Denis Kolpack, 91

Denis Kolpack of Mayville, Wis., 91, passed on to eternal life on Monday, March 2, 2009, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation in West Bend, Wis., where he spent the last five years battling Alzheimer’s disease.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 7, at the Mayville United Methodist Church at 301 Furnice St. in Mayville, Wis, at noon, with the Rev. Jane Haass officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

Denis Kolpack was born on June 1, 1917, in Shawano County, Wis., to Albert and Alma (Rusch) Kolpack. Denis was a graduate of the UW Dairy School in Madison, and also the Appleton School of Business. On October 11, 1941, he was united in marriage with Ellen Schleunes. He spent the early part of his professional life owning and operating the Kolpack Dairy in Quinney, Wis. After that, Denis then went on to become the vice president and operations manager of Purity Cheese Company in Mayville, Wis. He also served as a director of the M&I Bank of Mayville and was an active Rotary Club member. Denis was a member of the Mayville Golf Club, where he enjoyed playing golf. Denis loved to play cards, hunt and fish. His greatest interest was the cottage he built on Lake Winnebago, where he loved being with family and friends. Denis was an active member of the Mayville United Methodist Church, serving as past finance chairman and trustee chairman.
Denis Kolpack is survived by his wife, Ellen; three daughters, Karen (John) Grundahl, West Bend, Wis., Kathryn (Richard) Quandt, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Joli (Ray) Dallosto, Whitefish Bay, Wis.; and eight Grandchildren: Bridgot (Quandt) Gysbers, Chad Quandt, Rachel (Grundahl) Schemelin, Aaron Grundahl, Sarah Grundahl, Alisha Dallosto Shriner, David Dallosto, and Justin Dallosto; and two great-grandsons, Tore Schemelin and Noah Grundahl.
Denis was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
A special note of thanks to the Cove 3 nursing staff and hospice team at the Cedar Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend for their loving care, and also to Pastor Jane Haass.
Memorials may be directed to the Mayville United Methodist Church in Mayville, Wis.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 301 N. Walnut St., Mayville, is serving the family. On-line condolences may be made at