, 2019

Albert A. Valle, 95, of Brownsville, passed away peacefully at St. Agnes Hospital on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Visitation for will be held on Monday, December 9th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (noon) at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in LeRoy. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon with the Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding. Burial will take place at St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery in LeRoy...
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Marjorie A. Murphy

December 22, 1929 - November 30, 2019

Marjorie A. Murphy, age 89, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully in her sleep in the company of her sons on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. The visitation will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Friday at 12:00 noon with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating....
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Eleanor G. Lind Neumann

April 4, 1937 - November 29, 2019

Eleanor G. "Ellie" Lind Neumann, 82, of Beaver Dam passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 29, 2019. Eleanor was born on April 4, 1937 in Beaver Dam to Henry and Lillie (Winterhack) Jahnke. She spent her childhood on a farm near Burnett. She was a 1954 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Ellie was employed with the American National Bank from 1954 until 1998. She was married to Donald...
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Richmond "Rich" Krahenbuhl

June 19, 1930 - November 27, 2019

Richmond L. Krahenbuhl, 89, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Rice Lake, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. No formal funeral services will take place. Rich was born the son of Loyd and Iva (Hegna) Krahenbuhl on June 19, 1930 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. On April 14, 1956 he was united in marriage with Norma Brock in Rice Lake. He was a member of the Beaver Dam Senior...
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Shirley M. Roberts

December 14, 1932 - November 27, 2019

Shirley M. Roberts, age 86, of Beaver Dam, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Hillside Manor, Visitation for Shirley will be at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Funeral services will follow at church on Tuesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Philip Heyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver...
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RoseMarie E. Buss

December 12, 1923 - November 27, 2019

RoseMarie E. Buss, age 95, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Hillside Manor. The memorial gathering will be at St. Katharine Drexel – Mission Hall, in Beaver Dam, on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Patrick...
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David V. Steinmann

September 25, 1950 - November 25, 2019

David V. Steinmann, 69, of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Randolph Health Services. David was born the son of Hans and Annabelle (McCrea) Steinmann on September 25, 1950 in Monroe, WI. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed with John Deere Horicon Works until his retirement. David was married to Teresa "Teri" Towne on January...
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Robert C. Binney

September 4, 1930 - November 25, 2019

Robert Coe Binney, age 89, joined his Heavenly Father on November 25; passing away at a hospice care center in Palm Harbor, FL. He had fallen and fractured his hip near his Largo, FL home on October 20. Bob was born on September 4, 1930 in Springfield, IL to Walter Parkin and Rose Alice (nee Coe) Binney. He spent three years as a sergeant in the Marine Corps and served in Korea. Shortly...
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Polly J. Knoll

May 31, 1932 - November 24, 2019

Polly J. Knoll, 87, of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center of Beaver Dam. A memorial gathering for Polly will be held on Friday, December 6th from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at Trinity Church United Methodist, 308 Oneida Street in Beaver Dam. A memorial service to celebrate Polly's life will follow at Noon with the Rev. Cherie Forret officiating. ...
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Carolyn L. Dehler

August 9, 1940 - November 24, 2019

Carolyn L. Dehler (nee Schellin), age 79, of Mayville passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Carolyn was born the daughter of Alfred and Martha (Schwake) Schellin on August 9, 1940 in Evanston, IL. She was a graduate of Mayville High School. Carolyn was united in marriage to Peter Dehler on May 31, 1970 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in town of Theresa. ...
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Edward H. Knop

April 12, 1923 - November 23, 2019

Edward H. Knop, age 96, of Horicon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at his home in Horicon. Edward was born the son of Arnold and Grace (Hotaling) Knop on April 12, 1923 in Fond du Lac. He was a graduate of Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac. Ed was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII from 1943-1946. Ed was united in marriage to Margaret Owens on June 18, 1949...
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Terry L. Powers

August 23, 1948 - November 23, 2019

Terry L. Powers, age 71, of Mayville, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Cedarburg Health Services in Cedarburg, WI. He was born Aug 23, 1948 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to the late James D. and Marina B. (Hoerth) Powers. Surviving him are a sister Sherry M. (Powers) Hooper and spouse Terence of Ampthill, England and a brother Gary J. Powers and spouse, Janet Kreilein of Shorewood,...
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Helen M. Hartman

October 30, 1925 - November 22, 2019

BEAVER DAM – HELEN HARTMAN The world lost a dear friend, loving Mom, devoted Grandma and productive citizen when Helen Hartman slipped through to the next life at 7:51 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. She loved faithfully and worked tirelessly so that others lives would be happier and better. Helen Margaret was born October 30, 1925 to Leona and August Butterbrodt on a small farm...
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Barbara J. Thomas

