History of the DLIA

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”

                        ~Lao Tzu

Working to Improve Deer Lake since 1939

The information contained here was graciously gathered and assembled by Joanna Victor. Thank you Joanna!


The Deer Lake Association was founded in 1939. Today, 70 years later, the Association is acknowledged as one of the premier lake associations in the state of Wisconsin. The mission of the Association is to improve the quality of life on Deer Lake.

The history was compiled from various files and documents stored in closets of cabins around the lake as well as many conversations. We are aware that there are periods in the Association’s history in which little, or no, information is available. We thank Joanna Victor, a long-time lake resident and all others who contributed to this history. We hope you will enjoy.

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