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FT EXECUTIVE SECRETARY POSITION
We have a full-time support position available in our loan area.
The primary function of this position is to assist the bank President and Chief Executive Officer in their day-to-day duties.
Duties would include but are not limited to dictation, filing, preparing reports, credit presentations.
Working on bank policies and loan documentation. ¢ Answering phones, assisting customers and special projects as assigned.
Bank specific policy maintenance and upkeep, specifically CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) is a priority of this position, as is bank exam preparation.
Proficient Microsoft Office Skills are required.
This position requires a motivated, self-starter able to prioritize and pay attention to detail. ¢ Position hours are Monday through Friday and rotating Saturdays.
Please respond by forwarding an application and resume in confidence to:
First Citizens State Bank Attn: Jackie Frey
207 W. Main Street P.O. Box 177 Whitewater, WI 53190
Fax 262-473-3039
Email jfrey@firstcitizensww.com
Posted May 25, 2017


Positions Available: Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI, 53191.


Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.


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Bellezza Hair Design & Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email inquiries and resume to bellezzaemployment@hotmail.com



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(May 29) REMINDER - Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater will sponsor a "Friends of the Library Bag Sale" from May 30 to June 3.
All books--paperbacks and hardbacks--will be able to be purchased for $3 a bag. (Bags will be supplied by the Friends). In addition, audio items will be available at individual prices.
Hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Phone: 262-473-0530.





(May 28) Brett Harms and Lindsay Chase, 2 former Whippets (Class of 2014) and both juniors at UWW, competed in the Division 3 National Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio this past weekend. Both Brett and Lindsay became All-Americans in their respective events! Brett placed 5th in the country in the 3000m Steeplechase and Lindsay placed 8th in the Hammer Throw!

UWW Junior Brett Harms ran to a fifth place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in a time of 9:11.29 for his first track and field All-America and is now a two-time All-American overall after finishing 32nd at the national cross country meet last fall.

Lindsay Chase placed eighth in the women's hammer throw with a new career-best mark of 177-0 (53.95 meters) to earn her first All-America honor.

Both Brett and Lindsay Chase are shown holding their All American trophies from their events.





(May 26) The City of Whitewater continues clean-up efforts after last Wednesday's storm.

Due to the large amount of debris from fallen trees and limbs, two crews from the Streets/Parks/Forestry Division of the Department of Public Works (DPW) have been out each day to collect brush throughout the City. As of this afternoon, crews made a full run through of the City for curbside pick-up of their brush. Another curbside pick-up will take place on Tuesday and citizens will not need to call for brush clean-up next week.

Because all available crew members have been working on the curbside collection, the city has been unable to clear all the debris from all municipal parks. Due to the amount of debris left to clean, the parks may not be up to their normal standard. City crews remind citizens to be careful when walking within the parks and watch for branches and debris.

City staff would like to extend a special thank you to all community members for their involvement in clean-up efforts on their own property and in their respective neighborhoods. The City would also like to thank the public for their patience as crews continue to work on clean-up.

City offices and services will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Services will resume Tuesday May 30th.





(May 26) WIAA East Troy Sectional Track and Field

Logan Rasmussen winning his heat in the 400 meter dash - and enjoying it.

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach John Houwers: The Whippets had a good night in East Troy this evening, qualifying 9 to the state meet in LaCrosse next weekend. The meet started with the field events at 3:30.

First to compete was Cassidy Laue and Miranda Reynolds in the high jump. Cassidy had 2 very nice attempts at opening height, but missed all three and took a no height. While it was disappointing today, she was the only freshman to make it to Sectionals in the high jump. Miranda Reynolds was able to clear 4-8, 5-0, and 5-2 without a miss. She missed her first attempt at 5-3, but cleared on her second jump to secure her first trip to state.

Sashi Popke was next to compete, going in the pole vault. His best coming into the competition was 11-6. He was able to get some good work on a bigger pole the last two days, and it paid off. He was able to clear 12-3 on the new pole and ended up finishing 4th and qualifying for state. This was a huge accomplishment for the sophomore, especially since he only began vaulting about 6 weeks ago.

Logan Rasmussen was next as he was in the second flight of the triple jump. It would seemed to be his strongest event, but Logan found himself in a dog fight to qualify. At one point in the competition, 4 jumpers were within 3/4 of an inch each other, with only 3 of them set to advance. Logan cleared things up a bit on his final jump when he went 43-6 to win the competition.

