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
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- 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.
Creative 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 28) Today, Friday,
The Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting a
Halloween Party, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater (home of the Clothes
Closet) for families with small children (Friday, October
For more information on
this and other Halloween events this weekend and Monday night for the City of
Whitewater Trick or Treat hours.
(Oct 27) Matt Amundson, Parks and Recreation
Director, resigns to accept the position as Director of Public Lands,
Recreation and Forestry for the City of Middleton and his last day working for
the City will be November 18th.
Matt Amundson: "Over the past 9 years I've had the
tremendous opportunity to serve the Whitewater community as the Parks and
Recreation Director. I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege to work
with so many outstanding individuals and families which make up this generous
community. I have appreciated the support from the Parks and Recreation Board,
Common Council and other elected officials within the community. I am most
thankful for the talented and dedicated Parks and Recreation staff which I had
the pleasure to work with and know will continue to do exemplary work within
the community. I will be pursuing a professional and personal growth
opportunity as the Director of Public Lands, Recreation and Forestry for the
City of Middleton. My last day working for the City will be November 18th but I
intend to remain part of the Whitewater community as Aidyn and Evan will
continue to attend school in the Whitewater School District and I plan on
participating in the many programs that they enjoy. Thanks!"
(Oct 26) HOMICIDE
(Background from an earlier posting)
Whitewater City Police investigated a death that occurred on West Peck Street
in Whitewater. At 2:22 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 the Whitewater Police
Department received notification of a 911 call related to an unknown medical
emergency. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, 43,
deceased. The Whitewater Police Department and the Walworth County
Sheriffs Office have the lone suspect in custody at this time."
see the following criminal complaint for details related to the arrest
made in this case (a 31-year-old Whitewater man Alan M. Johnson). This remains
an open investigation and they are unable to release any further details at
this time. The Whitewater Police Department would like to thank the Walworth
County Sheriffs Office and all those who provided assistance in the
The detailed criminal
from Dailyunion.com Brother-in-law charged in
Whitewater man's shooting death
(Oct 26) This year the
Whitewater FFA Chapter attended the 2016 National FFA Convention in
[Top L-R] Anna Lucht (Secretary),
Jakob Gmur (Treasurer), Jon Brunner (Vice President), Matt Lucht (Vice
President), Allyson Carlson (Reporter), Tom Nielsen (FFA Alumni)
L-R] Steven Witt ,Brady Muedt (Star Chapter), Aaliyah Smith, Abby Patrick
(President), Lauren Staller (Sentinel), Hailey Lohmeier, Caitlin Mau [Not
shown:] Paul Majors (FFA Advisor)
They had an unforgettable experience as they toured Dow
AgroScience, visited the Indianapolis Zoo, attended a rodeo, toured Fair Oak
Farms,and toured the Indianapolis Veneer. The convention center itself was an
adventure for the members with an expo hall filled with hundreds of booths to
visit, workshops to participate in, six general sessions themed "transformed",
and 55,000 other FFA members to meet.
(Oct 26) WHS Girls JV
Conference Invite. The Whippets finished in 4th place earning a total of 21
medals at the JV Conference Swim Meet.
after the text.
The JV Team!
Coach Gina Foucault: "Starting the meet off right were
our 200 Medley Relays with their medal winning finishes. The team of Maddie
Elworthy, Meghan Kehoe, Lexi Hackney and Emely Rodriguez finished in 5th place
while Dalia Velazquez, Grace Raupp, Ellie Treder and Mikael Schmit finished in
8th place. Mikael Schmit swam an awesome split with her 34.83 in the 50
In our Medal winning 200 Freestyle Relay, Ellie Treder
smoked her 50 Freestyle going a 35.74! Maci Parrish had an outstanding night
taking on some tough races. Maci dropped 9 seconds in the 200 Individual Medley
and 6 seconds in the 400 Freestyle! Sarah Morales was able to drop 22 seconds
on her 100 Backstroke and Emma Kaja dropped 9 seconds on her 100 Butterfly!
