A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
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Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
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Jefferson County Living/
Urban Forestry Committee
CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
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/Congregational - United Church of Christ
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Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
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Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July
Pig in the Park - Event
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
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VFW Post 5470
will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Youth Soccer Club
Christian Science Monitor
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Help Wanted - Snow Plow Driver The Town of
Whitewater is hiring a part-time seasonal snow plow driver. CDL is required.
Experience preferred. Applications available at
www.townofwhitewater.org, at Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, or call
262-473-4639. Apply by October 24.
Balance Massage and Wellness Receptionist wanted: 3 Nights 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.
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.
Bellezza Hair Design
& Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email
inquiries and resume to email@example.com
cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting,
vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO
WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive,
Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.
Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(Oct 20) TODAY - State of
the City Address and Whitewater Unified School District Referendum Thursday,
October 20 at 7:00 PM City Council Chambers
The League of Women Voters of the Whitewater Area will
welcome Whitewater City Manager Cameron Clapper as he delivers a State of the
City address in the City Hall Council Chambers. This is an opportunity for
Whitewater citizens to become informed about the condition of our community and
to learn about future projects and goals for the city of Whitewater.
The League of Women Voters of the Whitewater Area will
also welcome Dr. Mark Elworthy, Whitewater Unified School District
Administrator and Nathan Jaeger, District Business Manager as they will explain
the District $23.5 million Facilities Referendum that will be on the November
8th ballot. They will address the proposed needs for District-wide safety and
security improvements, ADA compliance updates, maintenance and infrastructure
upgrades and the renovation of current instructional spaces.
be opportunities after each presentation for question and answer sessions.
Please join us and invite your friends. This is a wonderful opportunity to
obtain meaningful information about the future of Whitewater and the Whitewater
(Oct 20) TODAY - Sweet
Spot Cafe new Book Signing by Bill Stork Thursday, Oct 20th 6:30pm
(Oct 19) The Thrift
Shoppe of Whitewater will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Saturday,
October 22, with an OPEN HOUSE from 10 am to 3 pm at 123 Church St.,
Whitewater. All are invited to enjoy food, music, prizes, shopping and
For 50 Years, the Whitewater area has found its best
bargains at The Thrift Shoppe. Customers are likely to see something they
wanted -- even if it isn't what they came for. Open weekly Tuesday through
Saturday, a non-profit group affiliated with First English Lutheran Church, the
Shoppe is operated by volunteers and a part-time manager.
25, 1966, a group of First English Women opened a one-room Shoppe to raise
funds for children's Sunday School. Now it is a two-story house filled with
consigned and donated resale clothing, household and misc.
A new 'Bargain Barn' added in 2015 offers furniture,
small appliances, tools and so much more.
Besides donating to church related work, contributions
have been made to community programs and church fundraisers.
Shoppe has indeed been blessed with fifty years of successful growth and wish
to sincerely thank faithful customers, consignors, donators and friends.
In the kitchen Nancy Cole, Shoppe Volunteer and Kayla
McCulloch of Fort Atkinson, Shopper
Kayla was also clothes shopping.
Checking out, Deb Ryman of Janesville, Irene Puentes of
Whitewater with Marge Wallin Volunteer Cashier
(Oct 19) Innovation
Center Program Funding for Startups and Small Business Friday, Oct 21st,
7:30-9am - Public welcomed and registration required.
(Oct 19) Controlling
Invasive Plants within Oak Habitats - Featuring Bernadette Williams Department
of Natural Resources' Invasive Species Specialist Monday, October 24, 6:30 -
8:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers, Whitewater Municipal Building 312 W.
Whitewater Street. A free public program cosponsored by Whitewater's Urban
Forestry Commission and the Friends of the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve
(Oct 19) The Whitewater
Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual Ghouls Night Out from 4
p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Whitewater's west side business
Businesses such as Mercy Medical Center, Culver's and
everything in between will be hosting activities, contests, entertainment and
trick-or-treating for people of all ages. Activities include pumpkin bowling,
bean bag toss and more! Verizon BeMobile will be playing games with candy and
gift cards for lucky participants! Pick up goodie bags and candy at other
participating locations during the event!
This is a list of
participating business ( for updates) :
Anytime Fitness- Candy
First Citizen's Bank- Candy
Mercy Medical Sandwich-
Verizon BeMobile- Bean bag toss, gift cards, candy
Handing Out Candy (By Old Sentry Building)
Mulberry Glen- Cookie Decorating & Hot
Glenwood- Handing out candy
scoop for dressed up kids
Pizza Hut- Chicken
Game (Prizes are: Free pizza & Wings for a year, buy one get one pizza,
coupons & candy)
Zingg Motor Corp-
Handing out candy
Handing out Ice Cream Cones
Main Street Subway- Handing Out Cookies & Treats
True Value- Inflatable Bounce House
(Oct 19) Downtown
Whitewater 9th Annual Trick or Treat Event - Saturday Oct 29th 2- 6pm
Love Halloween, bounce houses, and candy? Pumpkin carving aficionado?
