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JOB OPPORTUNITIES



City of Whitewater - Public Safety Dispatcher Part-Time - Completed applications must be received by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 am


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


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Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings


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HUSCO International, Inc. 1116 Universal Boulevard Whitewater, WI 53190. For listing of open positions in Whitewater and other locations


iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors


Nelson's Bus Service - Bus Driver Openings -


Lake Geneva - PALOMA COLLECTION - The Ridge Hotel - The Inns of Geneva National - The Cove of Lake Geneva - Geneva National Golf Club - Hunt Club Steakhouse and Crafted Americana.
Positions avaiable (over 80 types at 6 locations in Lake Geneva and including the following 10 Departments: Accounting, Building Maintenance; Food and Beverage; Front Desk; Golf Department; Grounds Maintenance; Group Sales & Weddings; Housekeeping; Receiving and Salon & Spa.)
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Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI) has been providing contract electronics manufacturing services to Medical, Industrial-Commercial, Communication, and Security OEMs. Located at 640 N. Prospect Drive, Whitewater.


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(Nov 16) The Community Outreach Center (prior Sentry building) will be renovated this spring but until that time, they have space open and available for events.

Grace M. Crickette, UWW Vice Chancellor, is looking to allow the City and local organizations to use this space for events or space needed to work on projects, etc and allow students and families to participate.

The time frame available would be November 27th to approximately February 16th (subject to change based on renovation plans). If you have some ideas or have additional questions, you can reach out to Grace directly (Grace M. Crickette Vice Chancellor Administrative Affairs University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Hyer Hall, Room 330, 262-472-1922 or cricketg@uww.edu).

Inside Nov 16th!

Some ideas: 1. Help light the Christmas snowflakes for Downtown 2. Hold the City Market for a short time 3. Bell Ringing 4. Christmas Mall/shops 5. Pictures with Santa 6. Pet adoptions- another chance for people to see pets with local shelters 7. Projects that students can assist to complete for an upcoming event 8. Games- They will already be planning on a mini golf event set up, maybe board games or games that need more room 9. Display/Art Gallery 10. Create an art contest and showcase the work 11. Bands or music to perform 12. Hold a meeting and allow more citizens the opportunity to attend 13. Donation drive location 14. Create decorations, ornaments, etc for kids or to give 15. Volunteers to wrap gifts 16. Volunteers to get together and write letters to veterans 17. Caroling 18. Movie Night 19. Make/Sell Hot Chocolate. (Kristin Mickelson, City PR & Communications Manager)





(Nov 16) REMINDER - TONIGHT - This year, for the Whitewater community, the fun of Halloween continues with the Whitewater High School Players production of "The Addams Family" in the Whitewater High School auditorium Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Reserved seat tickets for the performances ($9 for adults and $5 for students) can be reserved by calling 262-472-8178 or purchased at the WHS auditorium box office from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and one hour before the performance.

Dress rehearsal pictures courtesy of Tom Ganser.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams.

Yet, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, including the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up.

Morticia and Gomez's dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, is now an eighteen- year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family - the most un-Addams sounding person one could be. And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner.

In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change.

Appearing in the cast of "The Addams Family," directed by Jim McCulloch, with musical direction by Liz Elliott and choreography by Lynn Lema, are Maribel Alvarez, Brian Apgar, Allisan Barrett, Gracia Boley, Caleb Bols, Savannah Boss, Henry Bresser, Kayla Burg, Colin Chenowith, Jeanette Erchul, Sarah Felland, Katie Gochanour, Elisabeth Hansen, Jillian Harkness, Lauren Harkness, Paige Hughes, Dakota Isbell, Maggie Jay, Weston Lema, Hailey Long, Andra Matthews, Sophie Mayer, Angie McKelvey, Stephanie Ordaz, Maci Parrish, Christopher Porcaro, Tyler Rabenhorst-Malone, Alexis Rodriguez, Gabe Schemmel, Nicole Sedmak, Caty Strait, Carter Waelchli, Lydia Wiley-Deal, and Ella Willman.

