Gordon J. Ten Pass, 84, of Beaver Dam, formerly of Waupun, died Friday, December 25, 2015 at his home in Beaver Dam.
Gordon was born February 5, 1931 in Waupun the son of the late Bert and Matie Wilderman Ten Pass. On April 3, 1950 he married Joyce M. Westhuis in Waupun. The couple farmed on the Ten Pass family homestead where they developed a state of the art milking parlor system with a large herd of swiss cattle. In 2002 the couple retired and moved to the city of Waupun where they lived until they moved to Beaver Dam. Gordon and Joyce enjoyed traveling to Sun City, AZ where they spent many winters with family and friends.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Joyce; three children: Colleen (John) Kodet of Cedar Grove, WI, Galvin Ten Pass of Markesan, and Greg Ten Pass of Beaver Dam; grandchildren: Dr. John Kodet, Dr. Anna (Dr. Joseph) Topczewski, Samantha (Rene) Muzquiz, Justin Ten Pass, and Grant Ten Pass; great-grandchildren, Rene Ricardo Luis Muzquiz, and Reinaldo Jesus Muzquiz; and a brother, Merlyn (Judy) Ten Pass of Oviedo, FL.
Family and friends may call on the Ten Pass family on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-8 p.m.
Private family funeral services will be held on Wednesday.