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Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
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(Dec 5) New officers were
recently installed at the quarterly meeting of the Fairhaven Auxiliary in
Whitewater. The Auxiliary was founded as a means to provide assistance
and enrich the lives of the residents of Fairhaven and to foster an interest in
Fairhaven within the community. The all-volunteer organization is responsible
for the acquisition of many items that directly enhance the lives of the
residents and hosts a quarterly birthday recognition party. The membership is
made up of residents of Fairhaven and supporters from Whitewater and many of
the surrounding communities. If you're interested in becoming involved, please
contact Fairhaven Senior Services at 262-473-2140.
(Seated l-r) Patricia
Lehto-President, Sue Schlough- Hospitality Director, Nancy Hoffmann-Historian.
(Center l-r) Nancy Cooper-Hospitality Director, Lorraine Norem-Treasurer,
Jill Weckesser-Membership Chairman.
(Back l-r) Kathy Bolchen-Hospitality
Director, Kathy Ross-Vice President, Donna Marshall- Secretary, Charlotte
Entertainment for the installation
and birthday party was provided by the Music Masters, an A Capella group from
Whitewater Senior High School under the direction of instructor Lori
Heidenreich. Pictured above are the students performing in their "Olde English"
(Dec 5) Whitewater High
School is proud to announce that Elizabeth Mielke and Brad Stoll were selected
to participate in the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship Program this year!
The purpose of the Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to
recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement,
and academic achievement. The Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to 100 high
school graduates each year. The Selection Committee will convene on February
4-5, 2014 to score applications. Applicants will be contacted in early March,
2014. Congratulations & Good Luck Elizabeth and Brad!!
(Dec 5) Stuff-a-stocking
2013 This year, as part of its holiday party on December 15, the Octagon Club
will be putting together 125 stockings for the Whitewater Food Pantry to give
to adults who might not otherwise receive any gifts. (Children already receive
The Club already has enough cloth stockings and a
small ornament to tuck into each. They are asking Octagon Club members and
their families to consider contributing a small number of items that they will
stuff the stockings with!
toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.); Toothbrushes, toothpaste;
Deodorant, disposable razors; Knit gloves (one size fits all); Athletic socks,
knit slippers; Travel-sized packs of kleenex; Playing cards; Hand/pocket
Also: Packs of gum; Wrapped candies; Microwave popcorn packets;
Envelopes of instant cocoa, cider; Individually wrapped cookies, treats; Small
bags of nuts, trail mix, granola bars; Clementines, oranges.
stores (and similar stores) are great sources!
Bring any items to Ms. Lori Heidenreich's room (look for the box) by Friday,
December 13 (preferred, so they can count up what they have) or bring it to the
Octagon Club Holiday party on Sunday, December 15, where they stuff the
(Dec 5) Aquatic and
Fitness Center Cookshop by Sam Gnatzig
Two quick non-Christmas sports postings -
(Dec 5) WarhawkWomen's
Basketball Team beat Elmhurst 85-71
The Warhawks (6-1) overcame
a 20 point deficit in the first half to beat Elmhurst College (4-1) in a
non-conference game, 85-71. A smothering second-half defense held Elmhurst to
just 26 points. Whitewater hit 26 of their 29 free throws.
Next is their
WIAC conference opener against Stout at Kachel Gym on Saturday, December 7, at
For UWW Story
Story - The Elmhurst women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the
season after the Bluejays' upset bid against ninth-ranked University of
Wisconsin Whitewater ended in an 85-71 loss.
Kaitlyn Thill led all scorers with 20, hitting all 12
free throw attempts
Mary Merg scored 16 points, including 14 in the second half
Amy Mandrell scored 16 points
Freshman Andrea Olsen, an East Troy graduate, played 22
minutes and scored 6 points
(Dec 5) UWW Football -
Linfield has Warhawks' attention By Jeff Seisser, Daily Jefferson County
Union Sports Editor
No Empty Bowls -
Whitewater Veterinary Hospital will be collecting goods for Lakeland Animal
Shelter & Jefferson County Humane Society in December! Let's make their
Holiday a little brighter!
Items Needed but not limited to: Cat/Dog Food- Dry or
Wet, Cat/Dog Toys, Bleach, Dish & Laundry Soap, Paper towels, Towels,
Fleece Blankets, Baby Blankets, Cat/Dog Treats, Nylabones & Jolly Balls-
Items can be dropped off at Whitewater Veterinary Hospital
527 S. Janesville St during normal business hours: Mon & Thur 8am-6pm,
Tues,Wed, Fri 8am-5pm.
