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Obituaries

Krystoffer Sebastian Dortch, 25 of Whitewater, died on September 15, 2018.

He entered this world on March 4, 1993, which was his due date. It is also the last time he agreed to follow directions set by someone else. He was a beautiful, vivacious energy with an infectious light that has touched so many lives.  Krys was the kind of person who people fell in love with. From the moment he was born, he was able to capture the hearts of others just by giving them a look and a smile. He cared about people, loved animals and wanted to be the best he could be.

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Lorraine Margaret Millis, age 91, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Sunset Ridge Assisted Living in Jefferson, WI.

Lorraine was born on October 3, 1927, in Wisconsin – the daughter of Hector and Irene Fraser. After completing high school, Lorraine attended The Art Institute in Milwaukee.  On February 17, 1951, Lorraine married Walter James Millis; they had five children and were together until Walter passed away in December of 2011.  Her most cherished times were spent with her husband whom she adored, their cats and Pattie their dog.  Lorraine was in her element when she could be outdoors working in her flower gardens, but nothing could compare with her and Walter’s love of camping. She would be packed and ready to go at even the suggestion of a camping trip.  She also loved to have her kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren come to visit.

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Albert (Pete) Brokmeier passed away on September 17, 2018; born on January 18, 1940, to Albert and Adeline Brokmeier, he was 78.

Pete lived in Whitewater all his life, and enjoyed softball, traveling to various places in Europe, Alaska, and stateside with his wife, Trudy, camping, golfing, and his real love – fishing. 

Pete was extremely active within the community. He was a volunteer fireman for over 20 years, was President of the Whitewater Jaycees, was a member of the Whitewater Police and Fire Commission, and served on various committees at the Methodist Church in Whitewater. Pete owned Fireside Heating with Joe Bonk. He also worked for Hawthorne Melody for 20 years and for Home Lumber until retiring in 2005. 

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Ida Helen (Erickson) Haney, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Glenwood Memory Care in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Ida, who was born in the town of Clearbrook, Minnesota, on September 29, 1931, was the eleventh of twelve children born to Emil and Inga A. (Haugen) Erickson. She married Merwyn Dale Haney on July 15, 1950, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For several years, they lived in various locations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin until settling in the Palmyra, Wisconsin area in 1971.

Ida was a wonderful homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was a hospitable hostess and made sure each guest felt special by preparing foods which she knew they enjoyed. Ida loved her Lord and reading her Bible, and spent years teaching both her Sunday school class and her grandchildren about the Lord.

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Wendy Ann Kremin, 63, Whitewater, WI passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI with her family by her side.

Wendy worked in the medical field for over 40 years.  She had amazing compassion for each and every patient she cared for.  She especially loved working with the elderly and they loved her.   She volunteered for several years as a member of the Lyons Rescue Squad. 

Wendy was always there for her family and friends.  One of the biggest joys of her life was being with her grandson, Ethan.  She loved spending her summers on Turtle Lake with her family and friends.  She loved to make crafts and enjoyed cooking.  She was known for her chocolate chip cookies and broccoli soup.

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