Joseph X. Wedel

Joseph X. Wedel, 77, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam.

Joseph was born the son of Joseph A. and Margaret (O’Connor) Wedel on July 4, 1943 in Columbus, WI.  He was a 1961 graduate of Beaver Dam High School.  He was married to Carol A. Linde on July 14, 1962 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam.  Joe was a lifelong farmer on the family farm along side his son Greg.

Joe was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Wisconsin Badgers.  He had a love of Belgian horses having them on the farm his entire life.  Joe loved and cherished spending time with his family. They will be left with memories of many good times that will bring smiles and laughter for years to come.

Joe is survived by his wife Carol; children: Greg (Marla) Wedel, Jackie (Todd) DeRoach, Jolene (Tim) Westerman and Maria (Brian) Genke; 14 grandchildren: Mitch, Heidi (Jake), Annette (Derek), Julia, Kaylin, Eric, Emily, Ben, Connor, Megan, Molly, Jack, Audrey, and Ella; two great grandchildren: Carter and Nolan; siblings: John Wedel, Mary (Jim) Klatt, and Jeannette (Dennis) Olson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Josephine in infancy; and sister-in-law Rosemary Wedel.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam.  Rev. Will Arnold will officiate.  Interment will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Froedert Hospital Foundation.

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