A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
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WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
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Assembly of God
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Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July
Pig in the Park - Event
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for
VFW Post 5470
will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Youth Soccer Club
Christian Science Monitor
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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 email@example.com
cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting,
vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO
WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive,
Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.
Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(Dec 6) A most festive and long
HOLIDAY PARADE can be viewed in the 32 pictures posted on a separate page -
(Dec 5) Whitewater Breakfast
Kiwanis Club at a recent evening Meeting Program with UWW Wheelchair
Basketball, Men and Women Team, Coaches
UWW Wheelchair Basketball Coaches,
Christina Schwab and Jeremy Lade with Irene Potocki as they receive the Kiwanis
Children's book to sign and add to the Children's library at the public
UWW Women's Wheelchair Basketball
Coach Christina Schwab with her gold medal from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro
How a brief experience at UW-Whitewater helped stimulate
a disabled youngster into a career path that led to his being active in
Paralympics sports since 2001 was the subject of Jeremy Lade's presentation to
the Whitewater Breakfast Kiwanis. Jeremy Lade or "Opie", from Oconto, is the
head coach of the UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team and he and his
coaching partner, Christina Schwab, from Dane/Lodi, head coach of the women's
team, and a gold medal recipient at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics,
presented their stories and outlook to the Kiwanis at a recent evening meeting.
Opie was injured in an automobile accident in 1989 and introduced to
adaptive sports at age 13 at a UWW summer camp, and has led the wheelchair
basketball team to 6 national championships in 8 years. He has amassed a
history of achievement as a participant and as a coach and he provides talks to
schools encouraging the students to remain active regardless of disability,
learn from their experiences and enjoy a full life.
Coach Schwab, who
was born with spina bifida, became involved with wheelchair basketball at age
11, finding out about the game at a summer camp. She has played at all levels
of the sport, and also participates in track and road racing where she has won
bronze, silver and gold medals. She graduated from the Univ. of Illinois, has
coached at UWW and USA developmental camps, participated with the Denver
Rolling Nuggets as well as at the collegiate level and with the U of IL. This
will be her first season as head coach at UWW.
The Warhawks will host
the Wheelchair National Tournament from March 9 to 11, 2017.
Tuesday, December 06, 4:30 - 6:00pm
- Public Information Meeting Reconstruction of S. Franklin, W. Whitewater,
& W. Ann Streets at the Cravath Lakefront Room, Municipal Building, 2nd
Floor - Agenda:
Tuesday, December 06, 6:30pm -
Common Council Meeting at Municipal Building Community Room (Council
Chambers) - Agenda
Wednesday, December 07, 6:00pm -
Landmarks Committee Special Meeting at City Manager's Conference Room, 2nd
Floor - Agenda:
(Dec 5) Whitewater School District
Orchestra Concert Friday, Dec. 9 6:30 PM.
Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal
Intermediate Orchestra Rehearsal
The Whitewater Unified School District String Program
will present their first concert of the season this Friday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 pm.
It will be at the Whitewater High School Auditorium. The concert features
students in grades 4-high school in four orchestras - Beginning Orchestra,
Intermediate Orchestra and Middle School Orchestra and High School Ensemble.
The orchestra program this year is under the direction of Ms. Patricia
Nielsen. The concert is free. It is delightful to hear the growth from year to
year! The string program takes place after school Monday through Thursday and
has additional lesson teachers who are music education majors from
Picture from previous sale!
(Dec 4) REMINDER - Tuesday, Dec.
6th, 9am-9pm - 39th Annual UW-Whitewater Ceramics and Jewelry Sale - Great
handmade, functional artwork created by faculty, students and alumni from the
UW-Whitewater Department of Art and Design's Ceramics Guild and Alloy
Location: Greenhill Center of the Arts Atrium (corner of
Prince and Main Streets) on the UW-Whitewater campus. Dates/times:
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 9am-9pm
(Dec 4) REMINDER - Orders need to
be placed by Monday, December 5th. - The Whitewater Rotary Club is continuing
their tradition of Holiday Fruit Basket Sales.