Looking for a family centered Halloween party that is free and full of fun? How
about prizes for the best costume? Downtown Whitewater is hosting their 9th
annual Trick or Treat the Triangle on October 29, 2016. Trick or Treat the
Triangle runs 2 pm to 6 pm on October 29th and features the following
Trick or Treat from participating local businesses
2 pm to 4 pm
to 6 pm: Play in the bounce house and Decorate pumpkins
Costume judging contest
that begins at 5:30 pm, and features 4 different
age groups each with its own prize
Trick or Treat the Triangle is a
free event for the community to come out and enjoy with their children of all
(Oct 19) The Whitewater
Lions Club is conducting their Annual Halloween Pancake Breakfast Sunday,
October 30 from 7:00 to Noon at the Lions Clubhouse at N7462 Kettle Moraine
Drive. Net proceeds go to the Whitewater Food Pantry.
(Oct 19) Happy Halloween!
City of Whitewater Trick or Treat hours will be 4-7 pm on Halloween (Oct
(Oct 19) The Whitewater
Unified School District is extremely grateful to Maclean Fogg Component
Solutions Corporation for the generous donation of school supplies for our
students in need.
Anna Modica and Tim Dye, General Manager Maclean Fogg
Component Solutions Corporation
The box loads of school items used everyday in the
schools help families who are not able to provide them, especially as the
supplies need to be replaced throughout the school year. The School District
thanks you again for the demonstration of generosity and support for educating
the next generation.
(Oct 19) Fundraiser - By placing an order through Schwans.com a portion of the
sales will come back in support of Valley of the Kings and you get great food
delivered right to your door. Valley of the
Kings Sanctuary provides a home for abused, abandoned, retired and injured
large felids, exotics, farm and domestic animals. More on Valley
(Oct 19) REMINDER - Helen
Silvernail Springs, retired Lincoln Elementary teacher, is going to be
celebrating her 99th birthday next month. She retired in 1982.
After 40 years of marriage, her first husband Jack
passed away in 1978. She had intended to be a substitute teacher on retirement
but Charles Springs, her former neighbor and classmate who drove her to high
school in Marion High School, Crittenden County, KY renewed their friendship
and married in KY. They travelled extensively and after 10 years of marriage he
passed away in 1992. She has made her home in Marion, KY.
For a lengthy
article from the Crittenden Press KY last May on Helen including Whitewater
(Oct 18) UW-Whitewater is
celebrating How Sweet It Is To Be a Warhawk! with this year's Homecoming
Festivities. Community invited!
The community is invited to participate in any of the
Window Painting Viewing - more than 30 campus groups put their
artistic skills to the test - view the results in the University Center Windows
October 17th through October 23rd!
UW-W's annual parade includes more than 60 entries - horses, fire trucks,
floats, marching, mascots (Racing Sausages, Jelly Belly, Willie Warhawk), and
CANDY! The parade begins at 10am and runs from Main St/Prince St to Main
Football vs. UW-Stevens Point at 1pm on Saturday, October 22nd in
**For the safety of all
participants and guests of the parade, Prince Street will be closed to traffic
8am-11am on Saturday, October 22nd and Main Street will be closed from 9:30am
until the conclusion of the parade.
UWW Professor Ozgur Yavuzcetin - free workshop on
kinetic energy and bike-generated power at Oct 25th City Market.
(Oct 17) Looking for a
solution to electrical needs at special events, Downtown Whitewater, Inc. and
the Whitewater City Market have teamed up with UW-Whitewater physics professor
Ozgur Yavuzcetin and United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties to
give a free workshop on kinetic energy and bike-generated power.
As part of the last Whitewater City Market of the season,
Yavuzcetin will show how to build a human-powered generator and allow the
public to try it out! Participants will also be able to charge their electronic
devices or light the tent while getting a little exercise on a stationary bike.
This event, titled Public Power, will take place on Tuesday, October
25th at 5 p.m. at the Whitewater City Market at Cravath Lakefront Park Funding
for the project was provided by the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth
Counties Pillar Grant Program.
completed, the bike will be available for outdoor events that need additional
lighting, a charging station, or mobile electricity. A public, indoor charging
location is also being considered.
