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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

Kenneth E. Schultz

July 18, 1933 - February 16, 2019

Kenneth E. Schultz passed away surrounded by family until his last breath, on February 16th, 2019. Ken was born on July 18, 1933 in Beaver Dam, WI. He married the love of his life, Joanne (Soldner) on May 28th, 1955. They farmed together for many years growing crops, milking cows and raising their three children: Gregory (Jenine), Sandra (John) Schmitt and Rhonda (Gwenn) Soldner. Ken...
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LaVerne A. Margelofsky

September 27, 1929 - February 15, 2019

LaVerne A. Margelofsky, age 89, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Mayville with the Rev. Allen Behnke officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1...
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Iela M. Behrens

January 26, 1934 - February 15, 2019

Iela M. Behrens, age 85, of Iron Ridge passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Juneau. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Jonathan Szczsney officiating. A visitation will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the church. Iela...
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Douglas W. Coleman

April 10, 1955 - February 15, 2019

Douglas W. Coleman, 63, of Horicon and formerly of Mayville passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at his home. Douglas was born the son of Rex A. and Kathleen (Crawford) Coleman on April 10, 1955 in Detroit, MI. He was married to Becky D. Jones on November 3, 1983 in Phoenix, AZ. Doug owned and operated Air Solutions in Mayville. Doug will be remembered as a very positive and optimistic...
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Shirley E. Erickson

November 3, 1920 - February 11, 2019

Shirley Erickson, age 98, of Elkhorn, died peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019. Shirley was born on November 3, 1920 near Elroy, Wisconsin to the late Hans and Caroline (Haas) Thornsen. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Orland, parents, and brothers Otis, Ovie, Castin and Jim. Shirley and Orland married in Kendall, Wisconsin on January 16, 1943. They lived in Florida,...
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Edward "Butch" Beers

March 16, 1926 - February 11, 2019

Edward H. "Butch" Beers passed away on February 11, 2019 after a long and fulfilling life. Born to Edward J. and Gretchen Beers on March 16, 1926, he was a lifetime resident of Beaver Dam. He was educated at St. Peter's Catholic School and then later graduated from Beaver Dam High School, class of 1943. He played the tuba in the high school band and later played in the Beaver Dam American...
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Mercedes G. Janisch

September 8, 1916 - February 9, 2019

Mercedes G. Janisch, age 102, of Beaver Dam, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Sylvan Crossings at Hunter Ridge in Beaver Dam. Private funeral services will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Mercedes was born September 8, 1916 to Benedict George Jackman and Edna Jackman (Voeltner) in the Township of Westford,...
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Grace E. Frank

November 30, 1934 - February 7, 2019

Grace E. Frank, 84, formerly of Burnett passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau with her family by her side. Grace was born the daughter of Alex and Esther (Zietlow) Pieper on November 30, 1934 in Juneau. She was married to Lloyd E. Frank on June 30, 1956 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnett. She was later married to William Ehlers on May 30, 2002 at...
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Francis A. Schraufnagel

June 1, 1919 - February 7, 2019

Francis August Schraufnagel, age 99, of Brownsville passed away February 7, 2019 at Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center, Lomira Francis was born June 1, 1919 in Fond du Lac, the son of Joseph A. and Theresa (Feucht) Schraufnagel of LeRoy. Francis married "the love of his life" Helen Elenore Lehmann at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, LeRoy on November 25, 1942 Francis worked for the...
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Patti K. Klingbeil

September 8, 1960 - February 6, 2019

Patti K. Klingbeil, 58, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Marinette found eternal peace on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Patti was born on September 8, 1960 the daughter of Leroy and Lavinia (Pitzner) Klingbeil in Watertown, WI. She attended Watertown High School. She had been a CNA while residing in the Marinette and Peshtigo area and a server in restaurants in Beaver Dam. Patti was a sweet...
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Karen Hale

November 3, 1948 - February 6, 2019

Karen Hale, age 70, died peacefully in her Mayville home on Wednesday, February 6 after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 3, 1948 in Stevens Point, WI, the daughter of the late Mary (Hale) and Myron Jakusz. In 1967, she graduated from PJ Jacobs High School, Stevens Point. On October 12, 1968 she married Joseph Raflik and together they raised two beautiful daughters Lori Bauer and...
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James A. Wiseman, Jr.