The girls 4x800 relay got the running events started at 4:15. The ladies ran a very good time and won the first heat. Ali Ketterhagen had a season best split of 2:39.6 to set the stage. Jenna Lee, Allisan Barrett and Hailey Prager all ran splits between 2:44 and 2:46 to finish 15 seconds better than their seed time. It was good enough to finish 10th.

The boys 4x800 relay had high hopes. They came in seeded 2nd, and expecting to advance. Like any good Sectional race, they found themselves in a dogfight. Jacob Korf set the stage. He was in 6th coming down the home stretch, but passed a number of teams in the last 100m. Mike Mattingly took a good exchange and took the lead at the start of the second leg. He was passed by Ripon and handed off to Connor Laue in 2nd. Connor took off determined to keep up with Ripon. He may have gotten out a little too hard and fell a couple spots. That said, his aggressiveness brought him his best split of the season. Matt Mattingly had to keep the team in the top 4 to qualify. He was able to finish strong like he always seems to and finished with a 2:01 split and a 2nd place finish. Their time of 8:14.05 was a season best by 6 seconds.

The 4x200 relays were next. The girls team of Morgan Radaj, Abby Grosinske, Rebekah Schumacher and Hailey Murphy ran a great race, but ended up just 0.34 out of qualifying with a 1:48.73 and finished 5th.

The boys team of Juan Cuellar, Sashi Popke, Seth Heine, and Tyler Sheffield ran a season best time of 1:34.24 to win their heat and finish 7th overall.

Seven of the 8 athletes that ran come back next year, so both teams are excited for next year already, looking for a little redemption.

Meanwhile, Logan was back at the jumps, this time going in the long jump. It was looking like he was going to be bumping up against his open 400m race, so he moved to the front of his flight to get his jumps in before running. His series was excellent, going 21-7, 21-4, and finally 22-4. His jump of 22-4 is the third best in WHS history and allowed him the luxury of watching all the other jumpers try to beat him while not needing to jump again. That jump is the best jump in Division 2 heading into the state meet. Logan got to ride the positive mojo into his 400m race. He was in the 1st heat and knew he would have to throw down a good time if he wanted a third event. He did just that, going 51.50. It was just enough, edging out a runner in the 2nd heat by 0.02 s for the final qualifying spot in the 400m dash. Unfortunately, that would be the last of the state qualifiers.

The girls 4x100m relay was looking for a little redemption after the 4x200. Unfortunately they found the same fate. They ran a great race in heat 1, going 51.76. That was only good enough for 5th again, just .05 out of 4th. Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Grosinske, Radaj, and Reynolds had smooth handoffs, but it wasn't to be. The two near missed will sting for a while and provide motivation to work hard and get faster for next season.

Jacob Korf got a chance for an individual race, going after it in the 800m run. He gave himself a chance, going out on the back end of the lead group. The others proved to have a little more as he dropped off in the second lap, going 2:06.94.

The girls 4x400m relay team of Hailey Murphy, Abby Grosinsle, Ali Ketterhagen and Rebekah Schumacher ran a season best of 4:17.76, good enough for 7th. Murphy and Ketterhagen both had their season best splits, while Schumacher and Grosinske matched their best splits.

The boys 4x400m relay fell to the same fate as the girls. A 6th place finish was the best they could do. It was a more physical race through the exchanges and even at times on the backstretch than they were used to. But their 3:32.05 was where they had been most of the season.

As a whole, almost everyone that competed performed at their best. They really peaked at the right time. It's always hard to see your season come to a close, but it's a little easier when you do so with your best performance of the year.

Dalton Chenoweth and Daniel Soto will join the other qualifiers, ready to step in on the 4x800 relay should they be needed. All 9 WHS athletes will head to LaCrosse next Thursday night, and compete on Friday morning. The long jump is the only event that will be competed on Saturday. It will be a busy weekend for the seniors, as they will get home to walk across the graduation stage on Sunday. What a great way to end their high school careers."





(May 26) The Rock Valley Conference tournament began this week with the Whippets winning three games defeating Clinton 10 - Edgerton 4-2 and East Troy 3-0 placing Whitewater in to fifth place for the 2017 RVC standings.

