A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
Daily Jefferson County Union
Today (Janesville Gazette)
Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW -
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Jefferson County Living/
Urban Forestry Committee
CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
TOWNSHIP - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Community Development Authority
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
UWW Young Auditorium
Whitewater Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters
Assembly of God
For Area Jewish community - Beloit
Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
First Citizens Bank
University of WI Credit Union
Any City Organization that
would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to
request a posting, thanks!
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
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
WHS Whippets Facebook
Whitewater Chamber of
Commerce - SEEKING: Social Media/Marketing & Administrative Assistant Hours
per week: 10+ Hours/ M-F, some evening & weekend hours during events
Paid Internship - University students are encouraged to apply.
Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or similar majors
preferred.Send resume and cover letter to Marie Koch, Executive Director
Discover Whitewater 150 W. Main St
Whitewater WI, 53190
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
(Sep 29) Letter to the
community from the School Board on the Facilities Referendum that will be on
the Ballot on November 8th.
The Whitewater Unified School
District (WUSD) School Board is committed to ensuring that each of our
graduates is an engaged lifelong learner. One of the ways we keep that
commitment to our community is by ensuring that our district's facilities are
safe, ADA compliant, well maintained, and encourage learning. In order to carry
out that commitment to our community, we recently voted unanimously to place a
$23.5 million facilities question on the November 8 ballot.
summer, our District has participated in a rigorous facilities assessment and
planning process that involved staff, parents, community members, architects,
and designers. Through this process it became clear that although we have done
a great job of maintaining our buildings and grounds, a deeper investment in
our facilities is necessary.
Please know that we take very seriously
our role as stewards of our community's hard earned tax dollars, and thanks to
conscientious management of our debt, the estimated tax impact of passing this
referendum is that a home valued at $100,000 would see an annual tax increase
If a majority vote "yes" on November 8 and approve the
referendum question, WUSD will be able to further invest in each of our five
schools. An approved referendum will allow us to increase security and ADA
compliance and enhance and maintain our buildings, ensuring that our schools
continue to be great places to learn and teach.
If you have any
questions about the referendum, or to see the referendum ballot language,
Thank you, Whitewater School
Board: Casey Judd, Brian Brunner, Kelly Davis, Dan McCrea, Steve Ryan, Gretchen
Torres and Jim Stewart.
(Sep 29) WHS Homecoming
Week - Wednesday Night was the Lip Sync Competition
FRESHMEN FINISHED IN 2ND PLACE
SOPHOMORES FINISHED IN 3RD PLACE
JUNIORS FINISHED IN 1ST PLACE
SENIORS FINISHED IN 4TH PLACE
(Sep 29) Downtown
Whitewater, Inc., the parent organization of Whitewater City Market is pleased
to announce that it received a $1,500.00 grant from the Whitewater Community
Foundation. The organization will continue to use the funds to support
the expanded live music at the Tuesday night Whitewater City Markets.
Following visitor surveys during the 2015 market, the planning
committee noted that 47% of market goers listed live music at a 5/5 for
importance. To give perspective, that put music above parking and bathrooms in
our shoppers minds. The market committee immediately planned an expansion of
live entertainment, booking multiple musicians on key evenings. Since that
survey, over 14,000 market goers of the 2016 Whitewater City Market have
benefited from the weekly live music. One of our musicians noted, It's
by far the most organized, authentic markets that I've performed at. Thank you
to all the managers, vendors and the great crowd. Looking forward to playing
Without the support of the Whitewater Community
Foundation, none of this would have been possible.
DieboltBrown, Whitewater Community Foundation Program Director explained the
organizations commitment: "The arts are a necessary part of our lives;
they nourish the soul and bring us joy. When Downtown Whitewater applied for a
Whitewater Community Foundation Community Action Grant to fund musicians at the
new Whitewater City Market, the board was pleased to provide the monies. Not
only should artists be paid for their work, but honoring them in this way
honors our city, schools and neighborhoods by supporting our artisans,
musicians, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs ... our neighbors. The
Foundation has supported the community for over 20 years by making scholarships
available to hardworking high school students. This is the next step in
preserving and enhancing Whitewaters cultural legacy creating
opportunities for people who can make beautiful things happen."
