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Laurel E. Kirst

July 24, 1939 — August 30, 2023

Laurel Ellen Kirst, age 84 of Fremont, completed the journey to her heavenly father on August 30, 2023 at Bella Vista Assisted Living Community in Oshkosh, WI.

Laurel and her twin brother Lawrence were born on July 24, 1939, in Markesan, WI. She graduated from Markesan High School in 1957. She then attended school in Madison to become a beautician and worked in Whitefish Bay for several years.

She was united in marriage to Arden Kirst on June 11, 1960, in Markesan. They spent 60 beautiful years together.

Most of her adult life was spent in Rudolph and Fremont, where she developed many lasting & memorable friendships. She worked at the Rudolph Dairy State Cheese Factory, and semi-retired from working in the kitchen of Fremont Elementary School, truly enjoying those years.

Laurel loved being outdoors in her flower beds and caring for the many wild birds that visited often. She loved to help people whenever she could. She seldom missed sending a card, for any occasion, to the people she cared about. She was extremely devoted to her family and faith community.

Laurel is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Jeff) Kaltenbach; grandson, Matt (Emmie) Cuadra; great grandchildren, Yan and Leo, all of Oshkosh; sisters-in-law: Janice Guderski, Manchester, Avis Kirst, Ripon.

Laurel was preceded in death by her husband, Arden; parents, Harold and Ella Guderski; twin brother, Lawrence; brother, Kevin; and grandson, Christopher Cuadra.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 12:30 - 2:30 pm at the Dahlke Life Celebration Center (101 E. Main Street, Weyauwega, WI) with a short service following. Please dress casually. Laurel would not have wanted it any other way!

The family wants to give special thanks for the tremendous care given to her and the family by the staff of Bella Vista and Promedica Hospice in her final months.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (PO Box 548, Weyauwega, WI 54983).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Laurel E. Kirst, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, September 2, 2023

12:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Dahlke Funeral & Cremation Care - Weyauwega

101 E Main St., Weyauwega, WI 54983

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