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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

Richard "Dick" Anthes

February 5, 1945 - July 8, 2020

Richard D. "Dick" Anthes, 75, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. A private family memorial service will take place with the Rev. Jim Wendt officiating at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Richard was born the son of Adolph and Florence (Strahota) Anthes on February 5, 1945 in Beaver Dam. He was united in...
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Norman L. Feucht

June 22, 1924 - July 7, 2020

Heaven gained a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and fisherman. Norman Feucht, of Mayville, born the son of George and Theresa (Bauer) Feucht on June 22, 1924 passed away at St Francis Terrace July 7, 2020 at the age of 96. After proudly serving on the Liberty Ships in the Pacific theater in WWII, he returned to Mayville where he met and married Florence Wild. They...
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Denise "Emma" Winter

February 15, 1961 - July 6, 2020

Denise "Emma" A. Winter, 59, of Beaver Dam passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 6, 2020 at her home. Denise was born the daughter of Robert Winter and Gloria (Stofflet) Rake on February 15, 1961 in Beaver Dam. She was employed with Enerpac in Columbus for 32 years. Denise loved gardening and flowers. She was an avid antique collector. Denise was the life of the party and will be...
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Rodney L. Linde

May 22, 1939 - July 6, 2020

Rodney L. Linde, age 81, a life-long Beaver Dam resident, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home. Services for Rodney will be private. Rodney Lee Linde was born on May 22, 1939 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Albert and Rosella (nee: Lenz) Linde. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School. Rodney worked for Fletcher Oil, Green Giant, managed Pizza Villa; but for the last 50 years he...
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Barbara J. Moen

August 25, 1960 - July 4, 2020

Barbara J. Moen, age 59, died on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her home in Fox Lake. The memorial gathering will be Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. The former Barbara June Reifsnider was born on August 25, 1960 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to William and Shelby (Kline) Reifsnider. Barbara enjoyed to bake and cook for her family....
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Richard L. Bayer

December 7, 1934 - July 3, 2020

Richard L. Bayer, 85, of Juneau, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam with his son Mark and daughter-in-law Denise by his side. A memorial gathering is being planned for a later date. Richard was born the son of John and Lillian (Klink) Bayer on December 7, 1934 in Hartford, Wisconsin. He served his country in the US Air Force and then married...
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Jane M. Karl

February 18, 1924 - June 30, 2020

Jane M. Karl, 96, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 with her daughter by her side. A visitation for Jane will be held on Monday, July 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery...
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Sharon R. Kasten

November 17, 1936 - June 30, 2020

Sharon R. Kasten, age 83, of Racine and formerly of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Visitation for Sharon will be at Harmony Baptist Church in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 10-11 AM followed by the service at 11 AM. Interment will take place at East Lowell Cemetery. The former Sharon Rae Howarth was...
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David H. Hanefeld

March 26, 1951 - June 28, 2020

David H. Hanefeld, age 69, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home in Burnett. Visitation for David will be at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. The family asks that these times be adhered to and that social distancing be practiced. Both the service and the burial will be private. David Howard Hanefeld was born on March 26...
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Ronald A. Wellner

October 31, 1954 - June 26, 2020

Devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Survived by his loving family. He has touched the lives of so many with his unconditional love, generosity, and kindness. He will forever be missed. Celebration of life being planned for a later date.
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Marilyn J. "Queenie" Spittel

September 26, 1936 - June 26, 2020

HORICON -- Marilyn J. "Queenie" Spittel, 83, of Horicon passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Marilyn was born the daughter of Leon and Alvina (Hoepner) Reible on September 26, 1936 in Theresa. On December 29, 1956, she was married to Lynn "Buck" Spittel in Dubuque, IA. Marilyn was a faithful member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. She...
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Lois A. Geiger

November 25, 1934 - June 26, 2020

Lois A. Geiger, of Columbus, died on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Hamilton Park Place in Portage. The visitation will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Wednesday at 12:00 noon with Fr. Vince Brewer officiating. Burial will be at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in...
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Rodger E. Wrucke

February 3, 1934 - June 26, 2020

HORICON/JUNEAU-- Rodger E. Wrucke, 86, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Juneau, Wisconsin. He was born on February 3, 1934 to Elmer and Leona (Beier) Wrucke. He graduated from Horicon High School. He was married to Eunice Bintzler from 1955 until her death in 1978. They raised their family on the family farm just west of Horicon, where they raised hogs and had a sweet corn stand for...
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Diane K. Billings

