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Charles W. Koepsell

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Born: February 17, 1926

Died: June 23, 2012

Services: A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Mayville, WI with Rev. James Mallmann and Rev. Matthew Shive officiating. Interment will take place at St. John’s Cemetery, Mayville. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69.

Visitation: A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville. A visitation will also be held on Wednesday, June 27th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m at the church.

Charles William Koepsell, 86 years old, of 420 Willow Circle, Mayville, WI, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife of 61 years and his family.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Mayville, WI with Rev. James Mallmann and Rev. Matthew Shive officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville. A visitation will also be held on Wednesday, June 27 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m at the church. Interment will take place at St. John’s Cemetery, Mayville. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69.

Charles was born on February 17, 1926 in Mayville to Edwin H. and Martha (nee Quandt) Koepsell. He was married to Laverne E. Krueger on June 9, 1951 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Horicon by the Reverend Schwertfeger. He was a 1944 graduate of Mayville High School. He attended UW Madison and was a graduate of Eckles College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. He served as president of Koepsell Funeral and Cremation Services where he served countless families throughout his years. He was a lifelong member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville, where he served on various committees. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and was a member and past commander of the Mayville American Legion Post #69. He was a life member and past president of the Mayville Lions Club. Charles also served as past director of the M&I Bank of Mayville. Charlie was the president of the Blue Wing Hunt Club in Rush Lake, WI where many October’s were spent in a duck blind, deer stand, or at the card table. Charles had a love for the north woods and enjoyed many seasons at their cabin in Eagle River, spent with his family and friends that he loved.

Charles is survived by: His wife- Laverne of Mayville; his children- Jane (Jerry) Lautenschlager of Oshkosh, Mark (Mary Jo) Koepsell of Mayville, Russ (Kim) Koepsell of Mayville and Beth (Tom) Zeamer of Beaver Dam; his grandchildren- Josh (Katherine) Koepsell, Dan (Annie) Koepsell, Alex Lautenschlager, Nick Lautenschlager, Julia Zeamer, Ben Zeamer, and Heather (fiancée Scott Grantman) Stockwell; his great grandchildren- Jasmine, Patty, and Lucas; his brother- John (Sally) Koepsell of Rockford, IL; his sister- Rosemary (Ted) Faber of Rockford, IL; further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Virginia Wegner.

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the St. John’s Living Trust.

Location: Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville (Map)

Church: St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church-Mayville (Map)

Posted at: 7/2/2012 7:02:28 PM By: Rev. David & Kathy Mumm

Email Address: davidmumm@aol.com

LaVerne and family: Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers. May the Lord continue to strengthen and provide His hand of comfort to all of you.

Posted at: 6/29/2012 10:58:51 AM By: Mark & Darlene Smith & Family

Email Address: marksmith3164@charter.net

Our condolence to the Koepsell Family. The Koepsell Family has been taking care of my family/relatives since I was a very young boy. Most recently well served by Russ and Dan for my Mother & Father. My father talked well of Mr. Koepsell (Charles) often during those times of need and association with the Legion. I always remembered Mr. Koepsel with his mustache and reminded of Vincent Price.
Again our deepest sympathy to your family.
Sincerely,
Mark and Darlene Smith and Family.

Posted at: 6/27/2012 12:17:18 PM By: Sheila Blair & family

Email Address: bblair@new.rr.com

Our sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather.

Posted at: 6/27/2012 12:15:34 PM By: Sheila Blair

Email Address: bblair@new.rr.co,

Posted at: 6/27/2012 8:41:57 AM By: Adam, Stacy, Ryan & Tyler Griswold

Email Address: sgriswold@msa-ps.com

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time!

Posted at: 6/26/2012 7:23:27 PM By: Deb Welak

Email Address: deb46_5@hotmail.com

To the Koepsell family especially Russ and Josh
Your father was an awesome man and always looked after others before himself. What your family does is awesome and takes special people to do the work you do. I would especially like to thank you for helping my daughter and I when my aunt passed. Remember all the good times with your dad and remember he is watching over you from heaven. What an awesome place to be.

Posted at: 6/26/2012 4:00:07 PM By: Wendy Zahn Kenagy

Email Address: zahn_wendy@hotmail.com

We are sending our thoughts and our prayers to the Koepsell Family. May the joy of our Risen Savior comfort you all at this time.
Pastor Darryl and Wendy (Zahn) Kenagy

Posted at: 6/26/2012 9:15:34 AM By: Judy Coyle

Email Address: judy_coyle@yahoo.com

My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have my deepest sympathy.

Posted at: 6/26/2012 9:08:55 AM By: Mike (Ching) & Jean Lau

Email Address: chingjeanlau@dishmail.net

Our deepest sympathies to the Koepsell family.

Posted at: 6/26/2012 12:13:51 AM By: Pastor Steve Thomas

Email Address: stzion@charter.ent

Charles was a very special man, that showed a caring compassion in everything he dis. His compassion overflowed in his work and gave families the greatest comfort in their time of need. It was always special to work with him. He will be greatly missed, but know that his salvation was sure in his savior, Jesus.

Posted at: 6/24/2012 6:03:07 PM By: Ken & Sandi Oechsner

Email Address: ksoxner270@charter.net

When we think of Charles we think of a kind and compassionate man, a true gentleman someone who loved life, family and friends and had a great sense of humor. It was an honor to know him and be his friend. He will be truly missed. We give our deepest sympathy to Laverne and the entire Koepsell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted at: 6/24/2012 2:50:42 PM By: James Dais

Email Address: jmykldice@yahoo.com

I'm Sorry to hear of Charles' passing. He was a very caring man who treated our family well. Thank you, Charles
Jim Dais

Posted at: 6/24/2012 12:44:34 PM By: Kathy Lynch

Email Address: madison345@tds.net

Our deepest sympathies to the Koepsell family -- what a wonderful man, your father! We are thinking of the entire Koepsell family during this sad, sad time.
Mary Jane Leigl
Kathy (Leigl) & David Lynch
Thomas & Debra Leigl & family
Michael & Jackie Leigl & Family
Patrick Leigl & Family
Patricia Leigl

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