12 February 2024

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Paul S. Halfmann, Jr.

Paul S. Halfmann, Jr.


Paul S. Halfmann, Jr, 89, of Campbellsport passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2024, with his beloved family gathered around him. He was born in Campbellsport on September 21, 1934, the son of Paul and Helen (nee Schlosser) Halfmann, Sr. Paul was a graduate of Campbellsport High School and served his country in the US Air Force. On August 30, 1958, Paul was united in marriage to Wilma Mae Nichols at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Paul was a machinist at Weasler Engineering for many years before retiring. He and Willy owned and operated “The Barn” tavern for 10 years. Paul loved the Packers and was at every sporting event of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years, Paul enjoyed playing softball, golfing, bowling, shooting trap, throwing horseshoes, shooting pool, and traveling. Paul is survived by his wife of 65 years, Willy; children, Jeffrey Halfmann of Fond du Lac, Cindy Blatz of Fond du Lac, and Todd Halfmann of Campbellsport; grandchildren, Jeremy (Katelyn) Halfmann, Holly DeRose, Joshua (Ashley) Blatz, Kayce (Sam) Voelker, and Jason (Rachael) Blatz; great-grandchildren Rylie Halfmann, Isabella DeRose, Kaylee, Deklan, Cadence, and Arlo Blatz, Finnegan and Sawyer Voelker, and Rhett and Kason Blatz; sister, Mary (Dick) Wix; brothers, Charles Halfmann and Peter (Janet) Halfmann; sisters-in-law, Joyce Halfmann and Phyllis Hensen; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helen; brother, Richard; in-laws, Arnold and Agnes Nichols; brothers-in-law, Ronald Nichols and Dave Hensen; and sister-in-law, Adeline Halfmann. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Campbellsport, and Thursday, February 15, from 12 p.m. until time of Mass at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 406 E. Main St., Campbellsport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Campbellsport. Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are appreciated to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. The family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Serenity Villa and Preceptor Hospice for the wonderful care of Paul. Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.
09 February 2024

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Lester ‘Bootsie’ F. Schumann

Lester ‘Bootsie’ F. Schumann


   Lester ‘Boot­sie’ F. Schu­mann, 86, of Mayville passed away on Thurs­day, Feb. 8, 2024 at Prairie Ridge As­sisted Liv­ing in Mayville.   Lester was born the son of Robert H. and Ir­m­gard (Bruesso) Schu­mann on Feb­ru­ary 18, 1937.   He had worked at TAB Prod­ucts until his re­tire­ment.   Lester loved play­ing cards with his friends who came from all over to play. He was a skilled sheepshead and skat player. Lester also loved base­ball and was a huge Yan­kees fan. His yard was al­ways man­i­cured per­fectly, and he en­joyed gar­den­ing. Lester was also an avid col­lec­tor of all sorts of things. He will be greatly missed.   Lester is sur­vived by his sis­ter-in-law Marie Schu­mann of New York; fur­ther sur­vived by nieces, nephews, other rel­a­tives, and many friends.   He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, and broth­ers Robert Jr. and Carl.   A grave­side ser­vice took place on Wednes­day, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. at Grace­land Ceme­tery in Mayville.   Spe­cial thanks to the staff of Prairie Ridge As­sisted Liv­ing in Mayville and Pre­cep­tor Hos­pice for the care and sup­port shown to Boot­sie and his fam­ily. Also, spe­cial thanks to Dan Kuen for his friend­ship and sup­port over the years.   Memo­ri­als in lov­ing mem­ory of Lester may be di­rected to Grace­land Ceme­tery in Mayville.   Koepsell Fu­neral Home in Mayville is serv­ing the fam­ily. www.​KoepsellFH.​com