September 24, 1940 - June 24, 2020

THERESA, WI -- Diane K. Billings on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 was escorted to her heavenly home exactly three months shy of her 80th birthday, September 24, 1940. A visitation for Diane will be held on Monday, June 29th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. A funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Interment will...
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Jocelynn Soleil Rodriguez Wolfe

November 21, 2019 - June 23, 2020

Jocelynn Soleil Rodriguez Wolfe, 7 months old beautiful baby daughter of Veronica Rodriguez and Joseph Wolfe entered the arms of angels on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020. Jocelynn was loved and cherished and will deeply be missed by her parents Veronica and Joey; her sisters Emily, Avery, Catalina, and Havana; and brothers Sergio, Jacob and Mason; grandmothers Marlen Plain and Sharon Wolfe; her...
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Harold L. Schaefer

September 30, 1932 - June 23, 2020

Harold Lester Schaefer, 87, of Columbus, peacefully went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020. He was born on September 30, 1932 in Columbus, the son of Carl and Martha (Wohlfeil) Schaefer. Harold attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated from Columbus High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean campaign. His career began as a radio and T.V....
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Bernice C. "Gigi" Kaiser

December 17, 1915 - June 21, 2020

IRON RIDGE, WI, Bernice C. "Gigi" Kaiser is at peace in the Lord's hands at the age of 104 years, and 6 months. She passed on Sunday, June 21, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. A visitation for Bernice will be held on Wednesday, June 24th from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Mose officiating. ...
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Janet A. Gritt

June 3, 1943 - June 20, 2020

Janet A. Gritt, age 77, of Horicon, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home in Horicon. A visitation will be at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Parish on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Justin Lopina presiding,...
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Dorothy M. Hook

August 28, 1930 - June 19, 2020

Dorothy M. Hook, 89, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Land O' Lakes, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living Center in Beaver Dam. Dorothy was born on August 28, 1930 the daughter of Donald and Vida (Rautson) Kline in Waupun, WI. She was united in marriage to George L. Hook on November 24, 1949 in Lodi. Dorothy, George, and their daughter George Ann...
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Barbara J. Kelm

June 20, 1937 - June 18, 2020

Barbara J. Kelm, formerly of Beaver Dam, died at her home in Fox Lake, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:000 p.m. The quantity of people inside the funeral home will be regulated and we ask that you practice social distancing. There will be a graveside service at Highland Memory Gardens in the...
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Edythe "Edie" Merrill

July 2, 1933 - June 18, 2020

Edythe "Edie" M. Merrill, age 86, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Golden Years Senior Living in Randolph. A funeral for close friends and family will be held at Faith Community Christian Reformed Church in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jason Ruis officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the service at church on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m....
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Vicente Juarez

May 11, 2020 - June 17, 2020

Vicente Juarez, one month old infant son of Rudolfo and Jennifer Juarez, died unexpectedly on June 17, 2020. Private family services will be held. Vicente is survived by his parents; five brothers and sisters, Rudolfo Juarez, Jr, Hailey Haberman, Ariana Juarez, Sebastian Juarez, and Ezekiel Juarez; his grandparents, Maria Juarez of Beaver Dam, Mike Tudor of Texas, and Susan Peeler of Beaver...
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Melvin 'Mel' L. Drinkwine

August 18, 1935 - June 16, 2020

Melvin (Mel) L. Drinkwine, age 84 of Mayville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Mel was born to Melvin K. and Lillian (Koziol) Drinkwine on August 18, 1935 in Waukegan, IL. He graduated from Drake University, received his Master's degree in accounting from Northwestern and was a Certified Public Accountant. Mel honorably served his country as a...
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Gloria M. Ptaschinski

January 17, 1932 - June 16, 2020

Gloria M. Ptaschinski, 88, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Beaver Dam Health Care Center. Gloria was born the daughter of Clarence and Esther (Sturm) Neuendorf on January 17, 1932 in Hustiford, WI. She was married to Roger Ptaschinski on June 12, 1948 in Beaver Dam. Gloria took pride in raising her family and later became a product demonstrator in the area. ...
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Rosa L. Wolter

March 16, 1941 - June 15, 2020

Rosa L. Wolter, age 79, of Mayville passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Rosa was born the daughter of Cecil and Nellie (Wackett) Gray on March 16, 1941 in Wyocena. She was graduate of Horicon High School. Rosa was united in marriage to Edward Wolter on April 28, 1959 in Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon. She was retired from Mayville Engineering Company. In...
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Terry P. Link