(Oct 17) Whippet
Volleyball excels at conference tournament, placing 5th
"Work on getting better every game, every play, every
practice, and every drill, and it will pay off"
these are the words
Whitewater High School head volleyball coach, Kathy Bullis has been saying all
season long-and it did pay off in a big way on Saturday for the Whippets.
"We played the best volleyball we have played all season long, and saw
our best finish (5th of 12) in years!". The Whippets saw some tough opponents
and pulled together as a team both offensively and defensively to place in the
In the first round of play, the Whippets faced Beloit Turner and
fought hard for a three set game win (25-20, 23-25, 16-14). Statistical leaders
included Payton Hintz, Jen Douglas and Lorynn Hollingshead with 2 aces a piece,
Kate Reimer with 9 kills, Anna Reimer with 13 assists and Catherine Yang with
With that win, the Whippets placed themselves into the silver
bracket facing a very tough McFarland team (currently ranked 9th in the state).
Despite playing tough, the Whippets fell to McFarland in a 2 set match.
Statistical leaders: Hintz with 2 aces, Hollingshead with 5 kills, Miranda
Reynolds with a solo block, A. Reimer with 6 assists and Yang with 13 digs.
Trying to fight back from the loss, the Whippets would face a very
tough Big Foot team who received Honorable Mention in state rankings. In
addition, they came in ranked 1st in the Rock Valley South side of the
conference. Whitewater played some tough volleyball and beat Big Foot in a
comeback from behind 3 set match, 19-25, 25-22, 16-14. Kathy Bullis commented,
"The mental toughness we have been working on all season came to fruition in
this match. We were down 10-3 in a 15-point game and came back to win it. It
was a team win. We served tough, we blocked, and we didn't back down when we
got behind. I couldn't be prouder of the way our team put it all together!"
Statistical leaders included: Douglas and Hintz with 2 service aces,
Hollingshead with 11 kills, Hintz with 2 blocks, and K. Reimer with 12 digs.
Vying for a fifth place finish, the Whippets would face Jefferson.
Having lost both times in conference play, the Whippets were finally playing
with an all healthy squad. The Whippets quickly pulled in front of the Eagle
team and never looked back. "We were dominant in this match. I saw great
leadership, communication, and selflessness from our entire team" stated
Bullis. The team won in a two set match 25-18, 25-22. Statistical leaders
included Hollingshead with 3 aces, Hollingshead and K. Reimer with 6 kills
apiece, Hintz with 6 blocks, A. Reimer with 9 assists, and K. Reimer with 12
Speaking to the strength of the Rock Valley North side of the
conference, the top 6 teams came from the North side. "I cannot say enough
about our team today. We finally showed what we are capable of on the court. We
didn't back down, we played aggressively, and most importantly, we played as a
team. It was simply a great day for Whippet Volleyball!"
The Whippets will travel to and face a very tough Edgerton Team
on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM in the first round of Regional play.
(Oct 17) A
mini-look at local history
Whitewater Register Headline Oct. 17, 1991
(Oct 16) The Whippet
senior pair of Milena Maroske and Whitney Treder finished up a very successful
WIAA State Tennis Tournament with two tough 3 set wins on Saturday.
Asst. Coach Greg Stewart, Milena Maroske, Whitney
Treder and Coach Tim Nelson
Coach Tim Nelson: "The
two wins placed Milena and Whitney 5th place in the State, the first Whippet
players to win a medal at the state tournament in over 20 years.
The early match of the day saw the girls win the first set 6-2 over
Kelsey Taugher and Margaret Diedrich of Catholic Memorial, but things didn't go
as well in the second as they dropped that set 3-6. The Whippets then got off
to a huge 5-0 lead in the third, but Catholic Memorial was not about to give
in. The Crusaders fought back to shrink the Whitewater lead to 5-4 before the
Whippets pulled out the last game for the victory.
The fifth place
match seemed like a replay of the opening match of the day. Milena and Whitney
cruised through with an easy 6-1 first set win. Right back came the Kohler duo
of Jamie Lewis and Evelyn Heun with an equally easy 6-1 second set win of their
own. The third set became a bit of a back and forth affair. Whitewater started
out up 3-2, but then fell behind 3-4. At that point it was enough for the
Whippets as they stepped it up a notch and completely took control of the last
3 games to win the match.
The medal winning performance by Milena and
Whitney was a perfect ending to a successful season for the Whippet Tennis
Team. After losing six of ten players from last season's Rock Valley Conference
Championship Team, the Whippets weren't expected to finish as well as they did.
Whitewater finished the year with an overall record of 17-5, a second place
finish in the conference, and a tie for the Rock Valley Conference Tournament
The Maroske Family Brother Jan, Milena with mother
Treder Family - Whitney with parents Craig and Shelly.
