Dean Wise

Dean Russell Wise

Wednesday, August 14th, 1940 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Dean left us on October 29 at the age of 80. He was born in Lena, WI on August 14, 1940 to Mabel (nee Steffeck) and Charles Wise. He will be reunited in heaven with his parents and son’s Todd and Troy.

Left behind is his wife Ellen (nee Rossa) Wise, daughters Tawnia Schueler (Curt), Sheila Kilburg (Marc), Deana Wojciechowski (Tom), Elaine Diehl and brother-in-law Dennis Freiberg. Saddened by grandpa’s departure: Tabbitha, Samantha & Katie Schueler; Crystal Viljevac (AJ), Deserae Brannin, Tom & Brandon Friedel, Erika (Vassar) Bednarz (Jason). Nine great-grandchildren and brother Darrell (Cheryl) and sister’s Wendy Kleinhaus (Jon) and Judy Wise.

Special thanks to Aurora Cardiologist Dr. Steven Port and Katie (a special nurse), Oncologist Dr. Pierce and other attending physician’s caring for Dean. Dean worked at Briggs & Stratton for 30 years. After retiring he went to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he transported patients to and from the hospital for 16 years. He retired in 2003.

On Wednesday, November 11, visitation at 1:00 and at 1:30 there will be a service at St. Paul’s’ Lutheran Church, S66 W14325 Janesville Rd, Muskego, WI. Due to Covid, a celebration of life will be at a future date. St. Paul’s has a lot of room for those wanting to pay their respects, with social distancing not a problem, but if you feel uncomfortable, please stay at home, Dean will understand.

TAWNIA: Papa would call me Sunday mornings and ask me why he didn’t see me at church. I told him he didn’t turn around… I was sitting behind him!

DEANA: When I was young my dad worked hard to make my dreams come true. He bought me that dream, a horse, and sacrificed all his weekends taking me to horse shows.

SHEILA: I remember as kids, going out in our boat and getting stuck. We all had to get out and push while dad stayed in the boat and kept saying PUSH, PUSH, I told him we were stuck on a ‘sandbar’ and couldn’t PUSH. He just laughed at us!
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Anne Kraus

Posted at 12:23am
Dean was definitely my horse show dad! He took Deana and I all over the state for our weekend shows. He always kept us calm and cool and kept us on track. I will never forget him. May he Rest In Peace!!!

Ellen Wise

Posted at 07:43pm
Dean, this is Dennis,
You were my brother-in-law, friend, and mentor. I'm going to miss going fishing with you. I enjoyed our coffee get-togethers with Art, you and me. You made me feel like "one of the guy's". You always teased me to get me laughing. I remember the time you handed me a bowl of popcorn while watching the Packer' kept watching me and I didn't know why until you asked me how I liked it. I told you it tasted spicey and you laughed because it was spicey and you wanted to see how long it would take me to realize it!!
Everytime I hear the word sauerkraut I'll think of how you'd tell me we were having it for supper, knowing I HATED it. I know you're in heaven with our Savior and one day we'll all be together. Say HI to mom. I love you and God Bless you!

Tawnia Schueler

Posted at 02:40pm
I don’t know how to explain this, other than to apologize to Dottie, Gregory, Steven, and Daniel Wise, we forgot to mention Vaughn, Papa’s oldest brother who has passed. I’m so sorry, please don’t be offended, We never had to do an obituary before, it was so hard to do. Please forgive me. Tawnia

Katie Schueler

Posted at 12:04am
Grandpa, I loved when you would bounce me on your leg when I was a kid (you'd take me off and I'd get right back on) one of my favorite memories. I loved coming to your house for holidays you're the reason I like black olives. You sure could cook too! You never missed a birthday or graduation. Grandpa you were one loved man. Mason John and me love you so much. I'll take Mason over to visit with Ellen & Dennis and of course play with Sadie and Lola 🥰❤🥰
Love you forever and then some gramps.

Samantha Schueler

Posted at 05:28pm
Grandpa, I will miss your sweet smile and warm hugs so much! You were exactly what a grandpa should be and I'm so grateful for you ❤ I'll always remember our camping memories and your routine sunday visits with donuts in hand. It won't be the same without you, have fun in heaven with your boys I know they missed you! Love you so much!

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