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Duane D “Skip” Katzman

Sep 15, 2017

Duane D. “Skip” Katzman, 81, Elkhorn, WI and Sanibel Island, FL died Tuesday September 12, 2017 in Elkhorn, WI. He was born April 2, 1936 in Elkhorn, WI, the son of the late Herbert R. and A. Pearl (Bartholomew) Katzman.

He graduated from Burlington High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and graduated from the School of Banking University of Wisconsin Madison. On September 12, 1959 He married Carol Betts of Burlington, WI. Skip started his career in banking; working for the Bank of Burlington, and then served as Assistant Cashier, Cashier, Vice President, Senior Vice President and Director of the First National Bank and Independence Bank of Elkhorn, WI retiring in 1985. He was a partner with William Brownlie of Sterling Enterprises (real estate development and investments), and with his wife Carol, owned and operated Lakeland Travel in Elkhorn, for over 10 years. He served on the Board of Directors of First National Bank, Independence Bank, State Bank of Elkhorn, Lake Geneva Spindustries, Elkhorn Plastic Products and San Jamar Inc., Vocational Industries, and the Frank Holton Foundation. From 1964 until 2001 he served as Director, Treasurer and Vice President of the Walworth County Agricultural Society (Walworth County Fair) and he was the founder of the Walworth County Fair Foundation in 2001 and retired as the President of the Foundation in 2016. He served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Elkhorn and Trustee and President of Matheson Memorial Library; President of Island Beach Club Condo Association, Sanibel Island. Former member of the Elkhorn Masonic Lodge #77 and a 32nd degree member with the Valley of Madison Scottish Rite. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkhorn, where he served on the board and the Sanibel Community Church of Sanibel Island FL. Skip so enjoyed watching Badger and Packer football, traveling to many destinations around the world, and spreading his love of music through directing and performance.

Skip was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Carol, his two children: Steve (Debby) Katzman of Creston, IL and Kathryn (Scott) Loveless of Elkhorn, WI, four grandchildren: Mike and Lindsey Katzman, Cory and Carson Loveless, Three step-grandchildren: Noah, Zackere and Natalie, sister-in-law Wanda Katzman, a special niece Amy (Harvey) Betts-Cohen, great-niece Brooklyn Cohen, nephews Dean (Pat) Katzman and David Betts, and by a host of relatives and many good friends. Skip is preceded in death by his two brothers: Richard Rich and Louis Duke Katzman and nephew Douglas Betts. Services were held in Elkhorn WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Walworth County Fair Foundation PO Box 286 Elkhorn, WI 53121 or Walworth County Deputy Sheriff Association PO Box 171 Elkhorn, WI 53121. On-line guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.

Arrangements completed by Haase-Lockwood & Associated Funeral Homes and Crematory Elkhorn, WI.