Dean Kirsenlohr

Dean Kirsenlohr

Dean Kirsenlohr, age 68, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Adams, Wisconsin. Rev. John Krebs will officiate. Interment will be at the Hancock Cemetery,
Hancock, Wisconsin. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home, and again from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Dean was born May 30, 1956, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to William and Joyce (Jones) Kirsenlohr. He graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1974 and later from MSTC with a degree in Woodworking & Carpentry. Dean married Donna Heaney on July 27, 1985, in Adams. After working side by side with his uncle Melvin in the construction business for many years, he started his own business “Deans Cabinets” and was well known in the area for making quality cabinets and woodworking products. In his younger years, Dean was involved in the local 4H as a leader and softball coach to Alan, Nancy & his siblings.

Dean was very passionate about fishing & deer, turkey, geese & duck hunting. He enjoyed spending time with family & friends who shared his passions. Dean especially enjoyed the annual family fishing trips up north. His family always teased him that, “he could catch a fish in a mud puddle with a stick” to which he would just smile and say, “Probably”! He was an avid golfer & got two hole-in-ones over the years.

Dean was met at the gates of Heaven by his son Kyle, and his parents Bill & Joyce.

Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years Donna, son Alan (Gena) of Maple Park, IL; daughter Nancy of West Bend, WI; granddaughters Kassandra (Tom) Baggs of Neenah, WI; Marissa Erickson of North Hills, CA; Nicole (Tim) Janko of Sun Prairie, WI, and Caitlyn Hauser (Josh) of Port Washington, WI; 9 great-grandchildren, and one more expected in December. Sisters Sue Welsh of Wautoma, Lynn (Robb) Dehmlow of Westfield, Cindy (Todd) Piper of Whitewater, WI; brothers Bruce (Jane) of Friendship & Curt of Arkdale. He is further survived by numerous nieces & nephews and his beloved hunting dog Shyla.

Deans’ family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with condolences & offers to help in any way these last few weeks & months.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or your local animal shelter.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I send our prayers and condolences to Dean’s loved ones.

  2. Pat & Maureen Hauswald says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of a great guy… A truly hard worker and always fun during golf.
    Pat and Maureen Hauswald

  3. Jessica McLain says:

    Donna and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. He was a super nice guy & will be deeply missed.

  4. Russell Nelson says:

    So sorry for your loss. We had many great days of fishing in Northern Wisconsin. He was also there for anytime things need to be made. Like the beautiful door. He will be Muir’s very much

  5. Mark Stephens says:

    It was nice to meet Dean a couple of months ago when he fixed my cabinet problem. Sorry for the loss for the family.

  6. Janet & Ed Wolf says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with all of you today
    We will miss you Uncle Dean

  7. Marty Hillert says:

    Friends like Dean are few and far between. He impacted so many of us with his many talents and that special smile! We share in your sorrow.

  8. Tom & Cindy Foth says:

    So sorry for your loss! Condolences to your family.

  9. Shirley Theisen and family says:

    Sincere condolences from our entire family at this sad time after your loss. May you always cherish your memories. We send blessings and our wishes for peace and comfort.

  10. Dawn, Rock, Zeke, Wyatt & Stephanie says:

    Sincerest sympathy to you all. Remember the good times.

  11. Donna and John Balaine says:

    Donna and family, so sorry for your loss. Class of 74 loses another wonderful man.

  12. Hariet Dehlinger says:

    I was so sorry to hear this news! The year he graduated from high school was the year I came to teach at DeGeorge School and taught Cindy and Curt there and Lynn at Li coln. I remember Alan and Nancy as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!Love Miss D.

  13. Shelia Toltzmann says:

    Donna, Nancy and all of Dean’s family,
    Words can not express your heartbreaking loss of Dean. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Dean and Dustin
    to recreate my beautiful kitchen for the past few months, as well as having him around last summer as we did several remodeling projects with Dustin. He was truly a fun, caring, down-to-earth guy with a gentle heart and a great sense of humor. His creativity and craftsmanship will always serve as a visual reminder of our fun times together. May God bless you as you struggle to face the days and years ahead without him. He was truly an amazing man, and will be missed by all who knew him. Sending loving hugs of sympathy and support to all of you!