Thank you for helping out pets still looking for
their "furever" homes!
(Dec 4) The Salvation
Army Kettle at Wal-Mart needs bell ringers during the Holiday Season to help
area residents in need throughout the year. Last season, $7,200 was raised with
80% of the money staying in Walworth County. Contact Bob Cutshall at
262-813-9003 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help out.
Young volunteers - all ages needed!
(Dec 4) Santa Claus visit
to First Citizens State Bank
Emergency Services Consulting
(Dec 4) Fire Rescue Task
Force Meeting December 5, 6:00 p.m. Timmerman Auditorium (Room 1000) Hyland
Hall, 809 West Starin Road University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
AGENDA Members of the Task Force are: Don Gregoire (Fire Chief), Todd Lindert
(Rescue), Jan Bilgen (Police Commission), Ken Kidd (Council), Phil Frawley
1. Call to order and roll call.
2. Presentation of a Fire
Department operations study by Kent Greene of ESCI (Emergency Services
*Common Council members of
the City of Whitewater have been invited to attend this meeting. There is no
plan to conduct any City business during this meeting. ** Parking will be free
in Lot 7, across the street (north) of Hyland, after 5 p.m. with no permit
(Dec 5) The Whitewater
Common Council approved a contract for a disability access audit of
city facilities on Tuesday For more on the Common Council Meeting by
Chris Welch - Daily Jefferson County Union
(Dec 3) Think you know
books? A cast of 3, 21 short scenes, 21 costume changes, role-reversals, all
rife with clever literary references can mean only one thing...Bradley
Hayword's "20 Books in Search of a Reader", directed by Karen McCulloch will be
presented at Studio 84 on Saturday, December 7 at 7pm.
Jezzaray Serrano and Devon Flemming. Not pictured is
Tickets are a mere $3 each, and all proceeds go directly
to Studio 84's TVAP (Theatre/Visual Arts Program) programming. Come see this
hilarious take on some of the most beloved books, and test your analytical
skills to guess what theme is at play. Please call 262. 812.7560 for tickets,
or pick them up at Studio 84. 121 W. Center Street.
(Dec 2) Brianna
Zimdars would like to thank all the people that are helping her raise money,
for her Alaska trip next summer.
She has been selected to travel
to Alaska next summer, for 11 days, through the People to People program.
Brianna sold 45 homemade pies, in November.
There's still lots of money
to raise, so this month, she is expanding into cheesecakes, too. You can pick
any kind of pie or cheesecake and it will be made.
Think ahead to your
Holiday Parties. Brianna will deliver within 48 hours of making your item. Need
it on short notice, don't hesitate to call and see if Brianna can get it to you
the next day. For the order form is
. Just mail or call in your order, along
with the delivery date & address.
(Dec 2) Studio 84
(Dec 2) Wreaths for Sale
- J-Hawks have a supply of the following wreaths, available for sale:
Single Sided = $16.75
26" Single Sided = $18
30" Swag = $15.85
Hanger = $4.25
Call Cheri Zimdars, at 608-449-5150, and she'll deliver them
right to your door (you can text her, too)!
(Dec 1) Downtown
Whitewater, Inc. - Floats, Music, and Holiday-theme Marchers - the Happy Holly
Days Parade - downtown Whitewater, The evening also featured storytelling,
roasted chestnuts, gingerbread house-building and vintage shopping as well as
the parade. Picture potpourri
Michael Phau reading a Christmas
Story at the Quiet Hut Sports!
Rick Fassl the Chestnut roaster "par
Kim Scharine supervising the
decorating of (cone) Christmas trees with the Riedel Family, Kayla and Josh
with children Piper and Emma.
New store for women, Aranda-Be
Unique at 177 W. Main St. provided hot chocolate and candy for parade
spectators. Owners and operators are Aranda brothers and sisters; (l-r) Juan,
Marta, Marissa and Tony. Check out their facebook page
Also providing warmth and friendly
welcome for spectators was the new Vintage Christmas Pop Up Shoppe, 148
Whitewater Street, with owner operators Kachel Family, Samantha, Trisha and
Kaili. Check out their web page
Meanwhile waiting patiently for the
parade to start is the Mallin Family from Ft. Atkinson; Mom and Dad, Jill and
Matt with Daughters Emily and Samantha.