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is a nonprofit, communitybased organization
devoted to preserving, improving, and promoting Whitewaters quality of
life by strengthening our historic downtown as the heartbeat of the community.
The community building aspects of the market are invaluable, and much
of this is facilitated by free music and open spaces for market goers to relax,
shop, and eat. The market runs through October 25th with great live music
available each week.
(Sep 29) The Whippet
Volleyball Team traveled to Edgerton to begin the second round of conference
Coach Kathy Bullis: "The Tiders are currently ranked 8th
in state just behind another conference team, McFarland who is ranked 7th.
Entering the match we knew it was going to be a tough battle, but we felt if we
were able to communicate, bring lots of energy, have our block get touches, and
hit when we were out of system we could play with them. The outstanding hitting
ability of Oren, Edgerton's outside hitter, proved to be too much for the young
Whippet team who start only one senior, Kate Riemer. Our netters provide a big
block with Miranda Reynolds and Allison Heckert, but Oren simply jumps so high
that she is hitting over our blockers and is able to pick defenses apart. Oren
was able hit over and around our block which made it difficult for our libero,
Catherine Yang, to know where to move defensively.
Thursday, 9/29 the
Whippets will celebrate the seniors before their home match against Evansville.
The Whippets are determined to pick up their first conference win Thursday
night. They are not willing to comprise their goals in order to partake in this
week's fun homecoming festivities, so they decided to get a quality practice in
this morning at 6:00am before school. I'm proud of their decision as a team to
stay focused during a time that can be distracting. I am also proud of their
willingness to pay the price that greatness requires and are a group of
individuals who are striving for a shared goal."
Stat Leaders: - Aces;
Lorynn Hollingshead and Anna Riemer each with one - Kills: Payton Hintz with 5
- Blocks: Miranda Reynolds and Kate Riemer each with one - Assists: Anna Riemer
with 9 - Digs: Kate Riemer with 11 and Catherine Yang with 9
(Sep 29) Whitewater
Aquatic and Fitness Center Open House at 12:00-5:00 PM on Sat. Oct 8th and Sun.
Oct 9th. On July 1st of this year the Whitewater Parks and Recreation
Department began operating the Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center. They
have made a number of improvements to the facility and want to invite the
public to an Open House.
(Sep 28) Competing in the
WHS Cross Country Teams' 2nd race in 4 days, the Whippet runners got in a solid
effort on a cool cloudy day in Edgerton at Silverwood Park.
File pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for
extensive picture gallery
The boys' team finished in 4th and the girls' team in
5th. A few runners were held out on both sides due to injury and illness
concerns. Getting through the final regular season grind is important before
the championship phase begins. Leading the way once again was Allisan Barret
who took home the final medal at this meet in 3rd. She ran a solid race along
side the pre-race favorite in Mariah Linse from Jefferson who is a very
accomplished runner. Nicole Tomomitsu was also in the top 10 with a 9th place
overall finish. Another solid effort from her once again. Others running well
this evening included Jaden Henneman and Sophie Elworthy who both ran season
best times. Miriam Navejas returned to the line up and ran a 2 minute PR in the
Also continuing to lead the Whippets was Jacob Korf finishing
in 6th place equaling his time from last Saturday's Midwest Invite. Jimmy King
also seemed to never tire and raced his way to 18th with a huge season PR. As
the team's second runner, he led the way for the 3rd, 4th and 5th who all had a
18 second spread between them. This was a bit of a focus in today's race;
running as a pack. Aidan Coburn, Matt Mattingly and Jon Zheng added to the
grouping with Jimmy and did a nice job of this. Returning back to the race
course was Steven Witt in a new personal best to lead the JV team. Michael Kuhl
continues to race very well in a new PR of 21:34 followed along with Andy Vo
also running a new PR of 24:14. The JV squad finished in 4th. One point from
Next up is the Nightfall Race in Wisconsin Dells on Friday. The
first race is at 7:30PM on a totally illuminated golf course to race "under the
lights". The first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin.