Medal Winning Performances: 5th place - 200 Medley
Relay: Elworthy, Kehoe, Hackney, Rodriguez; 8th place - 200 Medley Relay:
Velazquez, Raupp, Treder, Schmit; 6th place - 200 Freestyle, Dalia Velazquez;
7th place - 50 Freestyle, Abagail Hernandez; 3rd place - 100 Butterfly, Lexi
Hackney; 6th place - 100 Freestyle, Abagail Hernandez 7th place - 200 Freestyle
Relay: Rodriguez, Morales, Treder, Schmit 6th place - 100 Backstroke, Maddie
Elworthy 5th place - 400 Freestyle Relay: Elworthy, Hackney, Velaquez, Kehoe
Best Times were achieved by Maci Parrish (2), Grace Raupp (2), Mikael Schmit
(2), Bianca Sanchez, Meghan Kehoe (2), Abagail Hernandez, Ellie Treder, Emma
Kaja, Lexi Hackney, Sarah Morales and Maddie Elworthy. Congratulations ladies!"
5th place 400 Freestyle Relay -
Meghan Kehoe, Maddie Elworthy, Lexi Hackney, Dalia Velazquez
5th place 200 Medley Relay - Emely
Rodriguez, Lexi Hackney, Maddie Elworthy, Meghan Kehoe
7th place 200 Freestyle Relay -
Emely Rodriguez, Ellie Treder, Sarah Morales, Mikael Schmit
8th place 200 Medley Relay Mikael
Schmit, Dalia Velazquez, Ellie Treder, Grace Raupp
(Oct 26) Help
wrap up Campus Sustainability Month by joining UWW Sustainability Office staff
for a community clean-up!
They will be starting at Starin Park
and heading to nearby neighborhoods to gather anticipated litter from
Meet at the Starin Park Water Tower
Tuesday, November 1 at 3:30 PM.
For more information:
(Oct 26) "Social
media is one way to connect with the community." Comment from Whitewater School
District Administrator, Dr. Mark Elworthy.
As a way to provide
updates to the Whitewater community, School District Administrator will be
blogging on important district topics. His goal is to have a couple posts a
month. The DA Blog is on the district webpage
Dr. Elworthy: "I would also like
to announce that I am on Twitter @WWUSD_DA. I will be using Twitter to showcase
district activities, announcements, and accomplishments."
Both the Whitewater High School and Lincoln
Elementary have Facebook pages:
(Oct 25) WHITEWATER
HALLOWEEN EVENTS - THURS - MON - OCT 27TH TO 31ST -
REMINDER - THE OFFICIAL CITY
WIDE TRICK OR TREAT, AS IS THE TRADITION, IS ON HALLOWEEN, MONDAY, OCT 31ST,
For details of all of the
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 district.
The Congregational United Church of Christ
is hosting TWO Halloween Parties, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater (home of
the Clothes Closet.) One party is for families with small
children (Friday, October 28th, 6-8:30pm) and the other is a lock-in for middle school students (Saturday, October 29th
beginning at 7:30pm, ending Sunday, October 30th at 11am).
Spooky fun on stage at
UW-Whitewater's Barnett Theatre on Saturday, October 29
at 2:00 pm
Downtown Whitewater 9th Annual Trick or Treat Event -
Saturday Oct 29th 2- 6pm
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
HALLLOWEEN AT THE DEPOT Come trick-or-treating! Sunday,
October 30, 1 to 4 PM Come meet the Depot Ghost Lady! Lots of candy for
Happy Halloween! City of Whitewater Trick or Treat hours will be
4-7 pm on Halloween (Oct 31st).
(Oct 25) Whitewater City
Police continue to investigate a death that occurred on West Peck Street in
Whitewater. At 2:22 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 the Whitewater Police
Department received notification of a 911 call related to an unknown medical
emergency. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, 43,
deceased. The Whitewater Police Department and
the Walworth County Sheriffs Office have the lone suspect in custody at
this time. Additional details related to the arrest will be released as
soon as possible.
The investigation thus far leads us to believe
that this was a targeted incident and not a random act. We want to reiterate
that we have no reason to believe that there is a threat to the public,
Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher said.