(Oct 15) Randy Marnocha Named
UW-Whitewater Interim Athletic Director Effective Oct. 17th.
Randy Marnocha will begin serving as Interim
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Chancellor Beverly Kopper announced
today. Amy Edmonds will return to her previous position as associate athletic
director, and will assist with the transition.
"Randy Marnocha is a
familiar member of the Warhawk family. He served our campus for 27 years in
various capacities, including 2006 until 2010 as Vice Chancellor for
Administrative Affairs. He then took a position with the University of
Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department as associate director for business
operations," Chancellor Kopper said. "Randy has experience at one of the
nation's premier athletic departments, and I am pleased that he will bring his
skill-base and knowledge to Warhawk Athletics."
A national search for a
new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics will begin in the spring.
For more from
(Oct 13) The Whitewater
Arts Alliance (WAA) will celebrate 2016 at an annual meeting on Tuesday,
October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.
The meeting will feature a review of 2016, the election of board
members, and plans for 2017, including the plans to celebrate the tenth
anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center!
President Linda Long said, "The WAA has had a terrific year, and we always look
forward to sharing our success with our members. The annual meeting is also a
great time for members to share their ideas for the future and any concerns
they may have. We will also hold a drawing for a free individual membership for
2017 from the folks that attend! So we hope to see everyone there."
board members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance invite artists, art-lovers and
community members to join them at the annual meeting. Anyone interested in
serving on the board or as an officer should plan to attend the meeting.
Nominations will be accepted from the floor.
The members of the
Whitewater Arts Alliance include artists and people who enjoy art. Artists and
art-advocates alike are invited to join the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Members
receive regular communication from the Alliance regarding art-happenings in the
area. By becoming members, they also are helping to support an active thriving
arts alliance in our community. Please check out the WAA website
or on Facebook. All members are invited
to renew their membership for 2017 and help bring the arts to life in
(Oct 12) The
City of Whitewater - Water Utility's semi-annual water main and hydrant
flushing program will begin on Monday, October 17th and conclude on Friday,
Flushing of water mains is necessary in
order to continue to deliver clean, safe water to our citizens. If we have
repairs more than expected throughout the week, we may have to continue
flushing into the following week.
Flushing of water mains and hydrants
can cause some discoloration of the water. Caution should be exercised in
washing of white clothing. Discoloration of the water due to flushing WILL
stain white clothing. We notify the public in all local media outlets;
therefore, we cannot be responsible for stained clothing. If discoloration is
detected, run the cold water faucet until the discoloration clears. While we
are still flushing in your area the water may take a little while to clear up.
You may want to wait until we have left the area and the water settles down
before running your water tap. If reduced pressure is experienced after
flushing, you may have to clean the aerators on your house faucets.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during water main and
(Oct 12) Reverend Blair
Ann Hull is the new pastor at the Congregational Church United Church of Christ
Pastor Hull has prior Church Ministry as pastor
Campbell UCC at Campbell, CA 2014 until 2016 and as Congregational Church of
Deerfield, Deerfield, IL 1995-2014. She received her Masters of Divinity /
Fellowship from Chicago Theological Seminary.
Pastor Hull has trained
in Non-Violent Communication, divorce recovery (Rebuilding with Bruce Fisher),
and pre-marriage counseling. She was a cluster dean for 9 years and served on
the church and ministry committee for the CMA of the Illinois Conference. She
has taken writing workshops at the University of Wisconsin -Madison. She
attended a week-long Alban Institute training on the Long Term Pastorate in
Grand Rapids Michigan and Reimagining Christianity in Minneapolis, MN. She took
a week long church revitalization training course at The Center for Progressive
Renewal in Atlanta, GA. After graduation, Rev. Hull audited classes at Chicago
Theological Seminary. She was awarded a Lily Sabbatical Grant and traveled to
holy places in Ireland, France, Spain, and the US. She is an Oblate at Holy
Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin.
Pastor Hull went on a work mission trip to help rebuild
after Katrina, where she was instrumental in helping to put an emergency
medical and food depository together for the people affected by the fourteen
tornadoes that were spun off from the hurricane. Additionally, she was part of
a youth work trip to help repair houses at a Native American reservation in
South Dakota. She participated with church members at various food banks, soup
kitchens, and the Night Ministry of Chicago. Rev. Hull participated in an
interfaith clergy association where she developed and implemented two
successful concert venues at two different churches that had singer-songwriters
perform monthly. The purpose was to provide wonderful music, display the
church's hospitality, and encourage people to join the church.
