Obituary: Kathleen Rogers Lundin, 87, of Sanibel Island, FL

Kathleen Lundin (nee Rogers), co-author of several business books with her late husband, Dr. William H. Lundin, passed away on March 19, 2023, after a multi-year battle with a series of debilitating physical problems and illnesses. Her family serenaded her with a live rendition of “I’ll take you home again Kathleen,” by her bedside as she was passing. The Sanibel Island resident was 87 years old.

Known as Kathy, she was the daughter of Chicago residents Stanley and Rosemary Rogers, who both worked multiple jobs to raise their family of two daughters through the depression. Kathleen attended St. Alphonse’s High School in Chicago, then enrolled in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She met her husband Bill, a psychoanalyst with a budding practice, and worked as his secretary before marrying him in 1958. Bill was a decorated WWII combat medic and former POW, which sparked Kathy’s lifelong interest in survival instincts.

Bill and Kathy raised their children in the Streeterville area in downtown Chicago, before buying an unfinished school of Frank Lloyd Wright home in Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin and relocating. They embraced the beauty of the area, with Kathy researching and writing the first official history of the nature district in which they resided. She taught her children the varied arts of self-resilience in a remote area, focusing on mastering nature and being self-directed and goal driven. These values kept her alive throughout her long and debilitating final days.

As their children left home, Kathy focused on real estate development, at one point managing several properties in Chicago, Madison, WI and Sanibel Island. Bill and Kathy had purchased a five-acre parcel from the Starling family in the late 1960’s and developed them with the aid of island naturalist George Campbell, author of “The Nature of Things on Sanibel.” Bill and Kathy migrated to the island permanently in the 1980’s, which became their base for international travel and art collecting. Bill applied his many years of consulting experience to their first book, “The Healing Manager.” Over the course of the next decade and a half they penned several more business books, their most famous being “When Smart People Work for Dumb Bosses.”

When Bill passed away in 2000, Kathy immersed herself in the community of the island, working at CROW, and planning for a book based on interviews with POW’s. She is survived by four children, Steven (Candace), Carey (Mark), Leslie (Grant), and Lauren (Dan) and seven grandchildren.

Kathleen will be interred with Bill at Arlington National Cemetery, where a memorial service will be held this summer.

Obituary: Linda Joanne Lorman, 73

Linda Joanne Lorman, 73, Whitewater, passed away at Alden Estates, Jefferson, WI on March 2, 2023.

Linda was born on March 12, 1949, in Fort Atkinson, WI to Albert and Marjorie (Kohls) Robel. She graduated from Fort Atkinson High School. Linda married George Lorman in 1970. She owned and operated The Bottle Shop liquor store in Palmyra. Linda was also employed by Farmco in Palmyra for many years. She enjoyed going to the casinos, playing cards and bowling. Above all she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Melissa Lorman, Palmyra, Jennifer (Hector) Gomez, Whitewater, and James (Katie) Lorman, Waukesha; grandchildren, Kassidy, Hailey, Dylan (Katy), Jena, Joey, Emily, Michael, Oliver, Maizy and Heidi; she was “Mammy” to her great-grandchildren, Karlee, Sage, Ivy, Havana, Alora, and Emery; brothers, John (Sandy) Robel, Dan Robel, and Tim (Leanne) Robel; brothers-in-law, Doug Weber and Ralph Tutton; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George Lorman; siblings, Allen Robel, Kathy Weber, Nancy Robel, Mary Lou Tutton, and David Robel.

A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held on April 15, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Squidy’s 2, 102 N. 2nd St. Palmyra, WI. Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

Obituary: Barbara J. Quast, 82

WHITEWATER – Barbara J. Quast, 82, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on March 14, 2023.  She was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in December and put up a courageous fight.  Barbara will be missed by countless loving friends and family members.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Whitewater.  Visitation will be immediately beforehand from Noon to 2 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at The Fuzzy Pig in Whitewater (everyone is welcome to come and meet Barbara’s faithful Miniature Australian Shepherd, Buddy).