Police Department Detective Lieutenant Neal Kolb at 262-473-0555 ext. 4
tip into the Walworth County Crime Stoppers call 262-723-2677
Text a tip to the
Walworth County Crime Stoppers by texting 274637 (CRIMES). Start your message
with the agency keyword TIP4WC, and then enter your message.
Submit an on-line
tip through the Walworth County Crime Stoppers
(Oct 25) The cause and
origin of a fire that destroyed a Town of Richmond tavern Tuesday morning
remains undetermined. The Whitewater Fire Department was notified at 2:52 a.m.
of a fully involved structure fire at The Real McCoys at W8632 County
Highway A in Walworth County.
At 2:52 AM the Whitewater Fire
Dept was dispatched to a fully involved structure fire on Hwy A in the Town of
Richmond. First arriving crews noted heavy fire conditions and immediately set
up for defensive operations. The establishment had been closed at the time of
the fire and employees were not on scene when the fire started. The Walworth
County Sheriff's Dept, responding to a burglar alarm, found the establishment
on fire and alerted the Whitewater Fire Dept.
The Whitewater Fire Dept
requested 2 alarms for the fire with crews responding from the following
departments: Elkhorn, Delavan, Darien, Palmyra, Lauderdale-LaGrange, Milton,
Jefferson, Town of Beloit and Janesville, The Walworth County Sheriff's
Department assisted with traffic control at the scene. Estimated loss is
approximately $400,000 of structures and contents. Units were on scene for
approximately 3 hours.
For more on the story from dailyunion.com
(Oct 25) REMINDER -
J-Hawk Swim Lessons - Monday Oct 31st!
(Oct 25) REMINDER -
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 email@example.com (mail
3. Complete and mail the order form, along with
(Oct 24) The Whippets
Girls' Swim Team raced well at the Platteville Invite, earning a 4th place
finish among the 8 teams that were there.
Coach Gina Foucault "Taking home medals for the Whippets
were Madeline Kuhl in the 200 Freestyle (7th place) and 500 Freestyle (8th
place), Grace Fanshaw earned a 3rd place finish in the 200 IM an 1st place in
the 500 Freestyle, Anna Yeazel earned 2nd place in the 200 IM and 100
Breaststroke and Brianna Zimdars place 4th in the 500 Freestyle and 6th in the
It was exciting to see Caitlin Zimdars and Maddie
Elworthy break the :30 second barrier in their 50 Freestyle Relay splits. Other
great relay splits include Brianna Zimdars 28.93 in the 50 Butterfly and
Caitlyn Zimdars' 1:05.75 in the 100 Freestyle."
(Oct 24) Whitewater High
School Marching Band had a Benefit Concert, in which donations were collected
for the Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund on Wednesday
Oct. 19th. In a mere 3 minutes the band was able to raise $568.21. Thank
you to the students and band parents for their generosity to the district
families who are in need.
(Oct 23) The WHS Boys'
Soccer Team played their last game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 20. The
Whippets were seeded 11th in the sectional and travelled up to Plymouth, the
6th seed. Plymouth was undefeated in their conference and only had 2 losses all
season so we knew it would be a tough game.
Chenoweth: "As has been the case most of the season, the Whippets came out
ready to play and looked to be in control to start the half. This was one of
the more physical games we've played and the Whippets stepped up to the
challenge. Plymouth slowly gained control as the half rolled on and they were
able to get a goal 5 minutes before the end of the half to lead 1-0.
The second half was more of the same with two
fairly evenly matched teams going at it up and down the pitch. Plymouth put
another one in the net about 15 minutes into the half which forced us then to
change our formation to go goal hunting. The play of the game for the Whippets
took place after Plymouth was awarded a penalty kick which could have put the
game completely out of reach for the Whippets. The Whippet keeper, Alex
Vidales, stretched out to knock the Plymouth goal attempt away and keep the
Whippets in the game. Unfortunately, the Whippets were not able to get a goal
and the game ended 2-0.
