Charles Arnold Wegner was born on March 30, 1958 the son of Henry A. and Virginia (Koepsell) Wegner in Milwaukee, WI and passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Oshkosh.Charlie was known for his love of hunting and fishing, his interest in geology, and his gift for violin and the mandolin. He loved to visit and talk and was known throughout the community for his friendliness. He is survived by his sister Janet Gruendemann, her husband Donald; their children Donald Jr, wife Christine and children Spencer and Stella Gruendemann; daughter Michelle Worm and husband Tom; Michelle’s children Jacob Kiesow and daughter Ashley and Ashley’s husband Evan Walters; and daughter Anne Schmidt, her husband Nick and children Evan, Erik and Kayla. Charlie has a sister Margaret Mahoney of Oshkosh and a brother Fritz Wegner, wife Paula and their son Aaron from Madison. We all will miss our Charlie!Family and friends are invited to celebrate Charlie at an eternal life celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Road, Mayville beginning at 11:30 a.m. It is a place of family memories and loving sharing, so bring your memories and pictures. The Wegner family will be providing a basic meal, but if you would like to bring a dish or dessert to pass, it would be appreciated. Charlie will be interred at Pinelawn Cemetery in Milwaukee with his Wegner parents and grandparents at a later date.Any donations can be made to Richard Davidson’s University of Wisconsin foundation, Center for Healthy Minds General Fund-112446373. If you scroll down on their website you can make the donation as a gift in memory of Charles A. Wegner. They are well known in Wisconsin for helping our children in the school systems to develop healthy minds.
Lloyd “Jim” Drake, 87, of Mayville passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.Lloyd was born the son of Loren and Delia (Arndt) Drake on June 13, 1931 in Clinton, MN. He was married to Theresa M. Schabel on October 3, 1949 in Appleton, MN. Jim was employed with Maysteel in Mayville until his retirement. He was a lead man in the painting department and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Jim enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing Sheepshead at the Mayville Legion. He sang and played in Thee Troubadours Country Band and was a loyal Packer fan. He loved his family and was grateful for the time spent with them, even when it was just smoking a good cigar with his sons. Jim was member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville.Lloyd is survived by his wife, Theresa of Mayville; children, Pam (Dennis) Gourlie of Mayville, Greg (Madonna) Drake of Mayville, Tim Drake of Golden Valley, MN, and Dixie (Jim) Priessnitz of Wisconsin Dells; grandchildren, Aimee (Raymond) Beu, Brock (Cris Siqueira) Gourlie, Sarah (Hector) Drake-Ricart, Saul (Katie Sopoci) Drake, Monica (Joe) Drake-Pierce, Weston (fiancée, Nicole) Priessnitz Teresa Drake, and Kelly Sims; great grandchildren, Camden, Hailey, Diego, Lauren, Monica, Rhiannon, Piper, Brylee, Chasity, and Landon; sister, Sharon Pollasch of Mayville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Mary Schabel of LeRoy, Janice Schabel of Mayville, Marvin Lee of Pickett, and Hank (Diane) Schabel of Fond du Lac; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Brock Dennis Gourlie and Chelsey Drake; brothers, Donald and Lyle; and sister, Donna Powers.The visitation for Lloyd will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Friday at 12 noon with Rev. Fr. Tom Bierseck officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of Rest Cemetery Mosoleum in Fond du Lac.
