Donna J. Goetsch

Donna J. Goetsch

Donna J. Goetsch, 74, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Wautoma passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, October 27, 2017.

A visitation for Donna will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Highland Memorial Gardens in the town of Trenton.

Donna was born on October 23, 1943 the daughter of Arvid H. and Dolores A. (Seibel) Mielke in Beaver Dam.  On May 9, 1964, she was married to Wayne H. Goetsch in Fox Lake.

Donna was a 1962 graduate of Fox Lake High School.  She is a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam and a past member of Hope Lutheran Church in Wautoma.  She enjoyed playing cards, reading, gambling, cottage life, camping, and she enjoyed being with her family most of all.

She is survived by her sons: Troy A. (Tina) Goetsch of Berlin and Todd M. (Becca Bryant) Goetsch of Beaver Dam; four grandchildren: Ashlynn, Alexis, Fallon and Brandon and her special friends: Carrie Moritz, Sandy Ferstl, Wally Wallendal, and Jean Lemke of Wautoma.  She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne in 2007, her sister and brother-in-law Janet and Dean Tessman.

Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to the Beaver Dam Community Food Pantry, PAVE, Dodge County Humane Society or to First Ev. Lutheran Church, and Hillside Hospice.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her extraordinary caregivers.  Because of their care and love, she remained in the place she loved best, her home.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at