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Joan Elaine Herbst

Joan Elaine Herbst


   Joan Elaine Herbst, 76, passed away on Fri­day, Feb. 2, 2024, at her home in Camp­bell­sport, with her lov­ing fam­ily by her side.   Joan was born on July 6, 1947, to Charles and Ar­lyle (Kohl) Hep­pert in Mil­wau­kee.   She was united in mar­riage to Robert L. Herbst Jr. on Jan­u­ary 1, 1977, in Las Vegas, NV.   Joan was a mem­ber of Camp­bell­sport Al­liance Church.    Joan worked as a piece worker for Briggs and Strat­ton for 40 years.   She was a mem­ber of the Theresa Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary and passed her time paint­ing, doing di­a­mond art, and gar­den­ing.    Joan is sur­vived by her hus­band, Robert; chil­dren, Jeff (Cindy) Metz of West Bend and Jim Metz of Hart­ford; two grand­chil­dren, Cia­rah and Avah Metz; two great-grand­chil­dren, TJ and Aiden; and sis­ter, Nancy Sherr of Menomonee Falls. She is fur­ther sur­vived by other rel­a­tives and friends.    Joan was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her sis­ter, Susan Ircke.    A Cel­e­bra­tion of Joan’s life took place on Sun­day, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. at Camp­bell­sport Al­liance Church in Camp­bell­sport with Rev. Dou­glas Birr of­fi­ci­at­ing. A vis­i­ta­tion for Joan was held at church on Sun­day, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until the time of ser­vice at 1 p.m.    Memo­ri­als in lov­ing mem­ory of Joan may be di­rected to Theresa Amer­i­can Le­gion and Camp­bell­sport Al­liance Church.   Koepsell Fu­neral Home in Mayville is car­ing for the fam­ily. www.​Koepsellfh.​com
06 February 2024

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Donald Alvin Zastrow

Donald Alvin Zastrow


   Donald Alvin Zastrow, 83, was called to his eternal home in heaven on February 3, 2024.   The Lord gave Don life in this world on November 4,1940, in Hartford. He was the son of the late Alvin and Hilda (Yoeckel) Zastrow. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1958.   He was joined in marriage to Diana Schouten at Zum Kripplein Christi Lutheran Church, rural Iron Ridge, on June 27, 1964. Their marriage was blessed with three children. They lived in the Mayville area until their retirement in 2006.   Don worked for many years at Mayville Metal Products.    Don was blessed to serve his church, Zum Kripplein Christi rural Iron Ridge, St. Paul’s Brownsville, and Peace Hartford in various capacities of volunteering and leadership. Throughout their marriage, Don and Diana served the church at large, working on projects with “Builders for Christ”, volunteering at Northside Lutheran Ministries, Grace Oasis, and Institutional Ministries. Don also enjoyed volunteering over 25 years at the Experimental Aircraft Association Annual Fly In. Besides his church, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and godchildren were very important. He and Diana followed many of their children and grandchildren’s school activities. Don and Diana were blessed to see God’s creation during their many travels throughout the United States and several European countries.   Don is survived by his wife, Diana; children, Darren (Carol), Darla (Charles) Garbedian, and David (Rebecca); six grandchildren, Joan (Dan) Zimmer, Jessica, Jennifer, Benjamin, Allison, Evan; two great-grandchildren, Alexa and Joseph; and sister-in-law, Deloris Zastrow; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.   Preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Hilda Zastrow; parents-in-law, John and Norma Schouten; brother, Merlin Zastrow; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Metz and Joan Schouten.    A funeral service for Don will take place on Friday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (1025 Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford, WI 53027) in Hartford with the Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, Feb. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. A private family burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.   Memorials may be Directed to PLS Building Fund, Peace Endowment Fund (peacehartford.org), Institutional Ministries (im.life/donate) or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org/donate)   Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. www.KoepsellFH.com

