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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

Theodore T. Drake

August 3, 1938 - February 23, 2021

Theodore T. "Ted" Drake, age 82, of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Visitation for Ted will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church at 11:00 am with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Burial will be at Southern Wisconsin...
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Harry A. Jacobson

September 19, 1930 - February 22, 2021

Harry A. Jacobson, age 90, of Brownsville passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Sage Meadows in Fond du Lac. Harry was born the son of Oliver M. and Ann P. (Cleberg) Jacobson on September 19, 1930 in Fond du Lac. He was a 1948 graduate of Mayville High School. Harry attended UW Madison short course in Agriculture and USO Naval School-Construction. Harry served his country...
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Jodie L. Sobrilsky

May 25, 1957 - February 17, 2021

Jodie L. Sobrilsky, 63, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Private family funeral services for Jodie will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Jim Wendt officiating. Jodie Lynn was born on May 25, 1957 the daughter of Carl and Barbara (Griesbach) Paskey in Waupun, Wisconsin. She was a 1975...
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Joseph S. Merk

February 17, 1936 - February 15, 2021

Joseph Sebastian Merk Joseph age 84, of Fox Lake, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021,at Harbor Haven health & Rehabilitation, Fond du Lac, WI. Joseph was born February 17, 1936 in Germany to Sebastian and Bibiana (Dopfer) Merk. He immigrated to the US in 1953 with his younger brother George to live with their guardians, uncle George Dopfer and his wife Dorothy on their farm near Fox...
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Zachary D. Krapfl

August 3, 1995 - February 12, 2021

Zachary David Krapfl, age 25, of Denver, CO passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, at his home. Zach was born on August 3, 1995 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to David and Laura (Galle) Krapfl. He grew up in the LeRoy and West Bend areas. Zach shared a love of construction and remodeling houses with his brother and enjoyed fishing, baseball and music. Zach was a sweet and kind young man who...
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Debra J. Frank

March 19, 1956 - February 12, 2021

Debra J. Frank, age 64, of Columbus, died peacefully on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Froedtert Hospital, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Debra will be inurned in the spring at Bethany Cemetery in the Town of Calamus, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Debra was born on March 19, 1956 in Beaver Dam to James and Sylvia (Mundt) Martin. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On July 21,...
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Gene "Geno" Korth

January 5, 1955 - February 11, 2021

Gene "Geno" Korth, 66, of Iron Ridge passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home with his loving wife by his side. Gene was born the son of Fred and Gertrude (Hagert) Korth on January 5, 1955 in Milwaukee. He was married to Diane L. Koepsell on July 13, 1985 at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. Gene retired from Associate Engineering in Hustisford. Gene was a member...
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Eugenia "Jean" Metzger

August 2, 1923 - February 11, 2021

Eugenia "Jean" A. Metzger, age 97, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Hillside Manor. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. Isadore Cemetery in Clyman. Eugenia A. Metzger was born on August 2, 1923 on a farm in the Town of...
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Thomas J. Powers

August 27, 1941 - February 10, 2021

Thomas J. Powers, 79, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Thomas was born the son of Jack and Elizabeth "Betty" (Oberlander) Powers on August 27, 1941 in Milwaukee. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1963 – 1965. Tom dedicated his career to plumbing and was a member of the Plumbers Union...
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Donna R. Tollers

August 16, 1933 - February 9, 2021

Donna R. Tollers, 87 of Beaver Dam Wisconsin passed away peacefully Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Hillside Manor care facility. Donna was born the daughter of Earl Krueger and Nellie (Marshall) Fornasiere on August 16, 1933 in Hancock, Wisconsin. Her previous marriage was to Philip McGilvra in 1951. On October 4, 1975 Donna was united in marriage with Walter "Wally" Tollers in Beaver Dam. ...
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Joseph S. 'Joe' Planasch

April 7, 1929 - February 7, 2021

Joseph S. Planasch, age 91, of Horicon passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family in Horicon. Joe was born the son of Martin and Rose (Hussli) Planasch on April 7, 1929. He attended Horicon High School until entering the US Navy from 1946-1950. Joe was united in marriage to Bernice Lauersdorf on June 7, 1957. He had worked as skilled carpenter for 16 years and...
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Kristine J. Bronner

December 23, 1959 - February 6, 2021

Kristine Joyce Bronner passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Beaver Dam Health Care Center with her sister, Judy, by her side. Visitation for Kristine will be on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at St. Katharine Drexel Church, Beaver Dam starting at 9:30 a.m. A mass of Christian burial will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Burial will...
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Margretha 'Marge' E. Mountin

October 19, 1918 - February 4, 2021

Marge Mountin of Juneau passed away on Thursday February 4 at the age of 102 of natural causes. Marge was born October 19th, 1918 in Juneau, the daughter of Edward and Francis (Kraut) Hilgendorf. A lifelong resident of Juneau, Marge married Maurice Mountin on March 8th, 1941. Marge and Morry were operators of Mountin's Grocery Store in downtown Juneau, the store they purchased from Joe Ihde in...
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Richard E. Crum

