David V. Steinmann

David V. Steinmann, 69, of Beaver Dam passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Randolph Health Services. David was born the son of Hans and Annabelle (McCrea) Steinmann on September 25, 1950 in Monroe, WI. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed with John Deere Horicon Works until his retirement. David was married to Teresa “Teri” Towne on January 26, 2018. David was a man who enjoyed life. He especially enjoyed taking daily walks and riding his 1800 Honda Goldwing. David is survived by his wife, Teresa “Teri” of Beaver Dam; two children: Linda “Pennie” (Jarrod) Stephan of Round Rock, TX and David “Beaver” Steinmann, Jr. of Naples, FL; two sisters: Linda (Philip) Maune of Yukon, OK and Mary Lou (Mike) Weber of Poynette; sister-in-law, Debra Towne of Beaver Dam; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hans Edward Steinmann. A memorial gathering will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. Military honors will conclude the service at the funeral home.

William “Bill” G. Richards

William “Bill” G. Richards, M.D., 93, of Oshkosh and formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, WI. A memorial visitation for Bill will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam. A memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wayland Academy Kimberly Chapel, 101 N. University Ave., Beaver Dam with The Reverend Jack Stubbs officiating. William George was born on September 4, 1926, the son of Peter E. and Neva E. (Hauer) Richards in Waterloo, Iowa. Bill was graduated from Nekoosa High School in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Navy, during World War II, and served as a Pharmacy Mate (PHM2C) from 1944-1946. After his navy service, he matriculated to St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI, but completed both his undergraduate and medical degrees (1952) from UW-Madison. Internship and residency followed at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa from 1952-1957. Dr. Richards became certified in Pathologic Anatomy and Clinical Pathology. In 1957 he founded the Beaver Dam Pathology Laboratory, which became Consultant Physicians in Pathology, S.C. Dr. Richards was joined in practice by Dr. Theodore Rowan in 1961 and subsequently by Dr. Bruce Wohlwend, Dr. Paul Glunz, Dr. Rudy Molina, and Dr. John Sullivan. Dr. Richards and his partners served on the staff of many hospitals in Southeastern Wisconsin with their central laboratory located in Beaver Dam, WI. Bill was a member and active in several medical societies as well as the University of Wisconsin alumni organization. Bill was married to Jean M. Hansen with whom he raised four children. In August, 1980 he married Sylvia Thompson in the Wayland Academy Kimberly Chapel in Beaver Dam, WI. Bill enjoyed sharing his love of medicine. He, along with his partners, organized the Beaver Dam Community Hospital School of Medical Technology (1963-1981). He was also co-director of the School for Certified Medical Laboratory Assistants at Waupun Hospital from 1963-1979. For several years he provided a medical education program for Wayland students for their mid-term program/senior special projects. Students were exposed to several areas of medicine through their involvement with the staff and local doctors at BDCH, and the program was the encouragement for some to enter the field of medicine. Bill also encouraged and supported other individuals to seek and make medicine their life’s work. Bill was a joyous presence and whenever you asked him how he was he would answer “perfect!” He would say “we were all born perfect, but as we age and face life’s challenges, we sometimes forget the perfection and uniqueness of each human individual.” Bill retired from practicing medicine on January 1, 1988, and his comment at retirement was “I never worked a day after medical school, since I was so lucky to be in a career that made me happy and fulfilled all my working days.” Sylvia and Bill resided in two locations during his retirement years, both in Beaver Dam, WI and Hilton Head Island, SC. Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing with his sons and Keith Stahl and sons, and bicycling with his friend Bob Brunelle on several European adventures. He attended and supported many musical venues with Sylvia, which included the Green Lake Festival of Music in Wisconsin and symphony and choral programs at Hilton Head Island, SC Bill played the flute since he was a young boy, was active in his high school band, and continued to play for his own enjoyment his entire life. Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sylvia, of Oshkosh; his four children: Jane R. Barker, Kathleen E. Richards, William G. Richards Jr., Timothy (Maureen) Richards; his four grandchildren: Jay (Kristen), Jonathan (Kristina), Jennifer VandeBerg and Zachary Richards; two great-grandchildren Alexander and Elizabeth VandeBerg; and his brother John P. (Mary Ruth) Richards. His is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his former wife Jean, his brother Jim (Rose) Richards and his son-in-law, Ron Barker. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to Church Health Service, 115 N. Center St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916; the Beaver Dam Community Theater, PO Box 216, 117 West Maple Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 or the Green Lake Festival of Music, PO Box 569, Green Lake, WI. 54941.