The game wrapped up a solid season against some
really strong competition. Across the season we played teams that were ranked
in the top 5 at division 1, 2 and 3 and six of the teams the Whippets played
went on to win their regional championship. That said, we know we let a couple
of games slip away that we needed to win to place higher in the conference and
get a higher seed in the tournament. The team will miss the leadership of our
16 seniors and wishes them well as they finish out their senior year."
Alex Vidales knocking away the
penalty kick mentioned by Coach Chenoweth. Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka
- for extensive picture gallery
(Oct 23) Selected WMS 8th
grade class leaders participated in the annual Southern Lakes Advanced Learner
Network Middle School Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 20 at UWW.
This year's participants included (L-R) Liz Katzman,
Kacie Carollo, Lydia Bols, and Denver Isbell.
The day began with a presentation by the international
animated illusionist, Arden James. Following the presentation, Arden conducted
an interactive workshop on communication. Students learned about the close
relationship between communication and leadership with a focus on verbal and
nonverbal communication, body language, and reading facial expressions. At the
end of the day, students left excited about trying out their new knowledge and
skills. Twenty-nine school districts were in attendance.
(Oct 20) November 11th is
Veteran's Day! Students at Whitewater
Middle School are planning a special event to honor the many members of our
community who have served our country through the armed forces.
Whitewater Middle School students and staff would like to cordially
invite any and all military veterans to attend. They are hoping that a
significant number of the local veterans will be able to attend so that the
students can give them special recognition and thanks for the sacrifices that
each individual has made for them and for their country.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 th
at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and will be held in the school gymnasium. It
is expected to last for approximately 30 minutes. Prior to the ceremony,
veterans are invited to enjoy donuts and coffee
donated by the Sweet Spot at 7:30 a.m. in the middle school activity
For planning purposes, they ask that you please contact the
school office at 472-8300 if you are able to attend or email Mrs. Weigel at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Middle School and staff hope to see you there!
(Oct 20) Reminder not to
drink and drive and how it affects so many others. Comment from WHS Grad and
UWW student Gina Hollingshead.
Within three years, two people
near and dear to my heart have lost a relative at the hands of a drunken driver
in two separate crashes in Walworth County. The sad reality of drunken driving
is that whenever someone dies, a multitude of people are affected by the loss.
One of the victims was a passionate 6-year-old who had his future ahead
of him and the other was a nurturing mother of two. Studies done by Mothers
Against Destructive Decisions show that two out of every three people will be
involved in a drunken driving crash during their lifetime.
the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, two years ago 24,000 individuals
were convicted of drunken driving. The abundance of drunken drivers on our
roads goes unnoticed to many and the seriousness of this offense is belittled.
So what can you do to help lower the number of drunken drivers? You can
start by downloading the Zero in Wisconsin Drive Sober app (). This app
offers a blood alcohol level calculator, the ability to report a drunken driver
and the option of finding a ride by the click of a button.
suspect a drunken driver please call 911 immediately. Taking these steps toward
safer roads could not only save your life, it could save those around you that
are also loved by many.
(Oct 20) Last February
Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley Deal and all completed an audition
that qualified them to participate in WSMA State Ensembles.
Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley
Over 1,000 individuals audition every year to be apart of
this event. This year, Allisan Barrett will be playing Horn with the WSMA State
Orchestra on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Overture Center in Madison, Lydia Wiley
Deal will be singing with the WSMA State Honors Mixed Chorus on Thursday Oct.
27 at the Overture Center in Madison, and Jimmy King will be performing with
the WSMA State Honors Jazz Band on Friday Oct. 28 at the Monona Terrace. These
students demonstrate that with a strong work ethic and a passion for music they
can flourish. It is hoped that they have a wonderful experience making music
with top musicians throughout the state.
(Oct 20) The Whitewater
Arts Alliance (WAA) is pleased to host a program honoring World War II veterans
from the community on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center
(402 W Main Street).
This touching program is being led by Dave Saalsaa, owner
of Quiet Hut Sports and a man intent on recognizing the sacrifices of those who
have served in the military. Dave will be joined by musician Bill Hill, who
will share some of the music of that era. This program is free and open to the
The WAA would like to advise guests that space is limited, and
that veterans will have priority for seating. Dave has also agreed that, if
necessary, he will repeat the program at 4:00p.m.