May 6, 1963 - February 6, 2019

James A. Wiseman, Jr. age 55, of Horicon, passed away peacefully at his home on February 6, 2019 at his home following a brief illness. A funeral service for Jim will take on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Allen Behnke officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service...
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Karen Krause

October 26, 1950 - February 5, 2019

Karen Krause, age 68, of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at UW Hospital in Madison. The gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 noon. John R. Leiting will be the celebrant. A graveside service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Karen was born on October 26, 1950 in...
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Laura Ritter

September 3, 1937 - February 4, 2019

Laura M. Ritter, age 81, of Reeseville, died on Monday, February 4, 2019 at UW Hospital in Madison. There will be a gathering for Laura at the Reeseville Community Center on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Laura Marie Wasson was born on September 3, 1937 in Scotland, Illinois. Laura grew up in Clinton, Indiana. June 4, 1965 she was united in marriage with Darrell...
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Carl "Dean" Wilderman

October 25, 1938 - February 3, 2019

Carl "Dean" Wilderman, 80, of Mayville passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Dean was born on October 25, 1938 in Browns Corner, WI to Ralph and Adeline (Luehring) Wilderman. He was a 1957 graduate of Mayville High School. He was married to Elizabeth "Bette" Wirth on September 13, 1958 in Milwaukee. Dean was employed with Mayville Tool & Die until his...
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Otto A. Bartsch

May 9, 1921 - February 3, 2019

Otto A. Bartsch, 97, formerly of Mayville passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Hope Health and Rehab. in Lomira. Otto was born the son of William and Anna (Kluge) Bartsch on May 9, 1921 in the township of Williamstown. He was married to Alice Margelofsky on April 21, 1945 at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. Otto was employed with John Deere of Horicon for 41 years until his...
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Barbara L. Benter

January 8, 1935 - February 3, 2019

Barbara L. (Jackson) Benter, 84, of Beaver Dam, passed into Heaven on Sunday February 3, 2019. Visitation for Barbara will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Moberg officiating. Barbara (affectionately) known as Barbie to some was born on...
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Dorothy L. Wagner

October 31, 1921 - February 1, 2019

Dorothy L. Wagner, age 97, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, February 1, 2019 at Randolph Health Services. Visitation for Dorothy will be at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the church on Tuesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in...
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Betty L. Garczynski

January 6, 1931 - February 1, 2019

Betty L. Garczynski, age 88, of Beaver Dam, died on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Hillside Manor, where she was a longtime resident. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael...
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Tazanna Zuri Fua

January 31, 2019 - January 31, 2019

Tazanna Zuri Fua, precious baby girl of Nino and Irah (Busarang) Fua was born into the arms of angels on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Although Tazanna never spent any time with us on earth she was very loved and touched many lives. Tazanna is the cherished daughter of Irah and Nino Fua of Beaver Dam and beloved granddaughter of Paul and Susan Fua of Beaver Dam...
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Donald H. Kiesow

January 31, 2019

Donald H. Kiesow, 81, of Horicon passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Marvin's Manor in Horicon. Donald was born the son of August and Lydia (Drews) Kiesow in December of 1937 in Horicon. He was a 1955 graduate of Horicon High School. Don served his country in the U.S. Air Force for his career where he was stationed throughout the world. Don was a very intelligent and likeable...
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Mary Ann Copeland

October 2, 1937 - January 27, 2019

Mary Ann Copeland, age 81 of Theresa, WI, formerly of Fox Lake, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at her home. A graveside service at Annunciation Cemetery in Fox Lake will be held at a later date. Mary was born the daughter of Frank and Florence (Gauthier) Recha in Rhinelander She was united in marriage to Leon Copeland on March 2, 1957. She had worked as a social...
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Alvin L. Weidman

November 17, 1936 - January 24, 2019

Alvin L. Weidman, age 82, of Juneau, WI passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitaiton. Alvin was born on November 17, 1936 the son of Leon and Selma (Bohnert) Weidman in Watertown, WI. Alvin grew up on the family farm outside of Juneau where he acquired a love of horses, hunting, shooting, and fishing that continued throughout his life. Alvin loved to...
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Lynn F. Columbia

April 28, 1949 - January 23, 2019

Lynn F. Columbia, 69, of Horicon passed away on January 23, 2019 at his home. Lynn was born on April 28, 1949 the son of Frederick and Yvonne (Burmeister) Columbia in Milwaukee, WI. He and his brother, Russell spent their youth growing up in Waupun, WI. Lynn proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, receiving a commendation medal. He received a degree in...
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Mark Ptaschinski