May 20, 1952 - June 15, 2020

Terry P. Link, age 68, died at his home in Westford Township on Monday, June 15, 2020. Private services will be held and burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Terry was born on May 20, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Herbert and Lorraine (Hatzinger) Link. After graduating from Beaver Dam High School, he attended UW Stout. Terry owned and operated M&R Sports in Beaver Dam...
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Gretchen E. Gallenbeck

July 24, 1953 - June 13, 2020

Gretchen E. Gallenbeck, 66, a resident of Marvin's Manor in Waupun and formerly of Markesan passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Gretchen was born on July 24, 1953 and was loved by her parents Gene and Sue Bendix. She was married to the love of her life, Arnold Gallenbeck, Jr. Over the years, Gretchen was employed with Nancy's Notions and 928 Motor Sports. She was also owned and operated...
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Jane M. Schultz

June 6, 1932 - June 13, 2020

Jane M. Schultz, age 88 of Mayville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Jane was born the daughter of August and Caroline (Kutz) Panzer on June 6, 1932 in the town of Brownsville. She was a graduate of Mayville High School. She was united in marriage to Palmer C. Schultz on October 20, 1951 at St. Luke's Ev. Lutheran Church in Brownsville. Together...
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Donald M. Fabisch

July 10, 1933 - June 12, 2020

Donald M. Fabisch, age 86, died Friday, June 12, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Donald will be buried at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin. The Beaver Dam American Legion Post #146 will provide military honors. Don is survived by his sons, Mark Fabisch of Appleton, Tom (Brenda) Fabisch of Beaver Dam, and Jerry (Kelli) Fabisch of Oshkosh; his...
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James E. Smith

January 27, 1931 - June 11, 2020

James E. Smith, 89, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Christian Homestead in Waupun. James was born on January 27, 1931 the son of William and Esther (Rousseau) Smith in Columbus, WI. He was a 1948 graduate of Randolph High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. On May 12, 1954, he was united in marriage to Christine...
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Barbara Rhode O'Brien

July 5, 1938 - June 10, 2020

LEXINGTON – Barbara Rhode O'Brien, affectionately known as "Gram", age 81, of Lexington, SC passed away on June 10, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Waupun, WI, to Merlin and Edna Rhode on July 5, 1938. She grew up with her two sisters, Betty and Lila, and two brothers, Jim and Gunnar, in Rolling Prairie, WI.Gram actually wanted to be an airline hostess but found her...
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Michael D. Hill

September 5, 1959 - June 9, 2020

Michael D. Hill, 60, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Windsor, Colorado passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 with his loving family by his side. Michael Duane was born on September 5, 1959 the son of Max and Rhonda (Hafkey) Hill in Greeley, Colorado. He was a graduate of Eaton High School Class of 1977. On October 20, 1979, he was united in marriage to Sherlyn Pitts. Michael...
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Larry Joseph Brandel

July 13, 1939 - June 6, 2020

Larry Joseph Brandel, (80) of Mayville passed away on June 6, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Larry was born on July 13, 1939 to the late William and Frances (ReBarge) Brandel of Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Saginaw in 1958. He graduated from Michigan State in 1960 with a degree in Animal Husbandry and showed pure bred cattle in Michigan, Iowa,...
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Calvin H. Becker

May 11, 1930 - June 5, 2020

Calvin H. Becker, 90, of Iron Ridge passed away on June 5, 2020. He was born May 11, 1930, Town of Oak Grove, Dodge County WI to Herbert and Elsie (Nehls) Becker. He attended Woodland Road School, St John's Juneau and graduated from Mayville High School, class of 1949. On August 2, 1952 he was married to his life partner, soul mate and only love, Delores Stark. They were privileged with 67...
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Albert "Al" Luckas

August 13, 1939 - June 5, 2020

Albert F. Luckas, age 80, formerly of Beaver Dam, died on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. There will be a private Mass of Christian Burial and inurnment will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Albert Francis Luckas was born on August 13, 1939 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Albert J. and Frances D. (Walauskis) Luckas. He attended Kenosha schools and graduated from...
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Carol J. Braker

January 4, 1937 - June 5, 2020

Carol Jean Braker, 83, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Visitation for Carol will be held on Friday, June 12th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Wenzel officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. John's Cemetery in Lowell. Carol was...
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John J. Hechimovich

August 15, 1930 - June 4, 2020

John J. Hechimovich, 89, of the Tn. of Theresa, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehab in Lomira. A family gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 10th from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville with a family memorial service beginning at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Mayville...
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Christine E. Janovitz

December 29, 1955 - June 4, 2020

Christine E. Janovitz, 64, of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Christine Elizabeth was born the daughter of Paul S. and Hazel H. (Jahn) Janovitz in Beaver Dam on December 29, 1955. She was a 1973 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and went on to attend Brigham Young University in Utah. Chris was a devout Mormon and kept in close...
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Carlton H. Freitag