(Oct 20) Whitewater Arts
Alliance Announces Logo Contest for the 10th Anniversary of the Cultural Arts
Center; $100 prize to be Awarded
The year 2017 marks the 10th year that the Whitewater
Arts Alliance has had a home base, the Cultural Arts Center, on 402 West Main
Street. Formerly the White Memorial Public Library, this prominent and historic
building in its park setting on Main Street, is a landmark like no other in
Whitewater. A number of 10th Anniversary events are planned, and a logo is
needed for publicity. While not requiring any particular words or symbols, the
committee will judge on how well the logo expresses the 10th anniversary and
the iconic building. The winner will receive a $100 prize.
Coburn, 10th Anniversary Committee member, said, "The Cultural Arts Center has
housed 2D and 3D art exhibits, theatrical performances, musical art,
storytelling, book-signings and more in ten years. The Whitewater Arts Alliance
has had a beautiful home from which to feature our multi-talented community,
and we are excited about the opportunity to have local artists create a logo to
depict its importance in our community."
Anyone is eligible to enter
the contest, whether they are professional or amateur artists. Logos should be
submitted as an Adobe Illustrated file. The committee will also consider .eps
or .jpg. Artists should be aware that the logo will be scaled from small to
large for a variety of items. Logos should be submitted electronically via
email by December 1, 2016 to email@example.com. In the body of the
email, artists should include their name, address and phone number. No entry
fee is required.
(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 27) Kenneth Joseph Myszkewicz, age 43, of Whitewater died on Tuesday,
October 25, 2016 at his home.
He was born August 6, 1973 in
Burlington, WI the son of Joseph and Donna (Minor) Myszkewicz. Ken graduated
from Burlington High School in 1991. He married Kimberly Johnson on February
18, 1995. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He currently was
working at Trek Bicycle in Johnson Creek, WI. Ken loved riding his bicycle and
was a member of Rock River Racers and Kettle Moraine Flyers.
survived by his wife Kimberly and their son Tyler of Whitewater.
Mark Myszkewicz of Plant City, Florida
Sister: Kelli (Blaine) Lancor of
Mother: Donna (James) Stigler of Union Grove, WI
Joseph (Terri) Myszkewicz of Burlington, WI
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents: Thomas and Virginia Minor, and Arthur and Julia Myszkewicz.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM at
the CrossPointe Church, 445 N. Warner Road, Whitewater, WI with Pastor Mike
Lema, of the Whitewater Family Church officiating.
A Visitation will be
held prior to the service from 2:00Pm until the service.
take place at a later date at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial
Cemetery, Union Grove, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the
(Oct 25) Dorothy A. Robbins (Pollock), of Whitewater, passed away at age 90 on
October 20, 2016 at St. Marys Hospital, Janesville.
Dorothy was born in Sherry, WI on December 22, 1925 to Thurman
C. Pollock and Marie (Darr) Pollock. Her family, consisting of Thurman, Marie,
and sisters, Margorie and Elmira, moved to the Milton area during the
Depression. Her father and mother were looking for employment. The girls all
went to Milton schools. Dorothy met and married Eugene A. Robbins in 1943.
Eugene joined the Army during WWII. Dorothy got a job with the Burdick
Corporation, where at the time, they built items for the war. She stayed
employed with the Burdick Corp. for 30 plus years. She enjoyed her work, and
made many good lifelong friends. Dorothy and Eugene raised five children:
Eugene, Linda, Dale, Kathy, and Carol. Dorothy stayed active in her
childrens and grandchildrens lives even up to her death. She was an
active member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Janesville. Dorothy was on
the altar guild, helped make quilts for the needy, and was a member of the
womens group to help with funerals and anything else needing attention.
Dorothy enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She
especially liked being outdoors. She helped mow her lawn up to 89 years old.
She drove tractor, and helped with all the chores on our family farm. She
instilled a strong work ethic in all her children, to be a good person, and to
lend a helping hand.
