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Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

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

Patricia "Patches" Nosrati

November 29, 1962 - February 27, 2021

Patricia "Patches" A. Nosrati, age 58, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask. Patricia Ann Nosrati was born on November 29, 1962 in Ottumwa, Iowa...
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Craig "Shoe" Shoemaker

July 28, 1962 - February 25, 2021

Craig A."Shoe" Shoemaker, 58, of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Craig was born the son of Russell and Bernice (Solum) Shoemaker on July 28, 1962 in Black River Falls, WI. He was a graduate of Waupun High School. Craig was married to Sally Windl on April 7, 1990 at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Lowell. Craig along with...
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Raymond A. Moldenhauer

June 30, 1947 - February 23, 2021

Raymond A. Moldenhauer, 73, was born on June 30, 1947 and entered eternal life Tuesday, February 23, 2021 with the confidence of forgiveness of his sins through the death and resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ. His body now waits for the great resurrection day when Jesus will return and unite again his soul and body to live forever in heaven with all God's children. Ray was the son of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karen L. Plath

October 12, 1956 - November 24, 2020

Karen L. Plath, age 64, of Cambria, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Karen was born on October 12, 1956 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Roland and Sharon (Kuhnke) Voigt. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School, class of 1974. Over the years Karen was employed at Green Giant, Badger Cold Storage, and most recently UWGP in Friesland. She...
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Elden "Sonny" Braun

May 18, 1935 - November 23, 2020

Elden "Sonny" Braun died peacefully in his home on November 23, 2020 in Beaver Dam, at the age of 85. The details of ordinary life don't capture this extraordinary man. He was proud of the life he lived, his family and German heritage. Sonny was born on May 18, 1935 in Beaver Dam to Herman and Helen (Lemanski) Braun. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1954 and joined the Army. He...
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James R. Mack

July 2, 1939 - November 20, 2020

BEAVER DAM - Jim Mack, a good man, died November 20,2020. He was born in Madison, WI on July 2, 1939 to John and Caroline Mack. He graduated from Madison Central HS in 1957; University of Wisconsin BS in Economics in 1964;University of Wisconsin 1967 Law School, JD Degree. He was a member of the National W Club earning his letter as part WI Boxing team 1958-1961. He won the silver medal...
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Virginia Beske

September 30, 1943 - November 19, 2020

Virginia J. Beske, age 77, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Private family funeral services will be held. Pending the pandemic, family will be hosting a Celebration of Life the summer of 2021. Virginia was born on September 30, 1943 to the late Robert and Ella May (Stull) Kottnitz. She was united in marriage with Eugene F.L. Beske who preceded...
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Frederick J. Penoske

May 30, 1949 - November 19, 2020

Frederick "Fred" J. Penoske, age 71, of Fox Lake, Wisconsin died peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Agrace Inpatient Hospice Care in Fitchburg, Wisconsin after a 189 day courageous battle with cancer. There will be a visitation at the Fox Lake Fire Station, 246 E. State St, on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask....
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Dorothy H. (Bock) Fredrick

August 23, 1930 - November 19, 2020

Juneau – Dorothy H. Fredrick (Bock), 90, of Juneau, passed away peacefully with son Roger, at her side, on November 19, 2020 at Beaver Dam Health Care Center, Beaver Dam. Dorothy was born on August 23, 1930 in the town of Hampden, to Fred J. and Irma (Eggert) Bock. She married Palmer T. Fredrick at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Oak Grove on October 17, 1954. Dorothy farmed with Palmer...
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Lolagene M. Gruel

January 1, 1952 - November 19, 2020

Lolagene M. Gruel, 68, of Fond du Lac passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh with her family by her side. Lolagene was born the daughter of Robert and Lorraine (Schultz) Dunham Sr. on January 1, 1952 in Beaver Dam. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and attended Marian College in Fond du Lac. Lola was employed as a correctional officer with...
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Betty "Jean" Diels

May 16, 1927 - November 18, 2020

Jean Diels, 93, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Betty Jean was born on May 16, 1927 the daughter of Leslie and Blanch (Nelson) Guthrie in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She grew up with beloved sisters Doris and Maxine. The "three sisters" and families remained close their entire lives. On January 8, 1944, she was united in marriage with...
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Danny R. Short

December 5, 1951 - November 17, 2020

Danny Robert Short, age 68, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his home in Tomah following a long illness. Services for Danny are pending. Danny Robert Short was born the third child to Robert and Mary Lou (Strassman) Short on December 5, 1951 at Madison, Wisconsin. Dan graduated from Belleville High School in 1970, lettering in three sports. He then went on to earn Master's Degree in...
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Doris A. Jeche