June 10, 1957 - January 23, 2019

Mark A. Ptaschinski, age 61, died unexpectedly surrounded by family at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Visitation for Mark will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m. Deacon Randy Wells will officiate. Mark Alan Ptaschinski was born on June 10, 1957 in...
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Irma L. Ganz

August 25, 1917 - January 23, 2019

Irma L. Ganz, 101, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Remembrance Home in Beaver Dam. Irma was born the daughter of Herman W. and Amanda (Schaefer) Lutzke on August 25, 1917 in Beaver Dam. She was a 1936 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Irma was married to Lawrence G. Ganz on August 23, 1941 at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Irma farmed...
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Evelyn B. Leetch

February 20, 1930 - January 22, 2019

Evelyn B. Leetch, age 88, of Horicon passed away on January 22, 2019 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Evelyn was born the daughter of Emil and Helen (Weiler) Pufahl on February 20, 1930 in Horicon. She was united in marriage to James Leetch on June 4, 1966 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. In her spare time...
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W. Floyd Martin

June 23, 1920 - January 21, 2019

W. Floyd Martin, age 98, of Horicon, formerly of Milwaukee passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Crossroads Care Center in Mayville. Private graveside inurnment will take place at a later date. Floyd is survived by his children- Geri Pyrek of Horicon, Greg (Sharon) Martin of Dallas, Tx., Thomas (Kelly) Martin of Grafton, and Mary Chepiga of Trenton, NJ. His 10 grandchildren and 18...
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Edward B. Collien

March 11, 1927 - January 21, 2019

Edward B. Collien, 91, of Theresa, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Hope Health & Rehab Center in Lomira. Visitation for Ed will be held on Friday, January 25th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Brown's Corners (Horicon). A funeral service will follow at the church at noon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Burial will take place at...
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Alice F. Wondra

March 23, 1925 - January 20, 2019

Alice F. Wondra (nee Flasch), age 93, of Mayville passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. Visitation for Alice will take place on Thursday, January 24 from 4...
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Ronald Bernhard

May 19, 1945 - January 19, 2019

Ronald Bernhard, 73, of the Town of Lomira, passed away on Saturday evening, January 19, 2019, with his family by his side. Ron was born on May 19, 1945, in Beaver Dam, to Carl and Gladys (Werner) Bernhard. He was a graduate of Lomira High School. On June 14, 1969, Ron was united in marriage to Karen Zedler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Town of Lomira. Ron was a self-employed carpenter...
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Rosemary A. McDermott

January 2, 1924 - January 19, 2019

Rosemary A. McDermott, 95, of Beaver Dam passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Dycora Transitional Living in Beaver Dam. Rosemary was born the daughter of Henry and Agnes (Buchach) Brusenbach on January 2, 1924 in Watertown. She was a graduate of Watertown High School. Rosemary was married to John "Mac" McDermott on September 30, 1948 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Watertown. ...
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Boyd L. Neuendorf

August 20, 1935 - January 19, 2019

Boyd Lester Charles Neuendorf, age 83, of Horicon, passed away unexpectedly at his home of a heart attack on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 1:50 p.m. The Celebration of Life will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with John R. Leiting officiating. Burial will follow at Oak...
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Rita A. Schnitzler Weninger

January 18, 2019

Rita A. Schnitzler Weninger, 61, of Horicon passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 18, 2019. Rita was born the daughter of Andrew and Marian (Doll) Schnitzler. She graduated from Lomira High School. Rita owned and operated Rita's Country Restaurant in Juneau where she met her husband, David Weninger. They were married on April 17, 1999. After she sold her restaurant, she was employed...
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Kathryn F. Daugherty

March 10, 1935 - January 18, 2019

Kathryn Frieda Daugherty, 83, formerly of Fond du Lac, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, at The Journey Home in Bartlesville, OK. Kathryn (Kathie) was born on March 10, 1935, to Alvin and Rose Kehrmeyer in LeRoy, WI, where she and her eight siblings grew up on a farm bordering the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. On April 24, 1954, Kathie married Robert (Bob) Daugherty...
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Elaine T. Geschke

