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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

Dennis C. Beske

April 23, 1959 - April 9, 2020

Dennis C. "Bingo" Beske, 60, of Horicon passed away on Thursday, April 09, 2020 at his home. Dennis was born the son of Eugene C. and Carol (Wollenburg) Beske on April 23, 1959 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1977 graduate of Horicon High School. Dennis was married to Sharon Loest on November 10, 1979 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Mayville. Dennis retired from John Deere in Horicon in 2014 after...
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Paul L. Klug

August 3, 1946 - April 8, 2020

Paul L. Klug, age 73, of Beaver Dam, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. In keeping with Paul's wishes, he will be cremated. Paul was born on August 3, 1946 in Watertown, Wisconsin to the late Lawrence and Adeline (Novenski) Klug. He attended St. Peter's Elementary School and graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1964. Paul served in the US Air...
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Jerilyn K. Pappenfuss

August 10, 1945 - April 7, 2020

Jerilyn K. Pappenfuss, age 74, of Iron Ridge passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Auberge Oak Village in Menomonee Falls. Jerilyn was born the daughter of William F. and Lucille M. (Luedtke) Pappenfuss on August 10, 1945, in Hartford. Jerilyn received her Bachelor's Degree in education from the Dodge County Teachers College and then went on to receive her Master's Degree from the...
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Mary B. Mattson

December 20, 1927 - April 7, 2020

Mary B. Mattson, age 92, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at her home. Mary was born the daughter of John and Catherine (Arndt) Collegnon on December 20, 1927 in Escanaba, Michigan. Mary was a 1946 graduate of Escanaba Area High School. She was united in marriage to Mathew Mattson on July 2, 1949 at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba. She was a member at St. Mary...
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Donald H. Schwoch

August 3, 1933 - April 5, 2020

Donald H. Schwoch, age 86, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. Private services were held with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Don's home town of Beaver Dam. Donald H. Schwoch was born on August 3, 1933 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Harry and Alice (Birkholz) Schwoch. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1951 and went on...
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Anita E. (Schuett) Kienast

February 4, 1931 - April 5, 2020

Anita Kienast (Schuett) age 89, wife of Merlin Kienast passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020. She was the daughter of Harvey and Selma (Lichtenberg) Schuett of rural Juneau. Anita was confirmed and married at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford, WI. She graduated from Juneau High School in 1949. In June of 1950, Anita married Merlin Kienast, son of August and Adelia Kienast of Horicon....
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Edwin A, Birr

December 22, 1919 - April 3, 2020

Edwin A. Birr, 100 years, 3 months and 12 days old, of Watertown, and formally of Mayville, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Highland House in Watertown. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Edwin A. Birr was born the son of Richard and Ella (Spars) Birr on December 22, 1919 in Mayville, WI. He was united in marriage to Elsie Birr on June 28, 1947 in Mayville. Edwin is...
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Alina M. Hanser

December 8, 1925 - April 2, 2020

Alina M. Hanser, 94, of Burnett died peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Beaver Dam Assisted Living. Alina was born the daughter of Carl and Wilholmina (Schurich) Brickbauer on December 8, 1925 in the town of Russell, WI. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School and Milwaukee Business School. Alina was employed as a bookkeeper with Hanefeld Brothers Trucking in Burnett until her...
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George A. Magyar

September 25, 1932 - April 2, 2020

George A. Magyar, age 87, of Theresa passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Crossroads Care Center in Mayville. George was born the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Albert) Magyar on September 25, 1932. George served his county honorably in the US Navy. He was united in marriage to Janet Musack on September 5, 1955 at St. John's in Mayville. George was retired from Chrysler Outboards. In his...
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Silverius Silver Polster

June 22, 1933 - April 1, 2020

Silverius "Silver" M. Polster, age 86, of Theresa, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Crossroads Care Center in Mayville. A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford with the Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding. Silver was born the son of Theodore and Clara (Schraufnagel) Polster on June 22, 1933 in Theresa,...
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Donald E. Skalitzky

June 24, 1940 - April 1, 2020

Donald E. Skalitzky, age 79, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Juneau. Donald was born on June 24, 1940 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Franklin and Mabel (Poetter) Skalitzky. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1958. Donald was drafted into the US Army in the early 1960's and was stationed in Germany. Throughout his life, he held several...
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Cindy L. Immerfall

