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Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
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(Dec. 20) UWW Champions - Fire engines Parade

Entering Main Street by the bridge!

At the head of the ladder!

Trophy carried triumphantly into the gym.

Interim Head Football Coach Kevin Bullis spoke for the team in addressing the fans.

Group picture!

Matt Behrendt, UWW Senior Quarterback and the Stagg Bowl's Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive season, is interviewed by Madion reporters from Channel 3 and 27. (Matt's arm sling was reportedly a carry over from the Linfield game.)

UWW Picture - Larry Radloff

(Dec. 20) Warhawks Win Sixth National Title in Eight Years

Warhawks 43 - Mount Union 34

The No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team defeated third-ranked Mount Union (Ohio) Friday night by a score of 43-34 to win the 2014 Stagg Bowl XLII, the NCAA Division III national championship game, at Salem Stadium.

The Warhawks (15-0 overall) won their sixth national title in eight seasons in their ninth trip to the Stagg Bowl in 10 years.

UW-Whitewater also extended its current winning streak to 32 games, the longest stretch in all of college football regardless of division.

A parade through Whitewater will be held Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after at Russell Volleyball Arena in the Williams Center.

UWW Story

Mount Union Story

(Dec 20) UWW Bookstore has Championship apparel now on stock! Premonition?

(Dec. 17) Congratulations to the WHS cast, crew, and band of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on their recent Tommy Award nominations including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lead Performers (Jeremy Hoesly, Remi VanDaele, Josh Pelayo), Outstanding Supporting Performers (Mitch Dalzin, Gianna Creanza), Outstanding Direction (Jim McCulloch), and Outstanding Set Design (Steve Smith).

Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards encourage, recognize, and honor excellence in high school musical theater. Educators, industry professionals, and theater experts review productions at more than 60 high schools, provide valuable feedback and advice, and honor schools' and individuals’ achievements with category-based awards.

Schools and individuals receive awards at a ceremony held at Overture Center in Madison in June, and two outstanding performers advance to The National High School Musical Theatre Awards competition in New York City.

(Dec. 17) Changing of the Guard at Randy's and meet the new Randy's Restaurant Owners

Randy and Pat Cruse invite you to join them on December 30 to meet the new owners of their restaurant. Randy and Pat decided to sell their restaurant and the new owners will take over January 1. Before they leave, they would like to have one last hurrah! From 6-8 p.m. on December 30, they would like you to come meet the new owners, Jim and Lucas Burns, and they would like to thank all their loyal customers that have been there for them during the years.

Jim Burns has been associated with the food service business for nearly 30 years and, with his son Lucas, currently operates a successful full service restaurant in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Randy and Pat salute Jim and Lucas and hope that the residents of Whitewater and the surrounding area will support this endeavor.

Randy and Pat Cruse

(Dec. 17) Whitewater Middle School 2014-2015 1st Quarter Honor Roll

(Dec. 17) BicycleWise will be open every day through December 23rd. They will not be open December 24th this year. They will be open December 30th and 31st from 9am - Noon. They will then re-open to seasonal hours on Saturday, January 10th. They will be checking e-mails & phone messages regularly and will be available for appointments. You can check their website for hours & more information.

(Dec 17) Seniors in the Park - Spuds and a Show

Join the Seniors in the Park on Tuesday, December 23, for a baked potato meal and the movie "Love Actually." .

Back by Popular Request, it is the Seniors in the Park's favorite Yuletide story of falling in and out of love at Christmas-time, in a tale that takes place in London, England, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

The lunch will be ready at 11:30 AM, and will include a baked potato, toppings, dessert and a beverage, for $4. The movie is at 12:30 PM.

(Dec. 17)Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) announced that Marissa Weidenfeller has joined their team as the Marketing Specialist.

