C. Keith Gustafson, 50, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 24, 2020 at his home in Whitewater.

C. Keith Gustafson, 50; died unexpectedly on Monday, February 24, 2020 at his home in Whitewater, WI. He was born on January 6, 1970 in Elkhorn, WI the son of Carl Gustafson and the late Twyla Joye (Agan) Gustafson. Keith was a 1988 graduate of Elkhorn Area High School. For over 15 years he was employed with Trostel Manufacturing of Whitewater, WI and was currently employed with MacLean-Fogg Manufacturing of Whitewater, WI. Keith loved the outdoors, enjoyed hiking, bicycling, and camping and was an avid Scrabble player.

Keith is survived by his father Carl (Jan) Gustafson of Elkhorn, WI, his sister Karan Buss-Gustafson of Madison, WI and his niece Karlynn Buss of Madison, WI. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his mother Twyla.

Private family services were held. Online register book is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. Arrangements completed by Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home & Crematory in Elkhorn, WI.

Dr. Aeilt E. Sents, age 98, of Washington, Iowa died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at the Washington County Hospital

Dr. Aeilt E. Sents, age 98, of Washington, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital.

Celebration of life services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the main dining room of the United Presbyterian Home with services conducted by Chaplain Andrew Zuehlke. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials have been established for Louisa County Pheasants Forever or the Wheaton College Aeilt E. and Adeline Sents Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Aeilt’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com

Aeilt E. Sents, son of Eilerd A. and Anna (Conrad) Sents, was born June 22, 1921, at the family home in rural Grundy County, Iowa.

His elementary education was completed in a one room country school. His high school education was completed in the Aplington High School after which he attended Chillicothe Business College. From there he accepted a position with the Atchison and Topeka Railroad in Chanute, Kansas. After several years he enrolled in Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Aeilt’s college education was interrupted when he enlisted in the Army Reserve Corp, unassigned. When called to active duty he failed to meet the physical requirement and was given an honorable discharge. After receiving his military discharge, he resumed his college education and received a Liberal Arts Degree, at Wheaton College with a major in history. He continued his education by enrolling in graduate school at the University of Iowa and completed the work for a Master’s Degree in History.

Aeilt began his teaching career in the Junior College and High School in Red Oak, Iowa. After two years, he accepted a position in the Senior High School in Rock Island, Illinois. Four years later he was offered a position in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He continued his graduate studies attending summer schools at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. Upon receiving a Study Grant from the state of Wisconsin, he enrolled at the University of Missouri and completed the work and received the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in History.

He enjoyed the classroom and students and after thirty years retired from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of History as Emeritus Professor. While in the classroom he was a member of several historical organizations. After he retired he retained his membership in the organization “Conference of Faith and History” of which he was a founding member.

On August 3, 1954, he was married to Adeline E. Humphreys in Iowa City. Their union was blessed with a daughter, Eleanor, and a son, Steven. After leaving Rock Island in 1956, they moved to Whitewater where they lived for the next fifty years until they moved to the United Presbyterian Home in Washington, Iowa. While living in Whitewater, he was a member of the United Methodist Church. To help the church in its Sesquicentennial Celebration he wrote a two volume History of the Methodist Church in Whitewater. As a member of the church he served on various committees and boards. He was a founding member of the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club and wrote a history of the first twenty-five years of the organization.

Aeilt loved and enjoyed classical music and opera. During the New York Metropolitan season, his Saturday afternoons were frequently spent reading and listening to the Metropolitan productions.

He enjoyed local and foreign travel. In 1958 Aeilt assisted in conducting a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater fifty-five day tour around the world. In retirement, he and Adeline enjoyed Elderhostel tours, two to China, to Russia, European countries and domestic cities and places of interest. They also attended a three week study tour of Israel. For more than twenty years, their retirement winters were spent on the Gulf of Mexico, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. No summer was complete without the family spending a week fishing on a northern Minnesota Lake. In the past twenty or more years these excursions were reduced to two people, Aeilt and his favored fishing and hunting partner, son Steven. Each summer they spent a week fishing in Canadian waters, catching and releasing the elusive muskies. During the last months of the year, several days each month were spent hunting Iowa pheasants.

Aeilt is survived by the strength and love of his life, his wife, Adeline; the joy and blessings for all of their lives, daughter, Eleanor and son, Steven. This blessing was extended with addition of son-in-law, Bruce and daughter-in-law, Melissa and five grandchildren and two great granddaughters. Each of the family was special and his prayer for each was that they would find meaning, purpose, direction and fulfillment in life, loving God and obeying His commandments.

Sandra Marie Hood, 79, Whitewater passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville

Sandra Marie Hood, 79, Whitewater passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI.

