A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
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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
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207 W. Main
Street P.O. Box 177 Whitewater, WI 53190
Posted May 25, 2017
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Thursday, Jun 29, 8:00 - 09:30am -
Downtown Whitewater Board Meeting - Location TBD depending on weather. Agenda
Thursday, Jun 29, 5:30pm -
Community Development Authority Board of Directors Meeting at Rm 105,
Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive. Agenda
Thursday, Jun 29, 6:30pm - Parks
and Recreation Board Meeting at 2nd Floor, Whitewater Municipal Building.
(June 28) Whitewater Arts Alliance
- Free Lunchtime Concert at Birge Fountain - Thursday, June 29th. The Main
Street Big Band (all 18 of them!) is playing, and Subway will be the vendor.
(June 28) St Patrick
Catholic Church Vacation Bible School
(June 27) Whitewater Unified School
District Video Whitewater Unified School District Video
During the year, the District staff developed a video to
celebrate the District's achievements. Here is a link to the video, Why
Whitewater? - The District is
fortunate to have so many wonderful teachers and leaders.
summarizes the many awesome characteristics for the Whitewater Unified School
District. Highlights include many academic, athletic, and art activities. All
of these activities are possible because of the high level of community support
and community partnerships.
The video has both Spanish and English
Video Del Districto Escolar de Whitewater -
Durante el año, desarrollamos un video para celebrar los logros del
distrito. Aquí hay un enlace al video, ¿Por qué
Tenemos la suerte de tener
tantos maestros y líderes maravillosos en el distrito. Buen trabajo a
todos. El video resume las muchas características impresionantes para el
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater. Los aspectos académicos
incluyen muchas actividades, atléticas y artísticas en todo
nuestro distrito. Todas estas actividades son posibles debido al alto nivel de
apoyo comunitario y asociaciones comunitarias. El video tiene subtítulos
disponibles tanto en español como en inglés.
(June 27) More July 4th Activities
Decorate Your Bike For The Parade
(July 1st - 10:00am - 2:00pm) - Bicyclewise & Sports Fitness Safety check
and decorating booth available at Bicyclewise, 1130 W. Main St. on July 1st.
The Worship In the Park - First
United Methodist Church hosts as part of the 4th of July Festival at Cravath
Lakefront a service this Sunday, July 2nd at 10 am. Everyone in the community
is welcome to join them for worship.
The Whitewater American Legion Post
173 , along with JNT Marina will be sponsoring a Ride in the 4th of July Parade
for veterans. They will load the float at 9:45 am. The float will be near the
front of the parade. Near Lincoln School on Prince St.
This is a reminder - Whitewater
Historical Society is having a bake sale on July 4th in front of the Depot.
They would appreciate any baked goods you might wish to donate. If
cookies or bars, please put in bags in amounts of 6 or 12. You can bring your
goods to the depot between 9:00 and 10:00 on July 4th or contact Carol
Cartwright (email@example.com) for drop off on July 3rd.
Last year they
raised over $500. The audience from the car show and the Carnival will
hopefully help them do well again this year. Thanks for supporting the
(June 25) Whitewater and the
American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join their
lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Site: 841 Brewhouse Address: 841 E.
Milwaukee Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190
Room Name: Banquet Hall
Wed Jul 5, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Coordinator Name: Annette Wynn
To make an appointment
Hero: Thank you for giving to save lives in the area! Emergencies never take a
vacation... so they desperately need your help at their upcoming blood drive on
Please note the new location. Thank you again for your
generous support! The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can
fulfill that need for patients in the community.
needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most will need blood in our
lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or
text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends
to join you on a lifesaving team.
(June 25) Are you ready for a new
adventure in outdoor dining? On July 15th Kettle Moraine Land Trust is hosting
an exciting event called Nature Nourishes: Wild Edibles.
The event will take place at Natureland Park in
Whitewater from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees will be taken on a guided
hike through the trails of Natureland Park, and learn from a Master Naturalist
how to identify and harvest safe wild plants from the woods. Following the
hike, attendees will add the edibles they gathered to a communal salad for
everyone to share and enjoy together.