            Barbara grew up in Loyal, WI, where she graduated high school.  Barbara earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Ray-Vogue School in Chicago (which explains why she was always dressed to the nines).  Barbara met the love of her life, Allen, in her front yard in Loyal, WI, and they married February 3, 1962.  Barbara worked extremely hard as a homemaker, providing a wonderful upbringing for their three children and two of their grandchildren.  She was a devout Catholic whose faith provided strength and guided her through the tragic murder of Lynnette in 1999, as well as her own diagnosis of terminal cancer.  Barbara volunteered over 6,900 hours for various non-profits, most notably her 20 years as a volunteer at the Whitewater Food Pantry, where she has been the co-manager the past four years.  Customers of the Food Pantry often commented that Barbara was always smiling and kind, as she received her greatest joy from serving those in need.  Even after major surgery and chemo, Barbara returned to her volunteerism serving those she loved up until the last week of her life.  When her son tried to throw Barbara a retirement party from the Food Pantry two weeks ago, she said “I’m not a quitter!” and insisted she would continue God’s work until her dying day, which she did with great dignity and honor.  Barbara enjoyed camping with family and friends in her TowLow, traveling to amazing destinations, and playing cards with family and friends (up to her final days).

            Barbara is survived by her son, Bob (Becky) of Blue Grass, Iowa; dog, Buddy; five grandchildren – Chris, Brian, Jase (Kellie), Lacey (Bret), and Savanna; eight great-grandchildren – Lilly, Zoey, Owen, Emery, Rowan, Bayler, Corinne & Alec; brother, Tom (Jan); plus many nieces and nephews, including Linda & Tom Hett with whom Barbara & Allen enjoyed traveling the world!  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Julia & Emil; infant brother; devoted husband, Allen, and loving daughter, Lynnette, & son, Tom; niece, Barb; and sister-in-law, Bev.

            Barbara’s family invites everyone to share stories and condolences at  Any donations should please be made to her favorite charity, Whitewater Food Pantry.

Obituary: Sherry L. Bigelow, 74, of Fort Atkinson

Sherry L. Bigelow, 74, of Fort Atkinson, WI passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at her home.

Sherry was born on April 11, 1948 in Fort Atkinson the daughter of Vern and Betty (Hertel) Reinke. She grew up in the Fort Atkinson area and was a 1966 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. Sherry worked as an office manager for Whitewater Oil for 27 years and enjoyed her work very much. After her time with Whitewater Oil, she worked at Pick’n Save Grocery until her retirement. Sherry was the type of person who was happy to go to work and she loved her jobs. The first and most important thing in Sherry’s life was her family. She was a loving mother to her two children, Robert and Brenda and a wonderful, supportive grandma to her grandkids. The lights of Sherry’s life were her great-grandchildren. She spent most of her retirement years caring for and babysitting her great-grandchildren and she loved every minute of it. She was proud of her family and made sure they felt loved and cared for. One of Sherry’s favorite things was the Christmas Season. She loved to decorate her home, give gifts, and share the Christmas spirit with others. For many years, Sherry would make a Christmas card for each resident at all of the assisted living facilities in her area which she would deliver to them with the help of her family. Sherry had a fun and sarcastic personality and her wit and laughter will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by: her children, Robert Bigelow of Whitewater, WI and Brenda Brown of Whitewater, WI; her grandchildren, Nicholas (Brittany) Osgood of Whitewater, WI, Danielle (Ryan) Larson of Menomonee Falls, WI, Nathan (Brittany) Lathrop of Cambridge, WI, Robert Lathrop of Whitewater, WI, and Andrew Lathrop of Whitewater, WI; her dear great-grandchildren, Duncan, Evan, Connor, Alexis, and a baby girl (Charlee) on the way. She is also survived by two siblings, Gale Kelly of Okauchee, WI, Douglas (Sue) Reinke of Janesville, WI, her dear friend, Betty Fehly of Fort Atkinson, WI, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Bradley.