June 21, 1936 - November 17, 2020

Doris A. Jeche, 84, of Beaver Dam, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. A private family funeral service will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with Pastor Bryan Lagerstam officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Cemetery. Doris was born the daughter of Herbert and Lillian (Schmidt) Offerman on June 21, 1936 in Randolph. On November 12, 1968 she was...
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Gail Peters

October 4, 1956 - November 15, 2020

Gail J. Peters, age 64, formerly of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Brightstar Memory Care in Madison. Gail Jean was born on October 4, 1956 in Oconomowoc, WI. She was the daughter of Jean and Roland Schweisthal. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1974. Gail worked as an insurance agent at Richards Insurance in Beaver Dam for many years until her retirement...
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Mary Magdalene Patricia Follansbee

May 12, 1928 - November 15, 2020

Mary M. Follansbee, age 92, died peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. A private funeral service will be held and burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Wilton. Mary Follansbee was born on May 12, 1928, the daughter of Dan and Marie (Gregor) McGarvey of Wilton, Wisconsin. She married Clyde J. Follansbee on September 2, 1967 in...
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Junis "Junie" N. Belin

December 11, 1934 - November 11, 2020

Junis "Junie" Nathalie Belin, left this earthly life on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Junie was 85 years old, born in Juneau on December 11, 1934. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Erna (Uttech) Kreuziger. On March 30, 1957, she was united in marriage with Doyle "Ken" Belin at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. Junie went to St. John's...
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Patrick G. Noonan

May 25, 1952 - November 8, 2020

Patrick G. Noonan, 68, of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his home. Private family services will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with John R. Leiting as Celebrant. Patrick Gene was born on May 25, 1952 the son of John and Ruth (Frey) Noonan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a 1971 graduate of Wauwatosa East High School. On June 19, 1981, he...
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Martin W. Milbrandt

September 1, 1939 - November 8, 2020

Martin W. Milbrandt, 81, a lifelong resident of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Randolph Health Services. Martin was born the son of William and Blondina (Radtke) Milbrandt on September 1, 1939 in Beaver Dam. He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and took summer courses at UW-Madison for Labor Law. He was employed with the Weyenberg Shoe Factory in Beaver Dam for...
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Charles R. Hron

August 27, 1930 - November 8, 2020

Charles Robert Hron, 90, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Clearview in Juneau with his six children at his side. Visitation for Charles will take place on Wednesday, November 11th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel in Beaver Dam. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Erwin presiding. Interment will...
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Lisa M. Herrick Reschke

February 22, 1973 - November 7, 2020

Lisa M. Reschke, age 47, of Beaver Dam, died on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center. The visitation for Lisa will be at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating. Burial will be a Highland Memory Gardens in...
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Mary Zilisch

April 19, 1942 - November 6, 2020

Mary Zilisch, age 78 died unexpectedly on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home in Burnett. Graveside visitation for Mary will be at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Graveside funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. Due to Covid-19, please wear a mask, observe social distancing, and refrain...
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Ramona Klebs

January 31, 1930 - November 5, 2020

Ramona Klebs, 90, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Ramona was born the daughter of Donavon and Eda Olina (Mahler) Nagreen on January 31, 1930 in the Town of Maine, Wisconsin. She married the love of her life Eugene Klebs on August 21, 1948. Together they lovingly raised their family of six children, Sandy (Joe) Garczynski,...
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Dennis B. Stein

June 9, 1944 - November 4, 2020

Dennis B. Stein, age 76, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at his home in Lowell where he has lived the past 41 years. Visitation for Dennis will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 9:00 am to 9:50 am. A private Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Monday beginning promptly at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in...
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Beverly M. Schroeder

April 24, 1930 - November 4, 2020

Beverly M. Schroeder, age 90, of Hartford, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, with her daughters by her side. There will be a graveside service at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, 495 St. Augustine Road, in Colgate on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Danz officiating. Beverly Mae Semrau was born on...
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Ralph W. Trejo

May 29, 1940 - November 3, 2020

Ralph W. Trejo, 80, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Ralph was born the son of Pascual and Elfrieda (Pickhardt) Trejo on May 29, 1940 in Portage, WI. He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Ralph served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960 until 1963. He was married to Arletta Kuehl on October 26, 1963 at St. Stephen's Ev....
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Darlene Marie Cargen

April 10, 1936 - October 30, 2020

Darlene Marie Cargen, 84, of Sun Prairie, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. Private family services for Darlene will be held at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Shaun Arndt officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Darlene was born the daughter of Johann Beat "Bert" J. and Valeria "Val" O. (Strieff) Bachofen on April...
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Amanda A. Trost