June 5, 1932 - February 3, 2021

On February 3, 2021, Richard E. Crum was peacefully welcomed by Jesus into heaven. Richard was born June 5, 1932 in Richmond, Indiana to Kenneth and Alice (Knoll) Crum. The family moved to Milwaukee and then Wauwatosa, WI. Dick graduated from Wauwatosa High School. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Marquette University. He served in the Army during the Korean War. ...
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Eric Colunga

July 8, 1981 - February 2, 2021

Eric G. Colunga, age 39, of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his home. We know that Eric has touched the lives of many, but for the health and wellbeing of all, there will be a private funeral for Eric and burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Eric Gonzales Colunga was born on July 8, 1981 in Billings, Montana to Mario V. Colunga and R. Raquel Gonzales. He...
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Mary Lou G. Howe

July 6, 1939 - February 2, 2021

Mary Lou G. Howe, 81, of Columbus passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Columbia County Health Care Center in Wyocena. Mary Lou was born the daughter of Herman and Bertha (Seier) Gretzinger on July 6, 1939 in Columbus. She was a graduate of Fall River High School and Columbia County Normal. She was married to David Howe on June 28, 1958 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Mary...
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Carol J. Klas

September 15, 1941 - January 31, 2021

Carol Jean Klas, age 79, of Beaver Dam, died Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam after a nine year battle with cancer. Due to covid-19 the mass for Carol will be private. It will also be live streamed and that feed will be available from the St. Katharine Drexel website (www.stkatharinedrexelbd.org). The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11...
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Reuben C. Kuck

September 21, 1927 - January 28, 2021

Reuben C. Kuck, 93, a resident of Golden Years Assisted Living in Randolph and formerly of Friesland passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Reuben was born the son of Edward and Marie (Yohn) Kuck on September 21, 1927 in the township of Fountain Prairie, Columbia County, WI. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. Reuben was married to Marjorie Burbach on November...
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Glenn E. Luck

July 22, 1930 - January 28, 2021

Glenn E. Luck, 90, of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the Marshfield Medical Hospital in Beaver Dam. Private family visitation and services for Glenn will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Jim Wendt officiating. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the township of Trenton, Wisconsin. Glenn was born on July 22, 1930 the...
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Juan B. Cruz

November 5, 1949 - January 26, 2021

Juan B. Cruz, 71, a resident of Marvin's Manor in Waupun and formerly of Randolph passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Waupun Memorial Hospital. Juan was born the son of Toribio and Argelia Cruz on November 5, 1949 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. He was employed with John Deere in Horicon for 22 years. Juan enjoyed shooting pool and dancing. He was very charismatic who got along with...
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Domenica "Min" Biemiller

January 5, 1935 - January 25, 2021

Domenica (Min) Biemiller, 86, of Waterloo, WI and formerly of Baltimore, MD passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at her home. Domenica was born the daughter of Mario and Rose (Totaro) Desimone on January 5, 1935 in Baltimore, MD. She was a graduate of Patterson Park High School in Baltimore and Towson State University. She later earned her Master's degree in Special Education. She was...
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Gerald "Jerry" Wondra

August 22, 1954 - January 25, 2021

On January 25, 2021, Gerald Edgar Wondra left this world to begin a new journey in the great unknown. He didn't want to go, but a whisper in his ear said, "Come with me." Jerry was born August 22,1954 to Edgar and Janice (Gremminger) Wondra in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1974. He continued his learning in the School of Life. He worked at Mayville...
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Charlene E. Dargatz

January 26, 1940 - January 25, 2021

Charlene E. Dargatz, 80, of Mayville passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at her home. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. A funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Entombment will be on Wednesday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wisconsin Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Charlene was...
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Carol A. Buchholz

June 5, 1945 - January 22, 2021

In loving memory of Carol Ann Buchholz Carol was born on June 5, 1945 and passed away on January 22, 2021 from Covid 19. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold R. Buchholz; daughter, Robin Kay Buchholz; her parents, Frank L. and Alice M. Mathews; brother, Robert L. Mathews; and grandson Joshua D. Cornelius. Carol is survived by daughters Shelly J. Buchholz (fiancé Charles A....
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Marvin E. Frey

August 29, 1943 - January 22, 2021

Marvin E. Frey, 77, of Mayville passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at his home. Marvin was born the son of Elmer and Minnie (VanBuren) Frey on August 29, 1943 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1961 graduate of Waupun High School. Marvin was married to Elda Groth on September 19, 1964 at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. He owned and operated Marv's Small Engines in Mayville and...
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Allan Louis Keup

June 13, 1943 - January 21, 2021

Allan Louis Keup, raised in Horicon, Wis., and longtime resident of Springfield, Ill., was born to eternal life on Jan. 21, 2021, in Mequon, Wis. He was 77. Allan was born on June 13, 1943, to Helmuth and Paula (nee Koepsell) Keup in Reed City, Mich. He was baptized on July 4, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reed City. Allan was confirmed in his Christian faith on April 14, 1957, at St....
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Donnalee Grady

