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Kathleen Bessel

Kathleen A. Bessel (Bessel)

Sunday, October 6th, 1940 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Madison, WI-Kathleen A. Bessel, 79, passed away with family surrounding her on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Madison, WI. She was born October 6, 1940 in Milton, WI to the late William P. and Ruth V. (Ford) Bessel. She was a graduate of Milton High School.
Kathleen held numerous different jobs at local restaurants which included owning the Pine Grove Restaurant here in Janesville. She also spent 21 years ‘in jail’ working for Rock county as the Cook Matron.
Outside of work, Kathleen was a loving mother who raised her five children and kept them on the right track. She was kind, generous, and very selfless always taking care of others first. Her hobbies included bowling, going on vacations- cruises or just around Wisconsin, taking care of her flowers and plants in her garden, and spoiling her dogs.
Kathleen is survived by her children: Robin Heumiller (Ted Kasch), Lori Willman, Johnnie Stewart, Walter “Sam” Wunschel, and Shawn Hoff (Steve); her six grandchildren: Michael Meton, Tanna Rodriguez (Matthew), Daniel Meton, Haley (Megan) Canfield, Stephanie Hoff and Sarah Hoff; 11 great grandchildren: Heather Meton, Jason Meton, Corrine Meton, Dakota Stewart, Jodeci Rodriguez, Angelito Rodriguez, Caroline Meton, Ashia Meton, Isaiah Meton, Bryan Meton, and Natalia Lankford; 2 great great grandchildren: Aubreigh Vohs and Jaelynn Stewart; her brother Paul Bessel (Dolores); sister Caroline Wiley; nieces, nephews, and her best friend Kay Spangenberg. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ruth Bessel; son-in-law Richard Willman; sister Judith Bessel; and brother-in-law Patrick Wiley.
A Funeral Service for Kathleen will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home, 21 S. Austin Rd. Visitation will be begin at 5:00 PM on Friday until time of service. Please visit www.whitcomb-lynch.com to send condolences to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Service

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Carolyn Wiley

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In memory of Kathleen from Carolyn Wiley, Kay & Kenneth Burnett, Craig & Janice Ellifson and Melissa & Eric Jenkins.
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Allison & Lance Langer

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Thinking of you and your family. ..keep your moms memory in your hearts always! Love your WOOF'S family
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Edjron EP Taylor Pearson

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My condolences to Sam Wunschel and family. May god bless you in your time of grief.
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Teddy Lee, Ed, Roshawn

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You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you. You will be deeply missed by everyone. .........
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