This free community event is
suitable for adults and children. The hiking terrain will take attendees
through gently rolling hills along a mile and a half wooded footpath.
Comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
free to Kettle Moraine Land Trust members, with a suggested donation of $5 for
non-members. This outdoor lunch, that will include acorn bread and wild violet
jelly, will give you the opportunity to learn how nature sustains and nourishes
us. People, food and nature are all connected. Nature provides the soil, air
and water needed to grow food. For more information or to register for this
great event, go to the Kettle Moraine Land Trust website:
or our Facebook page
(June 25) St. Patrick Country Fest
- Save the dates - Sat. and Sun. July 29-30!
(June 25) The City compost site
will be closed on Saturday, July 1, 2017, due to the 4th of July weekend
(June 23) The Whitewater Common
Council on Tuesday approved amendments and updates to the citys
Comprehensive Plan 2030. For more on this issue and other
actions on the Common Council Meeting by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson
(June 22) For the 20th year, WHS
will be putting together an alumni band for the July 4 parade.
If you are going to be in this part of the country for
the holiday, please consider joining them! Some alumni have been playing
professionally while others haven't touched an instrument since graduation -
ALL are welcome!
Instrument loans are available as are fingering
charts! No marching is involved, you will be sitting on a flatbed truck!
The parade starts at 10 AM on the 4th. Plan to meet near Lincoln
Elementary School (Prince St. between Highland and Walworth) around that time
although they will be near the end of the parade. (The current WHS band will
Do not attempt to drive up Prince Street that morning, best
bet for close parking is in the Middle School (old HS) lot off Elizabeth
Drummers talk to Dr Don W Deal about the best way to get your
equipment onto the truck.
This year the parade is going from Lincoln to
Main Street, then downtown to Whitewater St. and ending at the Cravath
Lakefront park (near the downtown area).
PLEASE LET DR DON W DEAL, Don
Deal, [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org], KNOW IF YOU'RE COMING so he knows how many
chairs, stands & copies of music needed. Also, please pass this information
to any other WHS Band Alumni you know from any decade. Dr Don W Deal [WHS Band
Director 1979-2012] hopes to see you there!
(June 22) Fourth of July Parade
Grand Marshal - Bob Wulfkuhle
(June 22) There will be no brush
collection the week of July 3rd due to the 4th of July falling on a Tuesday
As a reminder - residents are asked to call the
Department of Public Works at 473-0560 to make an appointment. Appointments
must be made by 5 a.m. on the Tuesday collection so route scheduling can be
completed. Only brush located at the curbside will be collected and chipped.
The first 10 minutes of chipping will be free of charge if an appointment has
been received by the DPW. Any chipping after the first ten minutes will be
charged to the property owner at a rate of $30.00 per ten minute increments.
Brush must be a minimum of ¾" and a maximum of 6" in diameter.
Vines, rakings, roots and root balls will not be accepted. Property
owners can dispose of these items at the compost site.
(June 22) The UW-Whitewater/
Community Optimist Club will be serving the best sought-after gyros in South
Eastern Wisconsin at their Gyro Stand during the upcoming Whitewater Fourth of
The festival will have a variety of carnival
rides and games, so as you work up an appetite, come enjoy some of these
well-known gyros! The gyros are freshly made with gyro meat, diced tomatoes,
diced onions, and tzatziki sauce wrapped in a warm pita. The stand will also
feature Pepsi products and Gatorade.
Proceeds from the gyro stand will
help to promote youth activities in the Whitewater community. The UW-Whitewater
Community Optimist Club works to connect campus and community, and aims to be a
friend of the youth; Youth Appreciation Week, Breakfast with Santa, the Easter
Egg Hunt are just some of many events that will benefit from the money raised
at the Gyro Stand.
The mouth-watering gyros will be served by the friendly
optimists of the club during the times listed below. Come join them for a good
time and some delicious food!
