Ursula Puerling (nee Butzin) of Whitewater, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on June 8, 2020 at Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care Center in Janesville after a two year battle with cancer

Ursula Puerling (nee Butzin) formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on June 8, 2020, at Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care Center in Janesville after a two year battle with cancer. She was born on January 6, 1946, in Germany.

Ursula is survived by her mother, Lillian Marckx of Summit Lake, WI; sister, Beverly (Mark) Mangerson of Rhinelander; brother, Thomas (Juanita) Butzin of Horicon; son, Terry Galecki of Milwaukee; grandson, Tyler; close friend, Mary Leichtfuss of Muskego; and her very closest friend, her cat, Callie, who was with her until the end.

A private family service will be held at a later date. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For online condolences and guestbook, please visit: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

Robert “Bob” Kingsley Miles, 72, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family

Robert “Bob” Kingsley Miles, 72, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born on January 22, 1948 in Elkhorn to Theodore “Tony” and Hazel (Channing) Miles. On December 16, 1967, Bob married the love of his life, Kay Sarow, and together they had two boys. Bob was a career truck driver, working for Tim Hoffmann and Jeff Stettner, and retired after 52 years of driving.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching kids and grandkids in sporting events. Above all else, he loved his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kay Miles; sons, Jeffrey (Inger) Miles, Brian (Amy) Miles; grandchildren, Ethan Miles, Garrett Miles, Zachary Miles, Taylor Castillo, Jake Willey, Haylee Miles, Bennett Miles, Morgan Miles, Madison Miles; siblings, James “Jesse” (Caroline) Miles of Elkhorn, Jean Loback of Delavan, and Frank (Ginny) Miles of Bonifay, FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Hazel Miles; Joseph (Susan Green) Miles of Warrens, and Joyce Gleiter of Delavan.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Joseph Geraghty, 80, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020

Joe was born on May 21, 1940 in Kilmeena, County Mayo, Ireland, son of John Joseph and Winifred Geraghty. Joe immigrated to Chicago in 1961, where he met the love of his life, Mary Jo Murphy. They were married on October 19, 1963 at Queen of Martyrs Catholic church in Chicago, and together they had two children. Joe was a mechanic and for much of his career was self-employed.

He enjoyed Irish music, golfing, traveling with family, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was generous to all who knew him and was known for his quick wit.

Joe will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary Jo; daughter, Mary (James Hobart) Geraghty; son, John Geraghty; grandchildren; Brendan, Connor & Caitriona Hobart, Jack & Elizabeth Geraghty; brother, Vince (Evelyn) Garrity, of New York; brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, additional relatives, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, John “Jack” Geraty, who passed on August 30, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Joe’s name to The Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC), 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to give special thanks to Rainbow Hospice and Hearthstone staff for their exceptional care.

Services are private to the family.

Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Mary Louise Kohn, 73, of Janesville passed away on Wed., May 13 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family

Mary Louise Kohn, 73, of Janesville passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born on January 25, 1947 in Chicago to Chester and Grace (Hayes) Kurowski. On June 1, 1965 Mary married the love of her life John Francis Kohn and together they had three children.

Mary was a devoted catholic and a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her children, David Kohn, John Kohn, Alisha Kohn; grandchildren, Ashley Kohn, Cameron Kohn, Nicole Kohn, Brandon Graske, Jacob Graske ; great-grandchildren, Jakob Metzinger, Kynzlee Metzinger, Jack Graske; close friends of the family, Lena Watts (Alyssa, Amanda, Emily, Jacob, Andrew, Kyle), Kimberlee Fiegel, Sheri Puttkamer (Kylie and Corey), and Brandon Streib.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Grace (Hayes) Kurowski; husband, John Francis Kohn; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Mae Kohn.

A private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at nitardyfuneralhome.com.

Virginia “Bunny” L. Randall, 87, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Our House Memory Care

Virginia “Bunny” L. Randall, 87, of Whitewater, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Our House Memory Care of Whitewater.

Bunny was born on April 4, 1933, in Mauston, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Wurba) Vasilas.

On May 15, 1978, she married Charles Randall in Pine Ridge, S.D. The couple enjoyed just five years of marriage until his death in 1983.

Bunny was a home care worker and was employed at various companies over the years.

She was a simple lady who loved to read.

Bunny had a deep devotion to her Catholic faith and was very religious. She will be missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by two daughters, two sons, her 12 grandchildren, other family members and friends.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and a son.

With respect to Bunny’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held.

The Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home in Jefferson is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit:

www.olsen-gibson.com

Eric Paul Zipp, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg

Eric Paul Zipp, 96, Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI.

