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Darvin L. Dodge, 77

Darvin Lloyd Dodge, age 77, of New Richmond, Wis., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, May 7, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, Wis.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1937, at his family's home in Clear Lake, Wis. Darvin farmed in Somerset, Wis., and retired in 2000, after working for Somerset Township. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and especially going to the cabin on Madeline Island.

Darvin was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Anna (Lillie); brothers Raymond, Vernon, Floyd and Art; and sisters, Fern Donavan, and Alice (Howard) Knechtel.

Survived by his loving wife, Gloria (Moe) whom he married on October 8, 1955; children, Randy (Carol) Dodge, Ricky (Renay) Dodge, Delbert (Julie) Dodge, Christopher (Teresa) Dodge, and Jacqueline (Mark) Kozulla; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Immaculate Conceptoin Catholic Church, in New Richmond, Wis. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment St. Bridget's Cemetery in Stanton Township, Wis.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Justin Dodge, Nick Dodge, Ben Dodge, Dan Dodge, Kyle Dodge, Matthew Dodge and Jace Kozulla. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Kari Strauch, Tina Cross, Sami Paulson, Danielle Fahey, Kate Dodge, Molly Dodge-Brage, Madeline Kozulla and Kelley Kozulla; and his godchildren Grant Brinkman and David Hansen.