Gyro Stand Hours: June 30-
4:30pm-12:00am; July 1- 12:00pm- 12:00am; July 2- 12:00pm- 9:00pm; July 3-
5:00pm- 11:30pm; July 4- 11:00am- 11:00pm
The club is always looking
for new members and encourages those who are interested in helping the
Whitewater community, to consider joining the efforts to help the youth.
Membership information will be available at the stand.
(June 22) Kiwanis Breakfast Club
program this week was enlightening as they discussed the current illegal drug
status in Walworth County and the programs the county has in prevention and
treatment of drug misuse.
President Jerry Grant presents a children's book for
Sheriff Kurt Picknell and Deputy Cory Neuman to autograph and comment. Kurt is
a veteran of 30 years in law enforcement, performing at all levels of the
department before becoming sheriff. Cory is a 1994 graduate of Whitewater High
School serving for 12 years in Walworth County.
(June 20) Chancellor Beverly Kopper
announced today that, after a national search, Todd Garzarelli has been named
director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of
"We are pleased to welcome Todd Garzarelli to the Warhawk
family," Chancellor Kopper said. "His dedication to student-athletes,
fundraising experience, and collaborative work with coaches, alumni and the
community will help us continue the championship tradition of UW-Whitewater and
propel our athletic program to even greater heights."
comes to UW-Whitewater from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the
largest public university in New York, where he serves as senior associate
athletic director for external affairs.
"The UW-Whitewater Warhawks
represent everything that is right about college athletics," Todd said. "They
have established a strong culture of academic success and are trailblazers in
the industry with programs such as the Warhawk Leadership Academy, preparing
student-athletes for life after graduation. They have built a championship
culture on the playing field that is second to none and it is a privilege to be
part of this great culture."
Warhawk Athletics has won 19 national team
championships and produced 21 national athletes of the year. In 2013-14,
UW-Whitewater became the only university in history at any level to win
football, men's basketball and baseball in the same year.
always focusing on making the experience better for student-athletes, whether
it's on gameday or finding resources to help students succeed academically and
in their careers," said UW-Whitewater alumnus and former head football coach
Lance Leipold, who has served as head coach at Buffalo since 2015. "He is a
great, down-to-earth person and will be a fine addition to the UW-Whitewater
community and the winning tradition of Warhawk Athletics."
Todd oversees athletics communications and branding, corporate sales, ticket
sales and operations, promotions, gameday experience and community relations.
He secured the department's first six-figure sponsorship, and in the last
fiscal year helped raise a record $1.75 million in corporate sponsorships.
Attendance, ticket sales and brand awareness at Buffalo all significantly
increased during his tenure.
Before arriving at Buffalo, Todd served as
associate athletic director for external affairs and director of the athletic
association at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He
previously served as associate director of external affairs and major gifts at
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and as associate athletic director
for marketing at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
"Todd Garzarelli is a tremendous choice to lead the Department of
Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater," said
Northwestern University Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim
Phillips. "His remarkable commitment in service of student-athletes has been a
hallmark throughout his career. Todd has boundless creativity to engage the
Warhawk community, and to responsibly maximize available resources. His track
record speaks for itself across the entirety of his career, and he will be a
great asset to the UW-Whitewater family."
Todd earned a Bachelor of
Science in sport management from Slippery Rock University and a Master of
Science in sport management from Northern Illinois University.
begin his duties at UW-Whitewater on July 10.
"I would like to thank
the search and screen committee and Susan Johnson for her leadership as chair,
and all the members of the campus community - alumni, emeriti and friends of
the university - who participated in this important process," Chancellor Kopper
said. "I would also like to thank Randy Marnocha for serving in the interim
athletic director role and ably assisting our university during this
(June 20) Class of 1972 (45th year)
is having their Class gathering on June 30th.
(June 20) EAST GATEWAY SCULPTURE
DEDICATION ANNOUNCED Wednesday, June 28th 5:30 p.m.
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is pleased to announce that
two new public art pieces have been installed as a welcome into the east
entrance of historic Whitewater. The pieces, titled Ascent and Bloom by Richard
Taylor of Milwaukee, were made possible by a generous donation from Fort
Community Credit Union.
