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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

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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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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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. 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, WI, where she graduated from Pembine High School. She attended Oshkosh State College for one year and...
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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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Shirley M. Schultz

July 21, 1936 - January 5, 2020

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

November 14, 1924 - January 5, 2020

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

February 21, 1946 - January 5, 2020

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

July 2, 1932 - January 5, 2020

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

October 19, 1939 - January 4, 2020

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

January 16, 1934 - January 4, 2020

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

May 19, 1928 - January 4, 2020

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

February 27, 1957 - January 2, 2020

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

April 6, 1926 - January 2, 2020

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

February 4, 1936 - December 30, 2019

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

February 5, 1922 - December 27, 2019

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

June 1, 2015 - December 26, 2019

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

May 24, 1956 - December 26, 2019

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

January 31, 1924 - December 26, 2019

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

May 1, 1926 - December 25, 2019

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

August 22, 1928 - December 24, 2019

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

May 5, 1960 - December 24, 2019

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

December 23, 1928 - December 22, 2019

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

May 6, 1928 - December 22, 2019

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

October 1, 1937 - December 21, 2019

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

August 25, 1942 - December 19, 2019

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

December 29, 1941 - December 19, 2019

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

August 21, 1922 - December 16, 2019

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

May 6, 1955 - December 15, 2019

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

July 22, 1938 - December 14, 2019

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

September 18, 1937 - December 14, 2019

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

February 22, 1925 - December 13, 2019

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

May 24, 1955 - December 12, 2019

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

December 11, 1964 - December 11, 2019

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

July 28, 1938 - December 9, 2019

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

May 4, 1922 - December 7, 2019

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

August 29, 1945 - December 6, 2019

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

January 12, 1947 - December 5, 2019

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

January 5, 1952 - December 4, 2019

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

March 31, 1932 - December 4, 2019

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

June 8, 1934 - December 3, 2019

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

June 24, 1940 - December 3, 2019

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

October 23, 1948 - December 3, 2019

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

August 21, 1924 - December 3, 2019

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

December 22, 1929 - November 30, 2019

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

April 4, 1937 - November 29, 2019

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

June 19, 1930 - November 27, 2019

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

December 14, 1932 - November 27, 2019

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

December 12, 1923 - November 27, 2019

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

September 25, 1950 - November 25, 2019

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

September 4, 1930 - November 25, 2019

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

May 31, 1932 - November 24, 2019

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

August 9, 1940 - November 24, 2019

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

April 12, 1923 - November 23, 2019

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

August 23, 1948 - November 23, 2019

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

October 30, 1925 - November 22, 2019

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

April 7, 1936 - November 21, 2019

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

September 4, 1926 - November 20, 2019

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

August 14, 1925 - November 20, 2019

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

August 17, 1950 - November 19, 2019

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

March 6, 1931 - November 18, 2019

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

February 10, 1939 - November 18, 2019

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

October 1, 1951 - November 17, 2019

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

July 30, 1989 - November 16, 2019

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

March 13, 1925 - November 15, 2019

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

July 24, 1940 - November 15, 2019

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