Girls' Varsity & JV 5000 Meter Run
Varsity & JV 5000 Meter Run
(Sep 27) UW-Whitewater
student ( Charlotte Kainz of Milwaukee) killed in motorcycle race event out of
WISC-TV Channel 3 Madison story
(Sep 27) Whitewater:
Embracing Unity Through Peace Presented the 2nd of 3 planned events at UWW UC
Hamilton Room PEACE CIRCLES were formed of round tables to help people
cross perceived boundaries and bridge the gap between people. It is a
restorative effort that brought over 110 UWW students, faculty and staff,
community members, city and police department staff and school district staff
and students. Fourteen peace tables worked together through a structured
process to help diverse groups better understand one another, build and
strengthen bonds and attempt to create viable solutions.
Circle | October 5th| 6:30 PM |Whitewater High School
(Sep 27) The Whitewater
Unified School District School Board Meeting Monday Night
Recognition of 2017 Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award
Nominees - Elementary - Jill Meinel; Middle School - John Schimming; High
School - Mike Wintz (unable to attend recognition); Special Services - Rosie
Martinez (unable to attend recognition). Also Recognition of 2017 Principal
Leadership Award Nominee - Doug Parker, High School Principal.
Gretchen Torres, Board Member, Jill
Meinel and John Schimming
Kelly Davis, Board Member and Doug
Two proclamations were read - Annual School Lunch Week
Proclamation and Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week
Heard special reports and actions: approved an Overnight
WHS Field Trip Request - Quebec City and Montreal Trip; Approved Replacement of
Boilers at Lincoln Elementary School; Heard the following Building/Program
Goals - Curriculum and Instruction - - Mental Health - Pupil Services - Middle
School - Technology - High School Assessments Report - Aspire, WI Forward,
Advanced Placement, ACT, Senior Exit Survey and ELL Student Population ACCESS
Acted on the following personnel matters - Resignation - Special
Education Paraprofessional, Washington Elementary and Employment - Lakeview
Music/Band Teacher, Lakeview Special Education Teacher, Middle School Art
Teacher, High School Special Education Teacher, Lakeview Secretary, Lincoln and
Washington Special Education Paraprofessionals, Family Resource
Heard the Third Friday of September Student Count and Enrollment
Report which is holding steady (-4) when compared to one year ago and approved
a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TEMPORARY BORROWING IN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED
Approved a Letter to the Editor from the Board regarding
November 2016 Referendum.
For story by Chris Welch on the meeting for
the Daily Jefferson County Union
(Sep 27) Ben Heller, 2009
WHS graduate and Lakeview School Grad, is depicted on a new bulletin board (by
Hillary Cheever) at Lakeview Elementary School. The New York Yankees
traded for Ben on July 31st from the Cleveland Indians where he was a pitcher
for 4 minor league seasons with having allowed just 122 hits while recording
226 strikeouts with a .193 opponents batting average. The Yankees promoted him
on August 23rd where he made his major league debut on August 26th against the
Baltimore Orioles, pitching a scoreless 8th inning. He has been a relief
pitcher in 9 games with one save and ERA of 7.5.
(Sep 27) The Friends of The
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St., is having a
book sale from Saturday, October 1st to Friday the 7th.
Lunsford, Library Director: "About Our Friends' Sale Items Items are withdrawn
from the collection on a continuous basis as part of an overall process of
Continuous Review, Evaluation, and Weeding (CREW). Librarians on staff evaluate
the collection and determine whether an item's useful career is over. This
method provides constant feedback on the collection's strengths and weaknesses.
Items are withdrawn based on the age of the material, the last time the item
was checked out, and whether the item is determined to be MUSTIE (Misleading,
Ugly, Superseded, Trivial, Irrelevant to the needs and interests of the
community, or whether the item can expeditiously be obtained Elsewhere). This
is especially needful in our library due to space constraints.