In this role, Marissa will perform a range of administrative and marketing support duties related to the development and execution of FCCU's brand, including financial literacy outreach and community events. She will also assist in the research and development of marketing programs related to the promotion of the credit union and its services to their member/owners.
Marissa earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.
She is a native of Fort Atkinson and is excited to continue her community involvement there. Danielle Frawley, Vice President of Marketing & Communications said “We're thrilled to have Marissa join our team. We're confident that her enthusiasm and talent will integrate well into the roadmap of our growing credit union. Her passion for cooperative finance is evident and we look forward to seeing that translate into her work at FCCU."

(Dec. 17) Whippets Boys' Basketball Team lost to Oregon, 54-31 The Whippet team traveled to Oregon on Tuesday night for a non-conference game. Oregon plays in the Badger conference with an overall record this year of 2-1. They are a talented team with a 6'5" Senior who enjoys making dunks - and the crowd loves it when he does. Whitewater's Brodie Runez led the Whippet scoring with 11 points. Next up is a conference match-up, at home, on Thursday night against Big Foot with tip-off scheduled for 7:15.

Brodie Runez

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

(Dec. 17) Whitewater Girls' Basketball Team 79 - Evansville 33

Coach Judy Harms "Whippet Girls' Basketball Team came to play, jumping out to a 26-2 first quarter performance to extend their winning streak to 8-0. Myriama Smith-Traore led the girls with 17, 10 in the first quarter. Sarah Schumacher followed suit with 16 for the night. Both played quite an impressive game, dominating the paint, but what was even more impressive was how scrappy and intense the girls played all night long as a team. Stepping up with intensity has been a big team goal the last two games, and it certainly showed. We need to continue that performance and mentality the entire season now.
Whippets will travel to McFarland this Friday to finish out for the holiday break. We hope to see a good number of graduates at the girls alumni game on Saturday, December 27th. The girls game will be at noon."

File pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Myriama Smith-Traore

Rebekah Schumacher

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
Whitewater 26 28 12 13 79
Evansville 2 18 8 5 33

Whitewater fouls: 18

Evansville fouls 15

JV game: Freshman: Whitewater won

Freshman game : Evansville won

3 Kailey Reynolds 2   2 2 6
4 Whitney Treder 1       2
10 Melanie Martinez 2   2 1 5
12 Kate Riemer   2     6
14 Rebekah Schumacher 1 2 2 1 9
21 Michaela Schumacher          
23 Keely Fiedler 2   4 2 6
24 Cheyenne Minton 2   2 0 4
24 Autumn Bultman   1     3
32 Maddy Fero 2   1 1 5
33 Sarah Schumacher 7   2 2 16
35 Myriama Smith-Traore 7   3 3 17
TEAM TOTALS 26 5 18 12 79

(Dec. 16) Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center Activities - Dec 31 and Starting Jan 1, 2015.

(Dec. 16) REMINDER! 3rd Annual Alumni WHS Boys' Basketball Tournament And 1st Annual Girls' Alumni Game, Saturday, December 27th.
The popular WHS Alumni Basketball Tournament returns this year and for the 1st time there will also be an Alumni Girls' Game! The boys' tournament will be structured as in the past with either pool play or bracket style depending on the amount of teams. There will be one girls' game played at Noon with players from odd years vs players from even years. Social will be at Lakefront Pub from 6:00-8:00pm afterwards.

When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 Games Starting at 9:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December 18th Where: Whitewater High School
Who: All WHS Alumni (not just basketball players). WHS Coaches, Faculty, and Staff at WWUSD are also welcomed!
How: To Sign-Up, Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
~ Email Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu with Your
~ Team Name, Team Members, and Each Team Member Year of Graduation
The Cost is Only $50 for Each Team Entry
Mail A Check or Give Money to Hugh Gnatzig at 206 S. Elizabeth St, Whitewater 53190 or bring Check to the Tournament.
Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!

They will need workers for the concessions, referees, food, and others. They are also hoping for parents or other community members to donate concession items such as baked goods, fruits, chips, granola bars, bottled water, etc. If you or someone you know would like to help or for more info out please contact Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu or (262)949-9323 or Hugh Gnatzig hgnatzig@wwusd.org or (262)-903-6671.