October 21, 1953 - March 31, 2020

Cindy L. Immerfall, age 66, of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Juneau. A memorial service will be held and recorded. This will be placed on the Koepsell-Murray website by April 7. Cindy was born on October 21, 1953 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Donald and Donna (Neitzel) Raue. She graduated from Horicon High School in 1971. On...
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Lee E. Dornfeldt

March 9, 1948 - March 30, 2020

Lee Ellen Dornfeldt of Horicon, passed away on March 30, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 9, 1948 in Beaver Dam to the late Melvin and Jeanne (Ruppenthal) Dornfeldt. She enjoyed her cats, gardening, and going to rummage sales. She also loved the time spent with her cousins, Robert Dornfeldt, Patti Bath, and Norbert and Jeanne Dornfeldt. Lee is survived by her sister- Lynn (Dennis)...
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Zeno E. Yelk

March 10, 1928 - March 30, 2020

Zeno E. Yelk, age 92, was called to heaven on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Randolph Health Services. Zeno was born March 10, 1928 the sixth child of Frank and Agnes (Goetzinger) Yelk in Marshall, WI. He was united in marriage to Georgene Rennock April 07, 1951. He is a member of Holy Family Catholic church. He worked at Monarch Range in Beaver Dam for several years and then at Wisconsin Brick ...
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John "Jack" Kueffer

November 22, 1948 - March 30, 2020

John "Jack" A. Kueffer, age 71, of Lowell, went to his heavenly home on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Beaver Dam Health Care. There will be a private graveside service at Lowell Cemetery. John Allen Kueffer was born on November 22, 1948 in Columbus, Wisconsin to Arnold and Barbara (Kohn) Kueffer. He graduated high school and worked on his grandfather's dairy and pig farm. John also worked as...
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Kristy G. Schwandt

August 11, 1955 - March 30, 2020

Kristy G. Schwandt, 64, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020 at her home. Private family services will be held for Kristy and she will be laid to rest, next to her father, at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Kristy was born on August 11, 1955, the daughter of LeRoy and Jean V. (Gottschalk) Schwandt in Beaver Dam, WI. She was a 1973 graduate of Beaver Dam High...
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June A. Johnston

January 17, 1928 - March 30, 2020

June A. (Fry) Johnston, 92, of Beaver Dam Assisted Living, formerly Charleston Assisted Living, Beaver Dam, WI, was welcomed into the Lord's loving arms on Monday, March 30, 2020, at her home from natural causes. June was born January 17, 1928 in Cazenovia, WI, daughter of Barney and Susan (Clary) Fry. She married Gordon Johnston on July 18, 1964 in Beaver Dam, WI. June worked many years...
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Susan R. Larson

July 19, 1953 - March 29, 2020

Susan R. Larson, 66, of Randolph passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI. Memorial services to celebrate Sue's life are being planned for July and will take place in both Randolph and Mondovi, WI. Susan Rae was born on July 19, 1953 the daughter of Earl "Ole" and Ruth (Colby) Larson in Mondovi, WI. She was a graduate of La Follette High School...
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Duane E. 'Pete' Krueger

July 3, 1926 - March 28, 2020

Duane E. 'Pete' Krueger, age 93 of Horicon passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Duane was born the son of Ewald and Marcella (Backus) Krueger on July 3, 1926 in Horicon. He was a 1944 graduate of Horicon High School and went on to honorably serve his country in WWII in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater until 1946. He was united in...
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Joan Kay Hodgson

April 9, 1943 - March 25, 2020

Joan Kay Hodgson 76 years of age of Horicon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 25, 2020. Joan Hodgson was born to Arthur and Jeanette (Gerlach) Plansky on April 9, 1943 in Beaver Dam, WI. Joan married her sweetheart Dennis Hodgson on October 11, 1975 in Juneau, WI. Joan was employed in many fields. Joan worked as a waitress, factory assembler, co-owned a craft...
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Eleanor J. Ludtke