April 30, 1934 - January 18, 2019

Elaine Theresa Geschke, age 84, of Mayville, returned to her heavenly home on Friday, January 18 at Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lomira. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on January 24, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in LeRoy and again...
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James Jim Pickhardt

December 14, 1935 - January 18, 2019

James was called home to his Heavenly Father on January 18, 2019 after a battle with kidney cancer. James was born the son of Carl and Verona (Schmaltz) Pickhardt on December 14, 1935 in Salemville, WI. He was a lifelong member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Randolph; where he was baptized into the Christian faith on February 2, 1936 and confirmed in faith May 15, 1949. James was united in...
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Laura J. Thomas

May 8, 1963 - January 16, 2019

Laura J. Thomas, 55, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Laura was born the daughter of Edwin and Helen (Pritchard) Kasmiski on May 8, 1963 in Beaver Dam. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Laura was employed with various businesses in the Beaver Dam area. Laura enjoyed cheering on the Packers and watching NASCAR. She...
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John K. Dejanovich

January 6, 1944 - January 15, 2019

John Kelly Dejanovich, 74, passed on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at cousin Judy Thomas's home after a long struggle with a terminal illness. John was in hospice care for 6 months and died peacefully in his sleep. A private family service will be scheduled at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Mayville. John leaves behind two sons, Andrei and Yanko, and a daughter, Nicole. He was...
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Edwin J. Qualmann

January 15, 1933 - January 11, 2019

Edwin J. Qualmann was a simple man who loved to grow and harvest things such as crops, wildlife, family, relationships in the community, church, and business. The testimony of this was that as he was driving his old pickup he pulled to the side, put it in park, and went to be with his Savior Jesus on January 11, 2019. Ed was born to Emma Pruetz Qualmann and Edwin Qualmann in the family...
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Alfred "Bud" Affeldt, Jr

March 1, 1932 - January 8, 2019

Alfred "Bud" H. Affeldt Jr., 86, of the town of Calamus passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Dycora Transitional Health and Living. A visitation for Bud will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Moberg officiating. ...
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Alec M. Grabarkiewicz

September 26, 1991 - January 8, 2019

Alec M. Grabarkiewicz, 27, of Horicon, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. A memorial gathering for Alec will take place on Monday, January 14th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. Alec was born the son of Matthew and Julie (Martens) Grabarkiewicz on September 26, 1991 in Fond du Lac. He was a 2010 graduate of Horicon High School. Alec loved...
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Elaine A. Wheeler

November 7, 1934 - January 8, 2019

Elaine A. Wheeler, 84, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Charleston House in Beaver Dam with her family by her side. Elaine was born the daughter of Carl and Freida (Zemp) Bachofen on November 7, 1934 in Waupun. She was a 1952 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and a 1956 graduate of UW-La Crosse where she received her B.S. degree in Physical Education. Elaine was...
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William Schulze

November 20, 1931 - January 6, 2019

William J. Schulze, age 87, of Horicon, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Juneau. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 is invited to pay their respects at 10:50 a.m. and the...
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Karen M. Evans

July 28, 1965 - January 5, 2019

Karen M. Evans, 53, of Reeseville, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. A memorial service for Karen will be held on Monday, January 14th at 2 p.m. at the Shorehaven- Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc (1305 W Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066). Karen was born the daughter of Larry and Roberta (Blakely) Sheffield...
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Juliann Wolfgang

April 10, 1949 - January 4, 2019

Juliann Wolfgang, 69, of Beaver Dam passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at her home with her husband Steven by her side. Juliann was born the daughter of Paul and Audrey (Delcore) Schulz on April 10, 1949 in Oconto, WI. She was a 1967 graduate of Appleton West High School and later received her LPN certification from MPTC in Beaver Dam. Juliann was married to Steven Wolfgang on June 16,...
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Edward "Ed" Buss

June 28, 1927 - January 3, 2019

Edward John Buss, 91, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Hillside Manor after a short illness. A memorial gathering for Edward will be held on Tuesday, January 8th from noon until 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Seth Dorn officiating. Inurnment will follow at Highland...
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Paul O. Koll

July 18, 1926 - January 3, 2019

Paul O. Koll, age 92, of Theresa passed away on January 3, 2019 at the St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac. A funeral service for Paul will take place on Tuesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa with the Rev. Jonathon Learman officiating. A visitation will take place Monday, January 7 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa and again on Tuesday,...
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Constance "Connie" Pilsner