Also anticipating the parade were
Whitewater residents Annie and Lucy Weberpal.
Leading off the parade - the Girls
Scouts Color Guard
Children riding and finding family
An ornament costume with candy!
The "BEE" from Fort Community Credit
Union - "Buzz Points" Program
Followed by Fort Community Credit Union
Friendly antique tractor driver.
Decorated car hauler from Pope Collision
AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY TRADITION
UWW/COMMUNITY OPTIMIST'S 21st ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! SNOWMAN WILL ALSO BE
Brought to you by!
Pulling Santa's sleigh were
Whitewater Rollin' motorbike group with reindeer horns.
Another reindeer biker with
Parade ending with grande finale of
Christmas wishes from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
(Dec 1) Annual WHS Alumni
Boys Basketball Tournament - This year for the first time Whitewater Alumni are
having a Boys Basketball Tournament. Unlike in the past, this year is going to
involve alumni getting together with old classmates and forming teams for a
double elimination tournament!
What: 2013 Alumni Boys Tournament When: Saturday,
December 21, 2013 Games Starting at 10:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December, 12
Where: Whitewater High School
Who: All Male Alumni of WHS (not
just basketball players) Male Coaches, Faculty, or Staff at WWUSD
For Fun, Support, and to Raise Money for Current Basketball Program
How: To Sign-Up, Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
Michael Zweifel At email@example.com With Your - Team Name - Team Members and "
Each Team Member Year of Grad or if Staff/Faculty What They Do/Teach
The Cost is Only $40 for Each Team Entry - Mail A Check or Give Money
to Hugh Gnatzig at 206 S. Elizabeth St, WW. Or Bring Check to the
Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!
you're interested in helping out please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. They
will need workers for the concessions, referees, food, and others. Also hoping
for parents or other community members to donate concession items such as baked
goods, fruits, chips, granola bars, etc. If you or someone you know would like
to help out please contact Michael Zweifel email@example.com at or (262)949-9323 or
Hugh Gnatzig at firstname.lastname@example.org or
So get out there and start spreading the word and round up
a team for this great event!
(Nov 28) New Shoppe Opens
(28 Nov) AN OFFICIAL
HOLIDAY TRADITION UWW/COMMUNITY OPTIMIST'S 21st ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!
Esker Hall - Saturday, December 7, 8 to 11 a.m.
Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves will be waiting to
see all the area children,
young and young at heart, during the annual
Breakfast with Santa.
The UW-W/Community Optimist Club is very proud to again
host a most joyous all community event. Breakfast with Santa will be held on
Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Esker Dining Hall on the UW-Whitewater
campus. The event will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Children, young and old, are
again invited to attend. So grab your children, grandchildren, neighbors and
friends, as you will NOT want to miss this holiday tradition! Last year, they
served over 600 people for their 20th Anniversary and they plan to do that many
or more for their 21st consecutive year!
Santa, Mrs. Claus and many of
their elves will be there to greet the children of the community, their
parents, grandparents and friends. Frosty, the Snowman will also be available
for another fun, photo opportunity. A delicious breakfast will be served that
includes French toast with syrup, sausage, donut holes, and a selection of
juices, milk, and coffee. All children may have their picture taken with Santa
as they sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. The pictures
are available at no cost with an option of getting a printed photo or accessing
their photo online. Each child will also receive a "goodie" bag from Santa's
elves. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to record the fun. The
popular coloring/story book corner will also be available for the children.
Music will be provided by various local groups with the potential for public
caroling as well.
Esker Hall is located at the corner of North Prairie
and E. Lauderdale Drive, near the Wells Hall complex on the UWW campus. There
is ample parking available on the North side of the building near the North
(Nov 28) Crop Walk Quilt
Raffle winner - Cookie Huxley (wife of Rev. David Huxley prior Vicar of
St. Lukes Episcopal Church and both now residing in Midland Texas where
he is Rector of St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church). Cookie's name was drawn at the
Whitewater United Congregational Church of Christ. Money raised by the raffle
and the 47 walkers was $4,800. Twenty five percent of the money raised goes to
supporting Whitewater Food Pantry and St. Luke's Episcopal Church community
Pastor Kim Brumm, Richmond United Methodist Church,
with help from 3 year old Manny Milam.