Eric was born on July 24, 1923 in West Allis, WI to Paul and Wanda (Miller) Zipp. He graduated from West Allis High School. Eric served his country in the United States Army from 1943-1945 during World War II including landing on Omaha Beach a few days after the invasion. He also was called up and served during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1951. Eric married Lois Scharfenberg in Hartland, WI on October 3, 1959. He worked for the State of Wisconsin as an assistant superintendent for the state parks and forestry department. Eric enjoyed archery, bowling, gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the American Legion Post 173 and the Whitewater Seniors in the Park. He was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Whitewater, WI.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Lois, Whitewater; children Kurt (Barbara) Zipp, Darien, WI, Alan (Mary) Zipp, Waukesha, WI; Grandchildren Erik (Erica) Zipp, Alex (Jodi) Zipp, Aaron Zipp, Benjamin Schultz, Nancy Schultz; Great Grandchildren Malory, Gunner, Bode Zipp, Logan Zipp, Ruby Zipp, Lucas Zipp, Brittany Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Walda O’Hara.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 Church St, Whitewater, WI 53190

The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI is assisting the family, to add a condolence to the family visit our website at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Dennis K. Rohrs died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Hearthstone Memory Care of complications of Alzheimer’s disease (Updated)

Dennis K. Rohrs died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Hearthstone Memory Care, Whitewater, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on November 26, 1929 in Johnson, NE to Vern and Ellen (Rademacher) Rohrs. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa and his PhD from the University of Iowa. Dennis taught music for 40 years with the last 27 years at UW-Whitewater as the Director of Bands and Chairman of the Music Department. He helped organize the first summer band camp and established the Dennis Rohrs Music Scholarship. He also directed many musicals and performed in many plays. When Dennis retired in 1990 he was designated Professor Emeritus of both Music and Theater.

He was married for nearly 70 years to the former Margaret Ritchie and had three children: Roxann (Gerard) Hamblin, Elaine (Tom) Younger, and Rex (Connie) Rohrs. He had five grandchildren: Chad Hamblin, Katie Marzinske, Caryl Ayanwale, Bobbie Mac Millan, and Kevin Rohrs and two great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family. Online Condolences may be made by going to www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Pearl M. Grosskreutz, 95, of Whitewater and previously of Palmyra passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Fairhaven

Pearl M. Grosskreutz, 95, of Whitewater and previously of Palmyra, WI passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Fairhaven Retirement Community of Whitewater.

Pearl was born on August 11, 1924 in Palmyra, WI the daughter of Lawrence “Tink” and Mary (Holm) Carpenter. She married Edmund Grosskreutz on October 9, 1945 in Fort Atkinson, WI and the two would go on to enjoy 58 years of marriage together until Edmund’s death in 2004. Pearl was a fixture at the Palmyra Pharmacy for many years and spent most of her life in Palmyra until health issues preceded her move to Fairhaven. Pearl will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind.

Surviving are her sons, Harry (Lauren) McGavran of White Rock, NM, and Edmund (Sandra) Grosskreutz Jr. of Whitewater, WI, and her daughter Galen (John) Schilling of Palmyra, WI. She is also survived by four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Edmund; a sister, Laura; brothers, Otto, Alvin, Charles, Richard, and John; and her half-sisters, Jenny and Celia.

Pearl will be laid to rest next to her husband in Hillside Cemetery of Palmyra, WI. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Palmyra & Eagle, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit http://gibsonfuneral.com

Doris Elaine Wutke, 94, Whitewater passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at her home

Doris Elaine Wutke, 94, Whitewater passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at her home.

Doris was born on September 28, 1925 in Whitewater, WI to Walter and Martha (Schmidt) Ludeman. She married Ivan Wutke on December 4, 1948 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Whitewater. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2000. Doris and Ivan operated a family farm in the Whitewater area. She was very involved at St. John Lutheran Church and volunteered for many things. She was active in the Whitewater Seniors in the Park and the Sunshine Club.

She is survived by her sons Roger (Gloria) Wutke, Whitewater, James (Sharon) Wutke, Whitewater; grandchildren Sarah McClellan, Brian (Quinn) Wutke, Andrew (Cindy) Wutke, Alyssa Wutke; great-grandchildren Erika, John and Rosalee McClellan, Chase and Jade Wutke, Aaron Topel, Axel and Layla Boero; great-great grandson Kory Munoz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Adele Gergen and Wilma Ludeman; nephew Richard Gergen.

A private burial will be held at Richmond Cemetery. The family would like to thank Home at Ease, Rainbow Hospice, Dr. Wedl, Whitewater Rescue and Rev. Rossman for the care and kindness they showed to Doris.

Online condolences may be placed by going to www.nitardyfuneralhome.com