She is survived by four children: Eugene of
Roscoe, IL, Dale of Milton, WI, Kathy Knaack of Neshkoro, WI, Carol (Roger) Ott
of Whitewater, WI; her five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her
daughter, Linda; husband, Eugene; sisters, Margorie and Elmira; and a
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on
Friday, October 28, 2016 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 302 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI. A time of lunch will follow the service at the church. Burial
will follow the lunch at Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at
the church from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.
Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton are assisting the family with
(Oct 25) Marilyn L Findlay, age 73, of Delavan, WI passed away on Monday,
October 24, 2016 at the Mercy Health System in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Marilyn was born in Madison, Wisconsin on November 16, 1942, the
daughter of Lawrence and June (Higbee) Bullard. She graduated from Marshfield
High School. On November 13, 1967, Marilyn married Arthur Findlay in Winnebago,
Illinois. She worked at Hawthorne Melody in Whitewater, WI.
enjoyed quilting, rug hooking, cross stitching, bowling, spending time with the
family, traveling, and flower gardening. She was her family's "Martha Stewart".
Surviving are: Daughter: Kelly Findlay, Delavan, WI, Life Partner:
Richard Mielke, Delavan, WI, Daughter: Connie (Brian) Veale, Whitewater, WI,
Daughter: Erin (Robert) Lohmeier, Manitowoc, WI, Daughter: Colleen (Bruce
Buggs) Wethel, Janesville, WI, Son: Mitch (Fawn Kaye) Findlay, Florida,
Grandchildren: Rachel, Jamie, Jennifer, Chad, Hope, Blake, Josh, Brenna,
Adrian, Justin, and many great-grandchildren, Sisters: Judy (Ron) Cody, Arpin,
WI, Kathie (Dave) Bach, Hatley, WI, Georgia Bullard, Holcomb, WI, and
Step-Mother: LaVon Bullard, Holcomb, WI.
Marilyn was preceded in death
by her husband, Arthur Findlay, daughter Tammie Hansen, sister Beverly Sawyer,
father Lawrence Bullard, and mother June Wunrow.
Visitation will be
held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00AM until 11:30AM at the Richmond
United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM at the
church with Rev. Kim Brumm officiating. Inurnment will be in the Hillside
Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the
(Oct 24) Thomas J. Pattison, age 64, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016
at Willowfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Delavan following a lengthy battle
with cancer. He was born on November 8, 1951 to John and Dorothy (Scott)
Thomas graduated from Brown Communications College in
Minneapolis, MN and spent 45 years doing exactly what he loved, sports media.
With a lengthy and memorable career that spanned from Bozeman, MT to Durand, WI
and finally landing in Whitewater, WI his voice will never be forgotten. From
the Durand Panthers taking State with an "Oh My!" to his place in the Athletic
Hall of Fame after earning his name in Whitewater as "The Voice" of Warhawk
Sports, his work has passion has impacted so many more people than he will ever
As a freelance media professional, Thomas also covered many a
Packers and Brewers game, a dream he didn't even realize he was living until
the moment he lived it. He was great at what he did, the best even. He could
never be replaced.
He was also a dedicated father and grandfather,
spending time with his family was the only thing he loved more than a Warhawks
Football game on any given Saturday. And even then...coin toss. His career was
long and full of stories that should be shared, and though he tried to complete
his biography before he passed, the book remains unfinished. The family will
share pieces at his Memorial service, as he would have loved.
survived by his brother John Pattison, his daughters Kimberlee Pattison and
Aimee Pattison, his Grandchildren Jhanay Smith, Javon Smith, Sierra Harwood and
Dallas Harwood, his niece Rachel Harris and his nephews Ryan Pattison and John
Thomas is preceded in death by his Sister Susan Harris,
Father John Henry Pattison and Mother Dorothy Scott Pattison.
Celebration of Life will precede the Packers Game on Sunday, October 30, 2016
from 12pm - 2pm with a Prayer Service at 2:00 P.M. at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550
N. Newcomb Street in Whitewater, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting