Obituary: Norma “Jeanne” Triebold, 88 (UPDATED with arrangements)

Update: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Whitewater. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The church requests that masks be worn inside during the visitation and service. A burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery.

Norma “Jeanne” Triebold , 88, Whitewater, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Florida.

Jeanne was born on January 14, 1933 in Chicago, IL to Norma (Thorne) and George D. Sickafoose. She graduated from Hyde Park High School and The Chicago School of Dental Nursing. In 1954 Jeanne married Robert E. Hawes and they moved back to his hometown of Whitewater in 1956, happily leaving big city life behind. After 12 years of marriage, Bob died suddenly. A year and a half later Jeanne met Frederic “Fritz” Triebold. They married on October 14, 1967 and shared fun and adventure in both the daily and special events of their 50 years together.

As a widow in 1966, with two young children, Jeanne took over ownership of The Little Red Schoolhouse in Whitewater and began a career directing and teaching preschool until her retirement 33 years later. She treasured her connections to the 3 and 4 year olds, and counted her teachers among her closest friends for the rest of her life. She delighted in seeing former students or their parents over the years, and especially loved when now adult students brought their own children to her home for Trick or Treat.

Jeanne was involved in many aspects of community life; a pattern she continued up until her death. As a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years, she played an active role in choir and Vacation Bible School while her children were young. She led her daughter’s troop of Brownie Girl Scouts on through Senior Scouts, where in high school they were able to travel to Mystic Seaport, CT and sail up the Atlantic Coast. Over the years she belonged to, and often held offices in, the Jaycettes, Whitewater Junior Women’s Club, Alpha Club, Florence Bassett Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and Red Hats. Jeanne also proudly served as both Vice-President and President of the umbrella organization coordinating the activities of those clubs, the Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Jeanne and Fritz loved to spend time with family and friends, especially when everyone could be outside in warm weather. They enjoyed many summers on Blue Spring Lake near Palmyra, and then many winters in Naples, Fl. They traveled extensively abroad, especially in Europe. They formed lasting friendships wherever they went and enjoyed those connections immensely.

Jeanne will be remembered by her loving children, Susan (Bill) Miazga and Lawrence Hawes; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Bryan) Royce, Margaret (Eric ) Cherney, Ben Miazga, Tom Miazga, Ian Fyfe and Nickerson Hawes. She delighted in the birth and antics of each of her great grandchildren, Ellie, Fritz, Annie and Grace. Jeanne is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Don (Marge) Triebold and David (Laura) Triebold, as well as her sister-in-law, Judy Triebold. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert Sickafoose, and her husbands, Robert Hawes and Frederic Triebold.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers at her service, please consider making a memorial to the Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs or the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary: Clara Anne Bastian, 89

Clara Anne Bastian, 89, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Fairhaven.

Clara was born on December 3, 1931 in Neenah to Gordon and Frances (Cheeseman) Albert. She grew up in Neenah and graduated from Neenah High School. On September 2, 1950, Clara married William (Bill) E. Bastian, and together they had three children. Clara did office and clerical work at Neenah High School and later at Stevens Point High School and General Casting in Waukesha, while Bill was in the ministry. She and Bill would then move to Nashville, Tennessee to work with senior housing apartments, Clara doing the office and clerical work and Bill doing maintenance. Clara and Bill moved back to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and continued to work with senior housing apartments. Bill passed away on July, 24, 2005. Clara, shortly after, moved to Whitewater, WI and got involved in activities there.

She enjoyed listening to music, singing, and being part of the church choir. She also enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, reading, and making cards for family and friends for all occasions.

Clara is a member at First United Methodist Church in Whitewater.

She is survived by her children, William K. Bastian, Jane Wegner, Laura Taylor; grandchildren, Angela Stillwagon, Andrew Czosnek, Victoria Taylor, Lynz England, Demencio Campos, Jeremy Campos, Jenni Tharaldson; sisters, Mary Trettin, Virginia Cramer; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Frances; husband, Bill; and sister, Cynthia Wilms.

The family would like to give special thanks to Fairhaven nurses, CNA’s and other staff for their exceptional care for Clara.

Memorials can be designated to Fairhaven or Rainbow Hospice.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.

Obituary: Marian Joyce Sokolowski “Joyce,” 89

Marian Joyce Sokolowski “Joyce”, 89, of Whitewater died on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Marian was born in Whitewater, the daughter of the late Carl Meyer and Joyce Ellie Kerry Meyer. She attended school in Whitewater and graduated from Whitewater City High School in 1949 and attended Whitewater State Teachers College, where she was a member of Tri Sigma social sorority. Joyce taught in area one room schools. She married Andrew Sokolowski on July 9, 1955 and continued her love for the outdoors, gardening and animals. Joyce and her husband were full time in dairy farming for many years. Their farm was named AnJoy Farm. She participated in all areas of farming with milking cows, bailing hay and operating machinery.

Joyce was a member of Wisconsin Dairies, Farm Bureau, Hoard’s Dairyman Historical Museum, and the Red Hats of Coldspring. She loved her many pet cats and dogs and would easily teach them tricks.

Joyce volunteered at Fort Memorial Hospital as a “Partner” and at the Food Pantry in Whitewater. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Whitewater. She would also stand in line to obtain groceries for many families unable to get away and deliver them. She gave many hours for friends, family and neighbors when they needed help, take them to Dr. appointments, bring them home baked goodies or help with everyday tasks. She especially did not like boredom or sitting around. She was always calling her friends, family and neighbors to check on them. She dearly loved her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by her sister, Dorothy McCracken of Sarasota, Florida; children, Mike Sokolowski of Whitewater, Ann Grant of Milton, Larry (Wanda) Sokolowski of Windsor, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Kari Grant of Milton, Tom (Gretchen) Grant of Sharon, Wisconsin, Ryan (Ashley) Sokolowski of Sun Prairie, Derek of Windsor, Kelsey (Jamie) of Sun Prairie; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Haisley, Henry, Easton, Oaklyn; one great-grandchild on the way; special dear friend of 85 years, Joan Dempsey of Eagle, Wisconsin; special aunt, Jean Weaver of Janesville; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; mother, Joyce Meyer; brother, Stanley Meyer; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Meyer; brother-in-law, Bernard Wafle; niece, Sheryl Miller; nephew, David Meyer; and many special friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Glenwood Care of Whitewater, Dr. Roberta Jo Wedl for all the wonderful care and Rainbow Hospice of Johnson Creek.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Rainbow Hospice or a local animal shelter would be appreciated.

Funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190. A visitation will take place from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Remember me with smiles and Laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.

Bruce & Ruby Schroeder Celebrating 60th Anniversary

Thursday, June 17, 2021, marks the 60th wedding anniversary for longtime Whitewater residents, Bruce & Ruby Schroeder.

Ruby Margaret Turner married Bruce Edward Schroeder on June 17, 1961, 7:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, in Dunkerton, IA. Over their five-plus decades living in Whitewater, they have been members of the First United Methodist Church.

Bruce met Ruby while both were teaching in Garwin, IA, in 1958. They have 2 children, Mark (Beth) & Lyn (Ken Koopman). They are grandparents of Ryan (Cathy) and Daniel and have three great-grandchildren, Emma, William, and Kyla. During their 60 years of marriage, they have taken many trips across the USA, visiting a high percentage of the National Parks, and beyond the borders to many tourist destinations around the globe. Today they are content to watch the sights and sounds of Whitewater from their front porch and take an occasional car tour of where they have worked at, i.e. Lakeview & Lincoln for Ruby and UW-W for Bruce, along with other familiar places in and around Whitewater that they have enjoyed together over the years.

Congratulations to Bruce & Ruby on their 60th wedding anniversary!!!

Obituary: Lucille Waga, 97

Lucille Waga, 97, of Whitewater went home to the Lord on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Alden Estates of Jefferson.

She was born on July 18, 1923 in Whitewater, Wisconin to Paul and Bertha (Papcke) Schmidt. Lucille attended Whitewater High School class of 1941. She married Vernon Waga on May 29, 1947. Together they had two sons, Lawrence and Dennis, and enjoyed attending all their sporting events. Vernon and Lucille were married for 56 years, before Vern passed away in 2003. Lucille worked throughout WWII, eventually retiring from the Whitewater School District.  