The proceeds of the sales will go towards the Whitewater
Rotary Club Community Fund. The Community Fund has helped support the Bethel
House, the Whitewater Food Pantry, and Rotarys various other community
The Holiday Fruit Baskets are $17.00 and can be
purchased through a local Rotarian. Order forms are also available at
Commercial Bank (200 S. Fremont), Davis Duehr Dean ( 128 N. Tratt), First
Citizens State Bank (207 W. Main) and Fort Community Credit Union (203 E
Milwaukee). Orders need to be placed by Monday, December 5th. Local delivery of
the baskets will take place on Monday, December 19th or the baskets can be
picked up at Commercial Bank, First Citizens State Bank or Davis Duehr Dean.
Purchasing the baskets for gifts is a great way to give back and
support our local community during this holiday season.
(Dec 4) The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater football team, ranked No. 1 by the American Football
Coaches Association and No. 2 by D3football.com, saw its 2016 season come to a
close Saturday with a 31-14 setback against No. 10/6 John Carroll (Ohio) in an
NCAA Division III Playoffs quarterfinal at Perkins Stadium.
Sophomore quarterback Cole Wilber (Dana Point,
Calif./Dana Hills) finished 12-of-34 passing for 116 yards and two touchdowns
(one rushing, one passing).
Freshman running back Josh Ringelberg (Greendale,
Wis./Greendale) tallied 128 all-purpose yards, including 73 on four punt
returns.Pictures by Peter Mischka and courtesy of Bob Mischka - for
extensive picture gallery
UW-Whitewater wrapped up another fantastic campaign with
its 35th Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and 10th in
the last 12 years and its 10th trip to the national quarterfinals in the last
For the UWW Story
John Carroll University Story
In a rare
national semifinal match-up between two teams from different conferences that
have already faced each other at an earlier point of a season, this will be a
rematch of an opening weekend game in which UW-Oshkosh defeated John Carroll,
33-14, in a contest held in Oshkosh. Also next Saturday the other Division III
semi-final will have Mount Union facing Mary Hardin Baylor of Texas.
(Dec 3) Whippets grab a win at
Edgerton in the first round of Girls' Basketball Conference play 56-41.
Myriama Smith-TraorePictures courtesy of Bob
Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Coach Judy Harms: "Miranda Reynolds had a career high
with 17 points, Myriama Smith-Traore followed right behind with 16. Defensively
the Whippets shut out Edgerton's 3's, while holding their leader, Kellan
Schmidt to only 2 buckets for the night. I was very proud of the girls overall,
especially with our intensity on defense. We did a great job hitting Miranda
early in the game, and she did an awesome job finishing the job underneath. It
was also an extremely physical game, which we were expecting, but again the
girls did a tremendous job controlling their composure, which is certainly
something we need to continue. Whitewater will be back in action Thursday when
we host Parkview at home."
Whitewater score by Halves: 22-34=56
by halves: 15-26=41
JV1 Results: WW won
(Dec 2) Whitewater High School
graduate Cynthia ( Christofferson) Bachmann was recently named one of the
"People of Impact" by UW Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
as they celebrate their 125th anniversary.
Cynthia will also serve on a panel "Celebrating
Women in ECE" on Feb. 23.
Cynthia has served as Vice President
Engineering, Kitchen and Bath at the Kohler Company since 2000. She has played
a key role in establishing product development and is a charter member of the
Kohler Environmental Leadership Team. She has been active with the Women In
Engineering. For more
alumnus of the UW Madison she has served on the College of Engineering Advisory
Board including 3 years as chairperson.
A resident of Plymouth, Wisconsin
she and husband Jeff are parents of 3 sons.
(Dec 2)WHS Boys' Basketball Team
WHS 55, McFarland 56
Logan Rasmussen finishes a two-handed dunkPicture
by Peter Mischka and courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
The Whippets opened RVC Conference play against McFarland
on Thursday, Dec 1. The Whippets had the last shot of the game but were unable
to convert. Next up is a home game against Edgerton on Tuesday, Dec 6.
(Dec 1) Proposed WHS Electronic
marquee on Walworth Avenue entrance to the High School in memory of Lawrence
Artist rendering of the proposed marquee.