April 27, 1939 - January 21, 2021

Donnalee Grady, age 81, of Hubbard passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at her home. Donnalee was born the daughter of William and Laura (Timms) Monk on April 27, 1939. She was a graduate of Riverdale High School. She had worked as bookkeeper for her husband and helped in managing their motels. until her retirement. She was united in marriage to...
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Patricia A. Fabisch

February 10, 1938 - January 20, 2021

Patricia A. Fabisch, 82, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Juneau passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Beaver Dam Memory Care. A visitation for Pat will be held on Tuesday, January 26th from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Seth Dorn officiating. Private family...
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Eileen K. Schmidt

January 9, 1931 - January 18, 2021

Eileen K. Schmidt, 90, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Beaver Dam Health Care Center. Private Family Inurnment for both Eileen and Gordon "Mickey" will take place at a later date at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Eileen was born on January 9, 1931 the daughter of Leo and Viola (Baker) Yagodinski in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She was a 1948 graduate of...
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Donald W., Kaiser

October 5, 1934 - January 18, 2021

Donald W. Kaiser, age 86, of Horicon, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. There will be a memorial gathering for Don at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon on January 30, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A memorial service will follow at church beginning at 1:00 pm with Rev. Daniel Votja officiating. Due to Covid-19, please wear a mask, observe social...
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Peter J. Abler

June 2, 1949 - January 18, 2021

Peter J. Abler, age 71, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Monday, January 18, 2021 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. There will be a celebration of Pete's life at a later date. Peter J. Abler was born on June 2, 1949 in Beaver Dam, to Alfred and Josephine (Bieschel) Abler. He married Darlene Bilke on June 27, 1970 at St. Stephen's Ev....
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Lola Mae Muenchow

November 8, 1923 - January 18, 2021

Lola Mae (Rennhack) Muenchow, age 97, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 18, 2021. As was her wish, she remained in her home until her passing. Lola was born in Reeseville, WI, the eldest daughter of Roy V. and Ruth M. (Klentz) Rennhack, November 8, 1923. She graduated from Reeseville High School. Along with her husband Reuben F. Wendt, they raised their four children in the...
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Doyle A. Bartsch

June 8, 1955 - January 17, 2021

Doyle A. Bartsch, age 65, of Mayville passed on January 17, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center Summit in Oconomowoc. Doyle was born the son of Otto and Alice (Margelofsky) Bartsch on June 8, 1955. Doyle was a 1973 graduate of Mayville High School. He served his country honorably in the US Navy from 1973 until 1975. Doyle was united in marriage to Nancy Kollmansberger on August 2, 1975 at St. Paul's...
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Allen A. Christian

December 5, 1947 - January 14, 2021

Allen A. Christian, 73, of rural Mayville, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in the palliative care center at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison following a short period of illness with cancer. Allen was born the son of Arnold and Marilyn (Wendegatz) Christian on December 5, 1947. On June 13, 1970, he married Gloria (Krahn), at Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran...
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John A. Moser

August 19, 1948 - January 14, 2021

John A. Moser, age 72, of Beaver Dam, died doing what he loved, coyote hunting, on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in the Town of Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. A private funeral service will be held for immediate family. We know John had many friends and family, but due to health restriction limits, we are asking for you to join us by tuning into the funeral on Dailydodge.com or listen to the...
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Pricilla "Sib" Moll

August 27, 1946 - January 13, 2021

Pricilla A. "Sib" Moll, 74, of Waterloo passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at her daughter's home in Fall River. Pricilla was born the daughter of Oscar and Carolyn (Grove) Moll on August 27, 1946 in Columbus. She was a graduate of Waterloo High School. Sib was married to Jerry Galston on May 1, 1971 and were married for many years. Sib retired from F&M State Bank in Waterloo. She...
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Laddie G. Schmutzer

October 31, 1943 - January 11, 2021

Laddie George Schmutzer of Columbus passed away at his home on Monday, January 11 with his wife by his side. Laddie was the son of the late George and Ruth (Shanks) Schmutzer of Neva, Wisconsin. Laddie married his high school sweetheart, Susan Tatro, on January 4, 1964. They had just celebrated their 57th anniversary and had four children; Steve Schmutzer (Wendy Williams) of Green Bay; Carrie...
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Mary Ann Hanson

March 17, 1936 - January 11, 2021

The family of Mary Ann Hanson are sad to announce that, after a brief illness, she died on January 11, 2021. She lived in Beaver Dam, WI with her daughter Signe Schecher for most of the past several years while spending her winters in Okeechobee FL. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin Hanson, who died in 2010; her parents Lyle and Ethel Tryg-gestad; her three siblings: Wyman...
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Dennis D. Bolstad