January 20, 1992 - October 26, 2020

Amanda A. Trost, age 28, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home in Beaver Dam. Funeral arrangements for Amanda have been postponed until further notice. Amanda Ann was born on January 20, 1992 in Waupun, Wisconsin, the daughter of Angela Przekurat and Charles Trost. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 2010 where she participated in girls swimming, soccer and bowling. Amanda...
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William "Bill" Starker

April 2, 1939 - October 24, 2020

William "Bill" Starker was born April 2, 1939 and passed away on October 24, 2020 at the age of 81 after a brief illness. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend to many. His sense of humor and quiet strength will be greatly missed along with his pizza making skills. We will miss him forever. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. The...
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Bobette Sue (nee Wille) Ireland

August 16, 1952 - October 24, 2020

Bobette Sue Ireland (nee Wille), 68, of Iron Ridge, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in her home with family at her side. Bobette spent many years of her life dedicated to rescuing animals, especially cats and dogs. She recently opened her home to fostering puppies in need. She enjoyed crocheting blankets for loved ones, collecting antiques, and spending time...
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Carol J. Burbach

January 17, 1943 - October 24, 2020

Carol J. Burbach, 77, of Beaver Dam passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Carol Jean was born on January 17, 1943 the daughter of Arthur and Winifred (Bosveld) Burbach in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Carol was a 1961 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. She also attended the Madison Vocational Technical School and completed the office machine...
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Kathleen M. Wheeler

May 31, 1951 - October 22, 2020

Kathleen M. Wheeler, age 69, died Thursday, October 22, 2020 at her home in Beaver Dam. Due to Covid-19, services will be delayed. Kathleen Mary was born on May 31, 1951 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late James and Theodora (Schaffer) Rich. She lived in Beaver Dam throughout her life and graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1969. Kathy will be fondly remember by many for working at...
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Donald "Super" Kern

September 4, 1953 - October 18, 2020

Donald "Super" T. Kern, 67, of rural Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Randolph Health Services in Randolph, Wisconsin. In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines and keeping everyone safe, there will be no public service or visitation at this time. A private burial is planned at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake. Memorials and cards of sympathy and support may be sent to...
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Lenore I. Powers

August 12, 1925 - October 18, 2020

Lenore Powers, 95, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Anchor Communities in Fox Lake. No formal funeral services are taking place at this time. Inurnment for Lenore will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin. Lenore Irene was born the daughter of John and Genevieve (Mooney) Cowan on August 12, 1925 in Mauston, WI. On June 9, 1943...
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Lorraine M. Frankenstein

July 30, 1925 - October 16, 2020

Lorraine M Frankenstein of Beaver Dam, was born to Walter Werslawske and Frances L (Cigelske) Werslawske July 30, 1925. She married Robert L. Brewer (deceased) and was blessed with three children; Gavin, Walter and Melody. Early in her married life she was an active advocate for mentally and physically challenged citizens (ARC) serving as president and successfully testifying in Madison on...
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Hermine M. Kohl

April 24, 1931 - October 16, 2020

Hermine Mary Kohl, 89, passed away on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at Beaver Dam Memory Care. Hermine was born the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Bartowski) Beczek on April 24, 1931 In Chicago, Il. The family moved to Beaver Dam, Wi., where in 1947 Stanley bought and operated the famed Beaver Hotel. Hermine graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1950. Hermine and her sisters moved to Los...
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Richard "Rick" Hankes

November 28, 1953 - October 15, 2020

Richard "Rick" L. Hankes, age 66, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at his home. A graveside service will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Deacon Ed Cody will officiate and military honors will be provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146. Richard Lee Hankes was...
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Donovan J. McQueen

June 25, 1922 - October 12, 2020

Donovan James McQueen, 98, of Beaver Dam, passed to his Heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior and was reunited with his wife, Mary, on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. Donovan was born the son of George A.D. McQueen and Arlette (Kroncke) McQueen at the family home in the Tn. of Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Donovan served his country...
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Lyle E. Kurtz

August 23, 1928 - October 12, 2020

Lyle E. Kurtz, 92, of 1106 S. University Avenue, Apt. #9, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Lyle Erwin was born on August 23, 1928 the son of George E. and Alice A. (Ehmke) Kurtz in the town of Oak Grove, Wisconsin. He was a 1945 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On June 6, 1953, he was united in marriage...
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Marie P. Myrick

September 24, 1925 - October 11, 2020

Marie P. Myrick, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Southern Pines Nursing Home, New Port Richey FL. Marie was born on September 24, 1925 in Guin, Alabama to Robert and Pearlie (Robertson) Palmer. She was very close to her sister Ruth Palmer Heffron. After High school, she moved with her sister to Baltimore and then to Washington DC, where she met and married...
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Virginia D. Rediske