At the June 27th School Board Meeting, Jim McCulloch and
Pam Hookstead, children of Lawrence McCulloch, proposed a donation from the
Lawrence McCulloch Memorial Fund to be used for the construction of a
Whitewater High School marquee. The board's acceptance of the donation serves
as seed money for the partnership between the District and the Lawrence
McCulloch family who will conduct additional fundraising to assist with the
financing of the marquee project. The motion carried on a unanimous roll call
vote. Since then the family initiated actions to conduct the additional
fundraising including the recent letter requesting community support.
At a presentation yesterday, November 30th, First
Citizens State Bank presented the family a $1,000 check. (L-R) Jim McCulloch;
Nate Parrish (Exec. Vice President First Citizens State Bank); Kat Mawhinney,
Assistant Vice President First Citizens State Bank); Mary McCulloch; Mark
Elworthy (District Administrator, Whitewater Unified School District) and Pam
The Lawrence McCulloch Family: "Lawrence "Bez" McCulloch,
a lifelong member of the Whitewater community, was a strong supporter of many
WHS athletics, activities and special events. His untimely death in November of
2015 took everyone who knew him by surprise. As a result, there was a huge
outpouring of generous donations given to the family in his memory, for which
we are deeply grateful.
After thoughtful consideration, the family
decided to explore the possibility of building an electronic marquee on the WHS
grounds. Therefore, the family reached out to the school district to look into
moving forward with this project. We feel that a marquee will help promote and
heighten community awareness of school district programs throughout the year. A
marquee is also something that everyone can appreciate and enjoy and will last
for many years to come. We think Larry would have liked this option. As a
business and community member we are asking for you to join with us to make
this project become a reality.
We have consulted with Burli Signs of
Burlington, WI. Attached you will see the rendering of the marquee. The final
price for the project is $28,000. We have already received $5000 and Bright
Nights Electric has agreed to provide all electrical needs necessary for the
project. We hope you will take this opportunity to become a partner in this
worthy community endeavor. All donations are tax deductible and can be made at
First Citizens State Bank, Whitewater; Attention Lawrence McCulloch Memorial
Fund. We will kindly take donations anytime, but would appreciate hearing from
you before the end of 2016. We hope to have the marquee in place by Spring of
As a family, we would be honored to partner with you to make this
project happen. We eagerly await your response. Please contact Jim McCulloch at
920-723-7445 or Pam Hookstead at 262-473-8515 for more information."
(Dec 1) The National Honor Society
facilitated at Whitewater High School the Third Annual "Kindness Matters
Members encouraged their peers to write positive
messages for a Facebook Campaign to remind the student body of the importance
of kindness, peaceful problem solving and bully prevention.
National Honor Society Officers: Abigail Childs
(Secretary), Whitney Treder (President), presented Jake Walton a $50 cash prize
for winning first place in the Kindness Matters Project along with Jacob Lee
National Honor Society Officers: Jacob Lee (Treasurer),
Meghan Kehoe (Vice President) presented Derrick Riggs also a $50 cash prize for
winning first place in the Kindness Matters Project along with Whitney Treder
The NHS Officers also presented in addition to the two
first winners' prizes to Alec Holt with a $30 cash prize for winning second and
Casey Skindingsrude and Payton Hintz with a $20 third place prize.
(Dec 1)Whitewater Community
Foundation First Annual Campaign - Plus Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
matching grant information.
Jim Caldwell from First Citizens State Bank presents a
check for $10,000 to Whitewater Community Foundation, President, Kevin Brunner
for their First Annual Campaign!
Brienne Diebolt-Brown, Program Director, Whitewater
Community Foundation: "The Whitewater Community Foundation is looking for help
to fund our Community Action Grants. We gave out almost $20,000 in grants in
the spring funding adult fitness equipment in Starin Park, diabetes medication
for under-insured patients at Rock River Free Clinic, STEM Camp Invention
Scholarships for Whitewater children, a mural on the playground at Washington
Elementary, computers for Wisconsin Makers workshops, helping to train Studio
84 artists with disabilities to sell their artwork, and live music at the
Whitewater Tuesday City Market.