As an extra surprise, Whitewater Unified School staff taking to the stage as "Addams Ancestors" are Megan Alt, Kaitie Bergmann, Calla Craze, Jessie Dugan, De Anda Levine, Mark Maas, Naomi MacDonald, Laura Masbruch, Tim Nelson, Alecia Pasdera, Alyssa Reetz, Mike Stutzman, Jerre Sveum, Karen Tordera, and Valerie Troxel.

The technical and backstage crew include Jared Clapper, Kat Dunham, Josie Hintz, Dakota Isbell, Morgan Janovec, Bailee Korf, Jordan Korf, David Kromholtz, Sage Spear and Emma VanDaele.

Abi Kading directs the pit band: Nathan Barrett, Caroline Crowley, Haley Dieter, Liz Elliott, Francesca Hanson, Tony Kading, Kierstin Kehrer, Nick Kuzoff, Natalie LaBreche, Jack Mayer, Elliott McCulloch, Miriam Navejas, Alisha Parboteeah, Luis Ramirez, Bashkim Veliu and Jacob Zuehlke.





(Nov 15) The League of Women Voters Whitewater Area is sponsoring a public program, “Challenges to Health Care Accessibility” on Thursday November 16th, 7:00pm at Municipal Building.

The speaker is the Executive Director of the Rock River Free Clinic, Kristin Wallace. Come hear about this clinic which provides access to free health services through health professionals dedicated to caring for low and uninsured individuals. The Rock River Free Clinic () located in Jefferson serves all of Jefferson County including Whitewater. Help spread the word about this exceptional service to uninsured individuals.

A collection of non-perishable food items for the Whitewater Food Pantry will also take place at this meeting.


(Nov 15) Co-sponsored by Fairhaven Senior Center and the League of Women Voters - Richard Kimball, Vote Smart President, will give a multi-media presentation on why FACTS MATTER on Friday, November 17 at 1:15 pm at the Fairhaven Senior Center.

The talk is only in part about Vote Smart's tools, much of the presentation is about the history and hardball politics. The public is invited.

The multi-media presentation on why FACTS MATTER includes:
The Founding Fathers' fear that if they cast power out to the people, they would not know enough to self-govern successfully and "factions" would take control.
How funny, famous and dangerous political commercials manipulate people emotionally instead of informing them intellectually.
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." --Mark Twain The growth of lies and the people's expectation and acceptance of them.
OnPoint: A practical approach and demonstration of how to easily and instantly defend your right to the facts at any time and in any place right over your smart phone and other mobile devices.

Please join Richard Kimball for this interesting and informative demonstration so you will be prepared to VOTE SMART!

A message from Richard Kimball:





(Nov 15) Bellezza Introduces New Massage Therapist! - Mendy Kinson, LMT

Mendy graduated from the Blue Sky School of Massage Therapy in Grafton, Wisconsin, in 1997. Her focus in school and for the last 20 years in her practice has been on therapeutic massage. She continues to study neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, sports massage, and massage for cancer patients. She is confident in her ability to adjust her techniques to customize your massage at every visit to aid your body in relaxation to maintain both balance and health. She worked in East Troy and Lake Geneva before moving to Indiana, then Texas.

Her husband and she are excited to be back in Whitewater, raising their four boys, ranging in age from nine to nineteen, in the town her husband grew up in and that they have always called home. She believes that just because massage feels like a luxury doesn't make it any less therapeutic. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you relax your mind and renew your body.

Call Bellezza Hair Design and Spa to make your appointment with Mendy! (262)473-3580





(Nov 14) Congratulations to WHS sophomore, Brianna Zimdars, for being select to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar (WILS) June 8 - 10, 2018 at UW-Whitewater!

The Wisconsin Leadership Seminar - Mission - To identify outstanding high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin for being responsible citizens in their community and/or school and provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential.