Dorothy H. Collien, age 96, of Oakfield, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the home of her daughter who was by her side. Dorothy was born April 28, 1922 in the Town of Oakfield, Wi and was the daughter of Peter Jr. and Grace (Huber) Hinkes.On September 7, 1940 she was united in marriage to Milton “Bud” Collien at the St. Andrews Catholic Church in LeRoy, Wi. and he preceded her in death on June 27, 2011.Dorothy was a lifelong member of Sons of Zebedee St. James Catholic Church in Oakfield.Dorothy enjoyed singing cowboy songs, playing guitar, dancing, playing bingo with her daughter at Oneida, and spending time with her loving family whom she treasured very much.Dorothy worked many years at the Oakfield Canning factory and helped her husband on the dairy farm till 1976 when they moved into their new home in the Village of Oakfield. Dorothy worked at Michels Corporation for many years cleaning offices as well.She is survived by her daughter, Mary Helen Ausloos, Oakfield, and her son, Dale (Susan) Collien of Fond du Lac. Three grandchildren Brian (Christina) Ausloos, Waupun, Kerry (Valerie) Collien, Fond du Lac and Jennifer (Special friend Jaime Ruiz) Collien, Carrollton, Texas. Four great grandsons Cody (Jolie) Ausloos, West Bend, Casey Ausloos, Kaukauna, Dylan and Griffin Collien, Fond du Lac, one sister-in-law Helen Hinkes, Lomira, one brother-in-law Lyle (Phyllis) Collien, Oakfield, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Milton, son in law, James Ausloos, three brothers Victor Hinkes, Melvin Hinkes, Peter Hinkes III in infancy, sister-in-laws Laverne Hinkes, Lucille Zahn, Evelyn Kohli, and brother-in-laws Donald Zahn and Alfred Kohli, Sr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sons of Zebedee St. James Catholic Church in Oakfield with Rev. Michael Petersen presiding on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. A visitation for Dorothy will take place at the church on Tuesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 10:30 a.m.Entombment will follow at the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum Fond du Lac, Wi.Memorials in memory of Dorothy may be directed to St. James Catholic Church in Oakfield or Agnesian Hospice Hope in Fond du Lac.
On January 7, 2019, Thomas (Tom) Mullarkey, passed away in his Hustisford, WI home at the age of 66.Tom was born on December 12, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI to Linus and Joan (Brannan) Mullarkey. Tom graduated from Whitefish Bay High School with the Class of 1971, and attended UW-River Falls. He worked for many years as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He shared his home with his beloved cats, Schizz and Dickens.Tom was quiet and reserved, but well known for his dry humor and quick wit that was sure to draw a laugh. He was a talented artist and often sent out cards with caricatures and jokes to family members he held dear. Tom was known as the gruff yet unexpectedly hilarious uncle that always had a special supply of unique candy and treats for his nieces and nephews in their younger years. His repertoire of amazing Thanksgiving recipes were proof of how great of a cook he was. Tom was often the last to show up at family gatherings hoping to sneak in unannounced, but his presence was always appreciated and made the family feel complete. Tom was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed living a peaceful and quiet life with his pets.Tom was preceded in death by his father, Linus, his mother, Joan, his sister, Maureen Frechette, and his brother-in-law, Robb Frechette. He is survived by his brother, Jerry (Toni) of Scottsdale, AZ, his sister, Eileen (Kevin) Braatz of Beaver Dam, ten nieces and nephews, and their children. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 12 a.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville.
Arlene A. Griep went to heaven peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born in Kekoskee the daughter of Gilbert and Marie (Noll) Wild. Arlene married the boy next door, Vern Griep. They were happily married for over 50 plus years. Arlene owned and operated the Village grocery store in Kekoskee in the early 60’s. She also helped her husband with the monument business in Fond du Lac. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Christian Women and the Mayville American Legion Auxiliary, and in her younger years the Horicon Marsh Bowman’s Club. Arlene also did a lot of volunteer work in the community.She enjoyed family outings to the Brewer games, fishing, hunting, playing cribbage, making baskets and just sitting with all the family at her home on Lake Winnebago.Arlene is survived by her children (who will remember her famous roast beef sandwiches and shrimp pasta) daughter Deb (Scott) Hurlbert, and son Steve (Carol) Griep; her grandchildren (who will remember the goodie room where every visit they got to pick a toy to take home) Brian (Becky) Griep, Jared (Kelli) Griep, Pam (Charlie) Promersberger and Kim (John) Fager; her great grandchildren: Joe, Megan, Owen, Eleanor, Morgan, Riley, Eden, and Samuel; her brothers Ron Wild and Dick Wild and her sister Delores (Jerry) Barker; in-laws Barbara Wild and Gene (Mary) HoffmanMom is joined in heaven with her husband Vern, her brothers Jerry Wild, Francis Wild and sister Mary Hoffman, sisters-in-law Kathy Wild and Lenore Wild.A memorial gathering for Arlene will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Father Tom Biersack officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Mayville.The family would like to thank the staff at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living Mayville and to Generations Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care Arlene received. They are truly a great group of people.The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.