September 21, 1943 - June 3, 2020

Carlton H. Freitag, 76, of Fond du Lac and formerly of Mayville, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Grancare Nursing Home in Fond du Lac. Visitation for Carlton will take place on Monday, June 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Celebration Assembly Church in Fond du Lac with a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Craig Ellefsen officiating. Entombment will follow at...
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Judith A. Johnson

May 8, 1942 - June 2, 2020

Judith A. Johnson, 78, of Horicon passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Watertown Regional Medical Center. Judith was born the daughter of LeRoy and Jeanette (Harrison) Burdick on May 8, 1942. She was married to Jerry Johnson in Round Lake, IL on April 8, 1989. In her earlier years, she had worked at Woodside Dude Ranch, Mauston WI, where many of her family members had worked including...
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Helen Heinrich

July 30, 1927 - June 1, 2020

Helen Griffin Heinrich, age 92, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Marvin's Manor in Waupun. She was born on July 30, 1927, to Roy E. Griffin and Louise (Schenck) Griffin in Windsor, Illinois. She married William C. (Bill) Heinrich on October 15, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois. They relocated to Bill's home town of Mayville, Wisconsin and embraced life in the community...
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"Peggy" Margaret Sorenson

December 23, 1940 - May 31, 2020

Margaret "Peggy" A. Sorenson, 79, of Reeseville and previously of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Peggy was born on December 23, 1940 the daughter of George and Dorothy (Bremmer) Jeffers in Prairie du Chien. She was united in marriage in 1973 and deeply loved by John "Dale" Sorenson. Peggy was a master needle pointer and...
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Carl D. Mahnke

June 29, 1934 - May 31, 2020

Carl D. Mahnke, age 85, of Mayville, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Juneau. Carl was born the son of Adolph and Elizabeth (Uhl) Mahnke on June 29, 1934 in Mayville. Carl honorably served his country in the US Air Force from 1952-1956. He was united in marriage to Janet Kahlhamer on June 28, 1958 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Kekoskee....
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Ezra David Henry Schwoerer

May 30, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Ezra David Henry Schwoerer, the beautiful baby son of Anthony and Madeleine Schwoerer passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Although his time here was short with us, we cherished every second. Ezra is deeply loved. He has been part of our family since the moment we knew of his existence. He often made his presence known by kicking up a storm and he loved to hang out under mommy's right ribcage...
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Patricia A. Keel

December 27, 1932 - May 28, 2020

Patricia A. Keel, 87, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Princeton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the Beaver Dam Assisted Living Facility. She was born on December 27, 1932, the daughter of Stanley and Ruth (Hammer) Schmidt. Patricia married her lifelong companion Carl H. Keel on June 18, 1949 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Beaver Dam, WI. After retirement from Beaver...
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Rhounal "Pete" Jahnke

January 25, 1934 - May 26, 2020

Rhounal "Pete" J. Jahnke, 86, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 26, 2020. No formal funeral services will be held and cremation will take place. Rhounal Jerome Jahnke was born on January 25, 1934 to Reinhard and Leona (Schmidt) Jahnke in Waupun, Wisconsin. He attended DeVry University. On February 14, 1956, Pete was united in...
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Bernard "Bernie" Dykstra

June 21, 1923 - May 25, 2020

Bernard C. "Bernie" Dykstra, 96, of Columbus passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the Meadows of Fall River. Bernard was born the son of Sjouke and Maude "Grace" (Westover) Dykstra on June 21, 1923 in Fountain Prairie, Columbia County. He was married to Selma Hurckman on July 25, 1946 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Bernie farmed around the Columbus area for many years. He later...
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Gene A. Binder

May 18, 1933 - May 23, 2020

Gene Arthur Binder, 87, of Juneau and previously of Milwaukee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Clearview in Juneau. Gene was born the son of Clarence and Margaret (Ruhland) Binder on May 18, 1933 in Milwaukee. Gene was united in marriage to Betty Polinske. Gene worked for American Motors in Milwaukee. Gene loved to fish and socialize. He is survived by his eight...
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Valene Kay Goss

December 14, 1962 - May 23, 2020

Valene Kay Goss, 57, of Mayville, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at her home. A private family gathering will take place. Inurnment will take place at St. Paul's Cemetery in the Tn. of Theresa. Valene was born the daughter of Roy A. and Marlene (Zilisch) Goss on December 14, 1962 in Beaver Dam. She was a graduate of Mayville High School and then was a Certified Nursing Assistant and...
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Cornelio "Cory" Ortega, Jr.