They fulfill this mission through an annual 3-day leadership seminar that is provided at no cost to the students or schools. WILS encourages leadership development through emphasis on their four pillars: Responsibility – Service – Inclusiveness – Decision Making. For more on the Seminar





(Nov 14) Nuez's "Alleys & Ruins" - A New York Times critically acclaimed series is coming to UW-Whitewater





(Nov 14) UW-Whitewater's upcoming theater production 1959 Pink Thunderbird, Tuesday - Saturday, December 5-9.

The production is comprised of two one-act plays by James McLure; Laundry & Bourbon featuring summer afternoons of catty female tension, and Lone Star, focusing-in on boys' lives post-Vietnam War. Director Kymberly Mellen, faculty member at UW-Whitewater, describes the production as "a great night of comic theatre" but also takes a sharp turn, and references "the restlessness of individuals who have returned from combat."

On December 6, Dr. Aruna Jha, UW-Whitewater Professor of Social Work, will be holding a special discussion post-show about the influences of the Vietnam War throughout the script. She believes in the importance of exposing civilians to the impact of war so that the gap in communication can be narrowed and the respect for our veterans can be heightened. She states that the show "can be an excellent point of reference for difficult discussions around these topics." This post-show discussion is highly recommended to all who are able to attend.

The times that 1959 Pink Thunderbird will be showing are 7:30pm December 5-8, and 2:00pm December 9. In addition to those times, there will also be an earlier show at 10:00am on December 5; tickets must be purchased in advance for this showing. Individual ticket prices can be found on the theater brochures or by visiting or calling Ticket Services at 262-472-2222. Special group rates are available! Please contact Audra Lange at langeas14@uww.edu for more details.





(Nov 14) David L. Kachel Enterprises Inc. Announces Donation to the Whitewater Unified School District

(L-R) Michael Kachel, District Administrator Mark Elworthy and Larry Kachel.

The Whitewater Unified School District recently received a $51,630 donation from DLK Enterprises, Inc. DLK Enterprises, Inc. and the Kachel Family have a long commitment to improving educational opportunities for WUSD students. Last year, DLK Enterprises, Inc. donated $50,000 which was used for updating the technology education computer lab and purchasing much needed iPads for Lincoln Elementary School.

The 2017 donations will be used for the following updates/purchases in the school district:
 Three Chromebook carts at Lincoln Elementary School
High school chemistry classroom upgrade
Books for elementary school students to support our literacy program
Weight room equipment
Technology education metal shop equipment

The WUSD is very appreciative of the donation and past support by DLK Enterprises, Inc. and the Kachel Family. The school board will officially accept the donation at its November 20, 2017, school board meeting. Upon receiving the donation, District Administrator Mark Elworthy expressed his gratitude for the donation and stated, “It is community support like the DLK Enterprises, Inc. donation which allows WUSD to expand its educational programming.”

The books will be purchased for elementary school students, which will enhance the current Whitewater Leads partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library that provides a book a month for children ages 0 to 5. Sign-up forms for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library are available at the elementary school offices, the Whitewater Leads Facebook page - or the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Website -

DLK Enterprises, Inc. has also offered a challenge grant opportunity to the athletic department in which it will donate an additional $15,000 to purchase athletic equipment for the weight room if the WHS athletic department raises $15,000 by October 31, 2018. The weight room was a part of the 2017 Capital Referendum. The current weight room is undersized for classroom instruction and our athletic teams. With the expanded spaces, the district will be moving the existing equipment into the new weight room and purchase additional weights and lifting stations. Interested donors should contact Mark Elworthy at 262-472-8708 or Jeff Behrens at 262-472-8105.





(Nov 13) The Whitewater chapter of P.E.O., a philanthropic sisterhood that supports education for women, celebrated its 50th year in existence in Whitewater with two recent events

(L-R) Linda Geske, the current president, and Geraldine Jennings was president the year the chapter was chartered (1967).

. First was a luncheon at 841 Brewhouse, with members, spouses, and friends in attendance. Second was a gathering at Fairhaven, where members and former members engaged in discussions and reminiscences. Both events featured presentations by the first President, Geraldine Jennings, and the current president, Linda Geske, as well as a slide show and singing.