Quilt is in the background.
(Nov 28) SweetSpot Tuesday morning coffee group had visitors from Boston -
Anna Talpe, WHS graduate and granddaughter of Carol Holford, who is studying in
Boston and will soon be teaching music in Peru and Carolin Seidel, a Foreign
Exchange student from Germany who attended WHS 2006-07, and is doing a dental
research project in Boston.
(l-r) Carolin Seidel, Dawn Hunter, Karen
Christofferson, Jan Schmeling, Betty Murray, Pat Saunders,
Joyce Follis, Trudy Brokmeier, Carol Holford and Anna Talpe.
(Nov 25) It's beginning
to look a lot like Christmas! The first snow fall and ....
Snowflakes are now placed on light
poles in the city by City Staff who are supervising the last snowflake that was
installed by volunteer assistants: holding the ladder Dave Saalsaa; holding the
snowflake Living Word Fellowship Pastor Owen Cooper and ready to install is
The snowflakes were designed and purchased from the
Scharine Group by Downtown Whitewater, Inc. with funds raised from the Jack
Hanna program a few years ago. Downtown Whitewater sponsors the maintenance,
storage and arranges the installation with help by the city and other
individuals such as the Scharine Group. DTWW volunteers this year rewired new
light strings on the snowflakes.
(Nov 25) First snowflakes
of the season - drive safely!
Tree down from car accident at corner of
Main and Prairie Streets!
(Nov 25) Visual Voices is
Studio 84's new sales area of original art created by artists with disabilities
from across the state and their very own artists at the Studio!
Come check it out. They are open Tuesdays- Fridays 10am
till 5pm and during special events including Black Friday from 1pm till 7pm.
All sales goes directly to the artist to help support them. Many of the artists
donate a percent of their sales to the Studio to help support the programing
for others. Stop on by and check out some our great gift ideas just in time for
the holidays. Studio 84 is a nonprofit art center that provides experiences in
the visual arts, and theater for the community. They specialize in working with
all people including those with physical, cognitive limitations and mental
illness. They believe in creating an environment of inclusion whenever
possible. Be sure to stop by and shop the jewelry, pottery, paintings, cards,
and more items all perfect for gifts! You can find out more information about
Studio 84 and Visual Voices by visiting their website
(Nov 25) Professional
pictures with SANTA! For more information
(Nov 25) Christmas Tree
Fundraiser Stone School 4-H Club
Saturday & Sunday December 7th & 8th, 9:00a.m.
until 4:00p.m. at the Cold Spring Town Hall N1409 Fremont Road, Whitewater -
Funds are used for: Fair, Community Service Projects, and Fun Activities for
the 4-H Members - 4-H is a youth organization that helps develop citizenship,
leadership, responsibility and life skills of its members. Please help support
(Nov 25) Holiday season
at UWW begins with concert, scholarship fundraiser.
For more than 30 years, UWW's Music Department has kicked
off the holidays with a gala event featuring a dinner, concert and silent
auction rolled into one night of enjoyment.
concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Young Auditorium. The
silent auction, beginning at 7 p.m., includes donated artwork, jewelry and
holiday decorations, food, furniture, event tickets and more.
"This is how the entire Whitewater community kicks off the holiday
season," said Sarah Altermatt, Director of Public events. "The goal of the gala
is to award student scholarships and raise funds for the entire music
department. It really benefits a lot of people."
The main stage concert
will include larger UWW ensembles such as the gospel choir, vocal jazz group
and the chamber singers. Throughout the lobby and Fern Young Terrace, smaller
ensembles and soloists will perform. Visit the gala website
tickets for the concert and the dinner
. Concert tickets are
$10 for UWW students and anyone over the age of 65. Dinner tickets are $24.
Reservations for dinner must be made by Monday,
Rollie Cooper and Jerry Grant presents a Kiwanis check
for $500 to Kristy Weinberg for Bethel House
(Nov 25) Kiwanis
Breakfast Club Kristy Weinberg, manager of Bethel House, an ecumenical
effort on the part of Whitewater church congregations to assist homeless or
near homeless families to keep them from homelessness or overcrowding friends
or relatives. Bethel House is actually six houses for transitional living for
homeless families. All the houses are privately owned and loaned to Bethel
House. Ten churches in Whitewater contribute to the support of Bethel House,
with a 16 member Board that directs the policy and 1 part-time paid employee -
Kristy Weinberg, the presenter of Tuesdays program.
