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David W. Krahn

October 7, 1949 — October 28, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of David W. Krahn of Denmark WI, on October 28, 2021, at the age of 72. After a short illness and his loving family by his side, Dave entered the eternal heavens.

Dave was born on October 7, 1949, to the late Wilbert and Dorothy (Laabs) Krahn.  Dave is a 1967 graduate of Denmark High School. After graduating from high school he worked at Fort Howard Paper Company where he met his bride Karen Gawrylewski. They were married on September 9, 1972, at Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Pulaski.

Dave’s passion for farming started soon after his marriage to Karen.  In 1973, they bought their farm, raising beef and dairy cattle, pigs, and chickens while welcoming four children to the herd. For many years Dave did custom combining, plowing, planting and chopping for many neighbors. Dave also sold for Mycosen and Jacques Seed Company, all while owning and operating many acres of his own. Dave served on the Board of Education for the Denmark Co-op 73-76. In 1978, Dave had the honor of being named Outstanding Farm Family of the Year and hosting Red Power Day at their farm. Dave enjoyed going on casino trips, countryside rides, bowling, beanbag nights, and going out for a good steak dinner and enjoying a brandy old fashion.

Dave is survived by his loving wife Karen of 49 years; children, Brian (Tracy), Brenda (special friend Eric), Jeff (Jessica), and Matthew (Sara); grandchildren, Kayla (special friend Josh), Bryanna, Alexis, Allison, Sierra, Austin, and Corbin; expecting his first great-grandchild January 2022; siblings, Bruce (Diane) Krahn, Deb McCarty, Pam (Peter) Hansen, Sue (Kevin) Bosetski, LuAnn (Dave) Falk; brother and sister in laws, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski OFM, Mary (Alan) McCabe-Holewinski, Joanne Gawrylewski, and Rosanne (Dave) Johnson; many other relatives and friends.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents Wilbert and Dorothy; sister, Cheryl; in-laws Roman and Lottie; brother in-law Al; unborn child; and many other loved ones.            

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Bellin ICU staff and the many friends that helped harvest crops while Dad was hospitalized.           

Family and friends may visit at Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Country Rd R, Denmark, on Wednesday November 3, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Visitation continues at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 6395 County Rd. NN, Denmark, on Thursday November 4, 2021, from 9:00am to 10:45am. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Dave at 11:00am with Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski OFM officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.           

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Dave’s honor.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, November 4, 2021

9:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

6395 County Road NN, Denmark, WI 54208

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Mass

Thursday, November 4, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

6395 County Road NN, Denmark, WI 54208

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Burial

Holy Trinity Church Cemetery

6395 County Road NN, Denmark, WI 54208

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