P.E.O. is an international organization that supports scholarships, grants, and loans for women who are pursuing higher education or graduate school. The organization also supports its own four year college, Cottey College in Nevada, MO. New chapters are chartered when several P.E.O. members from other chapters decide to ask the international organization for assistance in chartering a group. For Chapter CI, this occurred in Fall, 1967, when P.E.O.s who had moved to Whitewater discovered each other, and networked to begin a chapter. Four charter members remain active in the chapter. The chapter currently has 41 members.

Three of the charter members, all of whom were initiated on the same day, the day the chapter was chartered. (L-R) Geraldine Jennings, Dottie Koenitzer, and Ellen Long.





(Nov 13) Members of the Stone School 4-H Club will be selling pre-cut Christmas trees on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cold Spring Town Hall located at N1409 Fremont Road, Whitewater (2.3 miles north of the intersection of Fremont Rd. and County Trunk U.) Please support this wonderful youth group!





(Nov 13) WHS Soccer Banquet Awards



Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(Back L-R) Dalton Chenoweth: Most Assists and Captain; James Dedrick: Defensive Player of the Year and Captain; Alex Vidales: Captain; Tommy Cushman: 110% Award.
(Front L-R) Johaly Xochipa: Offensive Impact; Roberto Navejas: Most Goals and Captain; Canyon Caputo: Defensive Impact. Roberto Navejas was selected to the All-Conference First Team while Dalton Chenoweth and James Dedrick were selected to the All-Conference Second Team.





(Nov 12) KEY Club is having a free Thanksgiving dinner!

community on Friday, November 17 from 5-8pm at the Whitewater Family Church.





(Nov 12) Don't Let Your Dietary Restrictions Restrict Your Holiday Feasts! - A Thanksgiving Recipe Exchange Open to All Ages Friday, November 17th, 4-5 PM at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 West Center Street.

Bring in your favorite gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, Keto, (You name it!) Recipes to share. Or simply bring yourself to learn new recipes your whole family can enjoy no matter the dietary need! Samples of all kinds of foods will be available and recipes will be compiled and available online!





(Nov 12) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Programs - Week of Nov 13th.

Rhyme Time Birth-3 years Tuesday, November 14th 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

Pokémon Club Tuesday, November 14th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Pokémon enthusiasts ages 6-12 years are invited to meet other fans and show off their cards at Pokémon Club. Participants are invited to battle their Pokémon or trade cards at their own discretion. Bring your own snacks! The library will not be providing any cards. No registration is required.

Growing Readers Ages 3-5 years Thursday, November 16th 9:30-10:30 a.m. Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play. Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes. Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.

Book Boogie Ages 2-5 years Saturday, November 18th 10:30-11:30 a.m. It's time to shake, wiggle, and jive at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library's Book Boogie! Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us on the third Saturday of the month for a book-based dance party! Bring your dancing shoes. No registration is required.





(Nov 11) Jay Bachmann (1979 WHS graduate) is a teacher in Knoxville TN and he and his wife Valarie's son, Kenton Bachmann, signed a letter of intent to attend Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem North Carolina, Atlantic Coast Conference, on a track and field scholarship. He is a senior at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville Tennessee and grandson of Sandy (Bachmann) Nehring of Whitewater.





(Nov 10) Washington Elementary - School celebrates on Thursday their selection as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School - by U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos in Washington DC.

Washington Staff "Proud Family Members of a Blue Ribbon School"

Washington Elementary School is one of three schools recognized in WI as Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools. There are 5 WI public elementary schools designated as Exemplary High Performing Schools. There are 1,233 public elementary schools in WI.

Congratulations to the Washington Elementary administration, staff, students and parents, the top .6% of elementary schools in WI!

The student assembly!

Washington Principal Tom Grosinske receives a special Legislative plaque from State Representative Don Vruwink acknowledging the award recognition.