She was very active in her church, St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, a devout Lutheran. 

Lucille is survived by her sons, Larry (Tammy Buchli) Waga of Fort Atkinson, Dennis Waga of Whitewater; grandchildren, Luke Waga of Fort Atkinson, Lacey Waga of Fort Atkinson; great-granddaughter, Jayden Olson of Fort Atkinson; and Great Grandson, Chase Waga of Fort Atkinson. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two-year-old Brother, Marvin.

Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Rainbow Hospice and Alden Estates for their exceptional care for Lucille.

Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

*************************************************************************************************************************

Banner note: Previously we have generally used most or all of the first sentence of an obituary in the headline on the homepage. We have begun a trial of using an abbreviated headline in an effort to allow more visibility for the photo, particularly when viewed on a tablet or phone.

Obituary: Lee Alton Langbecker of Richmond, 77

Lee Alton Langbecker, 77, Town of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home.

Lee was born on November 23, 1943 in Milwaukee, WI to Walter and Lucy (Arquette) Langbecker.  He graduated from Fort Atkinson, WI.  Lee served his country in the United States Navy from 1961-1967.  He married Linda Wilkins in January, 1973.   She preceded him in death on November, 15, 1999.  Lee was employed as a master printer for over 25 years.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his children: Gary Langbecker, Milton, Kathryn (Jerrod) Howe, Janesville, Tracie (Timothy) Cluver, Fort Atkinson; grandchildren: Taylor Langbecker, Donald Kaat, Kristoff Cluver, r, Timothy Cluver Jr, Meredyth Cluver; great-grandchildren: Noah and Lucas Howe, Donald Kaat II, Syleste Stuher, Isaac Cluver; brothers: Wayne Langbecker, MO, Gary (Paulette) Langbecker, MS.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Jack Langbecker.

Funeral Services with military honors will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI 53190.    Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Online condolences may be made by visiting www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.  Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family.

*************************************************************************************************************************

Banner note: Previously we have generally used most or all of the first sentence of an obituary in the headline on the homepage. We have begun a trial of using an abbreviated headline in an effort to allow more visibility for the photo, particularly when viewed on a tablet or phone.

Charles Gregory Salgado JR., 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Whitewater on May 28, 2021

Charles Gregory Salgado JR., 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Whitewater, WI on May 28, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Cheryl of Whitewater; children, Rhonda (Timothy) Truman, Whitewater WI, Mark Salgado; Five grandchildren, Nicole Wintlend, Emily Salgado, Keegan Williams-Salgado, Tyrus Wintlend, Wyatt Salgado; one great-granddaughter Addison Salgado; siblings, Richard (Marsha) Lynn Theder, JoAnn (Jack) Basting, John (Carolynn) Danek, Ted (Marie) Salgado, Paul (Luann) Salgado, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son Ronald Salgado.

The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to Marquardt Hospice for all of their compassion and kindness.

Per Charles wishes the family is not planning a memorial service.

Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI is assisting the family. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.

Eric Moyse Obituary Updated with Arrangements

Eric Moyse, 38, of Whitewater, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2021 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.

Eric was born on January 24, 1983 to Douglas E. Moyse and Irma I. Moyse.  Growing up in Cold Spring, WI, Eric enjoyed his youth spending countless hours swimming in the pool with his childhood friends and playing with his pets. 

Eric attended Washington Grade School in Whitewater and took an early liking to music which he continued throughout his childhood years, through high school, playing in both the marching band and pep band.  He made a lot of friends through his years of band and cherished those friendships for years to come.  Academics always seemed to come easy to Eric; he enjoyed learning very much, graduating with honors in 2001 from Whitewater High School.

Eric was interested in many things, among them would be, spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, walking trails, foraging for mushrooms and metal detecting with one of his best friends, Tim Luebke.

He enjoyed playing video games with many of his closest friends and brother, Lance. He also spent a lot of his time reading and enjoyed all things Trivia related.

