William Harold Rabenhorst, 62, Whitewater, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2018 at his home where he was raised and worked his whole life as a dairy farmer.

Bill was born on August 21, 1955, in Fort Atkinson to Harold William and Edith Grace (Uglow) Rabenhorst.  He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1973.  Bill enjoyed bowling, history and reading, friends and family, farming and taking day trips to get away from the farm.  Bill liked to road farm and shoot the breeze with the neighbors. He also enjoyed riding his Harley. He loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter Linda Malone (Bo) Klietz, Whitewater; grandchildren Tyler Rabenhorst-Malone, Scarlett and Karleigh Klietz; Sister, Ellen (Lou) Rowland, Fort Wayne, IN,  many nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Kenny and Larry Rabenhorst and sister Roberta “Bobbi” Litten.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church 145 S. Prairie St. Whitewater, WI 53190.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 5:00- 8:00 pm at the Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI 53190 and on Friday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

The family would like to thank the Monday, Wednesday, Friday Dialysis team in Fort Atkinson for the last 13 years, Jim and Jack for the live transplant of kidneys, Agrace Hospice Care, the inpatient doctors and nurses at the UW Hospital and their specialty clinics, many family and friends, neighbors for coming in to help with the farm and house chores, the Baptist church family that brought food and comfort to us and the many prayers from the community.

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