We recently encountered an opportunity
with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where they will match up to $1,000
in donations during our campaign. Please donate any amount you can. Please
visit our Facebook page at
will get us to our goal, as every donation will be matched! This is such a
great opportunity to help great things happen in Whitewater! Once you donate,
you will be recognized as a Community Champion. Every act of support counts."
(Nov 30) Lincoln School picks
Whitewater's Bird of the Year!
The Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission approached
Lincoln Elementary School to determine interest in participating in and voting
for Whitewater's Bird of the Year! The Student Leadership Team organized daily
announcements with information about each bird for our students. Then, ballots
were distributed and all students voted on the bird that would be the best to
represent Whitewater this year!
There were six birds on ballot; the
Throated Hummingbird, Black-Capped Chickadee, American Gold Finch, Baltimore
Oriole, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and the Snowy Owl. The Snowy Owl was the pick!
Campaign Posters, ballots and ballot
Left is the Snowy Owl Poster!
Posters are now being hung
around the town and our school to honor the bird. Special thanks to the
Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission for allowing our students to partner on
this project and show their leadership skills in our community!
(Nov 30) The
UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club continued their annual tradition of Youth
Appreciation Week this year with two successful community activities.
On Saturday, November 12, the Optimist Club and the
Theaters of Whitewater teamed up to provide 130 community members with a free
viewing of the family-oriented film "The Life of Pets."
A few days later, on Wednesday, November 16, the Optimist
Club joined Hawk Bowl to provide two hours of free bowling for anyone in the
community to enjoy. Over 100 youth and many parents participated.
"There were too many children who wouldn't stand still for us to get an
accurate count," said UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club member Duane
The Optimist Club would like to thank the Theaters of
Whitewater, Hawk Bowl, and all of the guests in attendance, helping to make
this year's Youth Appreciation Week a success!
(Nov 29) Openings remain for 2016
Warhawk Winter Baseball Clinics
Registration is now being accepted for the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Winter Baseball Clinics. All individuals ages 8-18
are welcome (including high school seniors). Each clinic is tailored to the age
group of the participants. The Winter Baseball Clinics are skill clinics
designed to prepare participants for the upcoming season. All 8-13 year old
participants will perform basic fundamental skills, while all high school
participants will perform more advanced skills and drills.
Baseball Clinic (2-day clinic) - $115 per clinic
Pitchers' Clinic: Dec.
27-28 or Dec. 29-30 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
Hitters' Clinic: Dec. 27-28 or Dec.
29-30 (Noon - 2:30 p.m.)
Fielding Clinic: Dec. 27-28 or Dec. 29-30 (3 - 5
Catchers' Clinic: Dec. 31 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
if select multiple clinics
For more information contact Continuing
Education Services at 262-472-3165. Register online at:
(Nov 29) Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Fundraiser for WHS Scholarship Program - Culver's, Wednesday, Dec.
(Nov 29) Please hold any donations
to the Community Clothes Closet until January 15th - note the following
The Community Clothes Closet in Whitewater was presented
one of its biggest opportunities for service when many individuals and families
lost their personal and household items in the recent apartment fire. Once the
word went out, however, that donations were urgently needed, it became obvious
that the Clothes Closet volunteers could help these individuals and families
quickly and well. At this point, they believe that everyone impacted by the
fire who sought help from the Clothes Closet has received what they needed. The
volunteers are very grateful for the donations, support, and hard work to meet
Now that those needs are met, the
Community Clothes Closet volunteers need a break from managing new donations.
Please hold any donations until January 15. This will give them time to
organize and distribute their current surplus.
Should you want
to make a financial donation, those checks can be made to the Whitewater United
Church of Christ, noting Community Clothes Closet in the memo line. Such
donations are always appreciated since they are used to purchase specialized
items, such as diapers.
The Community Clothes Closet is open the first
and third Saturdays and every Tuesday from 8:30-11:00am. Please stop by if you
are in need of "recycled" clothing and/or household items. Thanks again to
everyone who supports the Community Clothes Closet!!