Eric is survived by his Mother, Irma Moyse; Brothers, Lance and Ryan Moyse (Tanya); aunts and uncles, Richard Moyse (Bonnie), Fred Alvarado (Sandi), Carmen Alvarado Wagie (Dale), Rachel Alvarado Hellen; along with loving cousins and other family, friends and his beloved cat, Walter.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Douglas Moyse; paternal grandparents, Earle and Alice (Talbert) Moyse; Maternal Grandparents, Federico and Josefina (Vasquez) Alvarado; and Uncle, Duane Moyse.

A memorial mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Whitewater.  A visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family will hold a private burial.

The family would like to give special thanks to all those providing care for Eric through Rainbow Hospice.  The care provided was exceptional for both Eric and Family.  We will be forever grateful for their assistance.

Nitardy funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Obituary of Mary J. Goeglein has been updated with arrangements

A Memorial Service will be held to honor the life of Mary J. Goeglein on May 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Evergreen Country Club in the Pavillion, N6246 US-12, Elkhorn, WI 53121 .  Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. with a service at 2:00 p.m., with visitation afterwards until 5:00 p.m.  Please note masks will be required.

Mary J. Goeglein, 61, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away surrounded by her family on October 22nd, 2020.

Mary was born on November 29th, 1958 in Fort Atkinson to Robert A. and Jane E. (Graham) Kettwig. She spent all of her early life in Whitewater; graduating from Whitewater High School in 1977 and then UW-Whitewater in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. On June 1st, 1979, she married the love of her life, Walter “Wally” Goeglein, at United Methodist Church in Whitewater. After graduating, she pursued a career at her alma mater as an administrative assistant. Here, she touched many lives and dearly enjoyed mentoring and building friendships with her student workers.  Many kept in contact with her after their graduation and she enjoyed following their further careers and adventures. 

Many described Mary as a caring, warm-hearted person that was always willing to help others. She was gentle yet bold, and always had so much love to give. Her smile was bright and contagious; she lit up any room she entered. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren; and enjoyed cooking wonderful meals for family and friends.  One of her favorite activities was riding her Can-Am Spyder “Cora” and she was a beloved member of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group. She loved all things Disney and made many trips “home” to Walt Disney World which brought her so much joy.  She enjoyed watching Badger, Packer and Brewer games and loved the spirit of Wisconsin sports. One event you could always find her at was Irish Fest in Milwaukee; enjoying the music, the food and all things Celtic.

Mary is survived by her husband Wally; her son Graham (Autumn White) Goeglein of Madison; her daughter Jessica (Tom) Ackley of Raymond; her brothers Thomas (Toni) Kettwig of Poinciana, FL, and Dan (Kathy) Kettwig of Port Orchard, WA; and her grandchildren Abraham and Harrison Ackley; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Estelle Villwock.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Agrace Hospice, Cedar Crest Assisted Living, and Visiting Angels for all of their compassion and kindness.

A memorial service for Mary will be held in the Spring of 2021 when we can all gather to share our beloved memories of her and honor her spirit.

Memorials in Mary’s name may be given to the ALS Association at their website donate.als.org to benefit ALS research.  You can also send a memorial in her name to Agrace Hospice by either going to their website or if you prefer to donate by check, please make the check payable to “Agrace Foundation” and mail it to: Agrace, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711

The Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Roscoe J. Harrison, 94, of Whitewater passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Fairhaven Senior Services

Roscoe J. Harrison, 94, of Whitewater passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Fairhaven Senior Services in Whitewater.

Roscoe was born on April 12, 1927 in Marion, Ohio to Roscoe and Rosetta (Gibbs) Harrison.
After graduating high school, Roscoe enlisted in the United States Navy as a seaman first class. On October 22, 1949, Roscoe married the love of his life, Josephine, in West Allis. He enjoyed a successful career working for AT&T as an instructor for commercial phone systems.

Roscoe was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson.

Roscoe is survived by his son, Martin (Eileen); grandsons, Kendall (Jessica) and Nathan (Stephanie) Harrison; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Cole, Kai, Nina and Julian Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Rosetta; Wife, Josephine; daughter, Gale Ann.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. A visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The service can be attended virtually at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/7902565423. A burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson.

The family would like to give special thanks to Fairhaven Senior Services and Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson County for their exceptional care for Roscoe. Memorials, if desired, can be made to Fairhaven Senior Services, or Rainbow Hospice.

Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.