Sandra was born on May 16, 1940 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Edna (Vickrey) Coleman. She married John Hood on October 10, 1958. Sandra had artistic talent and enjoyed making crafts and selling them at craft shows.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years John of Whitewater; children Suzanne (Jack) Watrous, Albuquerque, NM, John (Tanya) Hood, Pittsville, WI, Johnna (Terry) DePorter, Delavan, WI, Allyson (Shaun) Cummings, Reedsburg, WI; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Joyce (George) Meyer, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Coleman.

No services will be held at this time.

Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Thomas E. McKearn, 65, of Whitewater, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 8, 2020 just outside of Milton

Thomas E. McKearn, 65, of Whitewater, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 8, 2020 just outside of Milton. Tom was born on September 29, 1954 in Beloit, WI to the late Richard and Anne Marie (FitzPatrick) McKearn. He graduated from Beloit Turner High School in 1972. On July 17, 1976, Tom married Connie Pepper at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Beloit. He worked for over 40 years doing body work for Mansfield Autobody. Tom was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milton, the Village Squares dance club and was the former President of the Milton Youth Football League. He cherished his time with his family. Tom was a friend to everyone and loved by everyone. His joy was his wife, kids, grandkids, and his home. He loved working at his job and at his farm, The McKearn’s Shamrock Acres, with his son, Matt. He was always proud of what his family had accomplished. He will be greatly missed by all for his smile and his oh-so-funny sense of humor. His unexpected death will forever leave an emptiness that will never be filled. We will miss you Tom!

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Connie McKearn of Whitewater, WI; children: Matthew McKearn of Whitewater, WI, Nicholas McKearn of Fort Stewart, GA, Maria (William) Jensen of LaCrosse, WI; 6 grandchildren: Morgan McKearn, Landon, Alyssa, Aiden McKearn, Erica and Erin Jensen; siblings: Patrick (Danette) McKearn of Beloit, WI, Carol Haskins of South Beloit, IL, Kathleen (Gary) Hensel of Beloit, WI; sister-in-law: Colleen McKearn of Janesville, WI; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard and a brother-in-law, Don Haskins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton with Fr. David Wanish officiating. Entombment will follow the services at Milton Lawns Memorial Park, Janesville. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the services at the church on Tuesday.

Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton

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Milton, WI   53563                608-868-2542

Gerald K. Stork, 78, of Whitewater, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Gerald K. Stork, 78, of Whitewater, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Jerry was born on February 1, 1942 in Watertown, son of Harold and Shirley (Smith) Stork. He married Mildred Boyd in Fort Atkinson on November 30, 1963.

Jerry was a lifelong dairy farmer who started farming in Fort Atkinson at age 17. He also hauled milk and did custom farm work.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Shirley Stork of Fort Atkinson; wife, Mildred Stork of Whitewater; children, Amy (Terry) Kienbaum of Milton, David Stork of Whitewater and Alan Stork of Whitewater; grandchildren, Ashley (Corey), Melissa (Andrew), Connie (Mark), Anna (Noah), Tim, Krissa, Charles and Tyler; great grandchildren, Bryce, Braden, Isaac, Eli, Lucas, Bentley, Roselyn and Hailee. He is also survived by his brother, DuWayne (Virginia) Stork of Packwaukee; sisters, Joyce (Ron) Tesch of Delavan, Janice (Don) Foerster of Fort Atkinson and Joan Bykowski of Delavan; sister-in-law, Betty Stork of Slinger; friend, Ron Rew of Fort Atkinson and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Stork; son, Scott Stork; daughter, JoAnn Garlock and brothers, Dennis and Harlow Stork.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Dunlap Memorial Home, 604 S. Main Street in Fort Atkinson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 17, and from 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home until time of service.


Jeanne Trewyn, age 88, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Fort Memorial Hospital.

Jeanne Trewyn, age 88, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, WI. She was born in Coffeyville, KS on July 12, 1931 the daughter of Charles and Helen (Gordon) Fardy. She graduated from Whitewater High School in 1949. Jeanne married Merlyn “Pete” Trewyn on December 12, 1968. He predeceased her on February 18, 1990. She was a lifelong member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Whitewater, WI.

Jeanne is survived by her daughters Debra (Brett) Stinebrink of Lake Geneva, Patti (Thomas) DePorter of Whitewater, and Kathy Doering-Kilkenny of Burlington. She will be dearly missed by her 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Jeanne is further survived by her brother William of Mequon and sisters Patricia Roberts of Hermosa Beach, CA and Nancy Fardy of New Berlin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Kurt Doering; granddaughter, Holly Jo Stinebrink; brother-in-law, George Roberts; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Fardy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 1225 W Main St., Whitewater. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services to follow. Burial will be held on July 12, 2020.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Edward “Ed” A. Ritter, 95, of Whitewater passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek

Edward “Ed” A. Ritter, 95, of Whitewater passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.

