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Robert "Bob" D. Schutte, age 69 of Beaver Dam, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at UW-Hospital in Madison.

Robert was born on August 25, 1947 in Beaver Dam, the son of Marvin "Pete" and Alice (Sylvester) Schutte. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1966. Following high school, he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On April 24, 1971, Bob was united in marriage to Annie Reinhard at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. He worked at Monarch Range in Beaver Dam, followed by many years at John Deere in Horicon until retirement. Bob also kept busy working on their farm and especially enjoyed helping his granddaughters with their fair animals. In his free time, he enjoyed going to the races in Beaver Dam with friends and visiting with neighbors. He treasured all of the time he spent with his daughters and granddaughters.

Bob is survived by his wife, Annie of Beaver Dam; daughters, Sandy (Robert) Bird and Tammy (Randy) Minnig, both of Beaver Dam; granddaughters, Taylor, Lexi and Olivia Bird; brother, Ron Schutte (Sue Johnson) of Beaver Dam; sisters, Marilyn (Don) Niedermair of Columbus and Carol (Mick) Adams of Michigan; sister-in-law, Roseanne Schutte of Beaver Dam; and further survived by other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Tonya; brother, Roger Schutte and other relatives.

Visitation for Bob will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at


Arlene Laura Zimmel received her Heavenly home peacefully on the Saturday afternoon of March 18, 2017 having reached the age God had set for her of 90 years and 4 months at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church) at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas J. Zahner officiating. A visitation will take place on Thursday, March 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.  Burial will take place at Immanuel Cemetery.

Arlene Laura Zimmel was born on November 18, 1926 to Reinhold and Ella (Dobberpuhl) Christian in the township of Theresa, Wisconsin. She became a child of God though her baptism on November 28, 1926 at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church) by the Rev. H.H. Laabs. Arlene continued her Christian life  at home being taught the love of Jesus by her family and attending Immanuel Lutheran School. She confirmed her faith by the rite of Confirmation on May 26, 1940 by the Rev. H.H. Laabs at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was united in marriage to Lester A. Zimmel at Immanuel Lutheran Church on May 26, 1951 by the Rev. William Lauterbach. To this union 4 children were born, Lawrence (1953), Leonard (1955), Lou Ann (1958), and Lloyd (1962). Arlene worked alongside her husband her husband Lester while they farmed and then later worked at the Baker Canning in Theresa and Purity Cheese in Mayville. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church).

She is survived by her children- Lawrence (Debra) Zimmel of Mayville, Leonard (Debi) Zimmel of Hartford, Lou Ann Zimmel of West Allis, and Lloyd (Wendy) Zimmel of Marathon. Her grandchildren- Andrea (Caleb) Palmer, Aaron (Heather) Zimmel, Ashley Zimmel, Ellen (Dan) Block, and Jenna Zimmel. Her great grandchildren- Owen and Harper Zimmel. Her brother- Harold (Irene) Christian of Sun Prairie. Sisters in law- Marilyn Christian and Evelyn Kamrath of Mayvillle. Brothers in law- Ruben (Elie) Neumann of Beaver Dam and Elmer Sellnow of Clyman.  Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lester in 2011, siblings Irene (Walter) Koepsell, Clara (Ronald) Bowe, Norma (Reinhard) Grulke, Arnold Christian. Her in laws- Leon and Della Zimmel, Ervin Kamrath, Raymond (Mildred) Voss, Marvin (Arlene Neuman) Wetzel, Helen (David) Eggers, and Laverne Sellnow.

Arlene’s family is filled with joy knowing Jesus was with her every step of the way.

A very special thank you to the entire staff of Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center, Agnesian Hospice Hope, and Hope Senior Living for their loving care, patience, and support in her final years.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family.  Online condolences and other information may be made at