(Dec. 14) UWW Football Team Defensive Coordinator Brian Borland excited, but a little reluctant to leave Whitewater for Buffalo For the rest of the story from Madison.com

(Dec. 14) Hello to all the kids in Whitewater, and their Moms, Dads, Grandmothers and Grandfathers! Thank you so very much for the hospitality you showed me this past Saturday, at the Whitewater Optimist Breakfast with Santa. Over 700 of you came out and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. I really enjoyed having so many of you sit on my lap to tell me all your stories and all of your hopes and wishes for Christmas. So many of you took the time to draw me wonderful pictures and Mandi even included some candy. I got a nice picture from Gabi and Rita sent me a nice drawing too and gave me her marker. I even got a beautiful picture of a little pony.

Emerson, Raena, Owen, Esme, Logan, Paige, Breanna, Jaclyn and Kiana left me notes with their wish lists, and all of you were so kind with all the nice things that you asked for.

I really like coming to Whitewater because you have the best Elves in the whole world! They really know how to cook and sing and make music, and make everything run so smoothly. The decorations make me feel like I am back at the North Pole. I can't wait to come back next year. So each of you be the best you can be and have a Happy Holiday Season....and don't forget to tell those Optimists "Thank You"!

(Dec. 14) The Whippet Boys' Swim Team placed third at the Milton Red Hawks Invitational Swimming Meet.

Benny Liang on his way to a win in the 100 Yard Breaststroke

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

Joan Domitrz Head WHS Boys Swimming Coach: "Two of our current school records fell. The 200 Free - Jon Zimdars with a time of 1:50.49, and the 200 Free Relay - swum by Jon Zimdars, Jason Shelbourn, Wentao Guo and Benny Liang with a time of 1:34.54.

Here is rundown of meet. First Place Finishes: 200 Medley Relay: swum by Jason Shelbourn, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars and Wentao Guo. 200 Free: Jon Zimdars 100 Fly: Jon Zimdars 100 Free: Benny Liang 200 Free Relay: same swimmers as the 200 Medley Relay 100 Breast: Benny Liang

Other top finishes were: Jason Shelbourn third in the 50 free and 4th in the 100 Back. Wentao Guo third in the 200 I.M. and fifth in the 100 Backstroke. Andrew Gildner sixth in the 200 and 500 Freestyles.

Season best times were swum by: Aidan Borre, Jack Downs (improved his 200 free by ten seconds), Alfredo Gomez, Dineth Gunawardena, Jacob Korf, Karlo Martinovic, Mohamed Mohamed, Ricardo Cid and Kit Zoesch/Laumann."

(Dec. 14) Whippets Boys' Basketball Team beat Parkview in 66-44
The Whippets notched their first win this season on Friday night at Orfordville Parkview, 66-44. Josh Nast led all scorers with 21. Whitewater is now 1-2 in conference with their next contest a non-conference game at Oregon on Tuesday, December 16. Their next home game is a conference match-up against Big Foot on Thursday, December 18, with tip-off at 7:15.

Josh Nast

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

Whippet wrestlers finish 3rd in home tournament

Coach John J. Schimming "On Saturday the Whippet wrestlers hosted a 10 team scramble tournament which saw the team in 3rd place and 5 top three medalist when the dust settled. Whitewater finished behind Janesville Craig and 22 points behind Hononegah, IL."

Irving Sadano at 120#

John Saylor at 152#

James Ehlen at 160#

Coach John J. Schimming "The coaching staff is very happy with the performance of the team on Saturday. We feel that we all wrestled well and had some nice performances by the student-athletes.
Coming away with a championship included Irving Sedano, who avenged a loss to the Janesville Craig athlete on Tuesday this time winning 5-2. John Saylor finished the day 5-0 with some dominating wins and a couple very nicely wrestled matches in the 3rd period. Our third champion was James Ehlen who also had a very nice day going 5-0. James has had some tough competition up to this point. He wrestled very sound matches to have his best showing of the year thus far. Also medaling for the Whippets included Daniel Soto (2nd) and Tommy DuVal (3rd) Daniel had a 6 man bracket that was wrestled as a round robin and finished 4-1, dropping his opening match but then did a great job having a short memory and pinned his next four opponents, 3 of which in the first period. Tommy DuVal also was in 6 man bracket and wrestled in a round robin. Tommy was 3-2 on the day losing two close matches but had a couple of pins to secure the bronze medal.