May 17, 1958 - January 11, 2021

Dennis Dean Bolstad, age 62, of Horicon passed away on January 11, 2021 at the Aurora Medical Center in Burlington. Dennis was born the son of Elmer Bolstad, Jr. and Diane Kehl on May 17, 1958. He was a 1976 graduate of Horicon High School. He was employed at John Deere Company in Horicon until his retirement. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved listening to...
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Wayne D. Lindert

August 18, 1941 - January 10, 2021

Wayne D. Lindert, age 79, of Horicon, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Wayne was born the son of Otto and Lena (Luebke) Lindert on August 18, 1941. Wayne was a 1959 graduate of Horicon High School. He farmed alongside his family for many years and then was a custodian until retirement at Hustisford High School. Wayne was a lifetime member...
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John Simon

June 18, 1946 - January 7, 2021

With hope in the resurrection, we commend to the Lord, Reverend John Leo Simon, who died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the age of 74. John Leo Simon was born on June 18, 1946 in West Bend, Wisconsin to Linus and Florence (Miller) Simon. After attending St. Matthews Catholic Grade School and graduating from Campbellsport High School, he began his priestly formation at St. Lawrence Minor...
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Kathleen W. Dunning

February 10, 1946 - January 7, 2021

Kathleen W. Dunning, 74 Kathleen Dunning, 74, died January 7th, 2021, at University Hospital in Madison. Her children are grateful to have been able to spend time with her in the hospital prior to her passing. A celebration of life is planned to be held for both Kathy and her husband of 52 years, Sam, who preceded her in death by seven weeks, when it is again safe to gather. Kathy was...
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Warren H. Eilbes

May 13, 1964 - January 7, 2021

Warren H. Eilbes, age 56, of LeRoy passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Warren was born the son of Edward and Mary Ann (Tomala) Eilbes on May 13, 1964 in Waupun. Warren was a 1982 graduate of Mayville High School. He had worked for over 20 years at Maysteel in Allenton. Warren was currently employed at Metalcraft in Mayville. Warren's faith in God was important to him and he was a...
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Barbara A. Hammer

March 28, 1944 - January 5, 2021

Barbara A. Hammer, 76, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the UW Hospital in Madison. Barbara was born on March 28, 1944 the daughter of Alvin F. and Irene J. (Braatz) Krobert. She was married to Dennis A. Schweitzer who passed away in 1970, and then later married to Ralph W. Hammer who also passed away. Barbara was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witness of...
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Mary Lou Oechsner

March 19, 1929 - January 4, 2021

Mary Lou Oechsner, age 91, joined our Lord and Savior on January 4, 2021 at her home. Mary Lou was born on March 19, 1929 in Beaver Dam, WI to John and Agnes (Thiede) Weber. She attended St. Pete's Catholic School, where she was baptized, confirmed and later married. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School with the class of 1946. During her senior year of high school, she worked part...
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Bernadine L. Budde

May 5, 1921 - January 3, 2021

Bernadine L. Budde, 99, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at her home. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam with Father Michael Erwin officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Bernadine was born the daughter of Eugene and Marcella (Manning) Becker on May 5,...
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Celine C. Brzezinski

January 1, 1946 - January 1, 2021

Celine C. Brzezinski (nee Lehner), age 75 of Beaver Dam, was granted eternal rest on January 1, 2021, her birthday. Due to covid-19, the Mass of Christian Burial for Celine will be private. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Beaver Dam Celine was born on January 1, 1946, in Beaver Dam, WI, the daughter of Herbert and Julianna (Westenmayer) Lehner. She was the first baby born in...
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Russell A. Fleischer

June 12, 1949 - January 1, 2021

Russell A. Fleischer, age 71, of Mayville passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at his home in Mayville. Russ was born the son of Gerald and Charlotte (Olson) Fleischer on June 12, 1949 in Milwaukee. He was united in marriage to Margaret Walczak on April 3, 1971 in Mayville. Russ was employed at Ru-Mar Manufacturing in Mayville. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, boating, gambling,...
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Clemmens S. Leisses

March 15, 1942 - January 1, 2021

BEAVER DAM - Clemmens S. Leisses Clem wants you to know that his work here on Earth is done. He received a call from God (January 1, 2021), an appointment in Heaven, for which he couldn't refuse. This assignment comes with a "Wheel of Fortune" sign on bonus where "The Price is Right"! He'll be having a reunion with family, friends, and dogs of whom he hasn't seen in a long time. His new...
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Lisa A. Luck

February 26, 1962 - December 31, 2020

Lisa A. Luck, 58, a resident of Randolph Health Services and formerly of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Lisa was born the daughter of Glenn and Margaret A. (Umland) Luck on February 26, 1962 in Beaver Dam. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Lisa was employed with Bank One in both Beaver Dam and Madison in personal banking as an accounts specialist. She was...
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John A. Neumann III

November 10, 1964 - December 30, 2020

John A. Neumann III, age 56, of Hustisford passed away on December 30, 2020 at the Watertown Regional Hospital. John was born the son of John A., II and Kathleen (Shaw) Neumann on November 10, 1964 in West Bend. He was a graduate of West Bend High School. John was employed at the Jor-Mac Co. Inc. in Lomira as a welder. In his spare time, John loved camping, fishing, and going up north. He was...
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Margaret Pauline Feucht