April 7, 1936 - November 21, 2019

Barbara J. Thomas, age 83, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home, with family by her side. The memorial service will be at Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark Wenzel officiating. There will be a gathering following the service, in the church fellowship hall. The former Barbara Jean Grams was born...
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William "Bill" G. Richards

September 4, 1926 - November 20, 2019

William "Bill" G. Richards, M.D., 93, of Oshkosh and formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, WI. A memorial visitation for Bill will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam. A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life...
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Eunice L. Beck

August 14, 1925 - November 20, 2019

Eunice Anna Lucille Beck, age 94, of Theresa passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Eunice was born the daughter of William and Emma (Hendel) Wendorff on August 14, 1925 in the town of Rubicon. She was united in marriage to Rueben Beck on July 3, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church) in the township of Theresa. Eunice had worked as a...
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Deborah T. Derge

August 17, 1950 - November 19, 2019

Deb Derge, age 69, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Hillside Manor. A private inurnment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Deborah T. Woods was born on August 17, 1950 in Evanston, Illinois. She married Roger Derge in Fort Meyers, Florida on September 20, 1977. Deb worked for many years for the...
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Gale J. Roberts

March 6, 1931 - November 18, 2019

Gale J. Roberts, 88, of Clyman passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Gale was born the son of Ross and Eva (Dressel) Roberts on March 6, 1931 in Chippewa Falls, WI. He was raised on his family's homestead in Monroe Center, WI where he enjoyed many years making memories with his family. He was a 1949 graduate of Adams-Friendship High School. In...
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James "Jim" Strook

February 10, 1939 - November 18, 2019

James "Jim" W. Strook, age 80, of Eagle River, WI, formerly from Mayville, WI, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander, WI. Jim was born the son of Merlin, Sr.and Viola (nee Baerenwald)) Strook on February 10, 1939 in Mayville, WI. Jim was a 1957 graduate of Mayville High School. He was united in marriage to Rosemary Strehmel on...
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Patrick J. Schraufnagel

October 1, 1951 - November 17, 2019

Patrick James Schraufnagel, age 68, of Iron Ridge passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Pat was born the son of Leonard and Marie (Krapfl) Schraufnagel on October 1, 1951 in Waupun. Pat was a graduate of 1970 Mayville High School. He was united in marriage to Carol Heimerl on September 1, 1973 at St. John's Catholic Church in Rubicon. Pat...
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Faith L. Murphy

July 30, 1989 - November 16, 2019

Faith L. Murphy, 30, of DeForest and formerly of Hustisford passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at her home. A memorial gathering for Faith will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Sandra Schieble officiating. Faith...
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Eleanor Krueger

March 13, 1925 - November 15, 2019

Eleanor Krueger, age 94, of Horicon, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at Marvin's Manor of Horicon. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 5th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jonathan Szczesny at the church. Eleanor was born to Elmer and Julia (Brettschneider) Selchert on March 13,...
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Frank Butts, Jr.

July 24, 1940 - November 15, 2019

Frank Butts Jr., 79, of Beaver Dam passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at his home. Frank was born the son of Frank and Anna (Stadler) Butts Sr. on July 24, 1940 in Birnamwood, WI. He was a 1959 graduate of Waupun High School. Frank was employed with Maysteel for 43 years retiring in 2005. He was married to Betty A. Uhlman on November 1, 1985 at Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun. ...
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Jeanne M. Gietzel

July 6, 1928 - November 15, 2019

Jeanne M. Gietzel, age 91, of Burnett passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Jeanne was born the daughter of Clifford L. and Clara L. (Taylor) Simmons on July 6, 1928, in Richland Center. She was raised in Viola and then moved to South Wayne. Jeanne graduated from South Wayne Union Free High School in 1946 and then went on to receive her Bachelor's of...
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Kathryn Frank

November 23, 1928 - November 14, 2019

Kathryn (Katy) Frank, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on November 14, 2019, just nine days short of her 91st birthday, in Highland Village, Texas, after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A memorial service and celebration of Katy's life will follow at 11:00 a.m., with...
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Anita C. Weckwerth

March 18, 1956 - November 14, 2019

Anita C. Weckwerth, Reeseville, WI, died Nov. 14, 2019 from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was born March 18, 1956 in Marshfield, WI to Alve and Rose Noller. Her family moved to Antigo, WI in 1960. Anita attended North Elementary School and graduated from Antigo High School in 1974. She graduated with honors from Moraine Park Technical College and worked doing medical transcription for Dean...
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Jeaneane A. Welsch

