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Wilton L. Zick, 70, Beaver Dam, died unexpectedly while watching the Packers game on TV with family Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam Friday, Sept. 15, from 2:30-4:20 p.m. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home Friday promptly at 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Mike Erwin will officiate.

Wilton Lee Zick was born Sept. 18, 1946, in Fond du Lac to Wilton and Angeline (Vossekuil) Zick. On Oct. 11, 1969, he was united in marriage with Lynn A. Budde in Beaver Dam. Wilt was employed as the lab manager at National Rivet in Waupun until he retired in March 2009. In retirement, he enjoyed trips to the casino with his wife and working at Gopher’s Driving Range in Beaver Dam. Wilt had many interests he enjoyed with his family and friends including camping, hunting, golfing, pitching horseshoes, snowmobiling and being part of the Senior Class team on Wednesday Night Trivia at Park Avenue Sports Cafe. He also enjoyed bowling in the Thursday Night Men’s League and was secretary of the League for many years. Wilt was also a past president of the local bowling association. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and the Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council 1837 in Beaver Dam.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Zick of Beaver Dam; two children, Julie (Jim) Mai of Beaver Dam and Joel (Jennifer) Zick of Manitowoc; five grandchildren, Amanda, Jordan and Caleb Mai, and Addison and Landon Zick; his great-granddaughter, Gwen Williams; his brother, Darryl (Linda) Zick of Fond du Lac; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (Cathy) Budde of Beaver Dam, Jean (Robert) Daniels of Stevens Point, Jack (Phyllis) Budde of Brookfield, Sr. John Marie Budde of Milwaukee, and Christine (Christopher) Bauer of Newmarket, New Hampshire; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wilt was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Melissa Mai.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and will be distributed to several local charities.

The family thanks the first responders, area law enforcement, and emergency room staff for their kindness and care.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences or for directions and other information, visit