December 9, 1943 - March 25, 2020

Eleanor June Ludtke, 76, of Hustisford passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Aurora Health Center in Hartford from injuries sustained from a stroke on March 19th. Eleanor was born the daughter of George and Margaret (Wolff) Schutz on December 9, 1943 in Watertown. She was a farm girl that was not afraid of a little hard work. She met and married Alan Ludtke on November 9, 1963. They...
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Lawrence J. Bath

December 27, 1932 - March 25, 2020

Lawrence J. Bath, age 87, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Lawrence was born the son of Paul and Carolyn (Hefter) Bath on December 27, 1932 in Mayville. Lawrence served his country honorably in the US Air Force as a propeller specialist on the island of Okinawa for two years during the Korean War and another 2 years...
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Corey A. Mola

January 3, 1983 - March 24, 2020

Corey A. Mola, 37, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Oshkosh passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Corey was born on January 3, 1983 to Debra E. Mola in Beaver Dam. He was a 2002 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Corey had been employed in quality assurance at metal fabrication companies in the area. He enjoyed building BMX bikes from scratch. He loved being active and...
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Lois A Kruel

August 8, 1944 - March 23, 2020

Lois A. Kruel, age 75, died Monday, March 23, 2020 at Clearview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Juneau. Because of the Covid-19 protocols, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Lois Ann was born on August 8, 1944 in Beaver Dam, WI, to the late Edgar and Linda (nee: Weinberger) Schlefke. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1962. Lois worked at John Deere Horicon...
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Thomas M. Lange

April 12, 1942 - March 23, 2020

Thomas M. Lange, 77, of Beaver Dam, was reunited with his one true love on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. He was born the son of Ralph and Naomi (Miller) Lange on April 12, 1942 in Columbus. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Barbara J. Lange on October 2, 1981 in Beaver Dam. Tom was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a cab driver for Beaver Dam...
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Harlan H. Becker

November 20, 1932 - March 23, 2020

Harlan H. Becker, age 87, of Horicon passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Monday, March 23, 2020. Harlan was born the son of Julius and Regina (Nienhueser) Becker on November 20, 1932 in Concordia, MO. Harlan attended Saint Paul's Lutheran Preparatory School and then continued his education at Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University Nebraska)....
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Myrna Schneider

January 17, 1939 - March 22, 2020

Myrna Loy Schneider, 81, of Mayville, formerly of Tucson AZ, peacefully passed away on March 22, 2020, at the Hospice Home of Hope , Fond du Lac ,WI. She was born January 17,1939 , the daughter of Gustave and Marie (Jost) Mielkie in Neenah, WI. Myrna married the late Richard Schneider in 1956 and 7 children were born from this union. On November 6, 1987, she married Charles Schneider and...
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Elaine E. Ansay

September 24, 1932 - March 22, 2020

Elaine E. Ansay, 87, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Beaver Dam Assisted Living. Mrs. Ansay was born September 24, 1932, in Rio, Wisconsin, the daughter of Leonard C. and Hilda (Skaret) Johnson. She was married to Harvey A. Ansay on December 21, 1975, in Beaver Dam. She was a member of Trinity Church-United Methodist, Beaver Dam, the American Legion...
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Dorothy M. Scheberl

July 15, 1931 - March 22, 2020

Dorothy M. Scheberl, 88, of Mayville, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Graveside services will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon with Rev. Dr. Mark G. Cutler. A memorial service to be scheduled at a later date. Dorothy was born the daughter of John and Helen (Weiss) Grimm on July 15, 1931 in Neosho,...
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Rita A. Bork

August 4, 1937 - March 22, 2020

Rita Anne Bork, age 82, died on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. A private service will be held and burial will be held at St. Michael's Cemetery in Beaver Dam. A memorial service to honor her life will be arranged at a later date. Rita A. Bashynski was born on Aug. 4, 1937 to Chester and Rose (Drzonek) Bashynski in Beaver Dam. She grew up on a family farm and...
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Carlan F. Matuszeski

April 14, 1928 - March 22, 2020

Carlan F. Matuszeski, age 91, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 22, 2020. Carl was born and raised at his homestead in the Town of Westford on April 14, 1928, the son of John F. and Josephine E. (Mann) Matuszeski. He attended school in the Town of Westford until 8th grade and then worked on the family farm. He served in the Army and was stationed in...
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William F. Swan