Ed was born on January 28, 1925, on the family farm in the Town of Lincoln, Forest County, Wisconsin, son of Ray and Clara (nee Patzke) Ritter. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Crandon. Ed graduated from the Crandon High School in 1942. During World War II, he served in the army, discharged as a Staff Sgt., and later in the Army Reserve, discharged as a 2nd. Lt.. In 1955 he married Joan Malchine, Wind Lake, in Norway Lutheran Church. Together they had three sons: Michael, Phillip, and Stephen.

He was a long-standing active member of First English Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday school and 7th grade confirmation for many years, served two terms on the church council and as president of the congregation, and served one term on the Church Synod Council. He was a member of William Graham Post 0173 American Legion, Whitewater, past member of Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Whitewater, and member and officer of the former Kettle Moraine Poultry Club and the Whitewater Gourmet Club.

Ed received his BE degree from Whitewater State Teachers College and his ME degree from Marquette University. While attending college he was an active member of Chi Delta Rho (state) and Delta Kappa (national) social fraternities and Pi Omega Pi (undergraduate) and Delta Pi Epsilon (graduate) scholastic fraternities. Thirty-seven years of his life were devoted to education: seven years at Rochester, Wisconsin where he taught business education and English, thirty years with the Whitewater Unified School District where he taught business education and served two years at the first Business Manager of the district, and many years with Gateway Technical College evening program where he taught adult classes of accounting. During his teaching career, he was an active member of the Whitewater, Wisconsin, and National Education Associations, and the Wisconsin Business Teachers Association. Upon retirement in 1987, he became a member of the Wisconsin and the Walworth County Area Retired Educators Association, serving for thirteen years as treasurer of the County group.

His other interests were poultry and furniture refinishing. Since moving to the little farm on South Franklin Street, Ed had raised thousands of bantams, standard chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. Hatching eggs and baby chicks were sent to fanciers throughout the United States and birds were exhibited at the Wisconsin State Fair and at various Poultry Shows.

Ed is survived by his sons, Michael Ritter of Whitewater, Phillip (Karin) of Menomonee Falls, Stephen (Camille) Ritter of Muskego; seven grandchildren, David, Nicholas, Bryan, Jacob, Bryce, Theodore, Lauren; sisters-in-law, Donna Hanson, Doris Malchine; many nieces and nephews-in-law, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his first wife, Linda (nee Bjorstrom); his parents; sister, Margaret; father-and mother-in-law Johnalbert and Esther Malchine; brothers-in-law Donald Hanson and John Malchine.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on February 22, 2020 at First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater, with Rev. Steve Hanson and Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Burial with military honors will be at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater following services.

Memorials can be made in Ed’s name to First English Lutheran Church.

The Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Vernon C. Greenquist, age 71, of Delavan passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Mercy Hospital

Vernon C. Greenquist, age 71, of Delavan passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.  He was born in Evansville, MN on September 13, 1948 to Conrad and Anna (Pederson) Greenquist.  Vernon was united in marriage to Mary Wallner in June of 2011. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and was a chaplain with the National Guard for over 20 years.  Vernon was a farmer in the Walworth County area and was also a beloved school bus driver with Nelson Bus Service in Whitewater.  He was also very active with the LaGrange Methodist Church and served on the Planning and Zoning Commission in LaGrange.   

Vernon is survived by his wife, Mary Wallner; a daughter, Jaclyn (Alan) Greenquist-Persinger, of Madison; a son, Joshua Greenquist, of Madison; three granddaughters, Svea, Maelyn, and Blythe; two sisters, Pat Greenquist, of AZ; and Kristi (Craig) Wanamaker, of MN; two brothers, Jerry (Janet) Greenquist, of NE; and John Greenquist, of Oslo, Norway; and many nieces and nephews.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Linda (Dallum) Greenquist; his son, Jason; and his daughter, Jessica. 

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Prairie Street in Whitewater.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.  Memorials can be directed to Vernon’s family. 

Eugene J. Frodl, 81, of Whitewater passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Ridge in Jefferson

Eugene J. Frodl, 81, of Whitewater passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Ridge in Jefferson.

Eugene was born on January 7, 1939 in LaGrange Township to Rudolph J. and Pauline T. (Kelley) Frodl. He spent his early life growing up on his family dairy farm. He graduated from Whitewater High School and joined the United States Air Force in 1957 until 1961. Eugene married Donna Stark in 1963, and together they had three children. In 1971, Eugene and Donna bought their dairy farm and farmed until 1999.

He enjoyed camping, woodworking, playing solitaire, watching westerns, and spending time with his family. He was a jack of all trades and master of none.