Washington Elementary School alumni Jacob Zuehlke and Ali Ketterhagen, now WHS seniors, spoke to the students and encouraged them to achieve future successes in their academic and non-academic programs.

Lucy Troxel holds the award after reading the content.

Students unveiled the wall banner.

Holding the flag that designates the school as a National Blue Ribbon School are Aimee Servin and Yoselyn Lopez. Lucy Troxel holds the award plaque, while behind them standing left to right are school board member Jim Stewart, District Administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy, school board member Casey Judd, State Senator Steve Nass, Wisconsin Association of School Boards Executive Director John H. Ashley, school board members Steve Ryan and Dan McCrea, and Washington Principal Tom Grosinske.

For detail story of the event by Chris Welch for dailyunion.com





(Nov 10) The UW System Board of Regents voted on a sweeping restructuring of the UW Colleges and Extension that will transition UW-Rock County to become part of the UW-Whitewater community beginning July 1, 2018.

"This a significant and exciting moment in the histories of both campuses," said UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper. "This change affords us many positive opportunities to enhance our service to Rock County and beyond. Many questions remain about how all of this will work and we understand this is an uneasy time for many. We are committed to a seamless and transparent transition process and will in true Warhawk fashion bring the appropriate constituents to the table for open discussions, and a collaborative decision-making process."

Chancellor Kopper said a leadership team from UW-Whitewater will meet with students, faculty and staff at UW-Rock County on Friday, Nov. 10, to begin this process. UW Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and members of her leadership team will be on site to introduce UW-Rock County and UW-Whitewater colleagues.

UW-Whitewater Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Elrod is serving as the representative on the UW System Restructuring Steering Committee. A transition team will include membership from both campuses.

"I will in the very near future reach out to the Rock County Board and leaders in the cities of Janesville and Beloit. I am excited about forging stronger partnerships with community and business leaders, and developing new ways to work together to enhance our communities," Chancellor Kopper said.





(Nov 10) REMINDER - WHITEWATER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS A SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY AND THERE IS AN APPOINTMENT PROCESS TO FILL THE VACANCY DUE TO THE RECENT RESIGNATION OF BOARD MEMBER GRETCHEN TORRES - ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS ARE AT-LARGE.

The School Board intends to appoint a qualified elector of the District to fill the vacancy under a term of office that shall expire in April of 2018. The School Board special meeting date for selection of a district elector to fill the board vacancy is December 11, 2017.

Regular School Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month (some exceptions for holidays) and as needed, Board Committee meetings and conferences.

To ensure consideration, a letter of interest from a candidate must be received in the District Office prior to 4:00 p.m. on December 7, 2017.

There is a listing of all School Board Policies on line and if interested in filling the position, consider checking:
Board Member Qualifications (Policy 131.1)

Filling Board Vacancies (Policy 133)

Filling Board Vacancies Procedures (Rule 133)

Inquiries regarding this process may be directed to Jodie TenPass, Administrative Assistant to the District Administrator and School Board Secretary at 262-472-8702.

Note: 2018 Spring Election - Residents interested in running for a position on the School Board must have paperwork filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Paperwork will be available at the District Office once the Notice of the Election is posted. There will be three positions: two three-year terms and one two-year term. The candidate receiving the third highest vote total will serve the remainder of the currently vacant two-year term.





(Nov 10) Fri. Dec. 1st - Plan ahead! Friday, Dec. 1st - Calling all parade and holiday fans! The parade entry form for Downtown Whitewater's Annual Parade of Lights is here! This year's parade theme is "I'm Dreaming of a Whitewater Christmas".

This year's parade and winter market will take place on Friday, December 1st with the parade kick-off at 6 p.m. Keep an eye out for additional information as more details are released for all of the activities surrounding the parade!

Are you dreaming of a Whitewater Christmas? Downtown Whitewater is! If you would like to join in on the fun this year, parade registration is now open! Does your organization, business, church, or group want to celebrate the holiday season with this wonderful community? Fill out the online form
or download the form from and bring it to the Discover Whitewater office (150 W. Main Street).