October 3, 1979 - May 18, 2020

Cornelio M. "Cory" Ortega, Jr., 40, of Columbus passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home. Cornelio was born the son of Cornelio and Lori (Stoegbauer) Ortega, Sr. on October 3, 1979. He was a graduate of Sun Prairie High School and was employed as a machinist. Cory enjoyed many hobbies but especially enjoyed fishing. He was a good husband and a supportive brother who...
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Norma V. Walther

July 5, 1924 - May 15, 2020

Norma Virginia (Lau) Walther, age 95, of Eau Claire passed away on May 15, 2020. Norma was born on July 5, 1924 on the family farm in Lomira Township, just north of Mayville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ferdinand and Lucilia (Heldt) Lau. She grew up on the family farm and was a 1941graduate of Mayville High School. After high school she worked as a telephone operator for Wisconsin Bell. On...
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Phyllis L. Schreiber

January 13, 1946 - May 15, 2020

Phyllis L. Schreiber, 74, of Randolph passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Phyllis was born the daughter of Wilbur and Delores (Serrahn) Frederick on January 13, 1946 at the Lutheran Hospital in Beaver Dam. She was a 1963 graduate of Waupun High School. She was married to Gene A. Schreiber on June 17, 1967 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Fox Lake. ...
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Robert W. Koehn

January 9, 1930 - May 15, 2020

Robert W. Koehn, age 90, of Beaver Dam, died on Friday, May 15, 2020 at his daughter's home in Watertown. There will be a private Mass of Christian Burial at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church – Mission Hall and burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery. Robert William Koehn was born on January 9, 1930 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Arthur and Laura (Kaseman) Koehn. Robert served in the United...
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Rose May Wald

January 31, 1926 - May 15, 2020

Rose M. Wald, 94, of Iron Ridge, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Marvin's Manor in Horicon. She was born the daughter of Edwin and Erna (Meyer) Collien on January 31, 1926 at her family home in Mayville. She was united in marriage with John "Jack" Wald on June 21, 1947 at St. Mary's in Mayville. Rose helped her husband as his bookkeeper for his cabinet business and also...
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Norman A. "Gabby" Collien

September 18, 1945 - May 14, 2020

Norman A. 'Gabby' Collien, age 74 passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his home in Kekoskee. Gabby was born the son of Arnold and Josephine (Vollmer) Collien on September 10, 1945 in Fond du Lac. Gabby was a 1963 graduate of Mayville High School. He served his country faithfully in the US Army during Vietnam stationed in Korea. Upon...
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Wilfred A. Lehner

September 30, 1927 - May 13, 2020

Wilfred A. Lehner, age 92, of Kekoskee passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Wilfred was born the son of Alvin and Leona (Manthey) Lehner on September 30, 1927 in LeRoy. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII stationed in Hawaii. He was united in marriage to June Quinn on September 10, 1955 in Ripon. Wilfred was a skilled welder and worked for United Pipeline in Beloit and then...
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Clarisse L. Dean

October 14, 1922 - May 13, 2020

Clarisse L. Dean, 97, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Clarisse was born on October 14, 1922 the daughter of George and Hulda (Stelzer) Immerfall in Beaver Dam. On February 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Robert Dean in Juneau, WI. Clarisse was employed at Weyenberg Shoe Factory in Beaver Dam for many years. She loved camping,...
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Ronald W. Waterworth

February 29, 1940 - May 13, 2020

Ronald William Waterworth, 80, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Ronald was born on the home farm in the Town of Courtland, Columbia County, on Feb. 29, 1940, a twin son to Merlin and Dorothea (Wrede) Waterworth. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1958, and married Joan Moser in Oct. 1963. He worked at Jung Seed Co. for...
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John R. Cronin

November 21, 1924 - May 12, 2020

John R. Cronin, 95, of Portage and formerly of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage. John was born the son of E. Raymond and Laura (Zinn) Cronin on November 21, 1924 in Milwaukee. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII where he was stationed in the Philippines. John was employed with WI Power & Light Co. for over 39 years. He was...
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Rodger Bobholz

July 7, 1937 - May 10, 2020

On May 10, 2020 Rodger Bobholz born July 7, 1937 entered into the land of the living, washed clean of all his sins in the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. Rodger is survived by his wife Shirley, wed to Rodger for 62 years; his three children: Mark and Mary (Miller) Bobholz, Gail (Bobholz) and Kevin Schoeffel, Janice Bobholz and husband Brian P Toth. Rodger was blessed with six grandchildren...
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John R. Muth

