Carl “Dean” Wilderman, 80, Mayville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

Dean was born Oct. 25, 1938, in Brown’s Corners, to Ralph and Adeline (Luehring) Wilderman. He was a 1957 graduate of Mayville High School. He was married to Elizabeth “Bette” Wirth on Sept. 13, 1958, in Milwaukee. Dean was employed with Mayville Tool & Die until his retirement.

Dean played minor league baseball with the Washington Senators. He was a member of the Rock River League Hall of Fame. Dean was an avid golfer and a member of the Mayville Golf Club. He enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Arizona. Dean especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Dean is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bette of Mayville; his children, Laurie (Rick) Kuntz of Juneau, Daniel (Jackie) Wilderman of Mayville, and David (Sheri) Wilderman of Mayville; two sisters, Kay Wilderman of Mayville, and Jonell (Rick) Buslaff of Campbellsport; three grandchildren, Danielle (Eric) Burich, Stephanie Kuntz, and Zach Wilderman; two great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Bennett; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering will be held at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Deacon Willie Heideman will officiate.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

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