Richmond “Rich” Krahenbuhl

Richmond L. Krahenbuhl, 89, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Rice Lake, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. No formal funeral services will take place. Rich was born the son of Loyd and Iva (Hegna) Krahenbuhl on June 19, 1930 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. On April 14, 1956 he was united in marriage with Norma Brock in Rice Lake. He was a member of the Beaver Dam Senior Center-Watermark where he and the love of his life were founders of the wooden toy give away project that coordinated with the annual holiday parade. Rich loved tinkering in his shop, and gardening his tomato plot. He was also a prior member of the Rice Lake Elks Club. Rich was a loyal Green Bay Packer fan, loved his family and made friends where ever he was with his laid back, witty and humorous personality. Rich is survived by his wife Norma, 2 children; Dana (Kenneth) Gillett and Lee (Janet) Krahenbuhl, 4 grandchildren; Samantha (Kurt) Schrader, Jason (Megan) Krahenbuhl, Kendra Gillett and Tori Gillett and 2 great-grandchildren and a third on the way; Arland and Hannah, and his sister Yvonne Larson. He was proceeded in death by his parents Loyd and Iva Krahenbuhl and a brother James Krahenbuhl all of Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

RoseMarie E. Buss

RoseMarie E. Buss, age 95, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Hillside Manor. The memorial gathering will be at St. Katharine Drexel – Mission Hall, in Beaver Dam, on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam. RoseMarie Elizabeth Pelnar was born on December 12, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, to Louis and Elizabeth (Kotovsky) Pelnar. She was educated in Chicago and graduated from St. Anthony de Padua School of nursing in 1945. She was united in marriage with Victor Buss at Holy Family Catholic Church in Reeseville on June 21, 1952. RoseMarie was a member of US Cadet Nurses Corp. during WWII, American Legion Auxiliary, 40&8 Cabane, Christian Women’s, and St. Anthony de Padua Alum. She retired in 1985 from Dodge County Community Health facility after 19 years. RoseMarie was proud of her Bohemian Heritage and handed down recipes to her children and grandchildren, who were the love of her life. She enjoyed doing crafts to give to family and friends. RoseMarie loved to read, puzzles, and was an avid sports fan. It took her many years to change from a Chicago Bears fan to a Green Bay Packers fan. RoseMarie is survived by her children, Paulette Kicinski, Christine Voirol; and Brian (Helen) Buss; grandchildren, Dominick (Jenna) Zirbel, Nicole (Jeremy) Feucht, Elissa (Christopher) Boyd, Jon (Annaliesa) Kicinski, Mikaela Voirol, Hunter Buss, and Hailey Buss; great grandchildren, Avah Verville, Tristen and Henley Feucht, Parker Zirbel, Theodore Boyd, Jacek Kicinski, and Layla Colson; sister, Patricia Pelnar; sister-in-law, Ana Maria Pelnar; dearest friend, LaVonne Wille; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor in 2013; a daughter, Lisabeth; and brothers, Richard and Joseph. The family thanks Hillside Hospice / HomeCare for the exceptional care that was given to RoseMarie. Thank you to Marita, Jeanne and Linda for being there to help with all of the tasks. Also, thank you to Beaver Dam Assisted Living for making her feel at home. Memorials may be made in RoseMarie E. Buss’ name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish or to Hillside Hospice / HomeCare.