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OBITUARIES



(Nov 16) ALFRED ALLEN THATCHER 53 OF WHITEWATER, WI PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 15, 2017 PEACEFULLY AT HIS RESIDENCE, AFTER HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER.

HE WAS BORN MAY 26TH 1964 TO THOMAS AND MARCELIA THATCHER BOTH OF WHITEWATER. AS A CHILD HE WORKED ON THE FARM AND ATTENDED WHITEWATER SCHOOLS WHERE HE GRADUATED IN 1982.

IN THE YEAR OF 1985 HE MARRIED TINA BELLRICHARD AND MOVED INTO TOWN WHERE HE TOOK MANY JOBS IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. HE WAS EMPLOYED BY SCHENK PROCESS FOR 17 YEARS.

HE AND HIS WIFE OF 32 YEARS RAISED TWO WONDERFUL BOYS ALLEN AND RYAN.

ALFRED HAD MANY HOBBIES, FISHING WITH THE FAMILY, WOODWORKING AND WORKING ON VEHICLES WITH HIS FRIENDS.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE TINA AND THEIR TWO BOYS ALLEN 23 OF WHITEWATER AND RYAN 18 OF WHITEWATER, AND A BROTHER THOMAS THATCHER OF WHITEWATER. MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS-TREVOR, TY, THOMAS, TIMOTHY, THEODORE, TYLER, TITUS, TOBIAS, TABITHA, TIFFANY, THERESA, TORIANNA AND TAMARIAH, BECKY, KYLE, AMBER, JOHNATHON.

VISITATION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 AT FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WHITEWATER FROM 9 TO 10:45AM WITH SERVICE AT 11:00AM FOLLOWED BY GRAVESIDE SERVICE AT HILLSIDE CEMETERY. ALL ARE INVITED TO A LUNCHEON AT JESSICA'S FAMILY RESTAURANT IN WHITEWATER FOLLOWING THE BURIAL.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family,




(Nov 16) Myron Louis Althaus, age 92, of Whitewater,WI passed away on November 11, 2017 at SSM Health St Mary's Care Center, Madison, WI.

He was born March 5, 1925 in Wingville Township (Montfort)WI, the twin son of William Harry Althaus and Clara Marie Novak Althaus.

Myron graduated from Montfort High School in 1943. He trained with the 101st Airborne before being sent overseas to Japan with the "A" Company, 1st Calvary, 7th Division. He returned and married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn R. Eckelberg September 2, 1950 in Cobb WI.

They resided in Madison for many years.

Myron was the owner of a Dairy Queen on the West Beltline in Madison. After leaving the franchise, he worked several years for The Wingra Stone Company, starting as a heavy equipment operator, to becoming the superintendent. He began along with his wife, to develop his own business which became the Dolphin Swimming Pool Company and was the largest in sales and installations in the midwest at the time. He subsequently left Wingra Stone to devote himself full time to his growing business. Marilyn passed away in 1979 and he continued several years with his business. He felt a sincere devotion to his customers, and derived pleasure in working with them.

He married Mary Catherine Kiernan November 25 1989 in Madison. They moved to Whitewater, WI where they made their home.

Myron enjoyed, and had a great respect for all of nature and the out doors, and never missed a chance to pet a dog. He spent his free time fishing, hunting, and shooting at the Oconomowoc Sportsman"s Club, Inc. He took great pride in being the oldest, and one of the top shooters in the club for many years.

In his life , he served as mentor and good friend to many , dispensing his wisdom and business knowledge, hospitality, life philosophy, code of ethics, and generosity where he saw fit. He lived a life devoted to the welfare of his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Mary, his twin brother Maurice Althaus, 3 daughters- Marsha (Jerry) Hartmann, Rhonda Althaus, and Sandra ( Steve Heiderich) Althaus, 2 stepsons- Eric and David Kiernan, 4 grand daughters- Valerie (Kevin) Breneman, Stacia (James) Allen, Allisa (Tony) Cardella, Rebecca (James ) Sawyer, 2 step grand daughters- Alyx and Sam Kiernan, and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Vernon and Clarence Althaus, an infant brother, and a nephew. A private interment will be held at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery Saturday November 18.