January 3, 1929 - March 22, 2020

William F. Swan, 91, of the township of Calamus passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. William was born the son of Wren and Verna (Banes) Swan on January 3, 1929 in Beaver Dam. He was married to Frances Adamzak on September 16, 1950 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Bill was a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. He was a lifelong...
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Sally I. Anderson

December 21, 1929 - March 21, 2020

Sally I. Anderson, of Mayville, formerly of Colgate passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Crossroads Care Center in Mayville. Sally was born the daughter of Frank and Jean Iacoe on December 21, 1929 in Cleveland. She was united in marriage to Arthur H. Anderson on November 19, 1954. She is survived by her children- Linda Mergener of Neosho, Cherylin (Terry) Mergener of...
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James D. Miley

December 21, 1936 - March 21, 2020

James D. Miley, 83, of Mayville passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, and a private family inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. James was born the son of Calvin and Martha (Ness) Miley on December 21, 1936 in Freeport,...
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William C. Nehmer

October 26, 1929 - March 20, 2020

William C. Nehmer, 90, of Columbus passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Health Center in Columbus. William was born the son of Alvin and Selma (Jahnke) Nehmer on October 26, 1929 in Columbus. He was married to Merle Foss on November 6, 1954 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed with FMC in Columbus for 43 years...
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Corey J. Purser

August 30, 1984 - March 18, 2020

"The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up." Corey tried his best to take the steps to change the course of his life, but ultimately the enemy schemes and outsmarts even the most creative and savvy individuals; as it did to Corey. Addiction was part of his story, but he never let it define him. Corey Joe...
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Arlene O. Sieja

January 22, 1929 - March 15, 2020

Arlene O. Sieja, 91, of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Arlene was born on January 22, 1929 the daughter of William and Claira (Reicham) Setz in Columbus, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Anthony Sieja on October 24th 1959, in Dubuque Iowa. Arlene was retired from Weyenberg Shoe Factory in Beaver Dam where she had worked for many...
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Wendy L. Breslow

April 22, 1946 - March 14, 2020

Wendy Lou Breslow, 73, of Horicon, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the UW Hospital in Madison. Wendy was born the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Maas) Schwanke on April 22, 1946 in Beaver Dam. She was a graduate of Horicon High School. Wendy retired from John Deere. Wendy was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. She enjoyed gardening and yardwork and playing bingo. ...
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Victoria L. Lundy

March 14, 1970 - March 14, 2020

Victoria L. Lundy, age 50, of Beaver Dam, died on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. At this time, there will be no formal service for Vickie. The family would like to thank Becky and the staff at Prairie Ridge for making Vickie feel at home these last several years. Thank you to Jody and the entire Generations Hospice team for the excellent care that was...
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Timi A. Conley (nee Hartwig)

July 12, 1961 - March 14, 2020

Timi A. Conley (nee Hartwig), loving wife, mother, and step mother, age 58, of West Bend, formerly a longtime resident of Horicon passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at her home. A private family memorial service will be held. Timi was born the daughter of Roger D. Hartwig Sr. and Barbara (Schmidt) on July 12, 1961. Timi was united in marriage to Wayne Conley on July 16, 2004 in West...
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Ila "Dolly" Sauer

February 16, 1928 - March 14, 2020

Ila Marion "Dolly" Sauer, born February 16, 1928 to Lee H. "Zeke" and Merna V. Brace, passed on March 14, 2020 after a brief illness. She lived 92 years in the Columbus-Fall River community and was known by many residents here as a lifelong part of the farming community and long-time rural mail carrier. Dolly married the love of her life, Donald George Sauer, on Sunday July 21, 1946. A Marine,...
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Geraldine I. Zimmerman

March 13, 2020

Geraldine I. Zimmerman (nee Burkhardt) passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at the age of 89 yrs. Gerry was the only child of Frank (Butch) and Irene Burkhardt Jr. and grew up in Kekoskee, WI. The Burkhardt family originally settled in the village in the late 1800's and was the proprietor of "Burkhardt's Tavern" for 3 generations. She was very proud of her family connection with Kekoskee and...
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Harvey M. Goetsch

