THOMAS "TOM" E. BEHLING
Thomas “Tom” E. Behling, Sr., 62 years old, of Juneau, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital in Beaver Dam, with his family by his side.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00 - 12:00 noon at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. All are welcomed to attend and celebrate Tom’s life. Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake, WI.
Thomas was born on May 9, 1954 to Gerald and Gloria (Green) Behling in Wauwatosa. He had a very proud German heritage – he was proud to be a Behling with noble blood. He was a 1972 graduate of Wauwatosa East High School. Tom worked many years as a Journeyman Plumber, which began by working for his father’s company, A. Behling Company. His passion was always Fox Lake. An avid water skier, Tom was a member of the Fox Lake Ski Club for many years that held shows on Fox Lake. He loved being barefoot in summer, being on the water, being in a boat, or just on the lake in general.
In his late years, Tom picked up the hobby of wood carving and burning, which he became quite fond of, and has a beautiful collection of art. He also enjoyed working at a local market helping to stock shelves.
Thomas is survived by: his children- Tami (Scott) Toth of Green Lake, Thomas, Jr. (Sara) Behling of Green Lake, and Gerald Behling of Berlin; his siblings- Jerilynn (Peter) Toutant and David (Dawn) Behling, his brother-in-law- Raymond Thurber; his grandchildren- Alexander, Drew, McKenzie, Rebecca, Hannah, Lexus, Cassandra, Madalyn, Miley, Matthias, and Mayson; his close friend Diane; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents- Gerald and Gloria Behling and his sister Cathy Thurber.
The family would like to especially thank the staff of Beaver Dam Hospital for their constant, attentive, and kind treatment during his last days; Northview Manor in Juneau; and his guardian Sarah.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.
LARRY A. HAASE
Larry A. Haase, 74, of Waupun, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.
Larry was born February 9, 1943 at the family home outside of Brandon, the son of Alfred and Mildred Jahns Haase. Larry was a 1961 graduate of Brandon High School. On April 16, 1964 he married Sharon Van Loo in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Larry was employed at the Shaler Co. and later at National Rivet where he retired in 1992. Larry was a member of The Waupun Masonic Lodge #48 where he was a Past Master and Chaplain. Larry was a referee for high school basketball, an umpire in softball, and was active in mini-maids and maxi-maids girls softball. He loved hunting, fishing, and sports. Larry was a member of Waupun United Methodist Church. He served as president of Atwater Conservation Club for many years. Larry’s family meant the world to him.
Larry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Haase of Waupun; a daughter, Michelle (Jeffrey) Meyer of Waupun; three grandchildren: Kyle (Brittany) Meyer of Horicon, Krysta Meyer of Waupun, and Katryna Meyer (special friend Joshua Lang) of Redgranite, WI; two great-grandchildren: Annabelle and Wesley Meyer; and a sister, Marcella Haase-Schnell of Dousman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a twin brother, Lonnie Haase.
Memorial services for Larry Haase will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Collin Vanderhoof officiating. Friends and relatives of Larry Haase may call on the family on Friday from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
DARRYL P. KOLL
Darryl P. Koll, 50 years old, of the township of Theresa, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, in Wauwatosa.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 21st at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa, with the Rev. Jonathon Learman officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 21st from 12:00 noon until the 2:00 service at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church.
Darryl was born on September 17, 1966 to Paul and Evangeline (Martin) Koll in Fond du Lac. He was a 1984 graduate of Lomira High School. Darryl was employed by Quad Graphics in Lomira, and formerly at Widmer’s Cheese in Theresa. He had a love of farming, and the land was very important to him.
Darryl was an active member of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Theresa, where he was a member of the church council. He was a member of the Theresa Fire Dept. and the Theresa EMS. Darryl enjoyed shooting trap in Lomira, ATV’s and snowmobiling, rodeos, and traveling by train. He loved to spend time working on cars. Darryl was always there to lend a helping hand. He was a fan of “Grain Belt”.
Darryl is survived by his parents- Paul & Evangeline Koll of Theresa; his brothers- Martin (Sharon) Koll of Fond du Lac and Brian (Lynn) Koll of Columbus; his nieces & nephew- Nicole (Michael) Gierach of Rosendale, Ashley Koll of Oshkosh, and BM2 Bradley Koll of Virginia Beach, VA; his great nephews- Braeden & Piersen; other relatives and friends.
Darryl is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Memorials may be directed to St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Lomira.
The family would like to give a special thanks to: Agnesian Cancer Center, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Pam & Gene Koll & family, Diane & Rick Steger & family, and Jan & Dan Schmidt.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.
NANCY LEE McDONALD
Nancy McDonald, age 73, passed away on April 17, 2017 at UW-Hospital in Madison.
Nancy was born on March 8, 1944 in Beaver Dam to Harold and Gertrude (Gertsch) Margelofsky. She married Byron McDonald on July 29, 1961. She loved to cook, bake, spend time with her grandchildren, play bingo, and attend summer band concerts in the park and pie socials. She was a loving person who always put others before herself and will always be remembered for her kindness and unconditional love. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Byron; her daughter, Debra Gonzalez; her sister, Karen (Bill) Wendt; 12 loving grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude Margelofsky Freiman; her father, Harold Margelofsky; and step-father, Alfred Freiman.
Visitation for Nancy will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens, town of Trenton.
Her family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Golden Living Center/Dycora and to UW-Hospital nurses and doctors for her care.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.