Dorothea Weeks Dean passed away at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater, WI on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, due to Alzheimer’s.

She was born on May 8, 1922, in Elko, Nevada. Her childhood years were spent with her seven siblings in Wells, Nevada, after which she attended the University of Nevada-Reno. Dorothea married Robert W. Dean on August 7, 1941. She was actively involved in P.E.O., as well as church and music organizations in Spencer, Mason City, and Cedar Falls, Iowa.

She is survived by daughters Linda(Ed) Geske, Milton, WI, and Susan (Stephen) Chabot, Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren, Barry (Sara) Wadsworth, Janesville, WI and Dianna Chabot, AppleValley, MN; three great-grandchildren, and six step great-grandchildren. Dorothea was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers, and her husband, Robert, to whom she was married 53 years. Memorials may be directed to the IBA, Robert W. and Dorothea Dean Endowment Fund. Please send to: Linda Geske, 366 Wildfire Court, Milton, WI 53563.  The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

The Dean family would like to express their appreciation to third floor nursing care CNAs and nurses at Fairhaven and Rainbow Hospice nursing for years of cheerful and competent care for our mother.

Ronald D. Fero, age 74, passed away in his home in Naples, Maine on November 29, 2018.

He was a long-time resident of Whitewater, WI where he served as the Whitewater Town Board Chairman and retired as an independent business owner. Mr. Fero enjoyed serving as chairman and also traveling. He is survived by his daughter Laura of Boone, NC, son Scott of Phoenix, AZ, three grandchildren, and one-great granddaughter. He is also survived by a sibling, Joellen Malicki, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Shirley Fero and his brother Bruce. A memorial is being planned in Whitewater for early summer 2019 to celebrate his life.

Details will be communicated at a later date.