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Dr. Robert “Bob” R. Baker

Dr. Robert “Bob” R. Baker


   Dr. Robert “Bob” R. Baker, DVM, 71, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at his home.   He was born on March 3, 1952 to the late Roman and Coyla (Mead) Baker in New Richmond, WI. He grew up on the family farm near Beloit.   Bob graduated as valedictorian from Brodhead High School in 1970. He continued his education for two years at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, followed by one year at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Then four years at Iowa State University where he received his doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine. Bob was hired in July of 1977 at the Brownsville Veterinary Clinic.   He was an active member of the Oakfield FFA Alumni. Bob had a love for animals and helped many with their Fond du Lac County Fair animal projects. Bob enjoyed working and helping all of his clients he met over the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid baseball player. Bob loved to cook and bake. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and will be missed dearly.   Those Bob leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 43 years, Julie Baker; four daughters, Shelly (Greg) Kottke, Melissa “Missy” Baker, Mickey (Nate) Oechsner, and Bobbie (Cory) Immel; five grandchildren, Megan Kottke, Marissa Kottke, Miranda Kottke, Natalie Oechsner, and Evan Immel; a brother, Stephen J. Baker; sister, Mary K. Baker; four sisters-in-law, Debbie (Rick) Schneider, Terry (Dan) Backhaus, Cheryl Meisenheimer, and Audrey Hoover; two brothers-in-law, Mike (Jackie) Steger and Herman (Tuttie) Steger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, LuAnn L. Baker; his aunt, Gwen Mead; his in-laws, Herman and Velma (Shady) Steger; and his brother-in-law, Ricky Steger.   VISITATION: A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 350 Main St., Lomira. Food and drinks will be provided during the visitation.   Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Bob’s arrangements. Additional information and Tribute Wall may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
05 February 2024

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Marilyn Janet Filber

Marilyn Janet Filber


On February 1, 2024, Marilyn Janet Filber (nee Volkmann), 88, was welcomed into heaven by her Lord and Savior. Marilyn joins her beloved husband, Art, who passed away July 29, 2015. Marilyn was born to Harold and Hazel (Utech) Volkmann on February 3, 1935, in Wauwatosa. Marilyn had a competitive spirit, enjoyed playing different sports, and was a lifeguard at Hoyt Pool.  She also achieved the rank of Senior Girl Scout. Marilyn graduated from Tosa High and went on to work at several secretarial jobs. It was at Center Street Fuel that Marilyn met a coal truck driver and fell in love. They rode many miles on Art’s ‘51 Harley. Art and Marilyn were married on June 6, 1958 at Our Redeemer in Wauwatosa. Always up for a challenge and adventure, Marilyn moved with Art to a farm in the Town of Wayne. The house had no indoor bathroom for the first year. She was the original pioneer woman! Marilyn loved her country life. She learned to drive tractors, take care of livestock, butcher chickens and ducks, maintain a garden, and can and freeze produce. She enjoyed baking and decorating wedding cakes, knitting, sewing, was an avid bird watcher, and could make some yummy pies. Marilyn and Art raised 5 children to be God-fearing and hard-working. She had a strong faith in God and lived her life to please Him. Marilyn was active in the Wayne Crusaders 4-H Club and devoted many hours for the members. She drove a school bus, worked for the Dept. of Social Services and for the District Attorney’s Office. While she followed all the state sports, Marilyn was a Packer fan to her core. No matter what the scores or season outcomes, that was her team. If anyone had a negative word about the Packers, Marilyn quickly set them straight.  She is survived by 3 sons, Paul, Peter (Kyle), and Philip, a daughter, Patti (Scott) Derge; a son-in-law, Tim Hartfiel; her grandchildren, Shannon Schutz, Eric (Mariah), Adam, and Justin (Hailey) Hartfiel, Emily (Alex) Gross, Madisyn Filber, Harrison Filber, Olivia, Eli, and Ava Mae Filber; and her great-grandchildren, Trevor and Tyler Schutz, Gabby, Eric Jr., and Grace Hartfiel, Jaylyn and Phoebe Hartfiel, and Wyatt and HollyAnn Gross. She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Edward (Jeanne) Filber; nieces, a nephew, and other relatives; special pals, Judy Etta and Rosie Wolbrink; her Cedar Lake family, especially Marge, Stan, Jackie, Carl and Loretta, Terry, Stella; and many, many wonderful friends.  Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Art; her daughter, Pamela; her daughter-in-law, Janice; her brother, Ronald and his wife, Lois, and their children, Susan and Douglas; Uncle Elfred and Aunt Irma Jones; her brother-in-law, Jim (Shirley); her cousins, Bill Utech and Bruce Augustine; and a grandson, Ben Derge.  Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 6438 Highway D, in Allenton, on Sunday, February 11, from noon to 2 p.m. followed by a Christian victory service and burial. There will be a lunch following the burial.  The family would like to thank Pastor Bode for his vigilant visits to Marilyn. and the loving and caring staff at Cedar Lake Home for their exceptional service. Mom thrived at her last home before heaven. We give a special thank you to Carol, Cassie, Darcie, Jackie, Katie, Liz, Nikki, and Robin for sharing her life and being so devoted. Memorials to WELS Mission Fund (https://wels.net/giving/ministry-of-christian-giving/give-a-gift/welsendowment-funds) or the charity of your choice is appreciated. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 The Myrhum – Patten Funeral and Cremation Service has been entrusted with Marilyn’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