November 25, 1927 - March 11, 2020

Harvey M. Goetsch, 92, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Wausau passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 peacefully at his home with his family by his side. A visitation for Harvey will be held on Tuesday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with a funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Interment...
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Jeanette V. Parpart

September 16, 1929 - March 10, 2020

Jeanette V. Parpart, 90, of Columbus passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jeanette Viola was born on September 16, 1929 the daughter of Frank and Esther (Heiden) Mann in Columbus. On December 15, 1946, she was married to LaVern Parpart in Lake Mills, WI. Along with raising her children and working on the family farm, Jeanette had also been employed at Stokley's...
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Thomas E. Hartwig

December 17, 1925 - March 6, 2020

Thomas E. Hartwig, age 94, of Mayville passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville with his wife and family by his side. Thomas was born the son of Rudolph 'Rudy' and Louise (Sauerherring) Hartwig on December 17, 1925 in Fond du Lac. Tom was a 1943 graduate of Mayville High School. Tom proudly served his country in the US Air Force during WWII where he was...
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Terry E. Henning

March 10, 1940 - March 4, 2020

Terry E. Henning, age 79, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Hillside Manor. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., followed by the Rosary. There will also be a visitation at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church – Mission Hall on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The...
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LaVonne A. Neuberger

July 29, 1937 - March 3, 2020

LaVonne Audrey Neuberger, 82, passed from her earthly home in Reeseville surrounded by her family to her heavenly home on March 3, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. LaVonne was born the daughter of Lester and Dorothy (Wollenburg) Pribnow on July 29, 1937 in Burnett, Wisconsin. LaVonne married Earl Neuberger on September 12, 1959. They shared 60 blessed years together raising...
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Randall S. Berndt

June 21, 1966 - March 2, 2020

Randall S. "Randy" Berndt was born on June 21, 1966 in Columbus, Wisconsin. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1984 and served our country as an Airman in the U.S. Navy from 1984 to 1988. After an honorable release from active duty, he relocated to San Francisco, CA and began his career as an aircraft mechanic at United Airlines, where he worked for over 30 years. He and Terri raised...
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John J. Bachhuber

November 23, 1942 - March 2, 2020

John J. Bachhuber, 77, of Mayville, died Monday, March 2, 2020. A celebration of life for John will take place on Monday, March 9th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. John Joseph Bachhuber was born the son of R.N. and Anita (Lange) Bachhuber on November 23, 1942 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. John was a graduate of Mayville High School and then graduated with...
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Erin Renee Deck

October 17, 1982 - March 2, 2020

Erin Renee Deck, 37, of Beaver Dam, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after a lifetime struggle with her health. Visitation for Erin will take place on Saturday, March 7th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating. ...
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Marion L. Welch

December 10, 1933 - March 1, 2020

Marion L. Welch, age 86, of Reeseville, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Rainbow Hospice Care in Johnson Creek. A celebration of Marion's life will be held at a later date. Marion Lucille Huebel was born on December 10, 1933 in Lowell, Wisconsin to Raymond and Mary Leota (Norenberg) Huebel. She was united in marriage with Andrew E. Welch on December 18, 1954. Marion worked at Weyenberg Shoe...
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George H. Strohbusch, Sr.

November 15, 1937 - February 29, 2020

George H. Strohbusch Sr., 82, of Waupun and formally of Beaver Dam, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Waupun Memorial Hospital. Visitation for George will take place on Wednesday, March 4th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church-Salem Lowell Campus. A funeral service will follow at the church in Lowell with the Rev. Paul Schupmann officiating. Burial...
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Elaine V. Heidemann

November 18, 1941 - February 28, 2020

Elaine V. Heidemann, age 78, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at Waupun Christian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A memorial gathering for Elaine will be on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and at church on Friday from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church...
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John Binotto

January 8, 1948 - February 27, 2020

John Binotto, 72, of Beaver Dam, WI and Green Valley, AZ was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 27, 2020. John was surrounded by his loving family and was cared for by Caso de la Luz Hospice Home in Tucson, Arizona. John was born on January 8, 1948 the son of Antonio and Helen (Baumhardt) Binotto in Chicago, Illinois. John enjoyed life to the fullest (to say the least). He...
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Matthew A. Miller