Proceeds from this sale will go to purchasing new materials to
replace the old and for library programming. Withdrawn books are sold for
50¢ each Hardcover books that have been donated are sold for $1.00 each
DVDs and CDs are sold for $1.00 each"
The sale features fiction
and nonfiction books, both paperback and hard-cover, including a large number
of large-print books. Books are priced at 25¢ for children's books,
50¢ for adult paperback books, and $1.00 for adult hard cover books. CDs
and DVDs are priced at $1.00 and audio books at $3.00 each. Valuable or rare
books are individually priced.
The hours for the sale are Monday
through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(Sep 28) Saturday was
perfect running weather and the Whitewater Middle School cross country team
performed very well at the Midwest Invitational in Janesville, WI. This was a
huge race with 642 athletes competing in the 4th-8th grade race.
WMS Boys' Cross Country Team (red) in pre-race
Finishing in 3rd place overall and receiving 1st
place for 7th grade, Gio Anello crossed the line in 5 minutes, 20 seconds.
Wyatt Frisonwas the top 8th grader for the Whippets finishing in 27th place
overall with a time of 5:52. CJ Tomomitsu was our first 6th grader to cross the
finish line with a time of 7:04.
For the girls, Crystal Chan led the
team and was the top 8th grade Whippet runner in 25th place and a time of 6:24.
Melanie Juette led our 7th graders with a time of 7:04 and Julia Feit was the
top 6th grader finishing in a time of 7:40.
In addition to some great
individual performances, the cross country team ran very well as a team and
continue to show strong support for one another.
Great job to all of the Whippet cross
country runners who participated on Saturday! For the results:
Thursday September 29, 7:00 pm -
Whitewater Fire Department Meeting at Small Meeting Room Fire Dept. Municipal
(Sep 25) Jason Jeffrey, a
1994 graduate of WHS and US Air Force Veteran, worked in Iraq and recently
returned to WI and has opened a business "Good Habits Dog Training" serving
Whitewater and area from Edgerton.
Jason, who served in the Republic of
Korea in 2002, with his Military working dog, Mack.
Jason with his wife Candy with their
children (l-r) Youngest Daughter, Laura; Oldest Daughter, Summer and Son,
Jason son of Josie Grasse commented that "In 1995 I left
the small community of Whitewater and joined the United States Air Force. I
started my career by protecting the USA's Nuclear Assets, however my dream was
to work with Military Working Dogs. I served for 15 years in the USAF until I
was injured and was medically separated from the service due to those injuries.
In 2011, I accepted a position with the Department of State in Basra, Iraq as
one of the Program Mangers for the working dog section. I was in Iraq for 3
years and was only able to come home twice a year. As you can imagine having a
young family I missed out a lot of "firsts". First steps, first words and first
booboos that I could not be there to console. My wife and I decided it would be
best for me to stay home. We moved back to Wisconsin and opened our own
business, Good Habits Dog Training located out of Edgerton, WI."
business is a veteran owned and family operated business, Good Habits Dog
Training. It will supply you with a diversity of dog training options. Many dog
trainers focus on one type of dog training i.e. E-collar, inducement training
or classical leash and collar training. Good Habits Dog Training has a variety
of training types.
With over 20 years of experience, they will meet all
your needs in how you would like your dog to be trained.
competitive advantages that Good Habits Dog Training supplies is a balance of
training, care, understanding and respect for dogs and their owners.
Good Habits Dog Training is compassionate while creating a specific
plan and timeline for each individual dog, because no two dogs are alike and
your family deserves the very best. They offer free consultations and life time
support. You can find them on Facebook at Good Habits Dog Training
or call them at
608.884.0358 - Located at 10970 N. Reed Rd, Edgerton.
(Sep 25) REMINDER - The
UWW Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is sposoring their Color Run on October 1st at
Perkins Stadium. All the proceeds of this event will be going to the Whitewater
This is not a race or endurance test by any
means. The color run is for individuals of all ages. Firefighters risk their
lives rain or shine, so this event will take place rain or shine. So come with
a smile and accept the Warhawk 5k Color Walk/Run Challenge. Be Excited! Get
Excited! Get Colorful!