Each sculpture draws on the past, present, and
future of the Whitewater community. While drivers may remark on the similarity
to trees and appreciate the way they blend into the citys landscaping,
walkers and bikers are able to take in each panel, or branch.
Images of items from the Esterly Reaper factory, agricultural plowing patterns,
and native birds are among images featured. Taylor also received assistance
from Carol Cartwright and the Whitewater Historical Society while researching
the area. Viewers are encouraged to view the pieces and plan a visit to the
Depot Museum to see the featured historical artifacts and learn more about
Whitewaters colorful past.
Taylor said of his process, My
approach to the Gateway Sculptures was first to use abstract tree compositions.
Rusted steel seemed appropriate for the material as it is very durable, has an
organic look to it, and requires no maintenance. I tried to unify these symbols
[of Whitewaters history and spirit] not only by their placement near one
another, but by a subtle theme of arcs flowing through the artwork, like water
flowing in the river. The pieces are topped by two iconic Whitewater items, the
bell in front of City Hall and the stars from the flag in the Historical
Society. Whitewater has a rich history, and it was fun and rewarding paying
tribute to it in these sculptures.
Donated on behalf of Fort
Community Credit Union members, they shared, FCCU believes that art is an
extremely important part of our communities. Not only does art contribute to
aesthetics, but it also brings educational value to the community. FCCU will
continue to support art in our communities for years to
A short dedication ceremony
featuring a welcome from City Manager Cameron Clapper and artists view
from sculptor Richard Taylor will take place on Wednesday, June 28th at 5:30
p.m. in front of Floral Villa ( 208 S Wisconsin St, Whitewater, WI 53190). The
event is free and all are welcome! Guests are asked to park in the Fort
Community Credit Union lot or on S. Wisconsin Street.
(June 18) Street Vendors for
Maxwell Street Days - Saturday August 5th.
(June 18)Wisconsin Makers in
Whitewater is now offering a free twice-monthly Senior Shop Class.
The public is invited to visit the
community "makerspace" from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each
month. Summer dates are July 18, Aug. 1 and 15 and Sept. 5 and 19. There will
be no July 4 class due to Independence Day.
Each week's "class"
will feature a different machine or project, rotating between the various
workshops. There also will be a fun quiz and door prize given.
Shop Class is designed for both novices and craftsmen," said Peter Spangler, a
member of Wisconsin Makers and retired technology education instructor.
"Members of the public - both men and women age 55 and up - will be able to
learn how to use some of the makerspace's equipment while enjoying an afternoon
with other 'makers.'"
Meanwhile, Wisconsin Makers
also has begun a public Open Shop from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third
Wednesday of each month.
It will kick off on June 21. Attendees
should bring keys to stamp with their name, initials or what they lock/unlock.
Each Open Shop night will feature a different
machine. Aug. 2 and 15 will highlight electronics, while Sept. 6 and 20 will
showcase the welding/machine shop.
All shop areas are available
for public use on July 19, as well as on the August and September dates. Just
bring your projects and materials. Users will be required to exhibit knowledge
to operate certain machines (Check beforehand to see whether a particular piece
of equipment will be available for use). There will be no July 5 activity due
to Independence Day week.
The Fabric Arts Workshop will be open all
nights for interested persons of all skill levels to try out the long-arm
quilting machine (instructional DVDs are available to check out for viewing
beforehand), height-adjustable Big Board ironing table, industrial sewing
machines and more.
No registration is necessary for either of these
activities, which are free of charge.
Wisconsin Makers is located at
200 E. Clay St., across from the American Legion Hall at the corner of
Wisconsin and Clay streets. The building is handicapped accessible, and has
Welcoming residents of Jefferson, Walworth, Rock
and Waukesha counties and beyond, Wisconsin Makers houses machine,
welding/fabrication, electronics, automotive, 3-D printing, laser engraving and
woodworking shops. It also offers ceramics, metal art, quilting, fabric arts,
matting/framing and more.