Eugene is survived by his children, Jim (Shelly Picknell) Frodl, Julie (Jeff) Frie, Dan (Colette) Frodl; grandchildren, James (Amanda) Frodl Jr., Randy Frie, Courtney Frie; great-grandchildren, Grayson Frodl, Lorelai Frodl, Ava Frodl; siblings, Marie (Howard) Glass, Bernice (Ernest) Klatt, Ken (Joan) Frodl; several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph J. and Pauline T. Frodl; wife, Donna Frodl; siblings, Floyd Frodl, Marggee Frodl, and Stanley Frodl.

A memorial service will take place with military honors at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to give special thanks to Marquardt Hospice, Sunset Ridge, and Visiting Angels for their exceptional care over the last year.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Raleigh Jay Williams, age 91, formerly of Whitewater, died at home in Springfield, OR on December 29, 2019

Raleigh Jay Williams
06/10/1928 – 12/29/2019
SPRINGFIELD—Raleigh Jay Williams, age 91, died at home on December 29, 2019, after a long illness. The youngest of four brothers, he was born on June 10, 1928, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Jay I. Williams and Joy Riggs Williams. He grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, where his father taught strings and directed orchestra. From an early age, Raleigh showed musical promise. Blessed with a fine tenor voice, he received formal voice training and landed his first leading role (HMS Pinafore) while still in high school. As a young man, he sang solo tenor roles in opera, oratorios and musicals in the Madison area. A lover of early music, he also learned to play obscure instruments, including lute, viol da gamba, and recorder, many of which he built and designed himself based on pictures he found in art of the period. He also taught others how to build and play these rare instruments.

Raleigh won a music scholarship to UW Madison but took a detour through the U.S. Air Force. He was accepted as an aviation cadet during the Korean War and earned his pilot’s wings in 1953. After one year of service in Korea as a mosquito pilot, he trained army pilots for reconnaissance flying in San Marcos, Texas until completing his service in 1956. Upon resuming his education, he decided not to pursue music professionally, lest he spoil his delight in music by trying to make a living at it. He received his graduate degree in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison and taught mathematics, followed later by computer science, at UW Whitewater for the rest of his career.

In 1957, he married the talented violinist, Rose Mary Pederson (Harbison). Until they parted ways, the couple lived on her mother’s farm which later became the site of the Token Creek chamber music festival. In 1968, Raleigh married Tiiu Rodima (Gray-Fow), who was on the history faculty at UW Whitewater. They first had a dog Buster, followed by a daughter Susan in 1969. Both Raleigh and Tiiu were camping enthusiasts and often spent their summers canoeing in the Quetico or backpacking in the national parks. They flew everywhere in a 1941 Luscombe plane that he kept at an airport in Palmyra. Raleigh co-founded an early music group at UW Whitewater and later sang in an acapella chamber choir, the Sanborn Singers, where he met many lifelong friends.

Raleigh retired in 1990 and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he remodeled and sold houses with longtime friend JG, played viol in the Celtic Coyotes, and explored the area’s ruins and canyons. In 1993, he married Nena (Moreno) Williams of Baquag, Philippines, who joined him in Albuquerque along with her daughter Sheela. A few years later, they moved away for health reasons, selecting their new home in Springfield, Oregon, because nearby Eugene is a hotbed of early musical activity and hosts an international Bach festival. While Nena worked, Raleigh kept busy with home repairs, doing tricky math problems, and napping with their two dachshunds. He played in the Eugene Recorder Orchestra and performed Elizabethan favorites with vocalist Alice Davenport. He started building vihuelas and built and flew model airplanes, including his hybrid creation—the flying mandolin—which he said flew almost as poorly as it played. In 2017, he presided over the first Williams family reunion in forty years, and the following year, celebrated his 90th birthday with nieces, daughter and close friends.

Raleigh had many talents and interests, but none who knew him can forget his sense of humor, raucous yet gentle, and often inappropriate. He was a born storyteller, spinning yarns for his nieces and daughter and delighting his friends with his fanciful tales. Wherever he went, people were drawn to his humor, resilience and charm. He confronted old age and its limitations with deliberate resolve, shedding old interests when necessary and focusing on what life could still offer him. He was a strong and cheerful spirit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert, Stanley and Donald; cousins Joan Rall and Leonard Williams; and nephew Charles. He is survived by his wife Nena; daughter Susan Williams (Bryan James) of Madison, Wisconsin, and step-daughter Sheela of Melbourne, Australia; nieces Catie Weldon, Sidney (Peter) Hulin, and Barbara Neri; nephews Chip, Dan, Bruce, Mark, David and Kim Williams; and cousin-in-law Frank Rall. The family would like to thank the caring staff at the VA home-based program; his companions Sonia, Vinny, Ashley and Sofia who brightened his last days; and his early music friends, including Lynne Coates, who did so much to help him stay active in music.

Donations in his memory can be made to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, payable to Madison Early Music Fund. To be notified when his memorial service is scheduled, please email Susan at raleighmemorial@gmail.com. For online condolences, visit forevermissed.com.
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