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Darwin E. Bishell age 83 of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster, WI. He was born November 6, 1934 in Lancaster, the son of Earl and Verle (Hoffman) Bishell. He married Margaret Prew on February 23, 1963 in Lancaster. He worked for Finney Implement and later farmed for over 35 years in rural Lancaster. Darwin enjoyed fishing, woodworking and loved to dance. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret of Prairie du Chien, his children, Karla (Jeremy Kessenich) Ott of Mt. Horeb, WI, Taryl (Tammy Bass-Bishell) Bishell of Belleville, WI and Tracy (Amy) Bishell of Verona, WI, his sister, Shirley (Paul) Clauer of Cassville, WI, his grandchildren, Alina, Austen, Samantha, Alle and Tiffany, and a nephew, Dennis Clauer. He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece Kathy Clauer and a son in law Jerome Ott.
A private burial service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Prairie du Chien. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Darwin’s life will held on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 2 pm until 4 pm at Huckleberry’s in Prairie du Chien. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, the National Kidney Foundation or Grant County Hospice. The family would like to thank the staff of Crossing Rivers Health, Orchard Manor and Grant County Hospice for the care and compassion they provided during Darwin’s illness.