Viola L. “Vi” Kachelski

Viola L. “Vi” Kachelski, age 93, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Beaver Dam Health Care Center surrounded by her family.

The visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 10:50 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Fr. Will Arnold officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Viola Leona was born on February 19, 1928 in Tomah, Wisconsin to August and Alma (nee Hilgendorf) Pamperin.  She graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1945.  On July 1, 1947, she was united in marriage with Robert Kachelski.  Vi was a dedicated mother and wife who loved being with her family.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, and embroidering.  Vi also loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching the birds.  She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam.

Vi is survived by her nine children; Kathleen Baumann of Green Bay, Barbara (Richard) Cammack of West Bend, Patricia Frey of Beaver Dam, Kenneth (Denice) Kachelski of Fond du Lac, Sharon (Dennis) Gunderson of Durand, Deborah (Nick) Schutt of Sayner, Karen (Mike) Berkevich of Beaver Dam, Kristine (Ron) Gloss of Maryville, TN and Robert Kachelski of St Joseph, MN.  She is further survived by 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Kachelski and Annette Pamperin, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2010; her brothers, Marvin, Raymond, and Edward; her sisters, Margaret, Gertrude, Freda, and Eunice; and her son-in-law, Tom Baumann.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hillside Hospice, Beaver Dam Health Care Center, and Dr. Sharon Haase. We are grateful for the love and care you gave to Viola.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.