Edwin Earl Thele of Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at Fairhaven on July 29, 2022 with his loved ones at his side. Ed was born on March 5, 1928 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Herman and Margetta Thele. After completing high school, Ed enlisted in the military and served in the US…Read Entire Obituary
Donald W. McCready Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on September 25, 2022 at Heritage Monona assisted living with hospice care from Bristol Hospice. Born on January 17th, 1927 in Menasha, Wisconsin to Donald Sr. and Henriette McCready. Shortly after that the family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan,where…Read Entire Obituary
Richard Alan “Rick” Hartmann, 68, of Whitewater passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at his home. Rick was born on August 14, 1954 in Fort Atkinson to Carl and Emmy (Geitner) Hartmann. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1972, and in 1988 he purchased Rick’s Eastside Pub. On…Read Entire Obituary
Jeannie C. Patrick, 84, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at herhome after a lingering illness. Jeannie was born on November 21st, 1937, in the city of Janesville, to James and Elinor (Perry)Larson. Jeannie worked 40 years as a CNA at Countryside/Alden until the age of…Read Entire Obituary
Craig A. Garbisch, 62, of Fort Atkinson, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday,September 22, 2022. He was born in Watertown, WI, on June 3, 1960, son of the lateEugene A. Garbisch and Ruth M. Garbisch (Lueder). Craig had many struggles and hardships in his short life, but he always had a…Read Entire Obituary
On the evening of Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Douglas John Hoekman passed away surrounded by family at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center. He was sixty-eight years old. Doug was born on July 13, 1954 to John and Darlene (Minkey) Hoekman, joining older sisters Kathy and Doreen. He graduated from Whitewater High…Read Entire Obituary
Audrey (Johnson) McLay, 92, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2022, at the Prairie Home Assisted Living facility in Menasha, WI. Born July 17, 1930, the youngest of five siblings, she grew up in Whitewater, WI, and graduated from Whitewater High School. She participated in some nurses training before marrying…Read Entire Obituary
Larry Edward Heesch, 75, residing in Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Larry was born August 21, 1947 in Inglewood, California. He grew up in sunny southern California where he enjoyed time at the beach riding the waves and playing volleyball. He was an accomplished amateur…Read Entire Obituary
Doris Faith LeGault of Delevan, Wisconsin passed away September 9, 2022. She was born on December 23, 1931 to Charles and Emma Wiler. Doris loved her family, music, teaching, and needlework. Doris’s giving spirit led her to donating gift boxes to children in need. Doris had a beautiful voice and…Read Entire Obituary
WHITEWATER — Shirley Ann Stone Hapka entered into eternal life on Wednesday, September 6, at her home, where she had resided since 1962. Shirley was born in Whitewater on February 27, 1940 to Ralph and Eleanor (Jacobs) Stone. She graduated from what is now the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a…Read Entire Obituary
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