Amanda Kraayvanger (5) - Edgerton Game

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Dan McCrea "On Monday the Whippets soundly defeated the visiting Cougars after a weather related delay. Amanda Kraayvanger (1), Brittney Piper (1), Milena Maroske (3), Meikayla Korf (3), Jenna Prah (1) and Brianna Zimdars (1) all scored in the sixty minute contest.

Whitewater advanced to play Edgerton with the win over Clinton. In yet another soggy contest on Tuesday, the Whippets were tied with Edgerton 1-1, Milena Maroske earned the first half goal on a direct kick in to the upper ninety. Late in the second Amanda Kraayvanger scored three times, one assisted by Milena Maroske, the other by Meikayla Korf, to extend the lead to three. Edgerton scored once more, but the ardent defense of Whitewater held the lead. Whitewater would now face East Troy on Thursday.

JV traveled to Edgerton, played an exciting game, but was unable to bring home the win, falling to the Tide 1-3.

Thursday's weather was beautiful, low seventies and sunshine for the start of the game against the Trojans. The Whippets were flat in the first half, playing East Troy to a 0-0 halftime score. Fortunately, the Whippets woke up in the second half to produce coordinated team effort, solid defense, strong midfield play and distribution led to three goals to finish off the Trojans. Brittney Piper (2) and Amanda Kraayvanger (1) found the back of the net.

The Whippets will begin WIAA regional play on Thursday, traveling to Delavan Darien for a 7:00PM contest.





(May 26) WHS Baseball Regional win over East Troy

Jason Curtis

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Whitewater Whippets Baseball team (17-6) got off to a slow start in their first playoff game against 6th seed East Troy but battled back for the 7-2 win. Jason Curtis picked up the win as he went 6 innings giving up 2 hits and 2 unearned runs. Bryce Parrish then shut the door in the 7th striking out the side. Jason Curtis also led the offense with 3 hits and Cooper Pease had 2 RBI's as the Whippets were held without a hit until the bottom of the 4th and found themselves down 2-0. An East Troy error followed by a walk started a 4 run rally that would give the Whippets the lead for good. East Troy managed just two runners on base after the 2nd inning. Next up, the Whippets travel to the 2 seed Racine Lutheran/Prairie School on Tuesday May 30th, 5:00PM at Horlick Field, Racine.





(March 26)Boys' Tennis sectional meet at East Troy - Wednesday

Mitchell Dalzin and Justin Brantmeier, WHS #1 Doubles team, qualified for the State Tournament

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Jordan Dittmer: "Johaly Xochipa: Joahly had qualified for Sectionals at the #4 singles spot and had 2 matches. He lost his first match to Ripon 6-4, 6-1. He then bounced back in the next match though, beating St. Mary's Catholic in 3 sets with a score of 6-7, 6-4, 6-1. This earned Johaly a 3rd place finish. He utilized the lob shot very effectively today and did a great job of coming into the net and hitting some crisp volleys. He has come a long way over the course of the season and finished on a very high note.

Mitchell Dalzin and Justin Brantmeier: Our #1 doubles team was the highlight of the day. They upset the top-seeded Wayland Academy in their first match. Wayland Academy was 18-0 coming into the day so this was very exciting for our boys. We played our best match of the season in the 7-5, 6-1 victory. They did an excellent job of being aggressive at the net and mixed up their formations well to keep Wayland on edge. They did end up losing the final two matches of the day, but that 1st match was the big one. By winning that first match, they qualified for the WIAA State Tournament. I believe this is the first time that Whitewater has sent a doubles team to the state tournament. I, along with the other coaches (Sander Hansen and Brenna Pamperin) have enjoyed our first year of coaching and are glad the season is continuing for us. We are very proud of the way our guys played today. Go Whippets!"





(May 26) The Whitewater Whippet Golf Team competed in the WIAA Regional Tournament held at The Broadlands and hosted by Catholic Memorial High School on Tuesday.

Jake Walton

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Senior captain, Jake Walton, fired a season low 85 to qualify for the Sectional Tournament held next Tuesday at Racine Country Club. The team shot a 357 to turn in their lowest round of the year. Billie Jo Parker and Josiah Swaffer narrowly missed qualifying with rounds of 86 and 87 respectively. Whitney Treder shot a 99 and Johnathan Swaffer a 101 to round out the Whippet scoring. Walton was able to break through to Sectionals after missing out by one stroke the two previous seasons. According to Coach Wiegman, "Jake is playing his best golf at exactly the time you want to be peaking as an athlete. To be honest, I'm not surprised. Jake has worked his butt off for this opportunity. We're looking forward to the challenge next Tuesday in Racine."