For more information, email
WisconsinMakers@gmail.com, call (262) 753-6455 or visit Facebook
(June 18) The Veteran s of Foreign
Wars, Post 5470 wants to thank all of the people from the community of
Whitewater and visitors for supporting the bi-annual Buddy Poppy Drive, which
was held in May.
At the Flagpole at the Field of
Dreams -- (L-R) Jim Stewart, Heather Kehoe, Adj. Roberto Rodriguez, Bill Kehoe,
Brandon Beecroft, Todd Babcock, John Newhouse; seated, Cmdr. Edwin
The VFW wants to acknowledge the use of the Eastsider and
of Walmart for their distribution sites. A number of years ago the Post members
divided the Buddy Poppy dates, so there is one day in spring and one in fall,
largely due to the availability of members to staff the positions.
success of the Buddy Poppy drive means the Post can continue to provide a
scholarship to a graduating senior at the High School who has had a military
veteran in the immediate family. The Post also recently contributed a flagpole
and U. S. flags to Treyton's Field of Dreams so the participants and friends
recognize through patriotic respect to Old Glory the debt that we owe for the
sacrifices of veterans of the past. Funds from the Post Relief fund have also
provided assistance to veterans whenever necessary whether at home, at the
Union Grove Veterans Home, at Zablocki Medical Center in Milwaukee or Middleton
Veteran's Hospital in Madison. The Post also contributes yearly to the Widow's
and Children's VFW Home in Eaton Rapids, MI.
This is the main
fund-raiser for the post and the VFW is gratefully appreciative of the
generosity of the community.
(June 15) New WHS
Whitewater Unified School District is pleased to announce
Mr. Mike Lovenberg as its next High School Principal. Prior to Whitewater, Mike
Lovenberg was the Associate Principal at Spring Hills Middle School (Wisconsin
Dells) for five years and he taught for 10 years as a special education
teacher, a history teacher, or the Dean of Students for ninth-graders at
Madison East High School.
There were 17 applicants for the position. A
big thank you to the WHS staff and students along with administration, board
members, community members, and parents for being a part of the interviewing
process. The District held interviews last week.
(June 14) Summer construction
begins across Whitewater Unified School District
Construction activity across Whitewater Unified School
District will become a reality as the design and bid process concluded this
month, and final budgets were approved. J.P. Cullen will now manage
construction activity at all five schools. A 14-month phased approach will
balance project work across two summers and the 2017-2018 school year. Projects
are estimated to be complete in mid-August 2018.
Since November 2016,
when the Whitewater community approved a $23.5 million facilities referendum,
the Core Team of administrators, principals, building specialists, Eppstein
Uhen Architects (EUA) and J.P. Cullen have worked together through the
architectural design and budget process. The bidding procedure for the
facilities projects concluded on June 1, 2017. The District received multiple
bids on a majority of the 38 work packages. There was a positive reaction from
local and regional contractors, trades, and vendors. Projects will advance
within the planned budget and as defined by the referendum, with the exception
of the proposed high school cafeteria addition. According to EUA project
manager, Teresa Wadzinski, state fire code requirements dictated modifications
to design concepts, which no longer supported a cost-effective solution to
address the goals for this space. After a review of alternate designs and a
cost-benefit analysis, the cafeteria addition was eliminated from the project
As construction begins, the District will focus efforts on
minimizing the disruption and impact on students, staff, and neighborhoods
surrounding the schools and will continue communications to keep the community
informed. Summer 2017 work will include:
Lincoln Elementary - The start of the new
gym and classroom wing addition and circulation updates
School - Renovations including a secure main entry, office updates, and
redesign/repair of the foyer skylight
General Work - Upgrades to circulation
around schools and repairs to driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks; exterior
building and masonry repairs; priority capital maintenance
"With a full
year of construction ahead we know there will be inconveniences in order to
accomplish our long-term facilities goals," stated District Administrator Dr.
Mark Elworthy. "I am confident in our design and construction team and our
staff. We will work together and get it done," added Elworthy. The District has
made some adjustments to the sequence of projects to better ensure the schools
will be ready for the 2017-18 school year. Most of the renovations at Lincoln
Elementary and Whitewater Middle School will now occur during the summer of
(June 13) The City of Whitewater
welcomes three new directors to their staff including Finance, Community
Development and Parks & Recreation.