November 14, 1955 - May 9, 2020

John R. Muth, age 64, of Hustisford passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 9, 2020. John was born the son of Waldemar and Emma Jane (Phelps) Muth on November 14, 1955 in Los Angeles, CA. John was united in marriage to Rachelle Zietlow on May 27, 1986. He was employed as a machinist at Custom Tool in Hustisford. John was a master tinkerer. He loved math and woodwork and will be fondly...
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Scott A. Wolc

November 18, 1963 - May 9, 2020

Scott A. Wolc, 56, of Mayville, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Kathy Hospice in West Bend, Wisconsin. Scott was born the son of Frank and Barbara (Leibenow) Wolc on November 18, 1963 in Beaver Dam. Scott graduated from Mayville High School in 1980. He worked at various jobs throughout his years. Scott was liked by many. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. Survivors...
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Keith M. Grotjohn

December 7, 1936 - May 8, 2020

Keith Marvin Grotjohn, aged 83, died peacefully at home from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on Friday, May 8, 2020. Keith was born December 7, 1936 in Maple Valley Township in Buena Vista, IA to the parents of John and Edna Grotjohn. He was christened and confirmed in the Emmanuel Reformed U.C.C. of Schaller, IA. He attended the Maple Valley country school until 5th grade and then attended...
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James 'Jim' R. Coe

May 8, 1948 - May 8, 2020

James 'Jim' R. Coe, age 72, of Madison passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020 on his birthday at the Crossroads Care Center in Mayville. A private family graveside service will be held in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at a later date.
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Arlene R. Moyle

February 28, 1936 - May 7, 2020

Arlene Ruth Moyle, age 84, of Pewaukee died peacefully on Thursday, May 7th at her home in the loving company of her daughter and sons. Arlene was born on February 28, 1936 to the late Leonard John (Jack) and Verna (Fiegel) Smith of Fox Lake, Wisconsin. She was the oldest daughter of three including Dorothy (Smith) Kumba of Beaver Dam and Eleanor (Smith) Unser of Fox Lake. Arlene spent her...
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Benjamin D. Utrie

February 16, 1976 - May 6, 2020

Benjamin David Utrie, 44, of Madison and formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 6th at his home. Benjamin was born the son of David C. and Andrea L. (Wild) Utrie on February 16, 1976 in Watertown. Ben was a 1994 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and attended Madison Area Technical College. He had worked in sales at Graybar Electric and Werner Electric in Madison. ...
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Thomas A. Ross

April 28, 1964 - May 5, 2020

Thomas A. Ross, age 56, formerly of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday May 5, 2020 at his home in Deerfield following a courageous battle with ALS. Due to the current Safer at Home order a private family service will be held. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date for family and friends. Thomas Andrew Ross was born on April 28, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin to Gerald and Ramona ...
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Eugene "Jake" Schoeffel

April 9, 1926 - May 3, 2020

On Sunday May 3rd Eugene "Jake" Schoeffel age 94 passed away suddenly yet peacefully at the Clearview Assisted Living Facility in Juneau Wisconsin. He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Emiline, his wife Gloria and daughter Gail Noe. He is survived by daughters Dottie Browne of Beaver Dam, Kathy Gardner (Steve) of Madison, son-in-law David Noe of Horicon and grandchildren Amy...
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Michelle K. (Guenther) Miller

January 3, 1974 - May 3, 2020

Michelle K. Miller (nee Guenther), 46, of Columbus passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at her home. Private family inurnment will be held at St. Columbkille Catholic Cemetery with Father Michael Erwin presiding. A Celebration of Life for Michelle will be held at a later date. Details will be published when available. Michelle was born on January 3, 1974, the daughter of Kenneth and Bonnie ...
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Charles Johns

June 27, 1933 - May 3, 2020

Charles Johns, age 86, of Mayville passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Charles was born the son of William and Laura (Zimmerman) Johns on June 27, 1933 in Rolling Prairie. He was a 1951 graduate of Horicon High School. Charles was united in marriage to Delores Frank on June 11, 1955 at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran...
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Kenneth L. Fuller

August 23, 1937 - May 2, 2020

Kenneth L. Fuller, age 82, of Beaver Dam, died Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Clearview nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Juneau. Private services were held. Burial was at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Kenneth was born on August 23, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Alfred and Grenlyn (Chapman) Fuller. He was preceded in death by his first wife,...
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Robert J. Andler