July 24, 1926 - December 30, 2020

Margaret Pauline Feucht, 94, of LeRoy passed away on December 30, 2020 at Hope Senior Living in Lomira, Wisconsin. She was born on July 24, 1926 the daughter of George and Agnes (Bauer) Feucht in LeRoy Wisconsin the youngest of seven children. Margaret moved to Pomona, California in the mid 50's. She worked as an Optometric assistant for Dr.'s Jack and James Worden. In 1974, she was named...
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Margaret A. O'Brien

November 17, 1928 - December 29, 2020

Margaret A. O'Brien, age 92, formerly of Mayville, WI, passed away on December 29, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira, WI, due to complications after Covid-19. Marge was born Margaret A. Bath on November 17, 1928 in Mayville, WI, to Paul and Caroline (Hefter) Bath (deceased.) On November 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Bias C. O'Brien at St. Mary's Catholic Church...
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Lorraine F. Pluedeman

August 10, 1935 - December 28, 2020

Lorraine Frieda (Brandt) Pluedeman, 85 years, formerly of Kekoskee, died peacefully on December 28, 2020 at Woodlands Senior Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 9 from 9:30-11:00 AM, with a service to follow at 11 AM at Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac with the Rev. Philip Enderle officiating. Due to Emergency Order #1 under Executive Order #82, masks are required while in...
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Wayne A. Johll

August 17, 1966 - December 28, 2020

Wayne A. Johll, age 54, of Watertown, died peacefully on Monday, December 28, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison. There will be a visitation at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 12:00 noon with Fr. Sergio Lizama officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Beaver Dam. ...
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Judith M. "Judy" Reisetter

August 5, 1940 - December 28, 2020

Judith M. Reisetter, 80, of Iron Ridge, passed away on December 28, 2020 at her home in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. A visitation for Judith will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Mose officiating. All in attendance are requested to wear...
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Roger Henning

August 14, 1928 - December 28, 2020

Roger Henning, 92, passed away on December 28, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. Roger was born August 14, 1928 to Frank and Freda (Bucholz) Henning. He was raised on a farm near Columbus, WI Roger graduated Columbus High School in 1946. Roger served his country honorably in US Air Force 1950 – 1959 and rose to rank of Tech Sergeant. He was stationed at various...
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John J. Jensen

June 6, 1930 - December 26, 2020

John J. Jensen, age 90, of Horicon, passed away on December 26, 2020 at Watertown Health Care Center in Watertown. John is survived by his sons- Jay and Ric. His grandchildren- Lindsey, Ian, Christine, and Sarah. His great grandson- Tristan. John honorably served his country in the US Army on active duty as well as in the Army Reserve. He served in Korean and received commendations, a...
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Janice R. Schmidt

October 6, 1953 - December 26, 2020

God gained a feisty, go getter of an angel when Janice Schmidt, 67, of Beaver Dam, WI, passed December 26, 2020 at Hillside Manor. She was there recovering from brain surgery she had on December 8, 2020. Janice was born October 6, 1953, daughter of Elton and Rachel (Hundley) Ott. Janice graduated from Dodgeland High School and then married the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry) Schmidt, on...
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Kenneth "Scoop" C. Stange

April 3, 1937 - December 25, 2020

Kenneth "Scoop" C. Stange, 83, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Christmas evening at his home surrounded by his loving family. A private family service for Ken will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Cherie Forret officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton, Wisconsin. Kenneth was born...
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Carol L. Barrett

July 18, 1949 - December 24, 2020

Carol L. Barrett, 71, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Titusville, FL passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Carol Lynn was born on July 18, 1949 in Belleville, Illinois the daughter of James and Glorietta (Blaylock) Burns. She was a 1967 graduate of Cahokia Senior High School in Illinois. Carol married the love of her life, Darrell...
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Betty A. Madaus

March 20, 1936 - December 23, 2020

Betty Ann "Grandma Betty" Madaus, 84, of Marshall passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison surrounded by family. Betty was born the daughter of Benjamin L. and Anna (Tiedt) Benisch on March 20, 1936 in Columbus, WI. She was a graduate of Columbus High School. Betty was married to Melvin H. Madaus on October 16, 1954 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus...
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Roger R. Gindt

November 13, 1943 - December 23, 2020

Roger R. Gindt, age 77, of Mayville entered the Kingdom of Heaven on December 23, 2020 at home with surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on November 13, 1943 in Milwaukee the son of Ralph and Alice (Bauer) Gindt. Roger was a 1961 graduate of Mayville High School and served his country honorably in the US Army. On July 24, 1981, he was united in marriage to Sharon Miller. He was a...
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Charles A. Mola, Sr.