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Eleanor E. Haack

Eleanor E. Haack


Eleanor “Nory” E. Haack, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home. She was born on November 14, 1933, in the Town of Auburn, the daughter of Harry and Vera (nee Haushalter) Odekirk. Eleanor was a graduate of Campbellsport High School. On August 27, 1955, she was united in marriage to Martin E. Haack at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Fane. They farmed together in the Town of Auburn. Eleanor enjoyed fishing, quilting, crocheting, camping, and woodworking. She was a member of the New Fane Kettle Riders and was a great people watcher. Most important to Eleanor was the time she spent with family. Eleanor is survived by her sons, Henry Haack and Daryl (Marcie) Haack; grandchildren, Holly (Lucas) Reindl, Harrison Haack, and Benjamin (fiancée Mackenzie Gilbert) Haack; great-granddaughters, Autumn and Eden Reindl; sisters, Alice Ketter and Harriet Gilligan; nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.  Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin, in 1996; son, Mark, in 2020; sister, Joyce Bowen; brother, John “Jack” Odekirk; brother-in-law, Loren Ketter; and sister-in-law, Mildred Odekirk. A funeral service will Friday, February 9, at 2 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Campbellsport, WI 53010. Chaplain Jim Mallmann will officiate, and burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Campbellsport. Visitation will be Friday, February 9, from 11 a.m. until time of service at the Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport. There will be a celebration of Eleanor’s life at a later date. Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.
02 February 2024

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Donald C. “Don” Maxwell

Donald C. “Don” Maxwell


   Don­ald C. “Don” Maxwell, Jr., 74, of Theresa, passed away on Jan­u­ary 21, 2024, at St. Agnes Hos­pi­tal in Fond du Lac.   Don was born on June 5, 1949, in Mil­wau­kee, the son of the late Don­ald Sr. and Sylvia (nee Kowal­ski) Maxwell.   Don was united in mar­riage on Jan­u­ary 31, 1970, to Jacque­line McMa­hon at Im­mac­u­late Heart of Mary Catholic Church in West Allis.    Don loved every part of the out­doors. Most of his life was spent out­doors hunt­ing, fish­ing, land­scap­ing and watch­ing so many things in their nat­ural habi­tat. He took his love of wildlife and made some won­der­ful art­work from all his ex­pe­ri­ences and re­spect for na­ture. He hunted with his dad and son and talked about hunt­ing with his grand­chil­dren. He taught his kids and grand­chil­dren how to fish and shoot guns. He was a never-end­ing re­source of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence that every­one loved to hear about. His beau­ti­ful yard was al­ways evolv­ing with art­work and a place of peace and seren­ity for he and his fam­ily to enjoy.    Those Don leaves be­hind to cher­ish his mem­ory in­clude his wife, Jackie; two chil­dren, Craig (Kandice) Maxwell and Jen­nifer Gilroy; five grand­chil­dren, Jor­dyn and Lexi Maxwell and Joshua, Nicholas, and Ash­ley Gilroy; three sis­ters, Linda (Ed) Drezek, June (Leo) Re­barchik, and Jan­ice (Jim) Les­per­ance; his broth­ers and sis­ters-in-law, Pa­tri­cia (Dar­ryl) Pokela, Kath­leen (Richard) Kuch­ler, and Colleen (Dave) Rappa; other rel­a­tives and friends.   In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, Don was pre­ceded in death by his mother and fa­ther-in-law, John and Eu­ge­nia McMa­hon.   A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held at The Golf Club at Camelot from noon – 5 p.m., April 6th.