Carl J. “Bear” Bandle, 66, of Theresa passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Visitation for Bear will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding at church. Burial will take place at St. Theresa Memorial Garden in Theresa.Carl “Bear” was born the son of Carl L. and Elizabeth A. (Steger) Bandle on November 8, 1952 in Fond du Lac. He was a graduate of Lomira High School. Bear was the owner and operator of Bears Den in Theresa along with other fine establishments. Bear was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa. He was a member of the Dodge County Tavern League, was on the Theresa Fire Department, coached track for the Lomira School District and was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He sang the national anthem at Milwaukee County Stadium and in several barber shop quartets. Carl is survived by his best friends; Nancy, children; Carl “Michael” (Summer) Bandle of FL, Patrick (Shannan) Bandle of TX, Eric (Carrie) Melick of IL, Heather Leedy of TX, Diana Sanborn of WI, Tommy (Kristine) Costa of WI, and Chuck (Laura) Costa of WI, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, brothers; Mark Bandle of WI, Gary (Kari) Bandle of WI, and his In-Laws; Teri McFarlane and Bill Dickmann. Bear is further survived by other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents.
Beaver Dam – Donna A. Jensen passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Dycora Golden Living Rehabilitation Center in Beaver Dam. Donna was born in Oak Grove, Wisconsin on March 26, 1937 to Clarence & Sr. Martha (Parpart) Braun. She was a graduate of Dodgeland High School. She married Ronald M. Jensen on June 23, 1956. Together they had four children and lived in Mayville for most of their lives.Donna worked for many years in the cleaning profession for many years at Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville Metal, and Metalcraft of Mayville as well as fin private individual homes. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Mayville.Donna is survived by her son, Randy (Tessy) Jensen of Markesan, her son Brad (Tess) Jensen of Iron Ridge and her daughter Lisa (Bret) Jacobson of Waterford, CT. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Keith (Sara) Jensen, and their children: Riley & Thomas of Chesaning, MI, Kate (Jason) Liebenow and their children: Shelby & Jakob of Mayville, Bryce Jacobson of New London, CT, Kyle Jacobson of Waterford, CT and Melissa (Victor) Alverez and their children: Angel, Javier, Santiago, Noah and Marisabella of Columbus.She is further survived by her siblings: Janice Helmer, John (Beverly) Braun, Dawn Wehner, Lila Bahls, Darryl Braun, Norman (Jean) Braun, Vaughn (Judith) Braun, Daniel (Janet) Braun, Pamela Braun, and Charlene Selsing; his sisters-in-law: Marilyn Braun, Carol Braun & Shirley Braun; and numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Jensen, her parents, an infant daughter, and her siblings: Virginia Braun, Clarence Jr. & wife Betty Braun, Charles Braun, Dwayne Braun, Thomas Braun, brothers in law Ken Helmer, Leo Wehner and Jim Bahls, and sister in law Luanne Braun. The family would like to thank the staff at Dycora Golden Living for their care of our Mother and Grandmother.A visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 noon will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville. A memorial service will follow at church at 12 noon with Rev. Bryan Lagerstam officiating, followed by a light lunch at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Mayville. The families ask that in lieu of flowers, make a donation to the Beaver Dam Humane Society or to a charity of your choice.