Steve Hatton was
hired as the new Finance and Administrative Services Director on April 24,
2017. Hatton has an MBA in Finance from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science
in Construction Management from UW-Madison. Prior to joining the City of
Whitewater, Hatton spent his career in the private sector including progressive
roles within CNHI Capital. Steve can be reached at SHatton@whitewater-wi.gov or
Dave Carlson was
hired as the new Community Development Authority Director on May 15, 2017. A
lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Carlson graduated from UW-Whitewater with a BA
in Communication and Political Science. Carlson has nearly 25 years experience
working in state and local government. Carlson's most recent position was with
the City of Columbus, Wisconsin where he was the Economic Development Director.
Dave can be reached at DCarlson@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 473-0148.
Eric Boettcher was
hired as the new Parks and Recreation Director on June 5, 2017. Originally from
the Green Bay area, Boettcher earned his Bachelor's degree in Parks Recreation
and Leisure Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.
Boettcher comes to Whitewater from the City of Edina, Minnesota where he was
most recently the Recreation Supervisor. Eric can be reached at
EBoettcher@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 473-0122.
(June 13) The Councilmember
Seat for Aldermanic District 2 is currently vacant, and the Common Council of
the City of Whitewater is seeking Applications for Appointment from individuals
who reside in Aldermanic District 2, and who are willing to serve on the Common
Council meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Occasionally there are additional meetings.
Each Common Council member also serves as a representative to various Boards or
Commissions. The Common Council will review Applications from applicants, and
will consider appointment of an applicant to the position at their July 18,
2017 council meeting. The appointment will be until April 17, 2018, at which
time the seat is up for election. For those unsure of their Aldermanic
District, please contact the City Clerk at 473-0102.
must be submitted to City Clerk Michele Smith, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, WI
53190 by 4:30 p.m. on July 11, 2017. For application
. The Clerk can
be reached by e-mail at: email@example.com or by telephone at
(June 13) Class of 1982 is having
their 35 Year Class Reunion on July 7 and 8.
Please register on-line at:
. The class of 1981 and 1983 are also
The class of 1982 is still looking for some of their
classmates. If you know the address of anyone listed below, please email Rita
(Domitrz) Hookstead at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Beth Drexler, Dana
Romary, Dawn Rexroat, Dawn Thayer, Deanna Kiefbohm, Diana Gomez, Drew Barnett,
Ellen Dickson, Greg Rowley, Heidi Hemlling, Jeff Rolli, Jim Rassmussen, Joan
Cease, John McNei,l John Walsh, Joy Gerlach, Jullie Hjelmhaug, Karen Messier,
Katie Durette, Kevin Fero, Kevin Notbusch, Larry Kooiman, Lisa Cheverette, Lisa
Stoll, Lisa Toennies, Lori Reinke, Mary Newhouse, Mike Haskins, Patti Battram,
Patty Spears, Ray Enriquez, Rob Perkins, Robert Watson, Roland Michel, Sandy
Schoepen, Scott Saunders, Sharon Byers, Sheryl Werdin, Steve Meller, Sue Johns,
Thad Ross, Tom Keith and Zuyen Vo
(Margie) Roe passed away on June 25, 2017 from cancer at Agrace Center for
Hospice in Janesville.
She was born in Fort Atkinson, WI on
August 21, 1962, the daughter of Georgia H. (Dietrich) and the late Roger J.
Roe of rural Whitewater, Lima Township. She is survived by her mother Georgia;
her sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Brian Durham; her brother and
sister-in-law, Jeff and Julie Roe; and her twin brother and sister-in-law, Marc
and Debbie Roe. She also is survived by her nephew, Brandon Roe, whom she
adored. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger. Margie was much beloved
by her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was kind, gentle, and
helpful to everyone she knew.