Reminder that there are other sites
to consider: the white donation boxes around the City, St. Vincent De Paul in
Fort Atkinson, Twice Is Nice (Jefferson), Agrace Thrift Store and Castaways
(Janesville) . This is the first time in the Community Clothes Closet 15 year
history that they have had to deal with this issue.
(Nov 28) Whitewater High
School freshman, Kayden Oberle, will be performing in the Nutcracker at the
Young Auditorium, December 17th.
The Nutcracker is being performed by the Dance
Factory of Delavan. The Dance Factory has performed the Nutcracker annually at
the Young Auditorium for many years. Kayden has been studying under the
direction of Tina Hansen, owner and director of the Dance Factory, and her
accomplished faculty for over ten years. This will be Kayden's 7th season
performing in the Nutcracker.
(Nov 27) The Mukwonago Area
Community Choir will be holding their annual Christmas Concert "The Work of
Christmas" at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 1:30PM on Saturday, December
The choir will be joined by the Whitewater High School
Handbell Choir under the direction of Mrs. Karen Tordera. The concert will
feature many a cappella arrangements as well as pieces accompanied by cello,
flute and classical guitar.
In lieu of admission,
audience members are asked to bring any non-perishable food item or household
product for the Whitewater Food Pantry. Donations will also be accepted for the
UW-Whitewater Lutheran/Episcopal Christian Ministry.
will be conducted by its Founding Director, Mr. John Anello III and his
Assistant Director Mrs. Valerie Troxel. They hope you can join them for what
will be a wonderful musical celebration of the Christmas season!
(Nov 28) The annual Whitewater Arts
Alliance Members Show (and sale) will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural
Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, through Sunday, Dec. 11.
"Autumn Leaves" by Judy Dern
"River Birch Trees" by John Dynkowski
The gallery will be open Thursday through Sunday each
week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to
everyone interested in the visual arts and crafts. The Members Show includes
both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any 2-D or 3-D
medium completed since the close of the 2015 WAA members' show.
visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces from
Nov. 10 to Nov. 20. The WAA will use a different method of voting this year.
All viewers will be given a set of four adhesive stickers when they enter the
exhibit. While viewing the art and craft pieces on exhibit, the viewers will
place one or more of their stickers on the wall or panel beside their favorite
pieces. The pieces with the four highest number of stickers or votes will be
photographed and printed as note cards. After the close of voting on Nov. 20,
Virginia Epps will notify the winners. On Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2:30 P.M., a WAA
representative will announce the viewers' choices. The Whitewater Arts Alliance
is pleased to give the members whose pieces are chosen for the note cards a set
of 12 cards. If all systems work well, the note cards will be available to the
artists and for purchase on Dec. 11.
(Dec 5) Joyce Renetta
Lawton, 98, Whitewater passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Rainbow
Hospice Inpatient Center, Johnson Creek, WI.
Joyce was born on
June 17, 1918 in Mishicot, Wisconsin to Herman and Elizabeth (Bruhn)
Pfefferkorn. She graduated from Mishicot High School in 1936 and she received
her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Whitewater Normal College in
1940. On December 21, 1940 Joyce married William Lawton. He preceded her in
death on November 21, 1986. She was employed by Commercial Bank and as a social
worker for Walworth County Human Services. Joyce and William shared a love for
travel. She was also noted for her pies that she baked. Joyce was a member of
the Millard Community Covenant Church for over 65 years.
survived by her children; Frederick (Cynthia) Lawton, Whitewater, Kathryn (Ron)
Sellin, Marshall, WI and Gary (Elizabeth Bechtel) Lawton, Whitewater,
grandchildren; Anna Lisa Lawton, Eric (Erica) Lawton, Rebecca (Reggie)
Phillips, Nate(Erin) Sellin, Jason (Katie) Lawton, Derrick (Rebecca) Lawton and
Matthew (Andrea) Bechtel, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and
nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Roland and
Wesley Pfefferkorn, sister, Ethel Otis and her granddaughter, Jennifer Ann
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at
11:00am at the Millard Community Covenant Church with Pastor Kristen Nelson
officiating. Burial will take place in the Round Prairie Cemetery. A visitation
will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:30am until the time of the
service. As an expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to the
Millard Community Covenant Church or to Rainbow Hospice.