Condolences and memorials may be made online. .

Myron: Husband, Father, Uncle, Dear Friend: The quality of a man can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family; So much of us is made from what we learned from you. You'll always be with us who knew you, like a hand print on our hearts. Please share your memories at .

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(Nov 15) Richard E. Parsons age 73 of Whitewater passed away November 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI.

He was born on August 10, 1944 in Fort Atkinson, WI to Fredrick and Dorothy M. (Richtman) Parsons.

Richard spent his early life on a farm in Palmyra and graduated from Palmyra High School. He has been a resident of Whitewater for over 53 years. He was a self-employed metal building draftsman for various metal building manufacturers.

His hobbies included collecting old watches and studying World War II History.

He is survived by his children Scott A. Parsons of Evansville, WI, Shelly A. Parsons of La Crosse, WI, Ashley T. Parsons and Landon R. Parsons both of Whitewater, WI. He is further survived by granddaughter Amanda K. Parsons, Great Grandson Rowan W. Walker, and a Brother Brian Parsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 infant brother Allen.

A Memorial Service will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday November 21st 2017 at the Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St, Whitewater, WI. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 1pm until the time of service.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Pat Arndt.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family, .







(Nov 14) James Robert Wood, 78, Whitewater, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at his home.

Jim was born on February 11, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI to Samuel and Anne (Jandow) Wood. He graduated from Greendale High School in 1957. On June 15, 1957 he married Darlene Gellings in St.Martins, WI. Jim served his country in the Air Force Reserves from 1957-1963. He was attached to the 440th Troop Carrier Wing at Mitchell Field, Milwaukee. He repaired aircraft engines and was activated for the Cuban Missile Crisis. He owned Jim's Enco gas station and repair. Jim was a salesman for Monarch Auto Parts in Hales Corners and later became a real estate agent for Century 21. He owned Wood Realty in Whitewater. He and Darlene also owned DJ's Mercantile in downtown Whitewater. Jim loved hunting and fishing. He loved people and people loved him. He could make anyone laugh and made them feel important. He became a father figure to many.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Darlene; children, Sam (Kris) Wood, Oshkosh, WI, June (Michael) Rairick Sr., Florida, Jo Barrow, Janesville, WI, Bill (Heidi) Wood, Whitewater; grandchildren, Ben, Bryan, Kelly, Lindsay, Rachael, Michael, Amy, Christy, Samuel, Josiah, Brynn, Ellery, Grace and Nate, 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chuck and Tom and three sisters, Judy, Susie and Cindy. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha and brother Eddie.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00am at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00am until the time of the service. As an expression of sympathy, you may wish to consider memorials to First English Lutheran Church.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family,










(Nov 14) Arthur Meisner age 89 of Whitewater, WI passed away on November 11th, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI.

Arthur was born on April 5, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI to David and Louise (Rothau) Meisner.

His early life was spent in Turtle Valley, WI, then Whitewater, WI where he graduated from Whitewater High School. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On January 20, 1951 he was united in marriage to Shirley M. Koepke. Following their marriage they lived in Whitewater, WI. He was a tool and die maker at Whitewater Manufacturing for 37 years. Arthur was also a licensed electrician and did jobs around the Whitewater area.

He was a member of AMVETS. He also restored antique clocks, and a 1940 Chevy. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle up until last year.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Whitewater, WI and 4 children Bruce (Elizabeth Bartos) Meisner of Monticello, IN, Scot (Kellie) Meisner of Chetek, WI, Vicki (Ray) Garlock of Whitewater, WI, and Lori (Mark Hoffman) Roach of Jefferson, WI.

Arthur is further survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

Private services will be held.

Nitardy Funeral Home is serving the family, .


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