Vivian D. Penoske, 93, Beaver Dam, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital.

The visitation will be at Annunciation Catholic Church in Fox Lake on Thursday, April 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 6 p.m., and on Friday, April 12, from 9 until 10 a.m. The Mass of Christian burial will follow at the church Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John J. Radetski officiating. Burial will be at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery in West Bend.

Vivian Dorothy Graff was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Beaver Dam, to George H. and Verdella (Immerfall) Graff. She was a 1944 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On Dec. 7, 1945, she was united in marriage with George Penoske. Vivian worked at Weyenberg Shoes for 15 years and at Specialty Cheese for 14 years. She was a former member of Holy Family in Reeseville where she was active in the Christian Mothers and Altar Society. Vivian later moved to Fox Lake and became a member of Annunciation Catholic Parish. She volunteered for many years at Beaver Dam Senior Center, helping with bingo, lunch and other duties. In her free time, Vivian enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, puzzles and camping.

Survivors are her son, Frederick (Brenda) Penoske of Fox Lake; stepdaughters, Sally Miescher of Reeseville, and Joanne (David) Zirbel of Lowell; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George in 1996; brother-in-law, Emil Schmid; stepson, Eugene Penoske; daughter-in-law, Sheila Penoske; son-in-law, Fritz Miescher; and three grandchildren, George Miescher, Dan Zirbel and Bob Parr.

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


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