May 18, 1935 - January 1, 2019

Constance R. Pilsner, age 83, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Marvin's Manor in Horicon. Visitation for Connie will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mayville on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Tom Biersack officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Mayville. ...
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Patricia A. Walden

January 7, 1938 - December 31, 2018

Patricia A. Walden, 80, of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at UW Hospital in Madison. Patricia was born the daughter of Elmore and Mary Ann (Thompson) Hamilton on January 7, 1938 in Poynette, WI. She was a graduate of Poynette High School and practiced as an accountant for her working career. Patricia was married to Ryan Walden in September of 1991 in Prairie du Chien. ...
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Betty J. Schack

July 14, 1930 - December 30, 2018

Betty Jane Schack, age 88, of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Meriter Hospital in Madison surrounded by her family. A funeral service for Betty will be held on Thursday, January 3 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Bob Moberg officiating. A visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at church. A luncheon will follow the service at...
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Ronald "Ron" Mayberry

January 8, 1944 - December 29, 2018

Ronald "Ron" L. Mayberry, age 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Dycora Transitional Health in Beaver Dam, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ron was born January 8, 1944, in Beaver Dam, to Clifford and Agnes (Welch) Mayberry. He was a Beaver Dam High School graduate where he was also Prom King. Ron proudly served his country in the United States Army...
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Yvonne Straseskie

March 27, 1929 - December 29, 2018

Yvonne "Bonny" Straseskie, age 89, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Sylvan Crossings. The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Randy Wells officiating. Inurnment with be at St. Michael Cemetery. ...
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Jerry Nelson

November 25, 1948 - December 27, 2018

Jerry L. Nelson, age 70, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at his home. There will be military honors provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The memorial gathering will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The memorial service will be 7...
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Goldie Heintz

March 24, 1925 - December 24, 2018

Goldie R. Heintz, age 93, died Monday, December 24, 2018 at Artisan Assisted Living in Lake Geneva. Visitation for Goldie will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Goldie Ruth was born on March...
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Marlene M Goss

July 23, 1938 - December 23, 2018

Marlene M. Goss, 80, of Mayville (Farmersville) passed away at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Visitation for Marlene will take place in Friday, December 28th from noon until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Jonathan Goss officiating at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. Inurnment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery in the Tn. of Theresa. ...
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Howard C. Richards

September 27, 1930 - December 23, 2018

Howard C. Richards, age 88, of Reeseville, died on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Dycora Transitional Care in Watertown. The visitation will be at First United Church of Christ in Reeseville on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Lois Rosko will officiate and burial will be at United Church of Christ Cemetery in the Town of Lowell,...
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Ronald M. Janz

December 2, 1947 - December 23, 2018

Ronald Janz of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, December 23 at Hillside Manor, Beaver Dam. Ronald was born on December 2, 1947, the son of Michael and Agnes "Elsie" (Prebil) Janz. A lifelong resident of Beaver Dam, Ronald was a two-tour Vietnam veteran having served his country from 1967-1971. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by his siblings: Patricia (Allen)...
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Harold R. Rennells

April 10, 1962 - December 22, 2018

Harold R. Rennells, age 56, of Iron Ridge passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home following after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29 at 1 p.m. at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. noon at the funeral home in Beaver Dam. Military...
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Ruth L. Schaumburg

November 11, 1924 - December 20, 2018

Ruth Loretta Schaumburg, 94, of Mayville, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m.at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville with the Rev. AHyun Lee officiating. A visitation will take place on Sunday, December 30 from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow at the...
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Sarah Conforti

November 6, 1977 - December 19, 2018

Sarah B. Conforti, age 41, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Private family services will be held. Sarah Bev Conforti was born on November 6, 1977 in Berwyn, Illinois to Dominic and Susan (Karczynski) Conforti. Sarah's children were absolutely first in her life and she loved them beyond words. She was a great mother, daughter, sister and friend; sometimes loyal to...
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Clarence T. Kiser

June 15, 1929 - December 19, 2018

Clarence T. Kiser, age 89, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Sylvan Crossings. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Dennis Richards will be officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam and military honors will be provided by the Fox Lake...
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Marie C. Wallintin

