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January 9, 2020

Henry DeHaan Jr.

Henry "Skip" DeHaan Jr., age 81 of New Glarus, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. He was born on August 9, 1938 in McHenry County, IL, the son of Henry and Jessie (Kooistra) DeHaan Sr.

On November 29, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Judith C. Eggert, at the Hebron Lutheran Church, and they had been in love with each other for over sixty years. Skip was a dairy farmer, husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was a great wine maker, an avid wine taster, bowler and fisherman. Skip also loved ballroom dancing and could be found with Judy or one of his girls dancing in the driveway of the barn during milking.

Skip loved his family and enjoyed sharing his stories and wisdom with them.

Skip is survived by his children, Daniel (Michele) DeHaan, Dawn Slotten, Janet (Tom) Wahl, Henry (Lynne) DeHaan III, and Lynda Riese; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Barb Mathison, Clarence "Bud" DeHaan, Ruth Anderegg, Dirk (Mary) DeHaan; nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Judith; and son-in-law, Bryon Riese.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Washington Reformation Church, N6026 Church Road, Monticello, WI, with the Rev. Kelly Volk officiating. A gathering will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Washington Reformation Church, N6026 Church Road, Monticello, WI, and from 12:30 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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