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Darlene A. Shaudvitis

Darlene A. Shaudvitis


Darlene A. Shaudvitis of Fond du Lac passed away, peacefully, on July 3, 2019 at Hospice Home of Hope. Darlene was born July 6, 1934, the daughter of Harold and Doris Wrucke Johnson. She married Leonard Shaudvitis on September 27, 1952 in Marshaltown, Iowa. Leonard preceded her in death on April 19, 2001. Darlene worked mostly as a homemaker and mother. She also did daycare for friends and family. Darlene enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, gardening, fishing, snowmobiling, playing cards with her sisters and an occasional trip to the casino. Above all, Darlene enjoyed and cherished her family. She felt so blessed to have such a great family but it was the family that was so blessed to have her in their lives. Survivors include daughter Diane (Paul) Shafer of Amery and sons Rick (Jodi) Shaudvitis and Lonnie Shaudvitis, both of Fond du Lac; grandchildren Jennifer (Scott) Kreisler, Michelle (Will) Frederick, Brenda (Rob) Johnson, Sarah (Shane) Tischer and Heather (Tim) Russo, Josh (Cassie) Shaudvitis, Jamie Shaudvitis and Jesse Shaudvitis; greatgrandchildren Ashley, Austin, Lauryn, Lane, Brandon, Brianna, Hallie, Mike, Cassie, Kenzie, Myka, Logan, Jayce and Nevaeh; and great-greatgrandchild, Layla. Darlene is also survived by two sisters, Fern Krief of Campbellsport and Evelyn De-Schmidt of West Bend, one brother, George (Dorothy) Johnson of Sebring, FL and sisterin- law, Laverne Johnson of Grafton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; sisters Mildred Krief, Lois Straub, and Faye Wallenfeltz; and brothers Norman Johnson and Donald Johnson. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Home of Hope for the loving care and support given to our mother. Cremation has taken place. Out of respect for Darlene’s wishes, there will be no services. Online condolences can be shared at www. zacherlfuneralhome. com.

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Ida Unertl

Ida Unertl


Ida Unertl, 96, was received by the Lord on July 1, 2019, at Matthews of Horicon surrounded by her loving family. Ida Helen Mayer was born on April 24, 1923, in Rozellville, the daughter of Martin and Anne Katherine (Strauss) Mayer the sixth child of 10 and grew up in Millador.She was united in marriage to George Unertl on May 8, 1940, in Vesper.She and her husband, George, farmed in Dodge County on Wildcat Road and Hochheim Road.She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa and a member of the Mayville Senior Center. She was a leader of 4H, participating in the Dodge County Fair. Ida was also a member of the Dodge Co. Farm Bureau, Dodge Farm Bureau Woman of the Year 1983.In her earlier years, Ida enjoyed raising chicks and selling eggs to local stores, gardening, picking strawberries, and playing cards.In her later years, she enjoyed going to the casino and traveling. Ida loved spending time with her family.Ida is survived by her children, Robert (Susie) Unertl of Columbus, Carolyn (Curtis) Mueller of Hustisford, Jerri Frank of Hartford, Joan (Gary) Boser of Allegany, NY, Dan (Marion) Unertl of Hartford, Steve (Donna) Unertl of Theresa, Stan (Monica) Unertl of Theresa, Ginny (Ralph Jr.) McMullen of Horicon, Cliff (Debbie) Unertl of Fond du lac, Scott (Julie) Unertl of Greenwood;  daughters-in-law, Michelle Seerling and Barb Lischka; her sister, Irene Haumschild; 28 grandchildren, 36 greatgrandchildren, five great- great- grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1980; sons, David, Russell and Randy; granddaughter, Lauren Unertl; three brothers and five sisters.A visitation for Ida was held on Tuesday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa.A Mass of Christian Burial began at 2 p.m. at church with Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. Burial followed at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery in Theresa.Memorials may be directed to St. Theresa Catholic Church, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society. A special thank you to Agnesian Hospice, especially Larry Roxbury, who helped us through Mom’s journey and also to Matthews of Horicon, where Mom was for the last five years. The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

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Eleanor C. Kulow

Eleanor C. Kulow


Eleanor C. Kulow (nee Stoffel), 100, of Campbellsport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at Ivy Manor. She was born on December 15, 1918, in Campbellsport, the daughter of the late John and Catherine Stoffel (nee Becker) and on June 13, 1942, she married Albert “Pee Wee” Kulow. Eleanor worked at Stella Cheese, was a child care provider, and also worked at St. Joseph’s Convent as a housekeeper. She was an avid reader and loved watching the Brewers. Those Eleanor leaves behind to cherish her memory include her niece and nephews, Melvin (Genny) Stoffel, Ralph (Ruth) Stoffel, Frank (Donna) Stoffel, Kathy (Kenny) Jungers, Donny (Eileen) Stoffel, and Tony (Pam) Stoffel. She is further survived by numerous great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and a greatgreat- great nephew. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Pee Wee”; her son, Roger Kulow; her brother, Frank (Tillie) Stoffel; and her sisters, Agnes (Leander) Beisbier and Marie Stoffel. Mass of Christian Burial took place on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11 a.m., at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 320 E. Main St., Campbellsport. Rev. Mark Jones officiated and burial took place immediately following Mass at St. Matthew’s Cemetery. Eleanor’s family greeted relatives and friends at church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Eleanor’s family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Ivy Manor and Heartland Hospice for all their loving care and support. Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences are at www.twohigfunerals.com.

