Brian A. Koepsell

Date of Death: Feb 11, 2016
Brian A. Koepsell


Brian A. Koepsell, 57, of rural Waupun, entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 11, 2016 after a 15-year struggle with leukemia. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family

Brian was born May 2, 1958 in Beaver Dam the son of Norbert and Lorraine Fink Koepsell.  Brian was a 1976 graduate of Horicon High School. On June 6, 1980 he married Kaye Vande Berg in Waupun.  Brian worked for Mayville Metal Products for 10 years and then started his painting business, Brian Koepsell Painting, of which he just celebrated 30 years of residential and commercial painting.  Brian’s great aspirations were being a husband, father, and office bearer at Netherlands Reformed Congregation. He was a jack of all trades, and was always ready to help others.  Brian was a member of Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Waupun.

Brian is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kaye Koepsell of rural Waupun; their children: Dan (Vicky) Koepsell of Alto, Joel Koepsell of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Holli (Arnie) Blok of Kalamazoo, MI; Tyler Koepsell (fiancée, Emily Moore) of Waupun; Bethany Koepsell of rural Waupun; three grandchildren: Molly, Christian, and Justus; his mother, Lorraine Koepsell of Horicon; three brothers: Dennis (LouAnn) Koepsell of Horicon, Doug (Mary) Koepsell of Horicon, and Greg (Kim) Koepsell of Oshkosh; three sisters: Sharon (Jack) Kiesow of Horicon, Doreen (Rick) Dittberner of Oshkosh, and Lisa (Scott) Ziorgen of Horicon; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Norbert Koepsell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Janet Vande Berg; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Ryan.


Friends and relatives may call on the family at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 12 noon until the time of service.


Funeral services for Brian Koepsell will be held Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Pastor A.T. Vergunst officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Memorial Contributions

It’s Brian’s request that memorials be directed to the charity of your choice.




  1. Kim Powers Says: February 12, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    My heart goes out to your family. I can not imagine what you are all going through. It is a blessing to know he has gone to an eternal home.
    Much love from New Zealand

  2. Marie Buchta Says: February 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

    May God give you His comfort at this time and always.

  3. Gloria lukasiewicz Says: February 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Sincere condolences to the Koespell family. I had hoped to be able to come to the visitation but the roads were rather nasty today. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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