December 9, 1918 - December 16, 2018

Marie C. Wallintin, age 100, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully with her daughter and granddaughter by her side, on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Ivy Manor in Campbellsport. Visitation for Marie will be held on Friday, December 21st from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father Mike Erwin officiating at St. Katharine Drexel in Beaver Dam....
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Raymond W. Burrow

December 11, 1964 - December 15, 2018

Raymond W. Burrow, 54, of Beaver Dam, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 15, 2018. A visitation will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in...
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Diane M. Locke

October 27, 1955 - December 15, 2018

Diane Marie Locke, age 63 of Horicon, died peacefully surrounded by family on December 15, 2018 at her home following a long battle with ovarian cancer. Diane was born October 27, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, to William and Ruth (Potts) Koehler. She grew up in Detroit, and graduated from Denby High School in 1973. On November 17, 1973, Diane was united in marriage to Rickey "Rick" Locke at...
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Steven D. Neuman

December 19, 1952 - December 14, 2018

Steven D. Neuman, 65, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2018 at Hillside Manor after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A memorial gathering for Steve will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. A memorial service will follow at the church at 12:00 Noon with Father Michael J...
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Marlene I. Miller

September 4, 1941 - December 13, 2018

Marlene I. Miller, age 77, of Horicon formerly of Chippewa Falls, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Marvin's Manor in Horicon. Marlene was born the daughter of Robert and Myrtle (Kruger) Felton on September 4, 1941 in Eau Claire. She was a 1959 graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School. She was retired from AT&T. In her spare time Marlene enjoyed reading, knitting, camping and...
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Erwin Gering

March 2, 1941 - December 12, 2018

After battling a tough illness, Erwin "Erv" Louis Gering passed away on December 12, 2018 with his family by his side. Erv was born on March 2nd, 1941 to Erwin John and Mildred (Gerlach) Gering in Watertown WI. He attended Mayville High School and was a graduate of the class of 1959. He attended teaching colleges in both Ashland, WI as well as in Dodge County. He was a proud veteran and...
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Elizabeth L. Adelmeyer

February 3, 1936 - December 12, 2018

Elizabeth L. Adelmeyer, 82, of Knowles passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Grancare Nursing and Rehab. in Fond du Lac. Elizabeth was born the daughter of Anthony and Alice Stommel on February 3, 1936 in the township of Hubbard, Dodge County. She was married to Leslie F. Adelmeyer on October 9, 1951 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville. She was employed with Regal Ware in...
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Wayne A. Larsen

December 10, 2018

Wayne A. Larsen, age 78, of Mayville passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2018 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. A visitation for Wayne will take place from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 15 at Koepsell Murray Funeral Home at N7199 North Crystal Lake Road at the intersection with Highway 33 in Beaver Dam. The memorial service will follow immediately at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev....
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Donald Everman

August 16, 1937 - December 10, 2018

Donald H. Everman, age 81 of Beaver Dam, died on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Clearview Health & Rehabilitation in Juneau. Visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 11:50 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church at 12:00 Noon with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. A private entombment will take...
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Beverly M. Krueger

May 30, 1935 - December 10, 2018

Beverly M. Krueger, 83, of Oshkosh and formerly of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at her home. Beverly was born the daughter of Harold and Clara (Westerman) Hainstock on May 30, 1935 at her family's home in Sauk County, WI. She was a 1953 graduate of Juneau High School. Beverly was married to Delvin D. Krueger on September 28, 1957 at Salem Lutheran Church in Lowell. ...
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Earl D. Lichtenberg

April 11, 1934 - December 10, 2018

Earl Donald Lichtenberg, 84, of rural Mayville went to join his Lord on Dec. 10, 2018 from complications with congested heart failure. Earl was born April 11, 1934 to the late Edgar and Irma (Gentz) Lichtenberg in the same house he currently lived in and passed away in with his loving family by his side. Earl married Mona Miescke on September 27, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon. Earl...
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Jeanine Pamperin

August 25, 1932 - December 9, 2018

Jeanine Lena Violet Pamperin (nee Schaumberg), 86, of Lomira left St. Francis Home of Fond du Lac to be with the Lord our Savior on December 9, 2018. Jeanine was born on August 25, 1932 in the township of Lomira to George and Sarah (nee Coulter) Schaumberg and was married to Wilbur Pamperin on February 23, 1952 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lomira. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran...
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Debra Cahoon

December 2, 1959 - December 8, 2018

Debra J. Cahoon, age 59, of Waterloo, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends who loved her very much on Saturday, December 8, 2018. There will be a memorial gathering at the Reeseville Community Center on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11:00 a.m to 12:50 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lance A. Hoff officiating. Debra was born on...
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James A. Duffus, Jr.