(May 25) Members of the Whitewater High School Class of 2017 received more than $766,000 toward their post-secondary education during the annual Scholarship Night ceremony on Wednesday. For story by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union

Seniors listed alphabetically and the Scholarships they received - (twenty pages)

FOR PICTURES

The class of 2017 - Valedictorians (V) and salutatorian (S)
Assistant Principal Elizabeth Hrodey, Kelsey Herold (V), Mitchell Dalzin (V), Milena Maroske (S), Tyler Niemuth(V) and Principal Doug Parker





(May 25) Jeff Rogers, the recently hired head football coach, notified the Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) of his intention to resign as the head football coach for Whitewater High School.

The district accepted his resignation. Given the importance of having a head football coach in place, the school district immediately posted the position and reached out to current coaches in the district.

Jim Pease, currently the head boys baseball coach for the Whippets, has agreed to be the interim head football coach for the 2017 football season. Jim has been the head baseball coach for three years. Last year, his team won the Regional Championship. Jim previously coached baseball and football at Sussex Hamilton High School.





(May 24) A rally to protect a historic structure and a forum on expanding current-and-future community needs for library services in the City of Whitewater was held an hour apart Monday.

For story and pictures by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union





(May 18) The City of Whitewater was hit just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night with strong winds and heavy rain. The initial storm lasted under thirty minutes but the destruction left behind will take crews the next few days to restore.

Wed night, the sight of downed trees and branches were visible throughout the city (200 block Cottage Street)

"It's amazing to see how much damage a storm can make in such a short time," says Kristin Mickelson, Whitewater PR & Communications Manager. " Thankfully no one was injured and we are on the road to recovery due to the quick response of our city staff and community members."

Whitewater Police, Fire Department and City crew members assessed the areas needing immediate attention and were in place minutes after the storm ended. They began barricading streets, sidewalks and public access areas clearing large branches and trees that had fallen into the streets along with poles, electrical wires and other debris.

Wed. night burning electrical wires visible within branches. (200 block Cottage Street)

The communications center received hundreds of calls in a very short time frame and officers responded to over 80 calls for service. Many homes and businesses within the city experienced power outages and some are still currently waiting for electricity to be restored. WE Energies has been diligently working to fix the problems around town, including the school district that closed schools today due to the power outage.

The crews worked late into the night to clear as many streets as possible. Officers and staff stayed on site until after the second storm ended just after 11 p.m. Crews continued to work this morning clearing brush and debris for safety of the residents. Most damage is in the downtown and residential areas that have many older trees and bushes. Some damage was a result of fallen trees near or on parts of homes and vehicles.

The City posted images of the damage on their website and Facebook page, reminding people to be cautious of the wires and debris. Many concerned friends and family used these outlets to verify if their loved ones were okay, share additional information and pictures and asking where they can go to help.

Thursday afternoon tree branches clear cut around electrical lines with both sides of street as well as limbs from Wed. night storm filling the terraces throughout the city. (200 block of Cottage Street)

"In the short time I have worked for the city, I have been amazed at the camaraderie and dedication the citizens of Whitewater have for the town and each other," says Mickelson. "Minutes after the first storm, I saw neighbors with chain saws and garbage bags helping one another remove branches and debris from their yards, fences and homes. No questions asked, just coming to the aid of their neighbors. What an amazing thing to witness."

Director of Emergency Management with the Walworth County, Lt. John Ennis reminds citizens, they are generally safest in their homes or in shelters during storms. Though it may be tempting to travel through town during or after a storm, it is suggested to stay indoors to allow first responders and maintenance crews to handle their jobs and keep streets clear of additional congestion.

City staff and crews will be continuing to clean up debris within the city well into next week. Although every situation is different, Whitewater staff is prepared to spring into action when necessary to get the job done and ensure the safety of their community is top priority.





(May 18) Whitewater Offers Free Memory Screenings as Part of Their Dementia-Friendly Community Initiative

Forgetting where you set your keys or mistaking someone for another person is not abnormal behavior in our fast paced lives. However, continued forgetfulness or confusion on a frequent basis could be early signs of dementia. Whitewater is now offering memory screenings as an option to help detect early signs of memory problems.

