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May 30, 2019

Kathryn Buechel

Kathryn "Kathy" Buechel, age 57, passed away after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on April 12, 1962, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Calvin and Grace (Klapper) Hageman.

Kathy attended Belleville Schools and graduated from the New Glarus Bible School. On April 26, 1984, she was united in marriage to Brett Buechel. Kathy was a feisty, fun-loving woman who loved nature and all its creatures, especially eagles, loons, wolves, and deer. She had a special talent for creating crystal and semi-precious stone necklaces and jewelry. Her times spent vacationing in Minocqua and Jamaica were cherished memories and experiences - she treasured her times spent with family and friends here and in Jamaica.

Kathy is survived by her siblings, Linda (Rosendo Diaz) LeRoy, Judy (William Warner) Hageman, Tom (Karen Fonte) Hageman, and Jeff (Leah) Hageman; husband, Brett; nieces, nephews, other family; and her feline companion, Georgie.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace, on December 13, 2005; and father, Cal, on May 13, 2019.

A celebration of Kathy's life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to Kathy's special friend and caregiver, Carmen McDonald. They would also like to thank her friend Lucas, Dr. Milsap, and the staff of Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. for the kind and compassionate care given to Kathy.

The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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