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Donald “Don” N.   Behnke Jr.

Donald “Don” N. Behnke Jr.


Donald (Don) N. Behnke Jr., 78, of Neshkoro, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, at Hospice Home of Hope, Fond du Lac, with his family by his side.

He was born July 24, 1940, to Donald and Caroline (Lifke) Behnke of Mayville.

Don was united in marriage to Judy (Plansky) on April 8, 1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mayville.

Don graduated from Mayville High School in 1958.

For many years he enjoyed a career as a carpenter. His talent allowed him to build the house where he raised his family and lived for 33 years in Burnett. He was always happy to share his carpentry talent to help family and friends.

As a young man, Don worked with his father in the bulk milk hauling business, Behnke Trucking. In1977,Don purchased Behnke Trucking from his parents making it a third generation family business. He expanded the business to two quad axle milk trucks and eventually two quad axle dump trucks. He and his father happily served Wisconsin dairy farmers for over a century In 1999, Don sold Behnke Trucking Inc. so he could enjoy retirement.

Don was a volunteer firefighter for Burnett and an avid golfer. He loved taking his 1965 Mustang to car shows placing first many times. Don and Judy retired to their dream home in Neshkoro on Silver Springs Lake where they enjoyed giving family and friends rides on their pontoon. Don especially loved fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

During the winter months, Don and Judy enjoyed the warmer temperatures in Sun City, AZ.

Don was a kind person and a great listener who was always willing to give his advice and lend a helping hand to his family and friends. He was well loved by everyone and will be sadly missed.

Don is survived by his wife, Judy of 58 years, four children, Jeff (Carrie) Behnke, Scott Behnke, Lisa Cole, Lori (Curt) Loeffler; seven grandchildren, Emily, Preston, Joe (Keeley), Julia, Logan, Dylan, Jordan; and three greatgrandchildren, Ryder, Jaxton and Keanna. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon (Bill) Mueller and brother, Pobe (Barb) Behnke. He is further survived by six sister-in-laws, Dorie (Don) Gourlie, Joan (Dennis) Hodgson, Elaine Schabel, Mary (Bob) Bonack and Peggy Streit; one brother-in-law, Aurthur (Jean) Plansky; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and in-laws, Art Plansky and Jeanette (Leander) Jurgensmier.

Visitation will take place on Monday, July 8, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m. at Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam.

A celebration of life for Don will take place on Monday, July 8, at 12 p.m. at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding.

Memorials may be directed to St. Agnes Hospice Home of Hope.

Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. For online condolences and other information please visit www.KoepsellFH.com

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Cindy L. Geddes

Cindy L. Geddes


Cindy L. Geddes, 63, of Fox Lake passed away peacefully on June 22, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison with her loving family by her side.

Cindy was born the daughter of Orville and Annabelle (Marthaler) Brandenburg on January 1, 1956, in Beaver Dam.

She grew up in Burnett and was a graduate of Horicon High School.

Cindy was united in marriage to James B. Geddes on October 2, 2004, in Fox Lake.

Cindy had owned and operated Annabelle’s Bridals and the Sew and So Shop in Beaver Dam, alongside her family for over 15 years and then became a phlebotomist, currently working at Union Corners Clinic in Madison.

In her spare time Cindy enjoyed making memories with her family, traveling and being on the water. Whether it was boating with her husband, kayaking on Fox Lake, or going to the ocean. She took great pride in caring for her home and gardens in Fox Lake. She also enjoyed painting and horseback riding.

Cindy is survived by her daughters, Erin Pecunies of Fox Lake, Katherine (Jared) Brush Ashville, NC, and Melinda (Yury) Paryev of Sauk City; her grandchildren, Shakyah, Jonas, Finley, Maxim, Jackson, Alexander, Adrianna, Donovan, Olivia, and Ellie Mae; her step-father, Howard Gibson of Beaver Dam; mother-inlaw, Donna Geddes of Mayville; her siblings, Russell (Sue Barr) Brandenburg of Hurley, Charles Brandenburg of Utah, Krystal (Brian) Larson of Beaver Dam, and Sujen Brandenburg of Beaver Dam; her sister- in-law, Sally (John) Ralph of Madison; her step-children, Trisha (Peter) Brace, Jennifer (Brian) Hemminghaus, James Geddes, and Samuel (Jami) Geddes; her beloved canine companion, Ella; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brother-in-law, Eric Geddes; and sister-in-law Sue Muenchow.

A visitation for Cindy will take place on Sunday, July 7, from 11 a.m. until the time of remembrance at 12:30 p.m. at the Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Horicon.