The coaching staff would like to thank the wrestlers for an outstanding job setting up the 4 mats and taking them down when it was all over. Also a thank you goes out to the parents who provided lunch for the workers, officials and coaches. As always it was excellent. Finally thank you to the parents who provided their support in the concession stand throughout the day.
The Whippets are next in action on Thursday when the JV will travel to Cambridge to participate in varsity duals where they will have 3 varsity duals. The varsity is in action on Saturday when they travel to Beloit Turner for the Turner Duals."

(Dec. 14) Whitewater Wrestling 1-1 to start the 2014 dual meet season

John J. Schimming On Tuesday the Whitewater wrestling team kicked off the dual meet portion of their season as they traveled to Janesville Craig in a non-conference dual meet. It was a tough start to the dual meet season as they lost to a solid Craig team. The wrestlers did get valuable experience as all of the boys on the team got mat time, which is why we wrestle bigger schools in our non-conference competition.

Winners for the varsity included John Saylor with a major decision improving to 4-2 on season. Adrian Casillas won an overtime match, raising record to 5-1, Tommy DuVal had a nice overtime win to even his record at 3-3 and Daniel Soto first period pin improving to 6-0. Losing tough matches included James Ehlen 5-4 versus a very strong kid who qualified for state last year and Irving Sedano who had one of his better matches on his feet with exception of giving up a headlock and lost the match.
In JV action the team won 38-27 with the kids wrestling well. Winners included; Tyler Lippens, Brandon Sun, Robby Liberto, Thomas McManaway, Victor Fernandez, Jacob Lee, Luke Bultman and Michael Lippens.

On Thursday the wrestling team hosted McFarland JV and Jefferson to open up the RVC conference dual meet competition. The varsity had 6 student-athletes receive forfeits on the night which aided in the victory. When this occurs the coaching staff is always looking to still win the dual on the mat and the team was able to do that, 17-16.
Winners for the Whippet varsity by forfeit included; Tyler Gamble, Jameson Hutchins, Irving Sedano, Adrian Casillas, Bryce Peche and Daniel Soto. Winning by pin was Tommy DuVal, by Technical Fall (19-4) John Saylor and decisions by James Ehlen (10-4) and Robby Liberto winning his first match on varsity (13-8).

In JV competition all of the Whippet wrestlers got at least one match on the night. Winning JV matches included; Tyler Lippens, Brandon Sun, Victor Fernandez, Thomas McManaway, Jimmy DuVal and Michael Lippens. The JV team wrestled well on the evening ended up winning 42-28.

(Dec 14) Missing Flags - On Veteran's Day, you may have noticed some flags missing from posts along Main Street. During the Labor Day weekend and on September 12th, more than a dozen flags were stolen. Another flag was missing after Veteran's Day. Estimated material costs to replace the missing flags is $700.00'

Each year, Whitewater American Legion Post 173 installs American flags along Main Street in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day This year they supported a request to install the flags for the September l2th Lakeview Elementary school 200th anniversary celebration of our National Anthem.

Post 173 will purchase materials and assemble replacements for the missing flags. lf you would like to make a contribution to support this effort, please send your donation to the American Legion Post 173, 292 South Wisconsin Street, Whitewater Wl, 53190. American Legion Post 173 greatly appreciates all donations and support provided by the Whitewater community.

(Dec. 24) Join the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for the following events: Registration for their spring early literacy classes is open!

Literacy classes are as follows:
Rhyme Time on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. This class includes two short stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays followed by playtime.
Little Listeners on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. This class includes two picture books, a letter of the week, singing and dancing followed by a craft or playtime.
Growing Readers on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. This class includes three picture books, letter of the week, calendar activity, singing and dancing followed by a craft or activity and playtime.