Memorials in Sherry’s honor may be made to her family.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Palmyra, WI (320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI 53156). Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Palmyra and Eagle, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit

Obituary: Miguel Aranda Loza, 78

Miguel Aranda Loza of Whitewater, born May 6th, 1944, passed away at the age of 78 on March 7th, 2023 in San Jose de Otates, Mexico. Burial services took place in his hometown of San Jose de Otates, Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Raquel Aranda, and their 11 children: Apolinar, Guadalupe, Eva, Ruben, Lourdes, Antonio, Juan, Marta, Irene, Marissa, and Tania, along with their respective families.

Before settling in Whitewater, Miguel worked in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Michigan. Miguel decided to establish his family in Whitewater, Wisconsin 30 years ago, making Whitewater his and his family’s home. Miguel has been a long member of St. Patrick’s Church. He had a larger than life sense of humor, always joyful and making others laugh (especially his grandkids), and brought sunshine to everyone’s morning with his passion for singing. He had a love for baseball and played throughout his childhood before moving to the States.

Miguel and his presence is greatly missed. His chair will always remain the first and last seat you will see as you enter and leave his home, remembering his greetings and goodbyes. 

Te Amo Viejito

In Memory of Nancy A. Noack, 1945-2020

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”

In memory of Nancy A. Noack, who passed away at the age of 75 in Whitewater, WI on March 16, 2020. 

Nancy was born in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of Raymond Noack and Evelyn (née Neubauer) (Noack) Brill in January 1945. 

She attended St. Ignatius Loyola for grade school and graduated high school from St. John’s Cathedral. 

One of Nancy’s proudest lifetime accomplishments was to attend UW-Whitewater, where she earned membership into Alpha Chi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.  She graduated in 1982 as magna cum laude with a B. S. of Education, all as a married woman and mother of three young girls.  

While Nancy raised her family in Oconomowoc, she thoroughly enjoyed her career working as an elementary school librarian and promoting reading programs within the East Troy school district. There she developed some meaningful lifelong friendships with fellow co-workers, and she completed 21 years of service before taking an early retirement. 

Nancy later moved to Mukwonago and lastly Whitewater, where she was blessed to make some loving friends in the local community. 

Nancy had a generous, kind and loyal soul and fiercely loved her family and friends. She was sensitive, sentimental and extremely thoughtful. 

One of many ways she showed her love was through food. She was a talented baker, and her legacy will live on through her decorated sour cream cut-out cookies. She also enjoyed hosting her annual ethnic-themed holiday parties for some of her close friends. 

Nancy had a creative mind and loved exploring many arts and crafts, as well as gardening. She was an excellent seamstress and relished taking on crafting challenges. Nancy had a deep-rooted and lifelong passion for learning and reading, which she also instilled in her children.  

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, her mother and her beloved older brother, James Noack.  

Nancy is survived by her daughters:  Linda Karpinski, Kathleen Wade (Scott Dallasta) and Ellen Karpinski (Jamal Ghanname) as well as her grandson, Zachary Karpinski (Caroline Vaughan). Nancy would have been overjoyed to welcome her great-granddaughter, Harlow, into the family. 

Also left behind were her furry constant companions: Miranda, Ernie and Jelli Bean. 

Nancy’s family would like to thank all those who came for visits and helped care for her during her last months, especially her sister-in-law, Mary, and her Mercyhealth Hospice team. 

The Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater, WI assisted the family. No service was held due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Obituary: Deborah E. Stradinger, 73, of Katy, Texas

Deborah E. Stradinger

Deborah “Deb” E. Stradinger 73, of Katy, Texas, passed away in her sleep on February 23, 2023. Deb, formerly of
Whitewater, WI, was the daughter of Emil and Loretta Stradinger.

Deb is survived by her partner of 35 years, Kim Buffey; along with her brothers: Mark (Terri), Fr. Stephen (ret.), Joseph,
James, and Theodore; her sisters, Joan (David Egnoski), Ruth, Mary (Mike) Bloomquist, and Ann; numerous nieces and
nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Deb is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Scott Henry and sister-in-law, Robin Stradinger.

A lifelong educator, Deb served students worldwide for over 40 years. Before her retirement in 2019, she taught in
Wisconsin; Guam; Nürnberg, Germany; and Houston, Texas.

