Harriet (Neuens) Flood, a longtime resident of Whitewater, WI, passed away on March 7, 2020. Harriet was born in Fredonia, WI on June 11, 1925. She was the first child of William and Loretta Neuens. On June 16, 1951 she married James J Flood, whom she met on St Patrick’s Day.
Harriet was a Business Education teacher at Fort Atkinson High School, retiring in 1987. In addition to a teaching career that spanned 30 years, she spearheaded a work study program for her students in the Fort Atkinson business community and mentored 50 student teachers in a collaborative program through UW-Whitewater. She held a Master’s in Education from UW- Whitewater (1970) and a Bachelor of Science Education from UW Whitewater (1947). Harriet also studied at Carroll College in Waukesha, WI.
She was a member of St. Patrick Church serving in past leadership roles on the parish council, Endowment Fund and The Altar Society. Harriet also enjoyed association with the Emerson Club, Tri Sigma Sorority, Wisconsin Retired Educators, and was a generous contributor and volunteer for many charitable efforts. Harriet was a seasoned traveler, avid reader, and a computer, bridge, and cooking enthusiast.
Harriet is survived by her four children, Tom Flood of Whitewater, Barbara Golemgeske of Madison, Mary (Ralph) Haggerty of Dublin, Ohio, Tim (Nancy) Flood of Milwaukee. She is further survived by four grandchildren, Chris Flood, Patrick Flood, Erin (Kyle) Quada, Bridget Haggerty, and two Great-Granddaughters, Eleanor Lane and Emerson Louise Quada, her sister Marion Walbrun, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, her sister Phyllis Neuens Schmitt, her son-in-law Michael Golemgeske, her daughter-in-law Diane Flood, her brothers-in-law Gerald Walbrun, Jake Schmitt, Robert Flood, Neil Flood, Gerald Flood, Robert Winnie and sisters-in-law Jeanne Flood and Mary Jane Winnie.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 1225 Main St Whitewater, WI. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian burial to follow.
She was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, educator, mentor, and friend. We will be forever grateful for love shared and lessons learned.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.