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Darwin A. Tesch

Darwin A. Tesch Darwin A. Tesch

Darwin A. Tesch, 86, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Horicon, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Beaver Dam Memory Care.
Darwin was born the son of Edwin and Dorothy (Schwantes) Tesch on May 19, 1935, and was raised in the Town of Clyman.
He was married to Lois Jean Schmidt on September 29, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon.
After marriage, they moved to Beaver Dam and became members of St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.
After working 30 years at John Deere Horicon Works, Darwin retired in 1996. He was also employed with Pure Milk Assn. – Dairyland in Juneau for 13 years.
Darwin enjoyed deer hunting and bowling in his earlier years. Later he collected farm toy tractors and machinery. He and Lois enjoyed many trips up north.
Darwin leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Lois, of Beaver Dam; his sisters, Wonda Tesch and Delores Tesch, both of Watertown; his brother, Delmar (Lois) Tesch of DeForest; his nephews, Rick Tesch of Horicon, Michael (Laura) Tesch of St. Louis, MO, Ryan (Madeleine) Tesch of New Orleans, LA, and Andrew Tesch of DeForest.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; his brother, Arville (Marlene) Tesch; and niece, Sandra Tesch.
A visitation will be held at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Stratman will officiate. A private interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at