With her love for learning and people, Deb was an avid traveler and camped throughout the United States with Kim and
her beloved cocker spaniels, Rascal and Tanner. Along with traveling the states, she also traveled the world. A member
of the Traveler Century Club, she visited over 100 countries, including her final excursion to Cuba this past November.

Deb was a lover of games (especially cards), a great baker who fed the schools where she worked, and she was always
willing to help others, no matter the situation.

Deb will be greatly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cocker Spaniel
Rescue of East Texas in Deb’s honor. ( There will be no services in accordance with Deb’s wishes.

Obituary: Marianne M. Madson (nee McDaniel), 94

Marianne M. Madson (nee McDaniel), loving wife of the late Arthur L. Madson, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2023 at the age of 94.

She was born in Sioux City, Iowa on March 13, 1928, the daughter of Leonard and Susie McDaniel.

Marianne was a talented and passionate musician with perfect pitch.  At age five she started violin lessons and the teacher said she was a natural.  She moved on to cello lessons and performed the cello, the second love of her life, for more than 70 years.

She married Arthur on September 2, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa and they enjoyed 57 years together.  Marianne earned her Master’s Degree in cello performance from UW-Madison in 1968.  For many years she taught privately, performed in orchestras, and taught in public schools.

Marianne is survived by her children, Katherine Litteral, Lucy (Robert) Brusky, Kevin Madson (Janet Badura), Marilyn (Tim) Justus, and Amy Madson; grandchildren, Jennifer Litteral (Aramis Grey), William Justus, and Joseph Justus; and great-granddaughter, Saoirse Grey.  She is further survived by brother-in-law, Dennis (Janet) Madson; sister-in-law, Geri (James) Beshey; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Susie McDaniel; and her sister, Teresa McDaniel.

A private graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater.

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

Obituary/Obituario: Ricardo “Ricky” Lopez Navejas Jr., 16

Ricardo “Ricky” Lopez Navejas Jr., 16, of Whitewater passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023. Ricky was born on December 29, 2006 to Ricardo and Luz (Navejas) Lopez in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. He attended Washington Elementary School and Whitewater Middle School, and was currently enrolled at Whitewater High School completing tenth grade.

Ricky loved basketball, video games, spending time with friends, listening to music, and joking around. His laugh was known to be contagious.

Ricky is survived by his parents, Ricardo and Luz Lopez; sister, Melissa Lopez; niece, Julie Delgado; nephew, Isaiah Delgado; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Aurelia Avalos and Jose Carmen Navejas and paternal grandfather Jose Elias Lopez.

A mass of Christian burial will take place at 1 PM on Friday, March 3, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Whitewater.  Visitation will take place from 10 AM until the time of mass.  Burial will take place following mass at Calvary Cemetery in Whitewater.

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


Ricardo “Ricky” López Navejas Jr. falleció el lunes 20 de Febrero 2023 a la edad de 16 años en Whitewater. Ricky nació el 29 de Diciembre del 2006 de sus padres Ricardo y Luz (Navejas) López en Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Terminó la escuela primaria Washington y la escuela secundaria Whitewater Middle School y actualmente estaba estudiando en Whitewater High School terminando el décimo grado.

A Ricky le encantaba el baloncesto, los videojuegos, pasar tiempo con sus amigos, y bromear. Una de sus características era que su risa era muy contagiosa.

A Ricky le sobreviven sus padres, Ricardo y Luz López; hermana, Melissa López; sobrina, Julie Delgado; sobrino, Isaías Delgado; muchas tías, tíos, y primos. Le sobrevive su abuelita paterna Irene López.

Ricky ya descansa en paz en compañía de sus abuelitos maternos Aurelia Ávalos y José Carmen Navejas y abuelito paterno José Elías López.

Los servicios de Ricky serán el viernes 3 de Marzo 2023 en la Iglesia Católica San Patricio en Whitewater. El velorio será de las 10 de la mañana hasta la 1 de la tarde la misa tomara parte en seguida. El sepulcro sera después de misa en el cementerio Calvary en Whitewater.