December 28, 1974 - February 27, 2020

Matthew A. Miller, 45, a lifelong resident of the Columbus/Fall River area was called to his last poker run on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Matthew was born the son of Allen and Dianna (Mallon) Miller on December 28, 1974 in Madison. Matt was a jack-of-all trades and was employed as an auto body specialist painting both trains and cars, later as a welder, and was currently employed at Common...
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Gladys E. Tucker

April 9, 1930 - February 27, 2020

Gladys E. Tucker, 89, formerly of Burnett passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Gladys was born the daughter of Alex and Esther (Zietlow) Pieper on April 9, 1930 in Burnett. She was married to Melford Tucker on November 10, 1951 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in North Burnett. Gladys was employed with Maysteel in Allenton. Gladys enjoyed gardening and...
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Doris E. Smith

December 24, 1924 - February 23, 2020

Doris E. Smith, age 95, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday morning, February 23, 2020 at Home Again in Columbus. The visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish – Mission Hall on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. Burial will be...
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Shane J. Hale

August 3, 1971 - February 22, 2020

Shane J. Hale, age 48, of Beaver Dam, died on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after suffering from a serious illness. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation at the funeral home on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50. The...
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Kevin "Zeke" C. Walker

November 29, 1954 - February 20, 2020

Kevin "Zeke" C. Walker, 65, of Mayville passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life for Kevin will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral home in Mayville. Kevin was born on November 29, 1954 the son of Herbert C. and Gladys (Neitzel) Walker in Beaver Dam. He was a 1973 graduate of Mayville High...
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Florence Mae Wild

September 23, 1928 - February 20, 2020

Florence Mae Wild, 91, of Kekoskee passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. Florence was born the daughter of Edwin and Martha (Klebs) Schlefke on September 23, 1928 in the township of Oakfield. She was married to Melvin E. Wild on August 16, 1947 in Oakfield. Florence was a member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Kekoskee. Florence is survived by her children: Robert R. (Patricia)...
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Dennis 'Beans' Hechimovich

August 10, 1957 - February 20, 2020

Dennis 'Beans' Hechimovich, 62, of Horicon passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by family who loved him deeply. Dennis was born the son of George and Audrey Hechimovich on August 10, 1957 in Beaver Dam. He married Crystal Collien on October 10, 1981 in Horicon. He worked for the family landfill business until the business was sold in 1993. He then co-owned and...
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Alan M. Blada

May 26, 1954 - 2020

Alan M. Blada, age 65, formerly of Beaver Dam, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home in Arlington, Washington. The services for Alan have been postponed until further notice. Alan Michael Blada was born on May 26, 1954 in Beaver Dam to Wesley and Nancy (Horton) Blada. He attended Beaver Dam schools and graduated with the class of 1972. Alan moved to Washington and earned...
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William "Bill" Manske

October 7, 1956 - February 17, 2020

William "Bill" J. Manske, 63, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Dycora Transitional Health in Beaver Dam with his sister, Lori by his side. A memorial gathering for Bill will be held on Friday, February 28th from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at 4:30 p.m. with Father Michael Erwin...
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Barbara J. Lange

July 17, 1944 - February 17, 2020

Barbara J. Lange, 75, of Beaver Dam graduated this lifetime with honors on Monday, February 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born the daughter of Eugene F. and Pearl V. (Vowell) Buckley, Jr. on July 17, 1944 in California. She was married to Thomas Lange on October 2, 1981 in Beaver Dam. She was employed with John Deere of Horicon until her retirement. Barbara...
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Alan Schaalma

June 23, 1954 - February 14, 2020

Alan Schaalma, 65, of Randolph passed away peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Alan was born on June 23, 1954 the son of John and Dorothy (Douma) Schaalma in Beaver Dam, WI. He was a 1972 graduate of Randolph High School. On November 5, 1983, he was united in marriage to Norine J. Westra at the First Reformed Church in Friesland. Alan had been...
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Leland D. Bruni