In addition to
temporary housing the program can offer up to $300 for emergency financial
service for a family, for example, not able to pay the electric bill. When
housed, the family must make every effort to correct the problems that brought
them to the house in the first place. The program has had much success with
families leaving to enter their own apartment or house.
Due to the
volunteer aspect of Bethel House, there is a constant need to keep up with
emergency aid funds. They do participate with United Way and receive support
from individuals as well as churches. Breakfast Kiwanis provides a stipend each
year to help fund Bethel House. Image 1483 - Kristy Weinberg Image 1487 -
set 4 new school records, at the first meet of the season. Jon smashed the 200
free record, finishing in 1:53.9 and breaking the old mark by 8 seconds, then
broke the 500 free record, by 14 seconds, with a 5:08.3. On the last event of
the evening, 2 records were set. Jon led off the 400 free relay, breaking the
100 free record, in a 51.9, which helped him and his teammates: Jason
Shelbourn, Wentao Guo, and Benny Liang set a new relay record, of 4:36.60. Wow!
What a Start!
The boys are ready to rumble! They had their first
meet against Milton and Beaver Dam, on Tuesday night, and had some outstanding
swims. The meet started with the 200 medley relay of Wentao Guo, Benny Liang,
Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn just missing the school record, by .3
(1:48.9). Then, came Jon's 200 free record swim, finishing in a time of 1:53.9.
Wentao Guo and freshman Seth Boths competed in the 200 IM, where Seth earned a
spot on the top 10 list, with his 2:29. On the back half of the meet, Benny
Liang won the 100 fly, with a lifetime best of 58.4 moving him into the 2nd
spot on the top 10 list. In the 100 free, Jason Shelbourn swam a 55.9 to move
up the list, as well, into the 5th spot. Jon won the 500 free, in a record time
of 5:08. In the 100 back, Jason Shelbourn again moved up on the top 10 list,
with a 1:04, moving him into top 3. Benny Liang and Seth Bols both had
outstanding breast events, as Benny swam a 1:07.0 (2nd on the top 10) and Seth
put himself in the 8th spot, with a 1:17.4. The last event of the meet saw 2
team records go, as Jon Zimdars led off the relay with a 51.9 (new team record)
which helped the team break the 400 free relay record, set last February. Jon,
Jason, Wento and Benny swam a 3:36.60.
(Dec 4) WHS Wrestlers
Open Season With Win Over Jefferson, 48-24 Whitewater wrestlers who won
their matches at Jefferson on Tuesday, December 3, were Scott Zahn, James
Ehlen, Samson Shekey, Tommy DuVal and Daniel Soto. Whitewater's score was also
helped by four forfeits. Next up is an Invitational at Stoughton on Saturday,
December 7, at 9:00 am.
(Dec 4) The Whitewater
Boys' Basketball Team dropped their home opener against Jefferson on Tuesday
night 40-49. The Whippets led the game at the conclusion of the 3rd
quarter and couldn't close out the game in the 4th. Whitewater was led in
scoring by Samuel Fuller with 14 points including 3 3pt. field goals. The team
will travel to Edgerton Friday night and take on the current conference leader.
Brett Harms swished this three point shot in the 3rd
Photographer covering Whippet Sports -
Thanks Bob for doing this service for our
students, families and also for access by the Banner.
(Nov 30) Football - Win
Over Franklin Propels Warhawks into Third Round
It's one of the
timeless questions, like nature versus nurture. Irresistable force, versus
immovable object. Franklin came into Saturday's game with the number nine
scoring offense in Division III. Host UW-Whitewater had the top defense, in
both yards and scoring, in Division III. At least for this day, the answer was
... immovable object, as UW-W defeated Franklin College 33-3 in a NCAA Division
III second round playoff game in Perkins Stadium in Whitewater Saturday
afternoon. UW-W, 12-0, will host Linfield College, 11-0, a 31-21 winner over
Hampden-Sydney in a second round game that was played in McMinnville, Oregon.
That quarterfinal matchup will kickoff at 12:00 at Perkins Stadium Saturday,
Matt Behrendt hit 20 of 31 passes with no interceptions
for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns
Brady Grayvold had 3 interceptions, tying the school
Jake Kumerow caught 6 passes for 89 yards and 2
Tyler Huber caught 7 passes for 89 yards.
Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka
UWW Story -
UWW and UW
Platteville stories - Madison.com
rallies for playoff victory - Portland Tribune article
Game story -
(Dec 4) Shirley Parsons, age 79, of Wisconsin Dells, WI, died on Friday, Nov.
29, 2013, at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, WI.
Shirley was born
May 9, 1934, in Whitewater, WI, the daughter of Raymond and Linnie (Taylor)
Smith. She attended Whitewater High School. She married Jerry Krahn in
Whitewater, in 1952. She operated the family hog farm in Richmond Township;
operated Krahns Resort on Whitewater Lake, and owned the Taylor Farm
Restaurant in Janesville. She also managed CBRFs (Community Based
Resident Facilities) in Janesville, and Fort Atkinson. Shirley worked
tirelessly as a visiting nurse and home care provider. She loved bringing gifts
to her grandchildren and loved our sports teams, especially the Packers and the
Shirley is survived by her sons: Steve (Michelle) of Wisconsin
Dells, Gary (Beth) of Wisconsin Dells, and Jeff (Jolene) of Edgerton, WI; two
sisters, Violet Hodge and Mary Lou Meyer; one brother, Harold Smith; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death
by her parents and her sister, Judy A. Kulinski.
A private family
graveside service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater, WI, at a
The PICHA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY of Wisconsin Dells,
WI, assisted the family with arrangements. For On-Line condolences and
information, go to
(Dec 2) Ann
Marie Kraus, age 46, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013
at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.
She was born July 7, 1967 in
Fort Atkinson the daughter of Merwyn "Mert" and Mary Ann (Krause) Higgins.
Ann was a 1985 graduate of Whitewater High School and continued her
education at MATC. She was employed as the reservationist at UW-Whitewater in
the University Center. Ann married Ted Kraus on October 7, 1989. Together with
Ted and her pride and joy: Joe and Kevin, she enjoyed many family trips. Ann
put her family first and had a gift of finding the best in the people she met.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church.
her husband Ted, Two Sons: Corporal Joseph T. Kraus of Camp Pendleton,
Oceanside, CA; Kevin J. Kraus of Whitewater; Mother, Mary Higgins of
Whitewater; 2 brothers: Rex (Denise) Higgins of Janesville, Mike (Jody) Higgins
of Whitewater; Sister, Kristy (Dan) Malone of Whitewater. She is also survived
by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
preceded in death by her father.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00
PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater
with Pastor Steve Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery,
Friends may call on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 4-8
PM at the Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater, and also after 1:00 PM on
Saturday at church until the time of the services.
Nitardy Funeral Home
of Whitewater is assisting the family.
(Nov 29) Nettie Mae Erdman, age 79, of Whitewater, WI has gone home to our
Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:55pm in the loving arms of her
daughter, Cindy, in their home.
Nettie was born February 7, 1934
in New Lisbon, WI, the daughter of David and Louise (Yund) Lutz. On July 25,
1953 she married Edwin R. Erdman, who preceded her in death on August 13, 2010.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Jeff Erdman of Fort
Atkinson, WI Deborah (Dennis) Rosenthal of Brentwood, WI, and Cindy (David)
Dwyer of Whitewater, WI. She is further survived by grandchildren: Shannon
Rodriguez, Shane (Emily) Erdman, Dennis (Melissa) Rosenthal, Jamie Hibbert,
Daniel (Jessie) Rosenthal; great grandchildren: Courtney, Hailey, Brody,
Tanner, Gracie, Lily; siblings: Richard (Marilyn-deceased), Mauston, Charles
(Patricia) Lutz, Mauston, Donald (Sharon) Lutz, Necedah, Harry (Velma) Lutz,
Tomah, and Diane (Robert) Coats of Mobile, AL.
Nettie was preceded in
death by her twin sister, Joanne Lutz, at birth, and sisters: Donna Hatfield
and Jenny McCan.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December
7, 2013 at Faith Community Church on Hackbarth Rd. in Fort Atkinson, WI
beginning at 11am followed by a luncheon at the church.
Please come and
be joyful in the celebration of eternal life.
Those planning an
expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to Rainbow Hospice.
The family of Nettie would like to extend a thank you to the staff at
Rainbow Hospice Center Staff for their time and friendship to her.
Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.