April 9, 1918 - October 10, 2020

Virginia D. Rediske, age 102, of Juneau, died peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Virginia Donna Hilgendorf was born on the family farm in the Town of Oak Grove, Dodge County, Wisconsin, on April 9, 1918. She was the daughter of John and Gertrude (Schrap) Hilgendorf. Two of her great grandfathers were among the founders of St. John's Lutheran Church in Juneau where she was a life...
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Norbert M. Malak

August 2, 1926 - October 9, 2020

Norbert M. Malak, 94, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Norbert was born the son of Edward and Clara (Lemanski) Malak on August 2, 1926 in Beaver Dam. He attended St. Michael's Elementary School and then graduated from Beaver Dam High School. Norb enlisted in the Army Air Corp. During his service,...
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Donna Mae Freimuth

May 27, 1933 - October 6, 2020

Donna Mae Freimuth, age 87, of Columbus, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at The Meadows of Fall River, Wisconsin. The family hopes everyone will join them for a Celebration of Life for Donna when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Inurnment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus, next to her husband. Donna Mae was born on May 27, 1933, the daughter of...
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Ronald J. Hermann

October 9, 1948 - October 6, 2020

Ronald J. Hermann, 71, of Waupun passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Ronald was born the son of Laurence and Ruth (Lange) Hermann on October 9, 1948 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1966 graduate of Waupun High School. Ron was employed with Silgan Containers in Waupun until his retirement. He was married to Bonnie Krause on August 2, 1986 at Immanuel...
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Elaine D. Tobin

April 18, 1931 - October 5, 2020

Elaine D. Tobin, age 89, of Beaver Dam, died on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. Social distancing is requested and seating will be limited. Deacon Ed Cody will officiate and burial will be a St. Patrick Cemetery in...
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Carmen R. Huettl

March 5, 1934 - October 2, 2020

Carmen R. Huettl, age 86, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Carmen was born the daughter of Alfred and Romaine (Godfriey) Allard on March 5, 1934 in Beaver Dam. She was united in marriage to Dennis Huettl on July 19, 1958 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. In her spare time, Carmen enjoyed gardening and reading....
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Rochelle R Pufahl

July 29, 1942 - October 1, 2020

BEAVER DAM—Rochelle Pufahl, age 78, of Beaver Dam passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation for Rochelle will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Wednesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael Erwin...
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Edward A. Hessler

August 14, 1941 - September 30, 2020

Edward August Hessler, 79 years, of Horicon, WI died peacefully in his sleep joining Jesus Christ in his eternal mansion on September 30, 2020. Ed looked forward to hearing Jesus say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." (Matthew 25:21) But he knew that "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one...
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Leonard R. Klawitter

May 26, 1934 - September 30, 2020

Leonard R. "LRK" Klawitter, age 86, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam. Leonard R. Klawitter was born on May 26, 1934 in the Town of Burnett, Wisconsin to Herman and Emma (Hildebrandt) Klawitter. He was raised in the Burnett area and farmed there for many years. Lenny later drove truck for Hanefeld Trucking until his retirement. He...
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Herman Gilbert Stange

December 6, 1926 - September 29, 2020

Herman G. Stange Jr., 93, of Horicon passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau. Herman was born the son of Herman and Ella (Knoll) Stange Sr. on December 6, 1926 in Beaver Dam. Herman served his country in the U.S. Army. He was married to Betty Rahn on April 21, 1951 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. Herman began his working career as a dairy...
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Merlin Kienast

October 9, 1927 - September 29, 2020

Merlin Kienast, age 92, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He was born on October 9, 1927 to August and Adelia (Maas) Kienast of Horicon. He attended the Horicon School district. In June of 1950, Merlin married Anita Schuett of Juneau, together they owned and operated a feed and poultry business in Burnett and Sharon, WI. He was a mechanic at Heling's for 14 years. They...
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Ethel J. Riehbrandt

October 13, 1932 - September 29, 2020

Ethel J. Riehbrandt, age 87, of Beaver Dam, went to meet her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Visitation for Ethel will be at Harvest Evangelical Free Church in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. Funeral services will follow at church on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Jason Wood officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in...
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Virgil L. Hoffmann

June 27, 1933 - September 28, 2020

Virgil L. Hoffmann, 87, of the town of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. A visitation for Virgil will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Seth Dorn officiating also at the church. Inurnment will...
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William Leon Osteen

December 3, 1929 - September 24, 2020

William Leon Osteen, 90, of Horicon, WI, formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away on September 24, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, WI. He was born December 3, 1929 in Moulton to Lloyd and Eva King Osteen. He married Yolanda M. "Pete" Childs on April 15, 1955. She preceded him in death November 7, 2012. A 1947 graduate of Ottumwa High School, He served in the U.S. Army...
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