September 17, 1955 - February 13, 2020

Leland D. Bruni, 64, of Juneau, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 13, 2020 after his battle with cancer. Visitation for Lee will take place on Monday, February 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Another visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 18th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran...
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Jeanne H. Uecker

September 22, 1929 - February 12, 2020

Jeanne H. Uecker, 90, of Juneau passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Bethel Home in Oshkosh, WI. Jeanne Helen was born on September 22, 1929 the daughter of Albert and Laura Bertel in Beaver Dam, WI. On December 3, 1948, she was married to Daniel R. Uecker in Juneau, WI. Jeanne was a long time resident of Juneau before moving to Beaver Dam at the time of her...
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Judith A. Neuberger

January 14, 1945 - February 12, 2020

Reeseville—Judith "Judi" Alice Neuberger passed away on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam surrounded by her family. Judi was born January 14, 1945 in Beaver Dam to William and Gladys (Benninger) Lau. She was baptized February 18, 1945 at the Second Reformed Church of rural Reeseville and was the last child baptized in the church. Judi was confirmed in her faith...
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Dean J. Warden

January 8, 1964 - February 11, 2020

Dean J. Warden, age 56, of Mayville, Formerly of Huntsville, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Crossroads Care Center in Mayville, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Dean was born on January 8, 1964, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to James and Irene (Vellema) Warden. He attended Horicon High School. Dean was an over the road truck driver and it was his true passion....
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Michael P. Michalak

July 20, 1941 - February 10, 2020

Michael P. Michalak, 78, of Randolph and formerly of the Milwaukee area passed away suddenly on Monday, February 10, 2020 at his home. Michael was born on July 20, 1941 the son of Roland and Ann (Kasmarek) Michalak in Milwaukee. He served his country in the United States Army and later served in the Wisconsin National Guard. On March 1, 2002, he was married to Susan I. (Thiel) Hahn. ...
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Lois Beulah Meier

September 4, 1927 - February 10, 2020

Lois B. Meier, age 92, formerly of Beloit, died peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Randolph Health Services, with her loving daughter Pam at her side. The memorial service will be on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Beloit at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Eddy officiating. Fellowship will follow at the church on Tuesday. Lois Beulah was born on September 4,...
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Patricia Carlin

April 28, 1965 - February 9, 2020

Patricia A. Carlin / Sr. Mary David Joseph, age 54, of Beaver Dam, died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Dykora Health Care Center. Visitation for Patricia will be at St. Katharine Drexel Parish – Mission Hall on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Mission Hall at 12:00 noon with Fr. Michael Erwin officiating. Burial will be at...
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Shirley A. Breit

July 22, 1936 - February 9, 2020

Shirley A. Breit, age 83, of Lomira, formerly of Brownsville passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. Visitation will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22 at the...
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Jerry C. Steger

March 29, 1946 - February 8, 2020

Jerry C. Steger, age 73, of Mayville, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home. Jerry was born the son of Jerome and LaVerna (Krueger) Steger on March 29, 1946 in Fond du Lac. He was united in marriage to Diane Moon on September 30, 1967 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville. Jerry had retired after 30 years as a welder for Maysteel. In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed being...
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Kathleen M. Hartl Sutton

March 11, 1948 - February 6, 2020

Kathleen M. Sutton, 71, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 6, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. The memorial service for Kathy is postponed and a family service will be rescheduled at a later date. Kathleen Marie was born on March 11, 1948 the daughter of Albert "Bud" and Jean (Jahn) Hartl in Beaver Dam. At the age of two, her family moved to Pembine...
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Clarence M. Langfeldt

December 7, 1930 - February 6, 2020

Clarence M. Langfeldt, age 89, died peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Columbus Health and Rehab. A private funeral service will be held. Clarence Melvin Langfeldt was born on December 7, 1930 in Columbus, Wisconsin to Ervin and Elsie (Boese) Langfeldt. He was a life-long resident of rural Columbus, where he farmed for most of his life. Clarence was a member of Zion Lutheran Church...
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Marion A. Voss

June 4, 1942 - February 5, 2020

Marion A. Voss, age 77, of Mayville passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam surrounded by her loving family. Marion was born the daughter of Harry and Agnes (Kranz) Teletzke on June 4, 1942 in Beaver Dam. She was a 1960 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Marion was united in marriage to Chester Voss on August 14, 1965 at St. Stephen's Ev....
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Geraldine C. Booth

