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Otto W. Biefeld, Jr.

1916 - 2008


Otto W. Biefeld, 92, of Oconomowoc, formerly of Watertown, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 21, 2008 at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with the Rev. Anthony Schultz and the Rev. Mark Gartner of St. Luke's Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.


A visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown or AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.


Otto William Biefeld was born in Watertown on Jan. 12, 1916, son of Otto and Emma (Schiefelbein) Biefeld.  On July 16, 1938, he married Pearl A. Lindemann at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown.


He attended Watertown High School and had been employed as a salesman for Better Made Ice Cream Co. and Keystone Ice Cream Co.  He had also been in sales with Mrs. Drenks Potatoe Chip Company and was a custodian for the Watertown Unified School System at the Riverside Middle School.


Otto was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and served on various boards and committees.  He was also a member of AARP and the former Wethonkitha Club in Watertown.  He volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program and FISH in Watertown.


Otto loved hunting and horses.


He is survived by his daughters, Patti Biefeld and Kathy Biefeld, both of Oconomowoc; a son, Kenneth (Nancy) Biefeld of Waukesha; five grandchildren, Matthew (Stacey) Biefeld, Mark (Jennifer) Biefeld, Kari (Lou) Savath, Kraig (Christine) Biefeld, Souane Biefeld; a step-grandson, Robert; nine great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Irene Biefeld of Pardeeville; a sister-in-law, Gladys (Mike) Frentzel of Jefferson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and Otto's special dog companion, Danny.


Otto was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearl Biefeld on Dec. 29, 2000; a son, Gerald Biefeld on Dec. 26, 2005; brothers, Lester, John, George; and sisters, Lillian Beisner and Betty Huber.


He was the last member of his immediate family.


Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown




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