Obituary: Daniel L. “Dan” Schroedl, 82

Daniel L. “Dan” Schroedl, 82, of Whitewater passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at his home.

Dan was born on November 1, 1941 in Whitewater to Anthony and Dorothy (Kyle) Schroedl, where he has lived and worked his entire life.

Dan retired from Hawthorn Mellody Dairy in 1992 after 18 years of service, after which he could pursue horses and hunting full time.

Dan was the recipient of numerous awards and trophies from his passions of rodeo, horsemanship, archery and hunting. Dan loved his time outdoors with Kathy, friends, family and pets Levi, Henry the Longhorn, Pepper, and Remington. Dan and Kathy especially enjoyed horseback riding trips with friends. When not on horses they enjoyed motorcycle rides with the local group. They were also known to get in the mud occasionally with the UTV.

Dan is survived by his son, Heath (Denise) Schroedl; four step-grandchildren, Aaron Pointon, Andy Pointon, Nicole Gilbert and Brad (Ruby) Gilbert; twelve step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-step-grandchildren; niece, Leanne (Michael) Storck; fiancé, Kathy Pusateri; stepchildren, Christina (Matthew) Legris, Carrie Steffen; and step-grandchildren, Trent Steffen, Aurora Legris, and Avery Legris.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Schroedl and Dorothy (Kyle) Schroedl and uncle Dean C (Harriet) Hollinger.

Funeral services will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 North Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will immediately follow at Hillside cemetery.

Dan was a perfect representative of his favorite flower, the Thistle. Representing resilience, strength, determination, protection, and pride.

All donations to go to Rainbow Hospice.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at

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