December 13, 1928 - February 5, 2020

Geraldine C. Booth, age 91, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Randolph Health Services. The visitation will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam from 9:30 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with Deacon Ed Cody officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael's...
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Helmuth H. Qualmann

November 11, 1924 - February 5, 2020

Helmuth H. Qualmann, age 95, of Marshall, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Lake Mills Health Services. Helmuth was born on November 11, 1924, in the Town of Hubbard, the son of Robert and Adela (Pankow) Qualmann. Helmuth, who entered the service in April, 1943 was a veteran of the US Army serving as an Army Ranger during WWII and the European Theatre. He was captured...
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James E. "Jim" Raith, Sr.

April 16, 1938 - February 4, 2020

James E. Raith Sr., 81, of Hustisford, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home. A memorial mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Sacred Heart Parish in Horicon with Rev. Father Justin Lopina presiding. A visitation will be held on Monday February 17th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Military Honors will be...
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Robert J. Van Erem

June 3, 1930 - February 3, 2020

Robert "Bob" Van Erem, age 89, of Pewaukee, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Robert John Van Erem was born on June 3, 1930 in Old Ashippun, Wisconsin to Edward and Martha (Wittnebel) Van Erem. At the age of 2, they moved to Clyman, Wisconsin and...
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Ralph H. Nitschke

March 15, 1934 - January 30, 2020

Ralph H. Nitschke, 85, of Beaver Dam, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Ralph was born the son of Lorenz and Sylvia (Cole) Nitschke on March 15, 1934, in the Town of Herman. He was a graduate of Horicon High School, following which he began his employment with Maysteel in Mayville, WI, initially as a draftsman and then in sales where he continued to work his...
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Mamie B. Buechel

September 10, 1924 - January 29, 2020

Mamie B. Buechel, 95, of Iron Ridge, WI, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Visitation for Mamie will take place on Wednesday, February 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church Browns Corner. A funeral service will follow at the church at 12 p.m. noon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Burial will take place at St....
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Lila M. Bachhuber

November 7, 1929 - January 29, 2020

Lila Mae Bachhuber, 90, of Mayville went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Visitation for Lila will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville. A funeral service will follow at the church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Behnke officiating. Burial will take place at St....
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Tina M. Streblow

November 19, 1962 - January 28, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Tina Streblow entered Heaven the way she lived her life; with compassion, dignity and grace. Tina loved to spend time in her garden and go on walks with friends – she could never sit still! Her greatest joy in life was her family, helping others and her love for God. She describes this best in her own words: "There is a calling deep within my heart that...
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Larry H. Rassmann

October 6, 1944 - January 28, 2020

Larry H. Rassmann, 75 of Mayville, went to his Eternal home on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Larry was born October 6th, 1944, the son of Hugo and Amelda (Christian) Rassmann in Beaver Dam. He was baptized October 28th, 1944 and confirmed May 4th, 1958 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Horicon. He graduated from Horicon High School in 1962. Larry married...
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Earl J. Polzen

July 8, 1929 - January 28, 2020

Earl J. Polzen, age 90, of Mayville passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Earl was born on July 8, 1929 the son of Harold and Elda (Ferge) Polzen in Mayville. Earl was a graduate of Mayville High School and then went on to Coyne Electrical School. Earl served his country in the Air Force National Guard from 1948-1951, first activated to radio school in...
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Lynn "Frau" Kussmann

March 27, 1962 - January 24, 2020

Lynn D. "Frau" Kussmann, age 57, of Beaver Dam, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, January 24, 2020, surrounded by love. A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, February 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 12 p.m., with the Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Lynn was born the daughter...
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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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Ronald A. Nelson

September 1, 1942 - January 22, 2020

Ronald A. Nelson, 77, of Beaver Dam, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Hillside Manor after a short battle with cancer. Ron was born on September 1, 1942 in Kankakee, IL to Alvin and Mary Lu (nee Palmer) Nelson. After graduating from college in Madison he started his lifelong career in banking until his retirement. Ron enjoyed many things in life; family and...
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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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