(Sep 25) Coach Kevin
Bullis opened up practice once again to Fairhaven Senior Services and it was
another tremendous event with the Football Team last Wednesday.
Thirty residents and multiple volunteers had the
opportunity to get up close with the team through a handshake line.
Fairhaven residents, volunteers and staff thank the
entire coaching staff and players for taking time out of their practice to
greet them! Go Warhawks
(Sep 24) Stuff the Bus is
Back! Friday, October 14th (12 - 6pm) and Saturday, October 15th (9am - 1pm) at
Nelson's Bus Service, Inc., Walmart, and the Whitewater
FFA Chapter have teamed up for Stuff the Bus. The main objective of this annual
food drive is to get the students of Whitewater Unified School District, local
area businesses and the Whitewater community involved by donating food and
monetary contributions to Stuff the Bus in an effort to stop hunger. The
donations will be collected and totaled by the Whitewater Food Pantry on
Friday, October 14th (12 - 6pm) and Saturday, October 15th (9am - 1pm) at
Sarah Ziolkowski - WHS 2016 Graduate
(24 Sep) University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse freshman Sarah Ziolkowski of Whitewater (H.S.) has been
named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women's Cross
Country Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this past Tuesday.
For the story from UW - LaCrosse
(Sep 24) Irvin L. Young
Memorial Library - There will be no early literacy classes on October 4th or
October 6th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 11th.
(Sep 23) Blood Drive -
2-6pm Monday October 3rd at First English Lutheran Church
(Sep 23) Participation in
the Whitewater's 26th CROP Hunger Walk is a wonderful service project for
students of all ages! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
To learn more about CWS/CROP, visit the website
goal is $5,000. Contact: Mariann Scott, (262) 473-4219, for collection
In October 2015, groups in the Whitewater community
including participants from the University gathered together to walk and raise
contributions for Church World Services/Christian Rural Overseas Program
(CWS/CROP). The 79 walkers collected $4,146.49 with 25 percent or $1,036.62
going to the Whitewater Food Pantry. In 25 years, the community has raised
$179,011 with $34,809 staying in Whitewater (Food Pantry).
CLASS OF 1982
(Sep 23) Whitewater High
School Class of 1982 is planning their 35th Class Reunion. They are
looking for all alumni to join them. Please contact Rita (Domitrz) Hookstead at
so they have your address and contact information to keep you posted on all the
events they are planning.
If you know the contact information of other
graduates from the class, they would appreciate you providing them with that
information as well.
(Sep 22) Keep up to date
on what is new at the Whitewater Police Department, current crimes occurring in
our community and the most recent scams you are seeing in and around the
community. Check out the Whitewater Police Department Face Book page a
reliable source of information -
Shared from the ADRC of Portage
County (it had been shared on a WI courts page): SCAM ALERT: On Sunday
9-11-2016 the police department took a report from a resident that a subject
had called her stating that she had missed jury duty and as a result a warrant
had been issued for her arrest and that she needed to make two $200 money
transfers and appear in court on 9-22-2016 or she would be locked in jail. The
caller advised her to go to Dollar General and purchase the pay-pal vouchers.
When the resident advised that she had no means of transportation, the caller
stated he would call a cab to take her.
A short time later, a cab did
indeed arrive to take the resident to Dollar General. While en route to the
store, she told the cab driver the story and he advised her to return home and
call a family member and the driver took her home before she purchased the
The family member upon hearing the story contacted
police. Investigating the call, the number on caller ID came back to the Osseo,
WI area, but further investigation showed that the call had been masked and may
have come from the Atlanta, GA area instead.
A couple of points, first,
thanks to the driver from Courtesy Cab for preventing the resident from losing
$400. Second, you are always notified in writing by the Circuit Court Clerk
when you have jury duty. You are contacted by letter months in advance and
asked to fill out a questionnaire and then sent another letter telling you what
dates you are asked to appear. Third, the police do not make arrangements for
transportation to pick up bond money, unless it is in the back of a squad car.
