Francis A. "Fran" WeisenselAugust 26, 1936 ~ November 9, 2017 (age 81)
Francis A. “Fran” Weisensel, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at University Hospital. He was born on August 26, 1936 in Columbus, WI the oldest son of Walter and Grace (Deter) Weisensel. He married Beverly Vanderhoef on June 29, 1963 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Fran worked for American Breeder Services (ABS) in DeForest for over 50 years.
Through his years there, he did everything from working as a herdsman and supervisor to transporting cattle and doing lawn care.
Fran was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church, was very active with the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd Degree Knight and was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #1451. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada, gardening, bowling, volunteering with church, attending fish frys and swimming at PAC.
He is survived by his siblings: Betty Droster, Marion Kittleson, Doris (Mark) Garfoot and Leeander Weisensel; many nieces and nephews; dear friends, Everett and Candy Beulter; brother-in-law, Orville Vitzthum and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bev; his parents; siblings, Ruben, Norman, Catherine (Stephen) Anderson, Stanley and Leslie; in-laws, Darlene Vitzthum, Cindy (Jerry) Davis, Harold Droster and David Kittleson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson Street, DeForest, with Fr. Vincent Brewer officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Ryan Funeral Home, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest, where a Moose Lodge Service will be given at 5:30. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at St. Olaf Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the DeForest EMS and Police Department as well as the staff at the UW Hospital emergency rooms and TLC.
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