January 18, 1940 - December 22, 2020

Charles A. Mola, age 80, of Hancock, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at his daughter's home outside of Juneau. Due to Covid-19, the visitation and service for Charlie will be private. Burial will be at Colburn Leola Cemetery near Hancock, Wisconsin. Charlie was born on January 18, 1940 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late James and Victoria (Fliter) Mola. He was united in marriage with...
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Judith R. Reichert

August 27, 1938 - December 21, 2020

Judith R. Reichert, 82, of Mayville passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Judith was born the daughter of Lawrence and Viola (Ehlers) Wendorf on August 27, 1938 in Milwaukee. She was a graduate of North Division High School in Milwaukee. She enjoyed canning and making afghans. Judith enjoyed selling Avon products as well as watching basketball. She...
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James L. Shepard

June 22, 1937 - December 21, 2020

James L. Shepard, 83, of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Ennoble Nursing and Rehab. in Dubuque, IA. James was born the son of Leo and Rose (Kahelski) Shepard on June 22, 1937. He was a 1955 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and a 1959 graduate of UW-Madison. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed with the Fox Lake Correctional Institution as...
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Jocelynne Elizabeth Lovicott

September 4, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Jocelynne Elizabeth Lovicott, beautiful baby daughter of Elizabeth Kavonius and Jacob Lovicott, passed away on December 20, 2020. Although her time here with us was short, we cherished every second. Jocelynne was very loved and will be deeply missed. Jocelynne is the sweet daughter of Elizabeth Kavonius and Jacob Lovicott and she is survived by her big brothers: Jayce Kavonius and Jamison...
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DeLoris "Dee" VanderVelde

January 25, 1920 - December 18, 2020

DeLoris (Dee) Madelyn Schwantes VanderVelde died of Covid at age 100 years, 11 months Friday, December 18, 2020. She was born to Arthur and Alma (Rohde) Schwantes at Rushy Glen farm in Juneau, Wisconsin on January 25, 1920 during a blizzard. Dee always prized education. At age four, Dee convinced her parents and ultimately the school board, to allow her to attend school early, along with...
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Gilbert G. Feucht

September 14, 1922 - December 18, 2020

Gilbert G. Feucht, age 98, of Mayville passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira. Gilbert was born the son of George and Agnes (Bauer) Feucht on September 14, 1922 in LeRoy. He was a graduate of Mayville High School. Gilbert was united in marriage to Florence Lehner on May 12, 1945 in LeRoy. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator and helped...
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Adeline A. Schneider

November 18, 1928 - December 17, 2020

Beaver Dam – Adeline Schneider, age 92, a life-long resident of Beaver Dam, passed away on the morning of December 17, 2020. Her daughter was at her side as she quietly left for her eternal reward. Adeline was born on November 18, 1928 to Otto and Alma (Weckward) Umland in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She worked for 46 years at Weyenberg Shoe Company in Beaver Dam. Adeline was a great mother...
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Mildred 'Millie' M. Gnerlich

September 5, 1925 - December 17, 2020

Mildred M. Gnerlich, age 95, of Mayville, was born into Eternal Life on December 17, 2020, at Cedar Community, West Bend. Millie was born Mildred Marie Handel in Iron Ridge on September 5, 1925, the oldest of three children of Theodore and Irma (Giese) Handel. Her brother, Merlin, and sister, Barbara, preceded her in death. Millie married Lawrence "Jinx" Gnerlich on November 1, 1947. They...
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Larry Retzlaff

May 1, 1953 - December 16, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Larry Retzlaff, a loving and devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend to all whose lives he touched. He was a pure soul who brought so much joy into people's lives. He was humble, kind, always wore a smile, and loved to make people laugh, especially by teasing. He passed at the young age of 67 with his family by his side after...
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Bella Rees

October 19, 1919 - December 16, 2020

Bella Rees, 101, of Fall River passed away on December 16, 2020 at The Meadows of Fall River. Bella was born in Fox Lake township of Randolph, WI on October 19, 1919 to Daniel O. and Margaret (Jones) Rees. Bella grew up on a farm in Fountain Prairie township near Fall River. Bella completed her elementary education in 1933 at the Bennett School, a rural one-room schoolhouse with all eight...
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Camille S. Butler

July 24, 1954 - December 16, 2020

Camille S. Butler, age 66, of Juneau, formerly of Mayville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau due to complications from COVID-19. Camille was born the daughter of William and Marcella (Muehl) Butler on July 24, 1954 in Live Oak, FL. She enjoyed playing basketball and bowling. Camille also participated in the Special Olympics many times. She...
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Nancy L. Dittberner

May 16, 1942 - December 14, 2020

Nancy L. Dittberner, age 78, of Beaver Dam, died on Monday, December 14, 2020, at Hillside Manor. The graveside service for Nancy will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Wendt officiating. Nancy Lou was born on May 16, 1942 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Larry and Helen (Freeman) Beletske. On August 5, 1967, she was united in marriage...
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Robben Memmel