A continued celebration of Cindy’s life will take place at Fox Lake American Legion Post #521 following the services in Horicon.

Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. For online condolences and other information please visit www.KoepsellFH.com

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Theodore “Ted, Tater”  Kahlow

Theodore “Ted, Tater” Kahlow


Theodore “Ted, Tater” Kahlow, Fox Lake formerly of Mayville, 86, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on June 27, 2019.

He was born on October 12, 1932, to Arthur and Magdalene “Helen” (Gruenes) Kahlow in Mayville.

He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Mayville High School where he graduated in 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force and served four years, earning the rank of Airman First Class.

He was a communication radio operator during the Korean War intercepting Russian and Chinese Morse code.

In his younger years, Ted enjoyed tending bar at his dad’s bar, Art and Martin’s in Mayville and Riverview Inn in Kekoskee. He was a supervisor in shipping/ receiving/assembly at Mayville Metal and after 31 years, retired in 1991.

He was a member of the Mayville American Legion Post 69 for 48 years. He served on the Mayville Park Board and was a Babe Ruth Coach. He loved sports and could be seen or heard at the Mayville football and basketball games. Ted was a diehard Bear and Cub fan and enjoyed watching the Cubs finally win the World Series after a 100-year drought.

In 1987, Ted and Pat moved to Fox Lake where he made many new friends and enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on the pontoon. Ted enjoyed spending time with his family and good friends, volunteering for the American Legion brat frys, bowling, golfing, deer hunting Up North, fishing on Fox Lake, gardening and sharing produce with others. He loved all animals (God’s little creatures) and loved feeding the birds and the squirrels.

After retiring, he spent many years exercising at the Sports and Fitness Center at Beaver Dam Hospital and he volunteered as a driver for Dodge County transportation.

He married Patricia “Pat” Goetsch on January 31, 1959, and together they raised six wonderful children and 14 grandchildren. Michael (Diane Odeen) River Falls, and their children, Andrea and Emily Kahlow; Christine Kahlow of La Crosse and her children, Evan Kahlow and Anna Kivi; Tom Kahlow of Shawano, and his children, Laura (Logan) Bringmann, Stephen (Talia) Kahlow, and Joseph Kahlow; Sandy (Tom) Scola of Lodi, and their children, Alexandra and Dominic Scola; John (Beth) Kahlow of Carmel, Indiana and their children, Brett, Jenna and Bridget Kahlow; and Daniel (Vicki) Kahlow of Fond du Lac, and their children, Elizabeth Kahlow andAlex B. He is further survived by brothers David (Terri) Sorgent and Bob (Sue) Sorgent, sister, Diana “Dolly” Lunde, Aunt Gertie Kahlow, sister-in-law, Gerry Kahlow, and brothers-in-law, Elmer, Albert, Robert, Richard Goestch, sister, Wilma (David) Lee, and cousins and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; step-mother, Myrtle; step-father, Tom Manchester; brother, Edgar “Zark” Kahlow; brother, Jim and sisterin- law, Judy Manchester; sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Frieda and Carolyn Goetsch; brotherin- law, Marce Thoma.

A memorial gathering was held on Tuesday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam.

A Celebration of Life began at 1 p.m. with Deacon Willis Heideman officiating. Military Honors were conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69 will follow.

A special thank you to the wonderful hospice nurses, especially Patty, Laura and Megan.

Donations can be made to Hillside Hospice of Beaver Dam or your favorite charity.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.KoepsellFH.com.

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Ann C. Kohli

Ann C. Kohli


Ann C. Kohli, 66, of Lomira, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee, surrounded by her family.

Ann was born on June 14, 1953, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of tEugene and Lois (nee Hankwitz) Wirtz.

On May 9, 1981, she was united in marriage to James Kohli at Presentation Church in North Fond du Lac.

Ann was an assistant librarian at Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library and previously the Lomira Public Library for more than 20 years.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lomira. Ann was a charter member of the Lomira Historical Society. She enjoyed reading, genealogy, flower gardening, and spending time with time with family, friends and her beloved dog, Louie. She was a kind person who loved her family and friends.

Those Ann leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, James; two children, Dustin Kohli of Fond du Lac and Alissa Kohli (Scott Morfitt) of Eau Claire; five siblings, Michael (Medelice) Wirtz, Sue (Charles) Laurenti, Steve Wirtz, Paul Wirtz, and Scott Wirtz; two brothers-inlaw, Al (Sharon) Kohli and John (Teddy) Kohli; one sister-in-law, Betty (Michael) Schraufnagel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and several caring friends.

Ann’s family greeted relatives and friends at Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home in Lomira on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services for Ann were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 350 Main Street, in Lomira. Rev. Nathaniel Miniatt officiated and burial took place at Avoca Cemetery in Oakfield.

Memorials to Lomira Historical Society, the Humane Society, or a charity of your choice is appreciated.

The family would like to thank the staff at Aurora Cancer Care–Fond du Lac, Aurora Medical Center–Oshkosh, the staff at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, and the staff at Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home has been entrusted with Ann’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

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