Polly J. Knoll

Polly J. Knoll, 87, of Beaver Dam passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center of Beaver Dam. A memorial gathering for Polly will be held on Friday, December 6th from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at Trinity Church United Methodist, 308 Oneida Street in Beaver Dam. A memorial service to celebrate Polly’s life will follow at Noon with the Rev. Cherie Forret officiating. Polly was born on May 31, 1932 the daughter of Evan W. and Grace Muriel (Smith) Ost in Kenosha, WI. Polly was a renowned Equine photographer. She traveled over the United States and many places throughout the world which resulted in magazine covers, articles, and great friends. She was a member of the Pyramid Society, the Arabian Horse Association, the Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association and a past member of the United States Trotting Association. Polly was awarded the 2013 PYRAMID SOCIETY TRUSTEES’ AWARD for which she was very proud to receive. This was presented to Polly for her distinguished service to the Egyptian Arabian Horse Worldwide. Polly was a very accomplished horseman. She enjoyed all aspects of riding English, Western, Dressage and Jumping. She also trained and drove Harness Race horses. She was one of the first women to receive a license to drive Harness racehorses in the State of Wisconsin. Although Polly loved all horses, she gave her heart to the Arabian Horse. She was also a longtime member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Beaver Dam. Polly was also a past Real Estate sales person for the State of Wisconsin. Polly is survived by her daughter Jan (David) Burgan of Clear Spring, Maryland; her grandson Dustin (Megan) Westenmeyer of Cross Junction, Virginia and their son Colin; her granddaughter Danielle (Nick) Westenmeyer DiVito of Stephenson, Virginia and her daughter Ava and step daughter Skyeler. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Evelyn Tromp and her brother Gary Ost. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Polly may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to the Horse Protection Association, 20690 NW 130th Ave., Micanopy, FL 32667. The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

Marjorie A. Murphy

Marjorie A. Murphy, age 89, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully in her sleep in the company of her sons on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. The visitation will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Friday at 12:00 noon with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Marjorie Ann Ertz was born on December 22, 1929 to Raymond C. and Wilma (Heinrichs) Ertz in Lancaster, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a B.A. in Elementary Education. While attending Platteville, Marjorie met the love of her life, Joseph V. Murphy. After graduation, they were married on July 19, 1952 in Lancaster. A job change in the early 1960s brought Marge and Joe to Beaver Dam where they settled down to raise their family. During that time, Marge kept busy with their four children while also working as a substitute teacher. She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church, sang in the church choir, was a loyal supporter of the Beaver Dam Community Theater, and was a member of the Beaver Dam Homemakers Club. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings Marge was a regular at the YMCA. On the week-ends, she and the family enjoyed boating, water skiing and camping. Most of all, however, “Mudgie,” which was her family nickname, loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren doing arts and crafts, attending their school activities or coordinating talent shows at the family cottage up north. For the past 20 plus winters, Marge also enjoyed spending the winter months with family and friends in Arizona. Marjorie was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam. Survivors include her children, Terrence of Fall River, Patrick (Beth) of Green Bay, and Kelley (Jamie) of North Prairie; grandchildren, Sarah (Todd) Rollman, Kathryn and Mark (Lindsay) Murphy, Emily (Aaron) Embury and Erica (Curtis) DeQuaine, Brett and Barry Murphy, Michelle (Randy) Paul, Molly and Matthew Bredin; great grandchildren, Arlo, Silas, and Leo Embury and Will Murphy; her sister, Patricia Broihahn; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; her daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Gregory Bredin; and her siblings, Mary Jane Ertz, Phyllis McLain, Jeanette Walsh, Ruth Bast, and Jerome Ertz.

