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Bruce W. Ferstl

Obituary for Bruce W. Ferstl

February 27, 1957 - January 2, 2020
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 62


Bruce W. Ferstl, age 62, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a four year battle with esophageal cancer.

The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murrary Funeral home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Fr. Erick Cassiano officiating.

Bruce William Ferstl was born on February 27, 1957 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin son of Bernard and Eunice ( Zuehlke ) Ferstl. He was raised on the family farm in the town of Calamus. Farm life instilled hard work ethics in Bruce which he passed on to his kids. He attended the Beaver Dam School District and went on to work at John Deere, retiring in 2018. Bruce married the love of his life Gail Marie Bauer on May 12, 1983 in Rockton, Illinois. Bruce and Gail raised two children, Craig and Michelle. There was nothing Bruce couldn't fix or repair. He did many home remodeling projects and helped his children with building their first homes. Bruce could be found in his garage where many family and friends would stop and shoot the breeze. He enjoyed grilling out for his family. In his spare time he enjoyed watching the Packers, Badgers, Bucks, and Brewer games. Bruce enjoyed playing dirty clubs and Euchre, as well as shaking dice at family functions. He enjoyed camping and family time. His family vacation to Hawaii in 2017 was one of his fondest memories. Bruce loved all of his family and especially loved his grandchildren.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Gail: Children Craig ( Holly ) Ferstl and Michelle ( Mathew ) Stephens; Five Grandchildren, Alyson, Natalie, and Chloe Ferstl and Olivia and Owen Stephens; Brothers Richard Ferstl ( Maureen Prunuske ) and Brian ( Lana ) Ferstl; sister, Diana ( Ray ) Pearson; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, and Ronald and his parents-in-law, Roger and Marilyn Bauer.

The family wants to thank the Beaver Dam oncology staff for all the care that was provided to Bruce these last four years.

Memorials may be made in Bruce Ferstl's name to UW-Carbone Cancer Center or to St. Katharine Drexel Building From Our Belief.

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