  14. Evelyn and Mike Bruno says:

    Donna Nancy Alan Kass and Marrissa
    I can’t find the words to express my sadness for your loss he was a very special person with a big heart
    May you find comfort from each other

  15. Evelyn and Mike Bruno says:

    Donna Nancy Alan Kass and Marrissa
    I can’t find the words to express my sadness for your loss he was a very special person with a big heart
    May you find comfort from each other

  16. Karl and Dawn says:

    So very sorry for your family loss 🙏

  17. Mary Bell says:

    To Donna and the whole family, I am so sorry for your loss. His picture says so much about his warm and open personality.

  18. Joanne Holland says:

    Donna, I am so sorry for you and your family. Dean was such a lovely man. You were both so instrumental in raising all of us kids in the neighborhood.

    Thank you for being such loving people. I hope you experience comfort and peace during these difficult times.

    With Love,

  19. jeffrey rhinehart / Penny Buchda says:

    Thoughts Prayers to all the Family

  20. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    We are saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. He was a talented and giving person. His memory lives on in all the lives he touched. He will be missed.

  21. Marcia Kaye says:

    I was just thinking about him today and what a beautiful job he did on our cabinets. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. He was an amazing man!

  22. Diana Broniec says:

    Donna and Family,
    So sorry for your loss…

  23. Kathleen Theisen says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to your entire family. Wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  24. Pam VanBeek says:

    Donna and family, so sorry to hear of Deans passing. He was a very talented man and a super nice person. Donna if you need anything please dont hesitate to call. Praying for you all.💔

  25. Kathryn Kinney says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Donna and family during this difficult time.

  26. Liz Hendricksen says:

    Donna and family,

    My condolences, sending comforting prayers to you all!

  27. Cindy Babcock says:

    Donna, and girls, We share sad to hear this news. Great and talented man he will be my by many. Our hearts go out to all of you.

  28. Patrick Pare says:

    Donna & Family, please accept my deepest sympathies for you and your family’s loss. Dean was easily one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him.
    Prayers to the family 🙏🏻

  29. Peter Hickethier & Kathy McCarthy says:

    Our deepest condolences to Dean’s family. I have great memories of playing men’s league with him. We shared laughs and discussed Adams County news. He impacted many lives and certainly will be missed, but not forgotten.

  30. Kari & Mike Banovec says:

    You are all in my heart, thoughts & prayers. Dean treated everyone like family. I’m so thankful for everything I have to remember him by. What an amazing person to have in your lives, he will be missed by many.

  31. Ann Pourchot says:

    Donna and family! So sorry to hear about Dean’s passing! He was a wonderful person!Hugs and prayers to the family!

  32. Virgil & Judy Jameson says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to all of Dean’s loved ones……he was a great guy who will be so missed. RIP Dean

  33. Michael T. Clark says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss……

  34. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Donna and Family
    So, so sorry to hear of Deans passing.
    Please know our Thoughts, Prayers and Hearts are with all of you during this difficult and sad time.
    Too soon, too young….may Dean Rest in Peace…..hugs to you and the family.

  35. Doug and Linda Donley says:

    So sorry to hear. Our condolences

  36. Carol Worth says:

    Donna, Nancy, Kass and Marissa,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. He was a wonderful, fun-loving man that will be dearly missed. May all the memories keep him forever alive in your hearts.

  37. Peg Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your loss. Fabulous man
    May God Family and friends comfort you

  38. Patty Robinson says:

    Donna & family, so sorry to hear about Dean . My thoughts & prayers are with you during this sad time!

  39. Mike and Linda McClyman says:

    Our sympathy to his family. He was a great friend whom enjoyed with him golfing, bowling, horseshoes. Too soon! May he RIP!

  40. Gary & Jeanne Trevorrow says:

    So Sorry for your Loss, Donna and Family .

  41. Judy Alderman says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss

  42. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your families loss

  43. Penny Maleski says:

    Donna and families. Our community has lost one of the good ones. He was quietly doing his work. I admired his dedication.
    God bless you and those whom loved him.

  44. Rushell Moyer says:

    Donna, Alan and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  45. Gary Zernia says:

    Condolences to the family, we had many great days, golfing, fishing, throwing horse shoes, and bowling together, plus working on the golf course and several other projects, I’ll always consider him one of my best friends and will miss he more than you can imagine.

  46. Kaitlyn warren says:

    Donna and Family. My condolences in this hard time. Praying for peace and comfort.

  47. Terry Schaetzka says:

    Donna and family are condolences great friendship and coworker he will be deeply missed

  48. Wendy and George Ritchie says:

    Our condolences, one of the good ones. It is a honor to call him our friend.

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