Marjorie was a Product Development
Professional with more than 30 years experience in apparel design, development,
and production. She was an expert in all aspects of technical design for
apparel manufacturing including pattern making, garment construction and
technical drawing. Margie was employed by Oshkosh B'Gosh, Inc. in Oshkosh, WI
from 1985 to 2005, where she held a variety of senior managerial and product
development positions. From 2005-2008, she was the Senior Technical Designer
for Children's Apparel at ShopKo Stores, LLC in Green Bay, WI. Margie finished
her career as the Technical Design Manager for the Vermont Teddy Bear Company
and its sister company Pajama Gram in Shelburne, VT. Margie earned a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Design from the University of
Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, WI, graduating summa cum laude in 1985. She
graduated from Whitewater High School in 1981.
extensively for work and pleasure. Over the years, her travels took her to
Europe, China, and Canada - and all across the United States. She also was an
outstanding seamstress, and made original Halloween costumes for her nephew
during his elementary school days. Margie loved helping out at the farm, baking
treats for her brothers, and playing board games and cards (Euchre and Bridge).
She was an avid collector of antiques and had an extensive collection of
dishes, figurines, and thimbles. Growing up, Margie was extremely active in the
Lima 4-H Club, the Benjamin Roe Society of the Children of the American
Revolution (C.A.R.), and Whitewater Assembly No. 4 of the International Order
of Rainbow for Girls, achieving the highest honors in each. She was a long time
member of the Congregational Church, UCC, in Whitewater. Margie will be missed
by all the lives she touched.
Funeral Services will be at held at the
Congregational Church, UCC, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI at 3:30PM on
Sunday, July 2, 2017. Visitation will be from 2:00PM to 3:30PM on Sunday, July
2, 2017 at the church until the time of the services. Burial will be a Hillside
Cemetery in Whitewater at 10:00AM on Monday, July 3, 2017.
thanks to Dr. Eastman and his staff at UW-Wisconsin Cancer Center at Johnson
Creek for two years of wonderful cancer treatments. Also, thanks to the Agrace
Center for Hospice in Janesville for their compassionate care during the last
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family
(June 23) Theresa Marie
Borchert, age 93, passed peacefully at Fairhaven Retirement Community in
Whitewater, WI on June 20, 2017.
Theresa is survived by her son:
Tim (Connie) Borchert, of Frankfort, IL and daughter: Kathy (Gary) Kincaid of
Palmyra, WI; 7 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Gunther Irving Borchert, on April 16, 2005.
Theresa chose not to have a memorial service, and was happy just
knowing she would be joining her husband at the Florida National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in Theresa's name to Fairhaven in Whitewater,
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family
(June 22) Terry John
Splitter of Janesville, Wisconsin passed away on June 1, 2017 at the age of 77
He was born April 7, 1940 in Whitewater, WI. He was the
son of Edward and Bernice Splitter. He was the middle of three brothers. He is
survived by his older brother William and his younger brother Richard. Terry
graduated from Whitewater High School and lived in the Whitewater area most of
his life. Terrys hobby was basically a DIY mechanic. During his years
after graduation he raced Go-karts and built up a 40 Studebaker into a
Gasser drag car but sold it before racing it. Terry was employed at
Palmyra Foundry and retired from Weiler & Co. For approximately the last
four years, Terry was living in an assisted care home in Janesville.
is survived by his older brother, William, and his younger brother,
Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment
will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Funeral Home is assisting the family
(June 7) Richard L. Schauer, 84, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Friday, June 2,
2017 at his home.
A meeting of remembrance will be held at the
Fort Atkinson Club on Saturday, July 1 at 1 p.m. followed by a luncheon.
Memorial gifts may be made to Rainbow Hospice or Doctors Without Borders.
The Dunlap Memorial Home is assisting the family and for the obituary
(June 7) Lloyd Elmer Hansen, 87, Whitewater, passed away on Tuesday, June 6,
2017 at Fairhaven Senior Living, Whitewater, WI.
Service will be held later on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:30 am at the
Whitewater Bible Church, 511 High St., Whitewater, WI, followed by a lunch at
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family and for the