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Marie Irene Roe, 85, Whitewater was called to Heaven to be with her parents and brothers on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Fairhaven Senior Living in Whitewater, WI.

Marie was born on February 21, 1933 in Prairie Du Chien, WI to Henry and Evelyn (Walker) Graul.  She graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1952.  She earned her Rural Teaching Degree from Whitewater State Teacher’s College. She taught in a one room school at Famechon Ridge School in Eastman, WI and at Springbrook School in Whitewater. Marie married Wilfred Roe on July 31, 1954 in Eastman, WI.  She grew up on a farm and after she married Wilfred, she worked alongside Wilfred on their family farm as well as raised nine children.  Marie was active as a 4-H leader and had her children involved in many activities in the community.  She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater.  Marie loved to bake and cook and her grandchildren were her joy. She loved the role of taking care of her family, both immediate and extended family.

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Susan Kay Parrish, age 73, peacefully passed away at 5:20 am Sunday November 4, 2018 at Covenant Village of Westminster, Colorado.

Susan was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on August 26, 1945. Susan is survived by her two daughters Jamie Nicole Chesser and Jennifer Sue Parrish of Colorado; her son-in-law William Jason Chesser; her grandchildren William Henry Chesser, Hadley Nicole Parrish, and Vera Rose Chesser. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Ralph Wickingson and Arlene Freeman; her husband Charles Benjamin Parrish; and her brothers Robert and Thomas Wickingson.

Susan was a beautiful woman and a wonderful mother. Her two daughters knew nothing different than to reach for the stars in life because Susan taught them no mountain was too high and their dreams could become their reality. “Ain’t no mountain high enough.” – will certainly be one of her legacies. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She bestowed upon them irreplaceable values including understanding, patience, love, gratitude, and tenderness. Susan was a devout Christian, attending church routinely throughout her life. Her faith was demonstrated in every aspect of her life including her work ethic, her friendships, and the relationships with her family. She held several jobs during her life with her favorites being mother, homemaker, nanny to her grandchildren, and companion and helper to the elderly.

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Beatrice (Mulks) Jacobs passed away on November 9, 2018 at Fairhaven Senior Living, Whitewater, WI.

She was born in Eaton, NY to William and Marie (Elliott) Mulks on September 21, 1927.  She was a 1945 graduate of Janesville High School.  Bea married Lawrence Jacobs on April 9, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2017. She and Larry farmed most of their married life. Together Bea and Larry had two sons; Daniel (Sally) Jacobs, Atlanta, GA and Gordon Jacobs, Fort Atkinson, WI.

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On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Charles “Tom” Coe passed away at age 74. 

Tom was born on June 15, 1944, in Milwaukee. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 1963 and served in the Army National Guard for a year. He then joined his Father at the Whitewater Register, aka Coe Printers and Publishers. 

When Tom and his brother in law Russ Saunders sold the paper in 2001, it marked the end of the 128-year family owned business.

Tom was a member of the Whitewater Fire Department from 1968 to 2004, and his run included some time as Chief. He had a passion for sports and loved attending Badger and Warhawk sporting events.

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