December 11, 1930 - May 2, 2020

HAMPDEN-Robert J. Andler, 89, peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena after a brief stay. Robert was the youngest and last living child of Rudolph and Alma (Franz) Andler born in Columbus, on December 11, 1930. Robert graduated from Columbus in 1948, then worked for his brothers before he was drafted and left for Korea, serving from 1951-53,...
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Walter J. Kulka

June 18, 1945 - May 1, 2020

Walter J. Kulka, age 74, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully Friday, May 1st, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following a courageous battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and ultimately congestive heart failure. Due to the current Safer at Home order, funeral services for Wally will be delayed. Walter was born on June 18th, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Marie (Fox) Kulka....
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Clarice I. (Thurk) Hoffman

December 4, 1926 - May 1, 2020

Clarice Isabelle (Thurk) Hoffman, 93, formerly of Mayville/LeRoy, has been reunited with her husband James on Friday, May 1, 2020, while living at Marvin's Manor in Horicon since December of 2019. Clarice was born on December 4, 1926 to Clarence and Rosa (Oeschner) Thurk at their country home in rural LeRoy, WI. On June 6, 1953, she married the love of her life, James Robert Hoffman of...
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Randy Kurtz

January 28, 1956 - April 29, 2020

Randy Kurtz at the age of 64, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Because he was a very private man, he never shared his ailments of congestive heart failure with anyone. He passed peacefully at home with his soul mate Lois and other loved ones by his side. Randy was born the son of Lyle and Helen (Koch) Kurtz on January 28, 1956 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He was baptized at...
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Delores M. Becker

July 24, 1934 - April 28, 2020

Delores M Becker, 85 of Iron Ridge passed away on April 28, 2020. She was born on July 24, 1934 at Lebanon WI to Carl and Gertrude (Radloff) Stark. She attended Bethany Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Hustisford HS, Class of 1952. On August 2, 1952 she was married to her life partner, sole mate and love of her life, Calvin Becker at St John's Lutheran Church, Woodland, WI. They...
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Eugene Heidemann

December 4, 1934 - April 28, 2020

Eugene (Gene) E. Heidemann, age 85, of Beaver Dam died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at The Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun exactly two months after the passing of his cherished wife, Elaine Heidemann. Eugene Ervin Heidemann was born on December 4, 1934 to Ervin and Orna (Poetter) Heidemann in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a member of St. Stephen's Church in Beaver Dam and was...
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Reuben M. Callies

October 28, 1933 - April 26, 2020

Reuben Merlin Callies was born in Columbus, Wisconsin on 10/28/1933 to William and Minnie (Braatz) Callies. He attended St. Stephen's School in Beaver Dam. As a young man Reuben worked on his brother's farm where he acquired many of the skills he would put to use later in his life. On April 11, 1953, he married Rose Anne Rechek. They lived in Calamus Township and started their family. In...
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Edward R. Nelson

December 28, 1941 - April 25, 2020

On April 25th, our Heavenly Father reached out and brought Edward R. Nelson to the room prepared for him in the Heavenly mansion. Ed was born on December 28, 1941, to Frank and Emma (Heyer) Nelson; the youngest of 14 children in Randolph, WI. He was baptized and confirmed at Friedens Lutheran Church in Randolph. He lost his mother at a young age and learned to work hard roofing with his father...
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Janet M. Weiglein

August 7, 1941 - April 25, 2020

Janet M. Weiglein, 78, of Brownsville and formerly of LeRoy passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira. Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 30th at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery with Father Tom Biersack presiding. Janet was born on August 7, 1941 the daughter of Joseph and Gladys (Lehman) Feucht in LeRoy, WI. On...
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Myrtle A. Christian

December 11, 1924 - April 25, 2020

Myrtle A. Christian, 95, of Mayville, went to meet her Lord and Savior in Heaven on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Beaver Dam Assisted Living. Myrtle was born to Louis and Lydia (Ullmann) Jahnz on December 11, 1924 in the Tn. of Ashhipun. She was united in marriage with Omer C. Christian on June 9, 1944 in Woodland, WI. Myrtle was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville where she...
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John Calvin Bintzler

October 23, 1952 - April 24, 2020

John Calvin Bintzler went to his Heavenly home on Friday, April 24, 2020 at his residence in LeRoy, Wisconsin, after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born on October 23, 1952 in Fond du Lac, the son of Calvin and Ruth (Krueger) Bintzler. He graduated from Lomira High School in 1972. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1972-1976. He lived and worked on the family...
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Gregory A. Hilbrich

September 8, 1956 - April 23, 2020

Gregory A. Hilbrich, 63, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Greg was born September 8th, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to Lawrence and Audrey(Ewald) Hilbrich. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1974-1977. Greg loved the Chicago Bears and the Cubs, even through all the jokes and prodding that comes with living in...
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Aloysius J. Budde