Eleanor G. Lind Neumann

Eleanor G. “Ellie” Lind Neumann, 82, of Beaver Dam passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 29, 2019. Eleanor was born on April 4, 1937 in Beaver Dam to Henry and Lillie (Winterhack) Jahnke. She spent her childhood on a farm near Burnett. She was a 1954 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Ellie was employed with the American National Bank from 1954 until 1998. She was married to Donald Lind on July 9, 1955 and raised her family in Beaver Dam. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1990. On August 13, 1994, she was married to Ruben Neumann. Ellie was a lifelong member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam volunteering at many church activities as well as volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Ellie enjoyed traveling, gardening, caring for her flowers, and quilting. Ellie is survived by her husband, Ruben of Beaver Dam; her children: Kenneth (Tammy) Lind and Barbara (David) Schroeder both of Beaver Dam, Robert (Kathy) Lind of Waupun, and David Lind of Columbus; step-children: Karen (Kent) Callies and Gary Neumann both of Beaver Dam, Laurie (Gulkan) Boke of Berkley, CA, Marlene (Wayne) Neumann of Markesan, Barbara (Rev. Jon) Tesch of Marinette and Allen (Lois) Wetzel of Kekoskee; grandchildren: Matt, Ben and Tim Lind and Erin Raasch; great granddaughter, Athena; many step-grandchildren; step-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Don Lind. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, and also at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Thursday, December 5 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Jim Wendt will officiate. Interment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens, township of Trenton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam to be dedicated to the First Lutheran quilters group.

Kathryn Frank

Kathryn (Katy) Frank, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on November 14, 2019, just nine days short of her 91st birthday, in Highland Village, Texas, after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A memorial service and celebration of Katy’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Renae Dymond, great-niece of Katy, officiating. Burial of ashes will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam, with lunch following. Kathryn Elizabeth Hasenstab was born on Friday, November 23, 1928, in the family home in Beaver Dam. She was the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, Joseph and Elizabeth (Schneller) Hasenstab, and was the youngest of 6 children. Her father died when she was 14 years old. She started working at an early age, helping her mother clean offices early Saturday mornings, babysitting, and cleaning houses. At 15, she worked at radio station WIBU, where she typed copy and controlled live broadcasts from the studio. Katy graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1946. She was an active member of many organizations in high school. She loved to sing and dance, and she acted in most of the high school plays and musicals. On October 30, 1948, Katy was married to Gordon W. Frank in Beaver Dam. In 1964, she and Gordy bought a tent trailer and traveled all over the United States with their family. They would visit anywhere as long as it was “free, historic, or scenic.” After early retirement in 1985, they bought a travel trailer and became snowbirds, spending winters in Arizona and Texas and traveling extensively throughout the United States and parts of Canada. After the death of her first husband, Katy was married to Douglas A. Randall on February 18, 2001. Seeing the productions at the Fireside Theater in West Bend and the Beaver Dam Community Theater was something they both enjoyed. When her youngest child entered first grade, Katy started work as school secretary at Jefferson School in Beaver Dam. She thoroughly enjoyed working with the teachers and principals and loved the interaction with the children. She then worked as a secretary in Inspection Services at Beaver Dam City Hall before she and Gordy retired and hit the road. Katy was the first woman ever to serve on the Beaver Dam Police and Fire Commission. In August 2008, after 80 years in the same town, Katy moved to Texas to be near her daughter and family. She lived in a senior independent apartment complex, where she found a new life and new friends. She was happy there and felt very much at home in Texas. She knew she had become a Texan when she complained about the cold when it was 50 degrees. Katy had many interests and was always busy. She sewed many of her own clothes and those of her family, and loved to read and do craft projects. Cooking and baking were a special joy, especially when she could share the results with family and friends. Company was always welcome. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, even when she lived in Dallas Cowboy country. She was always ready to go on a camping trip with her family and loved traveling after retirement. Katy is survived by her children, Gary (Kathy) Frank, Green Bay, WI; David (Elaine Sharp) Frank, Madison, WI; and Diane (Bill) Wetherbee, Lantana, TX; five grandchildren: Jacqueline Frank, Green Bay, Benjamin (Mary Duffy) Frank, Middleton, WI; Cheryl (Jeremy) Treague, Green Bay, WI; Kelsey Wetherbee, Salamanca, Spain; and Kaitlin (Josh) Vanderslice, Dallas, TX; five great grandchildren: Caeden and Maeve Frank and Penelope, Ethan and Alex Treague; brother-in-law Daryl Frank; a large extended family; and many friends in both Beaver Dam and Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gordon W. Frank; son, James G. Frank; and her second husband, Douglas A. Randall. Also preceding her were her brothers Joseph, Nick and John Hasenstab; her sisters Anna Csiacsek and Mary Beers; and sister-in-law Sharon Frank.