September 24, 1953 - December 13, 2020

Robben M. Memmel, age 67, of Beaver Dam, died on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison. There will be a private service for Robben at Praise Assembly of God on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Robben Mitchell Memmel was born on September 24, 1953 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Michael and Constance (Berry) Memmel. He graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison and served in the...
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William "Bill" Michel

May 19, 1960 - December 13, 2020

William "Bill" O. Michel, 60, passed at his home on December 13, 2020. Bill was born in Milwaukee on May 19, 1960, the son of William and Audrey (Jaehnke) Michel. He attended St. Stephen's Lutheran School in Beaver Dam where he was confirmed in his faith in 1974, and later on taught Sunday Bible School. He attended high school at Northwestern Preparatory School graduating in 1978. He...
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Lawrence F. Grebel

August 15, 1933 - December 13, 2020

Lawrence F. Grebel, 87, of Beaver Dam was called home to his heavenly Father on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Lawrence was born the son of Emerson and Verna (Ehlert) Grebel on August 15, 1933 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1952 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Larry was married to Gertrude Kuehl on August 14, 1954 at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Larry dedicated his life to...
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Barbara A. Conley

November 14, 1939 - December 12, 2020

Barbara A. Conley, 81, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Milwaukee passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family. Barbara Ann was born on November 14, 1939 the daughter of Kenneth and Pearl (DuDeVoire) Conley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Barbara had been employed for many years as a CNA. She was a faithful...
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Clarence David "Dave" Lundeen

May 29, 1947 - December 12, 2020

COLUMBUS- Clarence David Lundeen passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on December 12, 2020, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer and heart failure. David was born on May 29, 1947 to Clarence and Marion Lundeen of Somonauk, Illinois. He graduated from Plano High School, Plano, IL in 1965. He served in the military police in the U. S. Army for two years in California and...
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Darlene M. Parpart

September 15, 1936 - December 11, 2020

Darlene Mae Parpart (Stapes) Sept. 15, 1936 – Dec. 11, 2020 (Age 84) December 11, 2020, our Heavenly Father welcomed our amazing, beloved mother. She is now at peace, joining her loving husband and other family to include a mother she so dearly loved and lost suddenly at the age of 16. We believe it was that loss that made her the best mother four girls could ever ask for, leaving us with...
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Harriet L. (Niehoff) Muenchow

December 1, 1923 - December 11, 2020

HORICON - Harriet Laverne Niehoff Muenchow, a kind woman of strong faith, passed from this life at age 97 due to age-related medical issues after contracting Covid. Harriet was born December 1, 1923, went home to her Lord the evening of December 11, 2020. She resided in Mayville during her early childhood but grew up in Horicon, graduating from Horicon High School in 1942, where she was...
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Margaret O. Knop

January 19, 1925 - December 10, 2020

Margaret Owens Knop passed away at her home December 10th, 2020 at the age of 95. She has now joined her loving husband Edward. Margaret was born in Beaver Dam Wisconsin, January 19th, 1925. She lived on various farms in Dodge County with her family. She was a graduate of Horicon High School, class of 1942, and then went to Mercy School of Nursing in Janesville. Margaret was a nurse for the...
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Betty J. Eilbes

October 23, 1931 - December 10, 2020

Betty J. Eilbes, 89, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Beaver Dam Memory Care. Betty Jane was born on October 23, 1931 the daughter of Helen Nowak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After a tragic car accident and the loss of her mother at the age of 5, Betty would be raised by her grandparents John W. and Bertha (Kasmiski) Nowak of Randolph. Later, Betty would...
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Gene A. Schreiber

August 13, 1939 - December 10, 2020

Gene A. Schreiber, 81, of Randolph passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Gene was born the son of Almer and Lydia (Meyer) Schreiber on August 13, 1939 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1957 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and received his degree in accounting from Madison Business College. Gene served his country in the U.S. Army and later the...
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Oliver "Ollie" A. Voigt

November 17, 1929 - December 10, 2020

Oliver "Ollie" A. Voigt, 91, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at his home with family by his side. A visitation for Ollie will be held on Wednesday, December 16th from 10:30 a.m. until Noon at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 511 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Noon with Father Michael Erwin officiating. Private Family...
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Delores M. Barker

February 16, 1940 - December 9, 2020

Delores M. Barker, age 80, a lifelong resident of Kekoskee, WI died on December 9, 2020 at Remembrance Home in Beaver Dam, WI. She was born on February 16, 1940 in Kekoskee, WI to Gilbert and Marie (Noll) Wild. She attended Kekoskee State Graded School and graduated from Mayville High School with the class of 1958. On April 4, 1964, she married Jerald Barker at St. Mary's Catholic Church,...
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Arthur W. Mueller, Jr.