Classes begin on January 13th and end on May 14th.
For registration or to obtain a monthly calendar of events, please stop in at the circulation desk, check out our web calendar, or call (262) 473-0530.

(Dec. 13) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the Whitewater community is saddened to release the news of the passing of former Warhawk Athletic Director and football, baseball and track and field coach Forrest Perkins. Coach passed away Saturday afternoon at the age of 94. For the UWW story

(Dec. 12) The inaugural running of the Nearly Naked 5K took place this past Sunday at Randy's Fun Hunters Brewery.

Over 100 runners/walkers maneuvered the course and along the way donated clothing to the Whitewater Community Clothes Closet. Plan Ahead Events/SCWI along with 5KEvents.org would like to thank everyone who made this event possible and a huge success. With your efforts the Clothes Closet was able to restock their shelves for these busy winter months.

Also to be thanked are those who ran and walked in this fun event and especially Randy's Fun Hunters Brewery for being a most gracious host and a great venue for this event.

As with any event like this they do not happen without sponsors and volunteers: Whitewater Manufacturing, Zingg Motors, Binning & Dickens, Commercial Bank, Ketterhagen Ford, First Citizens State Bank, Harrison, Williams and McDonnell LLP, Scharine Group, Tincher Realty, McCulloch's Pharmacy & Gifts, Jessica's Restaurant, , Michael Harenza/Edward Jones, Culvers, DLK Enterprises, Dale's Bootery, Sentry Foods of Whitewater, Kwik Trip Stores, Tito's Homemade Vodka, and Wirtz Beverage of Wisconsin, all the volunteers including Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Lamba, Rick and Margie Hammerl for managing the barrels before and after the race, Whitewater Police Department for helping keep our runners safe, Chuck Nass and his crew for a very clear running route, and everyone else who made this a fun and successful event…Thank you, and they will see you next year


(Nov. 23) The annual Collection of pet supplies begins at Whitewater Veterinary Hospital - starting this week - Thanksgiving through December 29th.

(Nov. 23) Whitewater Animal Medical Center (12524 E. County Road North) and Hospital wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. Help stock the Whitewater Food Pantry shelves this holiday season.
Whitewater Animal Medical Center is a drop off location for non-perishable food for humans & pets. All donations will go to those in need through the Whitewater Food Pantry.
From now through January 1st, bring in 2 non-perishable food items, and receive 10% off all purchases or services for that day.
No purchase or service necessary for food donations.(cannot be used with any other discounts)

(Dec. 9) The Whitewater Middle School is raffling off the stained glass Whippet, pictured below, to raise enough money to purchase materials to complete their stained glass window project at the Middle School.

The piece was created by Douglas Hansen of Personal Creations and his son Bradley Hansen, a 7th grader at Whitewater Middle School. The piece may been seen at the following events in the district: Middle School Choir Concert @ WHS Auditorium Dec. 27th - Basketball Alumni Tournament @ WHS Gym Jan. 5th the Drawing will be held. The piece will be on display at WHS the week of Dec. 8th - Dec. 15th. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and can be purchased at the events above or the Whitewater Middle School. The Whitewater Middle School would like to public thank Personal Creations for their generous donation.

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(Dec. 19) Joanne M Peterson, age 58, of Adams, Wisconsin died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at at her residence.
Joanne was born February 23, 1956 in Wisconsin to Charles Strempler and Patricia McGuire.

Joanne worked as a Registered Nurse at Fort Memorial Hospital and Mile Bluff. She enjoyed helping people and taking in strays.

She is survived by one daughter: Michelle (Leonard) Pitt of La Crosse, Wisconsin; her daughter-in-law: Ruth Peterson of Whitewater, Wisconsin; Her grandchildren: Jazzie Peterson of Whitewater, Wisconsin, Patricia Pitt of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Leonard Pitt of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Alicia Pitt of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Tonya Pitt of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Great grandson: Johnathon Pitt of La Crosse, Wisconsin; sister: Jean Lonze of Union Grove, Wisconsin; two brothers: Jim Strempler of Kansasville, Wisconsin and Charles Strempler of Washington; good friend, Benny of Adams, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Pat Peterson.

Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family and for online condolences and further information

(Dec. 18) Mary Lenore Droullard, age 90, of New Hope, MN passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St Therese Home in New Hope, Minnesota.

Mary was born in Cuba City, Wisconsin the daughter of Albert and Edith Eustice. She graduated from Cuba City High School and studied two years at Bayliss Business College in Dubuque, Iowa.

On August 11, 1945, Mary L. Eustice married Clayton A. Droullard in Cuba City, WI. Mary was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of Alpha Club and the Methodist Church Women's Club both of Whitewater, WI. She enjoyed swimming, playing Bridge, baking, providing hospitality, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are: her Children: Barbara (Jon) Olson, Watertown, WI and Dr. Robert (Mary) Droullard, Plymouth, MN, Grandchildren: Shaun (Sarah) Olson, Palm Desert, CA, Kristina Olson, Chicago, IL, Kathryn (Kyle) Cobb, Wheaton, IL, and David Droullard, Cooperstown, NY and Great Granddaughter: Sophie Marie Olson.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Droullard and sister Helen Rogers.

A Memorial Service is scheduled at the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater, Wisconsin on Monday, December 29, 2014 with visitation at 10:00 a.m., Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., and lunch at noon.

Private burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Whitewater, WI

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.

(Dec. 15)Forrest W. Perkins, age 94, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Hearthstone in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Forrest was born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin on November 13, 1920, the son of Richard and Ella May (Edam) Perkins. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1937.

Forrest served his country in the U.S. Marines during WWII in Okinawa.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Forrest began his career as a teacher and coach in Lancaster, Wisconsin. He also taught and coached at Fort Atkinson, Merrill, and Racine, before coming to Whitewater State Teacher's College in 1956, retiring as head football coach of the Warhawks after 29 years.

Forrest married his first wife Eleanor "Mickey" on June 10, 1943. She preceded him in death in 1987. On October 22, 2006, Forrest married Charlotte (Agen) Congdon.

Forrest was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Whitewater, WI. He enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and trips with his family to Gulf Shores, AL. He also enjoyed listening to Cub's games, watching the Packers and following the Warhawks.

Surviving are: Wife: Charlotte Perkins, Whitewater, WI, and her family; his children: Mary (Cathy Constable) Perkins, Ossining, NY, Peter Perkins, Foley, AL, and Jay (Cheri) Perkins, Cedarburg, WI, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Forrest was preceded in death by his 1st wife: Eleanor "Mickey" on November 7, 1987, a son Michael Forrest Perkins on April 2, 2002, and a grandson Michael Perkins Berry on August 24, 2014.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, December 21, 2014, from 11 AM - 4 PM at the UW Whitewater-Hamilton Center, 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the same location at 4PM, with refreshments to follow.

A private interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to The Warhawk Football Endowment.

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.

From UWW
A celebration of the life of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater coach, instructor and administrator Forrest Perkins will take place Sunday, Dec. 21, in the Hamilton Room at the University Center on the UW-Whitewater campus.
Visitation will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service beginning at 4 p.m.
Refreshments will be served on site following the service.
Perkins, the head football coach of the Warhawks from 1956-84, passed away Saturday at the age of 94. Perkins is the football program's all-time leader in wins (190). He led UW-Whitewater to 27 winning seasons, 11 conference championships and an appearance in the NAIA national championship game in 1966. A member of the Wisconsin High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the UW-Whitewater Athletics Hall of Fame, Perkins served in several roles both at the university and in the Whitewater community throughout his decorated career. As director of athletics at UW-Whitewater from 1971-83, Perkins oversaw the institution's transition to NCAA Division III and the construction of Warhawk Stadium, which was renamed Perkins Stadium in his honor in 1996.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warhawk Football Endowment Foundation, and can be mailed to:
Bob Berezowitz
UW-Whitewater Student-Athlete Complex
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

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