April 10, 1931 - November 12, 2019

Jeaneane A. Welsch, age 88 of Mayville, formerly of Sarasota, FL. passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Vitas Ruth Hospice in West Allis. Jeaneane was born the daughter of Theophil 'Ted' and Emma (Lichtenberg) Moldenhauer on April 10, 1931. She was united in marriage to David Welsch, Sr. on July 14, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville. Jeaneane spent much of her life taking...
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Therese I. Weiss

July 30, 1937 - November 11, 2019

Therese Isabelle (Oechsner) Weiss, 82, of Leroy, earned the wings of an angel on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac, taking her last breath in Don's arms. Therese fought bravely after recovering from open heart surgery. A visitation for Therese will be held on Sunday, November 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in LeRoy. And on Monday,...
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Charles M. Hyde

September 18, 1937 - November 9, 2019

Charles M. Hyde, 82, of Jefferson and formerly of Beaver Dam passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home and is now peacefully resting with his loving wife, Pat after 10 years of being separated. Private family services will be held for Charles at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Mark Dressel officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the...
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Stephen "Chili" Sunderland

March 17, 1952 - November 9, 2019

Stephen J. "Chili" Sunderland, 67, of Horicon, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 9, with his dog Sandy and wife Ellen at his side. A memorial gathering will take place on December 1st from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Sandra Schieble officiating at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam....
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Jodie M. Dille

August 15, 1941 - November 9, 2019

Jodie M. Dille, age 78, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Anchor Communities in Fox Lake. A private remembrance for family will be held. The former Jodie Mishannock Rohn was born on August 15, 1941 in Beaver Dam to Donald and Frances (Schiradelly) Rohn. Jodie was very proud of her Native American heritage and would make many Native American crafts such as...
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Irving 'Bud' Bischoff

January 3, 1927 - November 9, 2019

Irving (Bud) Bischoff, 92, of Horicon passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 9th, 2019, at the Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Beaver Dam. Bud was born on January 3rd, 1927, to Ervin and Isabella (Weidig) Bischoff. He was united in marriage to Elaine Spettel on June 14th, 1952. At the age of 18, Bud was called to serve his country in WWII. He was a member of the United States Army...
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Marilyn J. Compton

February 19, 1933 - November 6, 2019

Marilyn June (Platt) Compton, 86, of Kenosha, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed into Eternal Glory to be with Jesus, her son Dana and many other loved ones on November 6, 2019. Marilyn was born February 19, 1933, in Camanche, Iowa. Her parents were Walter and LeVoi (Hoover) Platt. She attended Country School and graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. She loved growing up along the Mississippi...
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Marie D. Chapman

October 21, 1921 - November 4, 2019

Marie D. Chapman, 98, formerly of Juneau and Arizona passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Beaver Dam Health Care Center. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will begin at 4:00 p.m. with Deacon Ed Cody officiating. Inurnment will be at the...
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Barbara A. Greenleaf

February 25, 1954 - November 3, 2019

Barbara A. Greenleaf, 65, of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home. A memorial gathering for Barb will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Please dress casually or wear your favorite sports attire. Barbara was born on February 25, 1954 the daughter of Bruce D. and Delores R. ...
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Wendy E. Frey

June 9, 1976 - November 3, 2019

Wendy Frey, age 43, of Oshkosh, died unexpectedly from complications of Lupus on Sunday, November 3, 2019. A memorial gathering will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The former Wendy Ellen Cowen was born on June 9, 1976 in Racine,...
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Wilmer H. Wellhoefer

November 3, 1927 - November 3, 2019

Wilmer H. Wellhoefer, of Mayville, was given the gift of Eternal Life when he passed away on his 92nd birthday on November 3, 2019 at Crossroads Nursing Home in Mayville. Wilmer was born the son of Fred and Blandina (Derge) Wellhoefer on November 3, 1927. He was united in marriage to Shirley Belling on May 2, 1953 at St. Luke's in Knowles. Wilmer retired from Gleason Reel after 40 plus years...
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Edwin C. Knudson

April 19, 1929 - November 2, 2019

Edwin C. Knudson, 90, of Columbus passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Columbus Health and Rehab Center. Edwin was born the son of Raymond and Julia (Kvale) Knudson on April 19, 1929 in Columbus. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was stationed in California and Korea. He was married to Shirley Von Behren on June 27, 1953 in Sauk City, WI. ...
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Alice E. Pieper