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Leonard “Lenny” Zimmel

Leonard “Lenny” Zimmel


   Leonard “Lenny” Zim­mel, 68, of Hart­ford, passed away peace­fully on Fri­day, Jan. 26, 2024, at the Kathy Hos­pice in West Bend. Lenny was born on April 24, 1955, to his par­ents Lester and Ar­lene (nee Chris­t­ian) Zim­mel in Beaver Dam.    Lenny grad­u­ated from Mayville high school in 1973.   He mar­ried his wife of 35 years Debi Karn on Oc­to­ber 15, 1988, at Im­manuel (River Church) in Mayville.Lenny worked with his fa­ther Lester for sev­eral years as a car­pen­ter. He later went on to be­come a cheese­maker, work­ing for Wid­mer’s Cheese in Theresa for 36 years.   In Lenny’s younger years, he en­joyed polka music and danc­ing. He was an avid bowler and spent sev­eral years trav­el­ing to state bowl­ing tour­na­ments, and even shot two per­fect 300 games in his life­time. Lenny also loved sports, and cheer­ing on all the Wis­con­sin sports teams, es­pe­cially the Green Bay Pack­ers.    Lenny is sur­vived by his wife, Debi Zim­mel; daugh­ter, Jenna Zim­mel; cher­ished puppy, Rella; sib­lings, Larry (Debra), LouAnn, and Lloyd (Wendy) Zim­mel; mother-in-law, Ca­r­ole Karn; and sis­ter-in-law, Cindy Karn. He is fur­ther sur­vived by many loved nieces, nephews, fam­ily and friends.    He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Lester and Ar­lene Zim­mel; fa­ther-in-law, Lovey Karn; brother-in-law, Dave Karn; and beloved dog, Harley.   Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held on Sat­ur­day, Feb. 10, at Peace Lutheran Church (1025 Peace Lutheran Dr., Hart­ford, WI 53027). Fam­ily will greet rel­a­tives and friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Ser­vice will im­me­di­ately fol­low at 1 p.m. The fam­ily would like to ex­tend their grat­i­tude and thanks to Kathy Hos­pice for their com­pas­sion­ate care of Lenny.
30 January 2024

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Dennis A. Laufenberg

Dennis A. Laufenberg


   Dennis A. Laufenberg, 77, of Iron Ridge was taken too soon from our world to be with his Heavenly Father on January 26, 2024.   Dennis was born on January 15, 1947, to Roman and Margaret (Link) Laufenberg in Beaver Dam. He was a 1965 graduate of Mayville High School.   He was united in marriage to Gail Gorman on June 24, 1967, in Milwaukee. Dennis grew up in Iron Ridge and was a dairy farmer until his retirement in 2005.   He was the secretary and treasurer of the Iron Ridge Trap Shooting Club and was also involved in the Horicon Snowmobile Club. In his spare time, Dennis loved to do woodworking projects and enjoyed making furniture for his family.   Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gail Laufenberg of the home; children, Douglas (Melissa) Laufenberg of Davenport, IA, Ann Laufenberg of Garden City, ID, and Neal (Courtney) Laufenberg of Ham Lake, MN; grandchildren, Jordan (special friend Brandon), Jacob, Nora, and Lucy; siblings, Maynard Laufenberg, Eugene (Frances) Laufenberg, Monica (Dave) Sennhenn; brother and sisters-in-law, Charlotte Laufenberg, Diane (Kimball) Norman, and Donna Gorman; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.   He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard and Gaylord; sister-in-law, Delores; and brother-in-law, Dennis Gorman.   The family would like to thank the team at Randolph Health Services in Randolph for their outstanding care and support of Dennis and our family during his time with them.   A private family inurnment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee at a later date.   The family suggests any desired memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon. These may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of Koepsell Funeral Home, 301 N Walnut St #1135, Mayville, WI 53050   Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. www.KoepsellFH.com.