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Carol Dahmen

September 9, 1936 — December 12, 2022


WAUNAKEE-Carol J. (Meffert) Dahmen, age 86, went home to heaven for Christmas.  She passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022.  Carol was born at home in Ashton, Wisconsin to John and Lorraine Meffert, on September 9, 1936.  She married Jerry Dahmen on June 18, 1955 and they ran Dahmen Plumbing & Heating, in Waunakee, for a number of years.

Carol lovingly made many beautiful quilts and handmade knit sweaters and vests for her family and the scrubbies were always a big hit at Christmas. She also enjoyed sports, reading recipe books and played cards with her friends for many years.  What she didn't enjoy, was when her children ran through the house chasing each other with squirt guns and Silly String!

Survivors include her six children, Beth Wagner, Gail Lisse, Eric (Sue) Dahmen, Kathleen Laufenberg, Mary Dahmen (Bill Ballard) and Jean (Eric) Rortvedt; 15 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers, Curt (Liz) Meffert, Gordy (Marilyn) Meffert and sister-in-law, Doris Dahmen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents, John and Lorraine; brother, Roland Meffert; sons-in-law, Gerard Wagner and Charlie Laufenberg; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Dahmen, Ray Dahmen and Clarence Dahmen; and sisters-in law, Marcella Meffert, Mary Ann Dahmen and Julie Ann Dahmen.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 South Street, Waunakee, with Msgr. James Gunn officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with Mass following.  Mom loved going to Rex's Innkeeper and a reception will be held there following the services.  Burial, in Ashton, will be private and will take place later.

The mass will be live streamed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Ribbon of Hope Foundation", for breast cancer.

Winn-Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

5785 Highway Q

Waunakee, WI 53597


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 19, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

209 South St, Waunakee, WI 53597

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (South Street, Waunakee)


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