(Oct 10) J-Hawk Annual
Holiday Wreath Fundraiser now through Oct. 28th. Three ways to order:
For products, sizes and costs order form
1. Call 262-473-7103 or 608-449-5150 (mail
2. E-mail your order to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail
3. Complete and mail the order form, along with
Meacham age 74, passed away on Saturday, Oct 15th, at home with her daughter by
Harriet was born in Milwaukee WI on November 19th
1941, the daughter of Leo and Florence Reba.
At the age of 18, she
moved to California and there met Wayne King. Harriet and Wayne married in the
Summer of 1964.
On January 2, 1968, they welcomed their only daughter,
Dedi, born in Long Beach, California.
Harriet then met and married
Ellis (Al) Meacham on Sept. 6th, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
predeceased her Oct 10, 2013. Harriet worked at Universal Electronics until she
retired in 2006.
She enjoyed playing guitar, working on her stained
glass pictures and counted cross stitch. She also loved her animals very much.
Surviving are her daughter Dedi (Curt) Young, Whitewater, sister Sandee
(Don) Stuczynski, East Troy, grandsons Adam Pitt, Madison, and Noah King,
Whitewater plus many other cousins living in Milwaukee WI and California.
Harriet was predeceased by her parents, first husband Wayne King and
second husband, Al Meacham.
No formal services will be held, per
The family of Harriet would like to give a sincere
heart felt thank you to Rainbow Hospice. We could not have managed without you!
Memorials may be given to Touched By A Paw Cat Shelter in Whitewater WI
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family
(Oct 19) Joy
Belle Haas was born on Friday the 13th in July, 1934, behind the familys
woodstove in Woodman Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. Her father
Kenneth Albert Haas worked as a carpenter and shoe cobbler and later at
Bordens milk plant, while her mother Wanda Lurline Fisher Haas was a
schoolteacher in one-room schools for most of her career.
were walking in downtown Fennimore around 1940. Mrs. Haas was holding the hand
of each of her little girls. Mrs. Mulrooney was holding her sons hand
until they passed the family, then she released his hand. He quickly turned
around and pulled the pigtail of the older girl. This was their first meeting.
Joy and her younger sister attended one-room schools through the eighth
grade, often with their mother as their teacher. Joy graduated from Boscobel
High School in 1952.
Many years later, Eds Mt. Hope 4-H club
invited Joys Woodman 4-H club to a meeting. That was the beginning of the
young couples becoming acquainted and dating.
After a year in
Florida due to a Borden layoff, Joy attended one year of higher education at
Palm Beach Junior College in West Palm Beach. When the family returned to
Wisconsin, she began working in the health field in Madison.
16, 1957, Joy married Edward Paul Mulrooney in St. Lawrence OToole
Catholic Church on Irish Ridge outside of Mt. Hope. They have four children:
Tess (Paul Eastwood) of Madison; Pam Kennedy (Jim) of Aurora, CO; Dave (Holly)
of LaPorte, CO; Marcie Thayer (Keith) of Whitewater; granddaughters Shannon and
Bridget Kennedy of Boynton Beach, FL; grandson Cody Mulrooney of LaPorte, CO;
sister Jean Simmons of Madison; and sisters-in-law Marcella Mulrooney (Mt.
Hope) and Mary Evans Manhart (Papillion, NE) also survive.
and husband predeceased her. Also deceased are her husbands five brothers
(Len, Dick, Jerry, Mike, and Lucky) and her sisters husband Maynard.
Joys life revolved around music. She had played the cornet in her
high-school marching band and played her organ nearly every day for years. She
was a Country Western fan and enjoyed dancing. A member of St. Marys
Church in Milton, she also sang in its choir.
While a stay-at-home mom
initially, she enjoyed her Craft-of-the-Month club deliveries. Joy worked in
area nursing homes for 20 years as her children reached high-school age. For a
brief time she was a member of the Janesville Curling Club, exploring her
Scotch-Irish heritage. She enjoyed two trips to Europe and was looking forward
to a trip to the Iditarod in 2017.
For many years, Joy and Ed
volunteered with the Lima 4-H club. Two of her daughters sang in a 4-H choir
competition with their mother conducting; they were awarded first place. In
later years, Ed and Joy went canoeing on area lakes. After reaching a pretty
spot, Ed would fish, while Joy would read. Ed died in 2009.
peacefully at her Lima Township home with her family on October 16, 2016. Her
Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, Whitewater, WI. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time
Inurnment will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22,
2016 at St. Lawrence OToole, Mt. Hope.
Those wishing an
expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the American Stroke
Association or Boys Town of Omaha.
Nitardy Funeral Home is
assisting the family