Obituary: Ethel M. Herold, 81, of Beaver Dam

Ethel M. Herold, age 81, of Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Beaver Dam Health Care Center.

Visitation for Ethel will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Ed Cody officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Ethel was born on January 24, 1943, at home, in the Town of Westford, Dodge County, Wisconsin to Louis and Sarah (Hepp) Dronek. She graduated from Randolph High School in 1961. On September 16, 1967, she was united in marriage with Ronald Herold at St. Michael Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Ethel enjoyed dancing in her younger years, especially the Polka. She enjoyed her flower gardens and particularly enjoyed her favorite flower, the calla lilies. Ethel was a faithful listener of both WBEV and WXRO through the years; she always enjoyed John and Bill when they were on the radio. Ethel was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and had been active in serving funeral luncheons at St. Michael Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Herold; two sons, Robert (Carol) Herold and Roger Herold (Loukia Alafogianis), both of Whitewater; two grandchildren, Amanda Herold (Jeff Hessburg) of Idaho and Kelsey Herold (fiancé Jordan Reilly) of Whitewater; her sister, Virginia Niehoff of Randolph; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Howard Drzonek, Earl Drzonek, and Raymond Drzonek; and three sisters, Beatrice Hanson, Ella Baerwolf, and Agnes Derrick.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.

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