January 16, 1934 - April 19, 2020

Aloysius "Al" J. Budde, age 86, of Beaver Dam, died on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at his home in Beaver Dam. Services for Al will be private with a public celebration of his life to be held later. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Aloysius Joseph Budde was born on January 16, 1934 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Alois and Lydia (Haider) Budde. He graduated from Beaver...
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Phyllis J. Ulrich

August 23, 1929 - April 19, 2020

Phyllis J. Ulrich, age 90, of Horicon, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Matthews of Horicon. Phyllis was born the daughter of Bertrum and Martha (Olson) Bryant on August 23, 1929 in Madison. She was proud to be a 1947 graduate of Wisconsin High School. Phyllis was united in marriage to E. Paul Ulrich on June 19, 1954 at Luther Memorial Church in...
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Dorothy Mae Simon

January 7, 1930 - April 18, 2020

Dorothy M. Simon, 90, of Beaver Dam, went to her Heavenly home on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Dorothy was born the daughter of George and Louise (Kempf) Jackson on January 7, 1930 in Gaylord, Michigan. She was a 1948 graduate of Mayville High School. Dorothy went on to graduate from Summit Practical Nursing College in Oconomowoc in 1950. She was...
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Eugene "Gene" W. Miller

March 21, 1935 - April 17, 2020

Eugene "Gene" W. Miller, 85, of the town of Westford passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Private family services will be held with the Rev. Mark Reichert officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. A public memorial service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is being planned and will take place this summer. Eugene was born on March 21,...
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Florence "Flo" Marshall

March 23, 1943 - April 16, 2020

Florence M. "Flo" Marshall, 77, of Columbus passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Beaver Dam Memory Care. Flo was born the daughter of Howard and Florence (Shooer) Burgin on March 23, 1943 in Detroit, MI. She was employed as a seamstress for Kromer Cap Company in Columbus for nearly 30 years. Flo was married to Dale F. Marshall, Sr. on October 28, 1977 in Beaver Dam. Flo enjoyed...
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Henry 'Hank' Kern

February 14, 1929 - April 14, 2020

Henry 'Hank' L. Kern, age 91, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville with his wife by his side. Hank was born the son of Adam and Leona (Golemgeske) Kern on February 14, 1929 in Waukesha. He was a veteran of the US Army serving overseas during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Jane Walker on December 30, 1950 at St....
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Jerome G. Ferstl

February 11, 1930 - April 13, 2020

Jerome G. Ferstl, 90, of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Private family services will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Father Michael J. Erwin officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam. The service will be recorded and placed on the...
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David J. Runge

January 28, 1952 - April 12, 2020

David J. Runge, age 68, of Mayville passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with his family by his side. Dave was born the son of Roland and Joyce (Sander) Runge on January 28, 1952 in Palatine, IL. He was a graduate of Mayville High School and then went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Marian University with honors in Fond du Lac. Dave was united in...
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Roland W. Koerner

July 12, 1932 - April 10, 2020

Roland W. Koerner, age 87 of Beaver Dam, died on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Beaver Dam Health Care Center. Burial will be at Burnett Central Cemetery. Roland William Koerner was born on July 12, 1932 in Burnett Township to Carl and Angeline (Bartell) Koerner. He was a 1950 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and later served in the US Army during the Korean War. Roland worked for Green...
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Virginia H. Winn

February 22, 1929 - April 9, 2020

Virginia H. Winn, age 91, a longtime resident of Beaver Dam and beloved mother of Randy and Richard Wichinski, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at St Anne's Salvatorian Campus in Milwaukee, where she had been living for the past five months. Virginia was born in Beaver Dam on February 22, 1929 to Carl and Gertrude (Seemann) Vogel. Virginia spent a majority of her life...
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Ryan A. Wehrmann

June 21, 1997 - April 9, 2020

Ryan A. Wehrmann, age 22, of Juneau died on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Due to current circumstances, a private funeral will be held and burial will be at Juneau City Cemetery. Ryan Alan Wehrmann was born on June 21, 1997 to Dean and Christine (Marks) Wehrmann. He attended the Dodgeland School District, where he made many friends. Ryan lived for...
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Dennis C. Beske

April 23, 1959 - April 9, 2020

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

August 3, 1946 - April 8, 2020

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

August 10, 1945 - April 7, 2020

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

December 20, 1927 - April 7, 2020

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

August 3, 1933 - April 5, 2020

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

February 4, 1931 - April 5, 2020

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