Ardis A. Hahn, 92, of Theresa passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Larson House in Columbus.Ardis was born the daughter of Walter and Hilda (Zimmerman) Justman on March 3, 1927 in the township of Theresa. She was a 1944 graduate of Mayville High School. Ardis was married to Marvin M. Hahn on September 18, 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church in the township of Theresa. Ardis was a member of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa where she served as a member of the ladies aid. She was a member of the Theresa Homemaker’s Club. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking as well as reading and playing cards. She enjoyed camping with her family. Ardis is survived by her husband of 70 years, Marvin; her sons: Craig (Judy) Hahn of Theresa and James (Sandra) Hahn of Grafton; her son-in-law, Ron Lisko of Rubicon; her sister-in-law, Bernice Hahn of Mayville; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Debra Lisko; three sisters: Evelyn Unglaub, Delores Justman, and Elvira Zastrow; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Hahn. A visitation will be held at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev. Jon A. Learman will officiate. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Theresa. Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa.
Marion K. Bartelt, age 82, of Mayville passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at University Hospital in Madison. Marion was born in the Township of Jackson on May 25, 1936 to Norman and Alma (Rader) Oelhafen. On July 19, 1958, she was united in marriage to James Bartelt at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend. Marion was a graduate of West Bend High School in 1954 and from Dodge County Teacher’s College and U.W. Oshkosh with a bachelor and master’s degree in Education. Besides being a mother of three children, she found time to teach in the Lomira School District for 21 years and was also a substitute teacher for 10 years. Marion had an infectious personality that made people happy. She was fun to be around and always had a positive attitude. She was an avid reader and read at least 2 books a week. She loved spending time with family and playing sheepshead and loved doing things for family and other people. Marion was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren participate over the years. Together with her husband they bought and sold antiques in Princeton for 31 years. She will be remembered for her rice krispie bars and chocolate chip cookies that she always made and shared with family. Marion was truly a top shelf wife and mother. She will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings and all that knew her. She is survived by her husband of 60 years James, of Mayville, children Terri Zimmel of Brownsville, Bruce (Shelly) Bartelt of Madison, Doug (Jane) Bartelt of Fond du Lac. She is also survived by her grandchildren Tim Bartelt (special friend Lauren), April Bartelt (special friend Jay), Matt (Aly) Zimmel, Jordan (Emily) Zimmel, and great-grandchild Sophia Zimmel. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Jim (Marion) Oelhafen of Marshfield, Earl (Theresa) Oelhafen of Cedar Grove, Beverly (Joe) Hetzel of West Bend, Kathleen (George) Addie of Phoenix, AZ, Audrey (Al) Weiland of West Bend and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.. She was preceded in death by her parents Norman and Alma Oelhafen, her sister Mildred and brother-in-law Jerome Vogt. Funeral services for Marion will take place on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Sara Gillespe officiating. Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Mayville.Her family extends a special thank you to Tug Hockers and the Mayville Rescue Team for their quick response and help in time of need and also special thanks to Joe and Lori Koeck for all their help.
Victor D. Lucas, age 85, of Lomira, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira.Victor was born on September 27, 1933 in Milwaukee. As a teenager Victor came to live with the Carl and Gladys Bernhard family. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in Korea. Victor was a proud member of the Theresa American Legion Post #270 and was fortunate enough to go on the 2015 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. When he returned from military service, Victor married and moved to West Bend and became an auto mechanic. Following his time in West Bend, he moved to Reno, Nevada and became a cowhand, living on the open range and helped round up cattle. Later he worked in a grocery store and was also a handy man. In 1998, he returned to Theresa and reconnected with his family and friends. In his spare time Victor enjoyed being outdoors and especially hunting and fishing.Victor is survived by his two foster brothers, Robert (Carol) Bernhard of Theresa, Chuck (Marlene) Bernhard of Theresa; two foster sisters, Karen Schwenk of Milwaukee and Sarah Bernhard of West Bend; foster sister in law Karen Bernhard, special friends Ann Fuerbringer, Mallony Fife, Don Schrauth, and Kim Chiconas. He was further survived by other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Gladys Bernhard, and his foster brother Ronald. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Theresa. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at church with the Rev. Jon Learman officiating. Burial will take at the Union Cemetery in Theresa with the military honors presented by the Theresa American Legion Post 270.In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Victor may be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Theresa American Legion Post #270.Special thanks to Rev. Jon Learman for his spiritual support, the staff at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira for their exceptional care and also to Agnesian Hospice in Fond du Lac for their support as well.