April 8, 1937 - December 8, 2020

Arthur W. Mueller Jr., 83, of Mayville entered the kingdom of heaven on December 8, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville. His loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis was at his side. Arthur was born the son of Arthur and Leona (Mueller) on April 8, 1937, in Leroy Wisconsin. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1955. On October 5, 1957 Arthur married the love his life, Phyllis...
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Kay A. Bilke

February 6, 1947 - December 8, 2020

Kay A. Bilke, age 73, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI surrounded by her family. She was born to Harold and Eleanor (Hopp) Biel on February 6, 1947 in Beaver Dam, WI. Kay was the first born of 6 children and their only daughter. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1964 and moved to Milwaukee, WI for a short time to work...
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Cecil A. Stewart

July 21, 1952 - December 8, 2020

Cecil Adelbert Stewart Jr. passed away on December 8, 2020. He was born in Wisconsin Rapids on July 21st 1952 and lived for 68 years. He was happily married to Faith Stewart for 42 years. He was an Army Veteran who was stationed in Fort Bragg North Carolina during the Vietnam War and was an active member of the American Legion. Cecil loved sports especially football, basketball and...
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Louise I. Kurtz

July 21, 1930 - December 8, 2020

Louise I. Kurtz, 90, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Louise was born the daughter of Walter and Viola (Benninger) Klug on July 21, 1930 in Juneau, WI. She was a 1948 graduate of Juneau High School. She was married to Leonard Kurtz at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. Louise was employed as a telephone operator in Juneau and...
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Bias C. O'Brien

September 17, 1927 - December 7, 2020

Bias C. O'Brien, age 93, formerly of Mayville, WI, passed away on December 7, 2020 at Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lomira, WI, due to complications from COVID-19. Bias was born on September 17, 1927 in Laona, WI, to Robert and Jewel (Howard) O'Brien (deceased.) At the age of 17, Bias joined the Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1948. During his time enlisted, he...
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Irma M. Justmann

October 4, 1925 - December 6, 2020

Irma M. Justmann, age 95, of Lomira passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. Irma was born the daughter of John and Malinda (Beilke) Blank on October 4, 1925 in the township of Herman. She was united in marriage to Melvin Justmann on November 10, 1945 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in the township of Herman. She farmed with her husband Melvin and...
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James W. Bushéy

April 19, 1942 - December 5, 2020

James William Bushéy passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the VA Hospital in Madison. James was born on April 19, 1942, to the late Telesphore and Alice (Tupa) Bushéy in Farmington, MN. James graduated high school in Fairbault, MN. He earned a degree as a Laboratory and X-Ray Technician from the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN. James was united in marriage to Edith ...
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Timothy James Galvin

June 9, 1950 - December 4, 2020

TIMOTHY JAMES GALVIN June 9, 1950 - December 4, 2020 An Irishman walked into a pub... and now, he never has to leave. Timothy James Galvin was born on June 9, 1950 in Ames, Iowa to Virginia and Joseph Galvin. From the beginning, Tim was a memorable character. He was a lover of good jokes and small world stories, and he was known as the life of every party. Family was everything to Tim...
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Brooke A. Krause

November 20, 1991 - December 2, 2020

Brooke A. Krause, age 29, of Milwaukee lost her battle with addiction on December 2, 2020. Brooke was born on November 20, 1991 inconveniently on the opening weekend of deer hunting in Beaver Dam. Ruining the first week of the hunt mother Colleen and father Jim were pretty damn happy even if no deer were bagged, happily an 8lb. 2 oz. baby girl was. Growing up in Juneau, Brooke was a happy,...
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Lilly Mae (Kaul) Schultz

July 25, 1938 - December 2, 2020

Lilly Mae R. Schultz, 82, of Juneau passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at her home. Private family services will be held for Lilly Mae at The Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown with the Rev. Peter Ostrander officiating. Lilly Mae was born on July 25, 1938 the daughter of Lester and Alvina (Bankert) Kaul. Lilly Mae was an amazing Mom and lovingly dedicated her life to raising her...
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Arlene D. Klawitter

October 20, 1930 - December 1, 2020

Arlene D. Klawitter, 90, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Arlene was born on 10/20/30 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Theodore and Mary (Hein) Schultz. She attended St. John's Lutheran School and Juneau High School before graduating from Waupun High School. Arlene met Hilbert at a Burnett Hall dance. They married on August 11, 1951 at Zion...
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Brigitte E. Heller

October 11, 1940 - December 1, 2020

Brigitte E. Heller, age 80, of Horicon, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at her home. Brigitte was born the daughter of Fred and Marie (Naguschewski) Koszewa on October 11, 1940 in Ortelsburg, Ostpreussen, Germany. She was united in marriage to Marvin E. Heller on July 27, 1963 in Milwaukee. Brigitte began her career as a beautician at Gimbels department store in Milwaukee, and then...
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Ione E. Baerwald

September 19, 1937 - November 25, 2020

Ione Elizabeth Baerwald, passed at her Mayville home after an extended illness, on November 25, 2020 at the age of 83. She was born on September 19, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Irene Youngbeck and her brothers "Butch" and Allen Youngbeck. Ione will be greatly missed by her loving and caring husband Emil Baerwald, who she married November 30, 1956. She is...
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