March 6, 1948 - December 7, 2018

James A. Duffus Jr., 70, of Mayville and formerly of Milwaukee passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Crossroads Nursing Home in Mayville. James was born the son of James A. and Lucille (Hoyt) Duffus Sr. on March 6, 1948 in St. Louis, MO. He was a graduate of Custer High School in Milwaukee. He was married to Mary Sheahan on September 27, 1969 in Milwaukee. James retired from Thunder...
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James "Reggie" Marthaler

December 7, 1945 - December 7, 2018

James "Reggie" I. Marthaler, age 73, of Beaver Dam, died on Friday, his birthday, December 7, 2018, at Dycora Transitional Care. The visitation will be at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. James Marthaler was born on...
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Lorraine P. Vieth

October 14, 1931 - December 6, 2018

Lorraine P. Vieth, 87, of Beaver Dam died Dec. 6, 2018, under comfort care following a short stay at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. A memorial gathering for Lorraine will be at Trinity Church – United Methodist, 308 Oneida St. in Beaver Dam on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. A memorial service will follow at church on Saturday beginning at 12:00 noon with Rev. Cherie...
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Robert T. Olson

February 7, 1952 - December 3, 2018

MADISON- Robert T. Olson, 66, of Madison, formerly of Rockford, IL passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 3, 2018 at his home. A memorial service is being planned for the Spring of 2019. Service details will follow at a later date. The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.
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Dale Ann Zirbel

December 15, 1955 - December 3, 2018

Dale Ann Zirbel, age 62, of LeRoy passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Meriter Hospital in Madison after a short battle with an aggressive cancer diagnosis. Funeral services for Dale will take place on Friday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville with the Rev. Sandra Schieble officiating. Visitation will take place from 1-3 p.m. on December 7 at the funeral home...
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Dorothy E. Starker

June 29, 1922 - December 3, 2018

Dorothy E. Starker (nee Donner), 96, of Columbus, Wisconsin passed away peacefully At Home Again in Columbus on December 3, 2018. Dorothy was born on June 29, 1922 to Fred Sr. and Annette (Murray) Donner. Dorothy married Lawrence Starker in January 1943. The couple was blessed with three sons; Larry (Gyneth Erdman) Starker of Columbus, Terry (Shannon) Starker of Columbus and Dan (Dorothy) of...
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Lori A. Yelk

April 11, 1962 - December 1, 2018

Lori A. Yelk, 56, of Lowell passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at her home. Lori was born the daughter of Faye and Beulah (Johnson) Hodgkins on April 11, 1962 in Beaver Dam. She was married to Donald Yelk on October 15, 1988 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Lori loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Lori is survived by her husband, Donald...
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Janice L. Rabehl

July 9, 1935 - December 1, 2018

Janice Rabehl, age 83, of Beaver Dam, formerly of Fox Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at her home. A memorial service for Janice will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fox Lake with the Rev. David Nottling officiating. Visitation for Janice will take place from 10-11 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Janice was...
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Beatrice J. Kowal

September 27, 1953 - November 30, 2018

Beatrice J. Kowal, 65 years old, of Mayville, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at her home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Koepsell Funeral Home at Mayville at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Sara Gillespie officiating. A visitation will take place prior to the service on Thursday, December 6th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. ...
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Joan Klug

February 17, 1930 - November 28, 2018

Joan P. Klug, 88, of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Columbus Community Hospital. A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Olivet Congregational – UCC in Columbus from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Ruth Wagner Bradshaw officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in...
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George Bromberek

September 7, 1921 - November 27, 2018

George C. Bromberek, age 97, of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. There will be a Rosary at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, in Beaver Dam, on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at church at 12:00 noon with Fr. Erick Cassiano officiating....
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Daniel E. Weijola

September 20, 1943 - November 26, 2018

Daniel E. Weijola, 75, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at his home. Visitation for Dan will take place on Friday, November 30th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at the church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Daniel was born the son of Gunnard and Ana (Pelto) Weijola on...
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Rose M. Gerber

