Paul E. Riesen

  • Born: October 18, 1922
  • Died: May 23, 2021
  • Location: Town of Lowell, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul E. Riesen, age 98, of the Town of Lowell, died Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison.

Visitation for Paul will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The funeral Service will follow at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sandra Schieble officiating. Burial will follow at Reeseville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Lowell VFW Post #9392.

Paul Ewald Riesen was born on October 18, 1922 in Token Creek, Wisconsin to the late Karl and Anna Riesen. Paul served in the United States Army during World War II and served in the European Theater of Operations. He was united in marriage with Marjorie Griffith, Audrey Krier, and Evelyn Uebel, each wife proceeding him in death. Paul worked in the tobacco field at the age of 13 and hauled milk cans both before and after his service in the Army. Paul worked at Schulz Motors in Reeseville, then later worked as a millwright at Jakel's in Reeseville for many years. Paul loved to hunt, fish and bowl and he volunteered at the VA Hospital in Madison for 19 years. Paul was fortunate enough to travel to Washington DC on the Badger Honor Flight with his brothers from WWII. He was a charter member of the Horicon VFW and was currently a member of the VFW Post 9392 in Lowell, the American Legion Post 190 in Reeseville, and the Jefferson Dodge County Cottie. Paul was also a member of the Lowell Trackmaster Snowmobile Club.

Survivors include his seven children, David (Jean) of Janesville, Paul (Linda) of Watertown, Irma Owens of Watertown, Beth (Chuck) Feller of Iron Ridge, Wendy Bonilla of Beaver Dam, and Ernie (Barbara) of Beaver Dam; a daughter-in-law, Diane Riesen of Watertown; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his three wives; a daughter, Bonnie Hale; a son, Larry Riesen; a brother, Kurt Riesen; and a sister, Erna Fix.

If desired, memorials may be made in Paul Riesen's name to the Lowel VFW Post #9392.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincere condolences and prayers for the family & friends of Paul . He was a proud man & loved his family- never did he meet a stranger!
May he rest in peace!

Posted by Jeff & Kathy Mallon - Friend   June 02, 2021

God bless you Paul you were a good man. Our condolences to the family.

Posted by Chuck @ Tracy Trost - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   May 28, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to all of you who loved him.

Posted by Diane    May 28, 2021

Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you all. The family of Mary L. Grube

Posted by Mary Grube - Sheboygan, WI - Family   May 27, 2021

Dear David, Paul, Irma and Beth and your families. We wanted to express our condolences on the loss of your dad. What a journey he must have had over his 98 years.
Although no words can ease the pain you are feeling, it is our hope that in time, the memories you share will bring smiles to your faces rather than tears to your eyes. My mother prior to her passing spoke of you all often, as we fondly recalled our times together in Columbus. You are in our thoughts & prayers
Scott & Susie Yerges

Posted by SCOTT YERGES - Veradale, WA - Family   May 25, 2021

I remember Paul's big laugh---Paul and Larry both inherited it--- and that's a good thing!
Rest in peace Paul-you were one of a kind!
With sympathy to all--Donna

Posted by DONNA - WATERTOWN, WI - Family Friend   May 25, 2021

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