A memory screening is a simple health assessment consisting of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge memory, language and thinking skills. This ten minute assessment is a face-to-face meeting with no preparation required, is confidential and is strongly encouraged for anyone with concerns of memory loss.

Memory screenings are a significant first step towards discovering memory problems but not many people know about the screenings or where to have them done. This is where two local healthcare professionals stepped in to bring this service to Whitewater.

Pat Metz, a retired RN and Judy Kaspar, a retired clinical social worker, knew they could help. Both women became certified memory screeners through the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) to provide this meaningful and free health service in Whitewater.

"Early detection is important in two ways," says Metz. "It allows for a better chance that medical interventions or clinical trials may slow the progression of symptoms. It can also afford an individual the opportunity to participate in long term care, legal and financial planning discussions with their families, and obtain social services support."

Metz also says some memory problems can be caused by vitamin deficiencies including thyroid problems, infections or dehydration but can be readily treated. That is where the screenings come into play.

The Whitewater Dementia-Friendly Community Initiative (DFCI) is designed to educate the community about Dementia and how anyone can help those who suffer from this disease. Metz and Kasper are able to use their professional skills and passion to help people learn about Alzheimer's early detection screenings and early treatment. They encourage others to participate and volunteer.

"[DFCI] is a group of other healthcare professionals and dedicated volunteers working toward educating the community and, hopefully, eliminating the stigma of dementia," says Kaspar.

The first screenings are available Wednesday, June 7th at the Starin Park Community Center. Call (262) 473-0535 to make an appointment. Bonnie Beam-Stratz, of the Alzheimer's Association of SE Wisconsin, will present on The Basics of Memory Loss and Alzheimer's disease at 2:00 p.m. and this is open to the public. If you are interested in being part of the Whitewater DFCI, contact Deb Weberpal at (262)473-0535.





(May 17) FOR PLANNING INPUT - Notice is hereby given that the City of Whitewater Common Council will hold a Public Hearing on Amendments to the City of Whitewater Comprehensive Plan on June 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitewater Municipal Building Community Room, 312 W. Whitewater Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

The public hearing will be held to gather public input on proposed amendments to the "City of Whitewater Comprehensive Plan, 2030." The Comprehensive Plan sets the policy for the growth, development, and preservation of the community. The proposed amendments affect the Existing Land Use Map (Map 4), the Future Land Use Map (Map 5), and Chapters 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10 of the Plan document.

Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Text:
1. Chapter 2: Update the demographic data to reflect the latest U.S. Census data.
2. Chapter 3: Update information about farmland preservation to reflect current programs.
3. Chapter 6: Update the housing data to reflect the latest information available.
4. Chapter 7: Throughout the chapter, update descriptions of other future land use categories to reflect changes to the zoning ordinance and the new zoning districts adopted in 2014.
5. Chapter 7: Update the description of the "Central Area Neighborhoods" to reflect the new R-2A permission area. Clarify that within the R-2A permission area, rezoning parcels to R-2A to allow more than three unrelated individuals may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Clarify that rezoning to more intensive residential zoning districts is strongly discouraged outside of the R-2A permission area.
6. Chapter 7: Update the description of the "Higher Density Residential" future land use category to reflect changes to the zoning ordinance, new zoning districts, and the creation of the R-2A permission area.
7. Chapter 7: Revise the description of the "Mixed Use" future land use category to provide more policy direction to the City and to suggest design features suitable for mixed use, pedestrian-oriented development.
8. Chapter 7: Update the land use data and land demand projections to reflect the latest information available.
9. Chapter 9: Update the Utilities and Community Facilities Timetable (Figure 9.5)
10. Chapter 10: Update the economic data to reflect the latest information available.

Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Maps:
1. Update the Existing Land Use Map (Map 4) to reflect current development patterns.
2. Update the Future Land Use Map (Map 5) to depict the R-2A permission area and reflect current development patterns and adjustments in policy.

The Comprehensive Plan and the proposed amendments are available for review at City Hall and on the City of Whitewater web site . Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan should be submitted before the public hearing date to the City Clerk. All written comments will be forwarded to the City of Whitewater Plan Commission.

This meeting is open to the public. COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PROJECT MAY BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON OR IN WRITING.
For information, call (262) 473-0540.





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(May 15) UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club sponsors Free Fishing Day - Sat June 3rd.