February 27, 1919 - October 31, 2019

Alice E. Pieper, age 100, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Hope Senior Living in Lomira. Alice was born the daughter of Robert and Martha (Seering) Boeck on February 27, 1919. She was united in marriage to Clarence Pieper on November 11, 1939. Through her life, Alice worked various jobs around Mayville, such as, the Canning Factory, Mayville Shoe Factory, and...
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Donna M. Leisses

May 13, 1945 - October 29, 2019

Donna M. Leisses, 74, of Columbus passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home. Donna was born the daughter of Melvin "Max" and Lorraine (Kohls) Hacht on May 13, 1945 in Columbus. She was a graduate of Columbus High School. Donna was married to Darrell Leisses on August 16, 1969 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. She was employed with American Family Insurance in Madison until...
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Dale I., Williams

December 1, 1957 - October 28, 2019

Dale I. Williams, age 61, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the UW Hospital in Madison. A memorial gathering for Dale will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Dale was born the son of Irvin Williams and Ramona Persha on December 1, 1957 in Hustisford. He was a 1976 graduate of Beaver Dam...
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Roy G. Neitzel

March 8, 1945 - October 28, 2019

Roy G. Neitzel, age 74 of Mayville passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Roy was born the son of Roland and Lyla (Breitag) Neitzel on March 8, 1945 in Mayville. He was a 1963 graduate of Mayville High School. Roy honorably served his country in the US Army. He was united in marriage to Betty 'Betsy' Kugler on January 3, 2002 in Juneau....
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Marcella E. Wimmer

February 20, 1920 - October 25, 2019

Marcella E. Wimmer, age 99, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Randolph Health Services. Visitation for Marcella will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish – Mission Hall in Beaver Dam. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver...
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Brianna Rose McNutt

September 29, 2000 - October 25, 2019

Brianna Rose McNutt, age 19, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at home on October 25, 2019 after a long and fierce battle with severe medical conditions. The visitation for Brianna will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 1:50 p.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael Erwin...
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Arletta M. Selchert

February 27, 1929 - October 25, 2019

Arletta M. Selchert, 90, of Horicon passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown. Arletta was born the daughter of Ewald and Margaret (Needham) Frank on February 27, 1929 in Horicon. She was a 1947 graduate of Horicon High School. She was married to Robert Selchert on December 29, 1951 at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. Arletta was a member...
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Leonard J. Laufenberg

November 21, 1942 - October 24, 2019

Leonard J. Laufenberg, 76, of Iron Ridge passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Leonard was born the son of Roman and Margaret (Link) Laufenberg on November 21, 1942 in Black River Falls, WI. He was a graduate of Mayville High School. Leonard was married to Charlotte M. Smith on October 10, 1964 at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford. Leonard was a lifelong farmer near...
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Gail M. Strohbusch

February 19, 1962 - October 22, 2019

Gail M. Strohbusch, age 57, of Horicon passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Gail was born the daughter of Michael Bath on February 19, 1962. Gail was raised by her father Michael and his wife Mary. She was a 1980 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Gail was then united in marriage to Donald Strohbusch on July 23, 1982 in Horicon. She continued her...
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Maryann Kenitz

August 6, 1929 - October 21, 2019

Maryann Kenitz, age 90, was born to eternal life on October 21, 2019 at Serenity Villa in Slinger. Maryann was born the daughter of John and Mary (Starszak) Rzutkiewicz on August 6, 1929 in Milwaukee. She attended Pulaski High School in Milwaukee and Milwaukee-Downer College. She was a nurse at Milwaukee County Hospital and St. Francis Hospital for 15 years. She was united in marriage to...
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Beulah L. Sommercorn

October 18, 1925 - October 21, 2019

Beulah L. Sommercorn, age 94, of Beaver Dam, died Monday, October 21, 2019, at Prairie Ridge in Beaver Dam. Friends and family will gather at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish – Mission Hall on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Michael Erwin will officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Peter's...
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Gary L. Walker

May 26, 1950 - October 20, 2019

Gary L. Walker, age 69, of Brownsville passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home. Gary was born the son of Herbert and Gladys (Neitzel) Walker on May 26, 1950. He was a 1969 graduate of Mayville High School. Gary was a veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam. He had retired from Metalcraft after 40 plus years as a welder. Gary was united in marriage to Kathleen...
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Delores Knuth

May 12, 1924 - October 19, 2019

Delores V. Knuth, age 95, of Burnett, died peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Eagle's Wings in Beaver Dam. The visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Burnett on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service, at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Tim Sallach will officiate and burial will be at Stone Cemetery in the Town of Burnett. The former Delores Vivian Seehagen...
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