Please be careful, there are always people trying new and creative ways
to separate you from your money, and they are frequently invoking the power of
law enforcement to get people to hand over hard earned cash. If you get a
suspicious call similar to this, hang up and call your local law enforcement
(Sep 19) Walworth County
Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste Friday & Saturday October 7 &
Clean Sweep is dedicated to the collection & proper
disposal of household hazardous waste products. Services are available to
Walworth County household residents free-of-charge, and pre-registration is not
What is household hazardous
waste? It is the unusable portion of a household product containing
volatile chemicals that are flammable, corrosive, explosive, reactive, toxic or
radioactive. These products are identified by looking at labels, which are
generally marked CAUSTIC, ACID, DANGER, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, or POISON. Product
examples are listed BELOW.
**REMINDER** **MEDICATIONS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED
AT THE CLEAN SWEEP EVENT**
COLLECTION POINT #1 Open ONLY on Friday,
October 7 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. City of Whitewater Public
Works Complex 150 East Starin Road
COLLECTION POINT #2 Open ONLY
on Friday, October 7 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Town of
Linn Municipal Garage N611 Zenda Road, Zenda
COLLECTION POINT #3
Open ONLY on Saturday, October 8 8:00 a.m. - Noon Walworth County Public Works Department W4097 County Road NN
Is there a Clean Sweep program for
businesses & institutions? Yes! But, businesses and institutions
must pre-register for the program, provide a list of items they want to bring,
and pay for product disposal. Please call 262-741-3367 or 262-741-7264 for more
information about this opportunity, or to request a pre-registration form.
(Sep 17) Enjoy a night
of creepy stories and lore derived from the history of Whitewater, Wisconsin
(also known as "Second Salem").
Learn about the Poison Widow and take a look into the
crypt of Mary Worth as you drive to the iconic spots of Whitewater's past.
$35 per ticket Includes:
*Guided Bus Tour
*Guided Storytelling into the legends of Whitewater
The event starts and stops at The Fuzzy
Pig for appetizers and drinks. The Fuzzy Pig also does annual haunts for
the public to enjoy and will be discounted for Spirit Tour guests at $5 for all
Limited seating so reserve your spot! Call (262)
473-4005 to buy your tickets now!
(Sep 27) Frances Edna (Gruhn) Keil, age 89, of Whitewater, WI passed away
September 25, 2016 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek,
WI. She was born March 9, 1927 in Sabula, Iowa the daughter of Henry and
Mary (Peters) Gruhn. Frances was baptized, confirmed and married in Calvary
Lutheran Church in Sabula, Iowa. She married Calvin T. Keil on June 12, 1949.
She was a hard working farm wife and together they farmed in Sabula, Iowa for
27 years and then in Lancaster, Wisconsin for 20 years. They retired in the
1990's and moved to Whitewater to be closer to family. Calvin passed away on
July 15, 2010. Frances enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with her daughter
Sharon and her family, and also accompanied daughter Cindy on her nursing
assignments throughout the U.S. Her hobbies included embroidery, crocheting,
and was an avid reader.
She is survived by 4 children: Sharon (Wayne)
Lawrence of Mesa, Arizona; Cindy Smith of Whitewater, WI; Steve (Erna) Keil of
Whitewater, WI and Ron (Joan) Keil of Springfield, PA.
Jennifer (Scott) Munstermann; Matthew Lawrence; Stephanie (Randy) Badsgard;
Leah Smith; Adam Smith; Chris (Kelsey) Keil; Jason Keil; Timothy (Rachel) Keil;
and Bakhita Keil.
4 Great Grandchildren: Logan; Grace; Luke; and Nate
and one sister: Jackie Giddings of Miles, Iowa.
Frances was preceded in
death by her parents, husband, and 5 sisters.
Funeral Services will be
held at 12:00PM on Friday, September 30, 2016 at First English Lutheran Church,
401 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Steven Hanson and Rev. Jerald
Wendt officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Bellevue, Iowa.
Friends may call after 11AM on Friday at the church until the time of
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider a memorial to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, WI.
Funeral Home is assisting the family
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