Funeral Home is assisting the family
(Dec 2) Howard Philip
Nelson, age 71, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, December 1,
2016 at his home.
Howard was born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on
October 31, 1945, the son of Wendell and Dorothy (Lidbury) Nelson. He graduated
from Whitewater High School in 1964. Howard was a member of the
Lauderdale-LaGrange Fire Department for over 50 years. He also served his
country in the Army National Guard for 6 years.
On August 17, 1985,
Howard married Chris Galetka.
Howard owned and operated the Nelson Bus
Company in Whitewater, WI. Always willing to help and able to fix just about
anything, Howard enjoyed working with his hands and took pride in creating,
building, and repairing. He shared his wealth of knowledge while patiently
ignoring the messes his kids made in his pristine shop spaces. Traveling and
time with family and friends was a year-round priority. From leading snowmobile
trips in the winter to Ranchero rides in the summer, these experiences are
priceless. He is loved and will be missed.
Surviving are: His wife
Chris of Whitewater, WI, Children: Tim (Mary Kay) Nelson of Whitewater, WI,
Deana (Douglas) Grall of Whitewater, WI, and Courtney (Jonathan Solari) Nelson
of Whitewater, WI, Grandchildren: Kiara and Stephanie Nelson and Elijah Grall,
Brother: Robert (Cindy) Nelson of Whitewater, WI and two sisters: Donna (Scott)
Herman of Whitewater, WI and Linda (Steve) Steinhoff of Palmyra, WI.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents.
will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the First English
Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Steven Hanson
officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.
Friends may call from 4-7PM on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Nitardy
Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI and after 10AM on
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the church until the time of the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a
memorial to Lauderdale/LaGrange Fire Department, to the First English Lutheran
Church, or to Agrace Hospice of Janesville, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home is
assisting the family
(Nov 30) Chester A. Zorn, age 90, of Brillion, passed away on Thursday,
November 10, 2016 at Brillion West Haven.
Chet was born on August
22, 1926 in Brillion, son of the late Otto and Edna (Wagner) Zorn. He was a
graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1945. Chet was drafted after
graduation and served our country in the United States Navy. On February 6,
1948, Chet married Mary Ann Burich in Crown Point, Indiana. The couple
celebrated 68 happy years together before Mary Ann preceded him in death on
February 6, 2016. Chet's love for cars both old and new dominated his life. He
was a GM car dealer in Whitewater from 1965 until 1986. When he retired, he
took a trip from Texas to Alaska with his beloved Model T Group. He also
enjoyed listening to music and watching sports. He followed in his father's and
grandfather's footsteps and enjoyed building and remodeling homes in both
Whitewater and Brillion. Mary Ann and Chet had many moves during their 68 years
of marriage. In 2011, Chet suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed. He spent
the remainder of his life at West Haven in Brillion.
Chet is survived
by his children: Michelle (John) Sladky and their children: Stephen and Keith
of Grafton and Michael (Nancy) Zorn of Keller, TX and their children: Nick
(Rachel) and Jasen; sisters-in-law: Kathleen Vande Yacht of Hollandtown and
Betty Zorn of Salina, KS; brother-in-law: David Burich of Green Bay; and many
dear nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by
his parents, his wife Mary Ann, two brothers and two sisters-in-law: Allen
(Joyce) Zorn, Vernon Zorn, and Madge Burich; and a sister and two
brothers-in-law: Betty (Erling) Peterson and Jim (Ann) Burich.
wishes of the family, a small memorial, graveside service will be held at 10:30
a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the old Brillion Town Cemetery on Highway
PP. Officiating will be the Rev. Nancy Zorn Micke. Military Honors will be
accorded by the Becker, Bloedern, Jensen Post 126 of Brillion.
condolences may be made.
Donations may be made to the Cancer and Heart
Fund in Chet's name.
Wieting Funeral Home is assisting the family