May 30, 1947 - November 26, 2018

Rose M. Gerber, 71, of Beaver Dam, and previously of Columbus, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Visitation for Rose will take place on Monday, December 3rd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wilke officiating. Inurnment will take...
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Frank Hayden

August 3, 1951 - November 25, 2018

After a more than 15 year journey with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), the Lord has called Frank home. Services for Frank will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, WI with visitation on Friday, November 30th from 4-7 pm and Saturday from 10-10:50. Funeral following at 11:00 am, with Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Frankie Dean Hayden, 67, passed away on November 25, 2018,...
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Marion R. Barsch

January 9, 1931 - November 25, 2018

Marion R. Barsch, 87, of Burnett, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Visitation for Marion will be held on Wednesday, November 28th from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tim Sallach officiating at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Burnett. Burial will follow at Burnett Central Cemetery. Marion was born the daughter...
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John P. Dropik

August 4, 1925 - November 24, 2018

John P. Dropik, age 93, of New Berlin, formerly of Mayville passed away on November 24, 2018 at Heritage at Deer Creek in New Berlin. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29 from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Burial and Military...
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Morris L. Eggert

November 23, 2018

Morris L. Eggert, age 87, passed away November 23, 2018 at his home. Morris was born in 1931 in Beaver Dam, WI, graduated from Beaver Dam High in 1950 and married Betty Vredeveld on August 30, 1954. Morris served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and went on to work at various places including John Deere Horicon Works and as a welder at MetalFab before his retirement. ...
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Eugene E. Wild, Jr.

September 21, 1949 - November 23, 2018

Eugene E. Wild, Jr., 69 years old, of Mayville, passed away surrounded by his loving family, after a six month battle with liver cancer, on Friday, November 23, 2018 at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend, WI. There will be no formal funeral services per Gene's wishes. Eugene E. Wild was born on September 21, 1949 to Eugene M. and Mary Ann (Ries) Wild in Fond du Lac, WI. Gene was a 1968...
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Darlene R. Mays

November 26, 1942 - November 23, 2018

Darlene R. Mays, 75, of the township of Calamus passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Darlene was born the daughter of Douglas E. and Ruth E. (Helmer) Martin on November 26, 1942 in Beaver Dam. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friesland and later confirmed at Friedens Ev. Lutheran Church in Randolph. Darlene was married to...
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Richard L. Brooke

June 16, 1957 - November 23, 2018

Richard L. Brooke, age 61, died Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home in Beaver Dam after a life-long battle with Becker Muscular Dystrophy. A memorial gathering for Richard will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Memorial services will follow at the funeral home beginning at 6:00 p.m. John R. Leiting will be the...
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Donetta Mutz

February 21, 1933 - November 23, 2018

Mrs. Donetta M. Mutz, of Fond du Lac, formerly of Lomira passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac. A funeral service for Donetta will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. A visitation will take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1 at the funeral home in Mayville. Entombment will take place...
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Hilda Lenz

November 22, 2018

Hilda Katharina Lydia Lenz, 91, died peacefully on November 22, 2018 at a hospice in Tomah, WI after a long illness. Hilda was born to Gustav and Katherina in Milwaukee, WI. She was a graduate of UW-Madison where she received her bachelor's degree in nursing. Hilda was employed with the Columbus Community Hospital as an RN during her career. She was married to Herbert Lenz on April 22, 1950...
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Amy B. Krieser

October 26, 1956 - November 21, 2018

Amy B. Krieser, 62 of Mayville WI passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Amy was born on October 26, 1956 the daughter of Lawrence & Katherine (nee Bachhuber) Krieser in Waupun, WI. Amy was a 1974 graduate of Mayville High School. Amy loved to work, She owned and operated the Texaco Station and held titles such as cemetery caretaker, golf club caretaker, school bus driver, dump...
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Gerald W. Wagner

January 30, 1945 - November 20, 2018

Gerald William Wagner, age 73, of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. There will be a memorial gathering at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at church on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery...
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Wayne Samplawski

January 23, 1935 - November 19, 2018

Wayne Arland ("Sammy") Samplawski, formerly of Horicon, passed away at his home in Beaver Dam at the age of 83 on Monday, November 19, 2018. He was born at home on the farm in the Town of Delmar, Chippewa County, January 23, 1935, the eleventh child of Edward and Hazel (Hatfield) Samplawski. He was driving milk truck by the age of 13; and worked on a mink farm for two years before moving to...
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