UW-W/Community Optimists, Mike Ciardo and Rick Fassl, are "gearing up" for the DNR Free Fishing Day. On Sat., June 3rd, from 9-noon at Tripp Lake Park, children will learn how to catch fish and receive a bag of fishing goodies, too! For more information contact Al Hutchison, 920-723-4180 or Kim Adams, 608-201-2161.





(May 15) UW-Whitewater wins grant to help veterans: Veteran & Family Members Education Fair

One obstacle veterans and their family members face is navigating the bureaucracy of higher education, where career information, advising, admissions, and benefits can all be available in different offices with different people on different days. To help solve this problem, UW-Whitewater was awarded a $5000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to host a multi-institutional education fair that will take place June 5, 10-3, in the Ballroom of the James R. Connor University Center.

The event will feature onsite benefits applications, free onsite career interest inventories, jobs outlook information, advising, free financial planning applications, and onsite admissions application for UW-Whitewater, UW-Rock County, and Blackhawk Technical College. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center at 826 Starin Road. Music, food and prizes are also in store for the occasion.





(May 15) WHS Golf Team Fundraiser - June 8th about 7pm. Tickets available now.



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(May 27) Merrill "Gene" Gutzmer Sr., age 79, of Whitewater, WI passed away on May 26th, 2017 at Fairhaven Retirement Community.

Gene was born November 5th, 1937 in Whitewater, WI to Merrill and Lorene (nee' Krammas) Gutzmer. Gene was a hardworking self-employed electrician owning and operating Gutzmer Electric and was the developer of Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park. Gene was an avid flyer and he enjoyed spending his time in sunny Florida.

Gene is survived by his 3 daughters, Debra (David) Johnson, of Fort Atkinson, Linda (David) Nehlsen, of Whitewater, Nancy (Tom) Wegner, of Rochester, MN; 2 sons, Eugene (Julie) Gutzmer Jr., of Pine Island, MN. Stephen (Monica) Gutzmer, of Paraguay, SA; brother, Earl (Mary) Gutzmer, of Whitewater, 3 sisters; Marty (Lyle) Milligan, of North Carolina; Mary (Don) Rowland, of Pennsylvania, Gail (John) Roos, of North Carolina, and his 22 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI, 53190 with Pastor Rusty Lyon officiating. Service for Gene will be Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 11.00am. Visitation will be from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, in Whitewater.

The Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson, WI is assisting the family




(May 25) Peter Gordon Friedrichs, 54, of Whitewater, WI, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Pete was born April 16, 1963, in Atlanta, GA, and was a longtime resident of Whitewater. A 1981 graduate of East Troy High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1986 and his Doctor of Chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, KS, in 1994.

Pete, along with his brother John, was the co-owner of Wisconsin Spinal Rehabilitation Center in East Troy and Brookfield. He was a dedicated practitioner of wellness and nutrition. “Pedro” enjoyed golf, basketball, running, his two cats Pecan and Olaf, driving his convertible, spending time outdoors, and beautifying his home and surroundings.

Family was Pete’s priority in life; he encouraged and supported his daughters in every aspect of their lives - spiritually, academically, and athletically. He has been affiliated with CrossPointe Community Church since 2001, a member of the East Troy Booster Club and East Troy Chamber of Commerce, and an avid supporter of college and high school athletics.

Pete is survived by his parents, Dorothy and Gordon Friedrichs, of Waukesha; his two daughters, Julian and Alaina, and their mother, Rebecca Gannaway Friedrichs, of East Troy. He is also survived by his brothers, James Friedrichs (Elaine), of Weeki Wachee, FL, and John Friedrichs, of Waukesha, and his sisters, Elizabeth Vasquez (Louie), of Waukesha, and Heidi Friedrichs, of Milwaukee. He is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hans and Gladys Friedrichs, and his maternal grandparents, Frederick and Anita Torrent.

Visitation will be from 2-3:30 p.m. followed by a service at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017, at CrossPointe Community Church, 445 N. Warner Road, Whitewater. Pastor Kevin Tranel will officiate.

Contributions in memory of Pete may be made to the East Troy All Sports Booster Club, 3128 Graydon Avenue, East Troy, WI, 53120 or the UW-Whitewater Foundation-Men’s Basketball, 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190.

Arrangements are under the direction of Legacy Funeral Services, East Troy .


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