Daniel D. Braun

Daniel D. Braun, age 72, of Beaver Dam, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Randolph Health Services. There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:50 am. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 am with Fr. Justin Lopina officiating. Daniel was born on January 12, 1947 to Clarence and Martha (Parpart) Braun. He was drafted into the US Army and served for two years during the Vietnam War. He worked at MEC for many years and retired as the paint line supervisor. Dan loved to cut down trees and would cut and split wood for anyone who called and asked. He had a wonderful personality. He enjoyed telling stories about Minnesota Junction and was known to exaggerate from time to time. Even though he didn’t like to play bingo, he went and played because Janet like to play. He was a Packer fan, even when they didn’t win and he liked the Brewers and Badgers, too. Dan loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and walking in Horicon Marsh looking at the wildlife. He truly was a great husband, father and grandpa and will be sadly missed. Survivors include his wife, Janet Braun of Beaver Dam; six children, Marsha Braun (Jeff Schaus) Mayville, Paula Pieper of Horicon, Daniel Schwandt of Juneau, Steven (Lynn) Schwandt of Sacremento, CA, Deborah (Derrick) Evans of Juneau, and Sandra (Paul) Kummerow of Mayville; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Janice Helmer, Dawn Wehner, Darryl Braun, Norman (Jean) Braun, Vaughn (Judy) Braun, Lila Bahls, Pam Braun, and Charlene Selsing; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; and seven brothers and sisters, Virginia Braun, Tom Braun, Clarence Braun, Jr, Charles Braun, Dwayne Braun, Donna Jensen, and John Braun. If desired memorials may be made in Dan Braun’s name to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 330, Brookfield, WI 53005. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staffs of Randolph Health Services and Hillside Hospice for their love and care.

Charles “Jim” Dearing

Charles “Jim” Dearing, 87, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Sylvan’s Crossing in Beaver Dam. Charles James was born on March 31, 1932 the son of James B. and Carrie Louise (Schroeder) Dearing in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a graduate of Okolona Kentucky High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 – 1955, with duty mostly in England. On October 9, 1954, he was united in marriage to Joyce Evelyn Roberts in Cheltenham, England. Jim was employed in data processing and trusts for most of his career, retiring in 1991 from US Bank in Milwaukee. Jim was a very devout Christian man. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Beaver Dam, where he enjoyed attending bible study. While residing in Milwaukee, he was involved with Gideon International and while living in Indiana he was a member of the Exchange Club. Jim was a member of the Beaver Dam AM Kiwanis International. Jim was very personable, an avid reader and a lifetime stamp collector. Jim is survived by his wife Joyce of Beaver Dam; his daughter Jackie (Kurt) Eggebrecht of Appleton; grandchildren: Kurt (Meranda) Eggebrecht Jr. and their daughters Lucy Grace and Eden Joyce; Kirsten (Daniel) Scharneck, Daniel Huff, and Jarrod (Heather) Huff and their daughters Jailyn and Jaclyn and his son-in-law Greg Huff of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Louise Dearing and his daughter Sharon Marie Huff. A memorial service for Jim will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Church United Methodist in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Cherie Forret officiating. A visitation will be held prior from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. also at the church. Inurnment will be at the Cemetery of the Pines in the town of Boulder Junction at a later date. Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to Trinity Church United Methodist or to Generations Homecare and Hospice. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Sylvan’s Crossing and Generations Homecare and Hospice for their wonderful and thoughtful care and compassion. The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com