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A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical Society

A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater (1836-2004)

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Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

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VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
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Positions Available: Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI, 53191.

Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.

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Bellezza Hair Design & Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email inquiries and resume to bellezzaemployment@hotmail.com

Evening cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive, Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.

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(Dec 7) Whitewater Police Investigate Armed Robbery

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at La Preferida grocery store located at 132 West Main Street in the city of Whitewater. Two male suspects robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspects both displayed a firearm and one of the suspects demanded money. The suspects took money and left the store heading north on foot. Suspects were reportedly last seen fleeing eastbound on foot on E. North Street. No injuries related to the robbery were reported.

One suspect, a white male, was last seen wearing a black winter hat, gray hooded zip-up, multicolored checkered pants, gloves, and dark colored shoes. A photo of the suspect is located below.

A second suspect, possibly having a darker complexion, was last seen wearing a black hooded coat, blue jeans, and white shoes. A photo of the second suspect is also located beloew.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Whitewater Police Detective Bureau at 262-473-0555. Those with information who wish to remain anonymous can call Walworth County Crime Stoppers at 800-741-4616 or text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Start your message with TIP4WC (Agency key word) plus your message or and submit a tip.

(Dec 6) A most festive and long HOLIDAY PARADE can be viewed in the 32 pictures posted on a separate page -

(Dec 5) Whitewater Breakfast Kiwanis Club at a recent evening Meeting Program with UWW Wheelchair Basketball, Men and Women Team, Coaches

UWW Wheelchair Basketball Coaches, Christina Schwab and Jeremy Lade with Irene Potocki as they receive the Kiwanis Children's book to sign and add to the Children's library at the public library.

UWW Women's Wheelchair Basketball Coach Christina Schwab with her gold medal from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics

How a brief experience at UW-Whitewater helped stimulate a disabled youngster into a career path that led to his being active in Paralympics sports since 2001 was the subject of Jeremy Lade's presentation to the Whitewater Breakfast Kiwanis. Jeremy Lade or "Opie", from Oconto, is the head coach of the UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team and he and his coaching partner, Christina Schwab, from Dane/Lodi, head coach of the women's team, and a gold medal recipient at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, presented their stories and outlook to the Kiwanis at a recent evening meeting.

Opie was injured in an automobile accident in 1989 and introduced to adaptive sports at age 13 at a UWW summer camp, and has led the wheelchair basketball team to 6 national championships in 8 years. He has amassed a history of achievement as a participant and as a coach and he provides talks to schools encouraging the students to remain active regardless of disability, learn from their experiences and enjoy a full life.

Coach Schwab, who was born with spina bifida, became involved with wheelchair basketball at age 11, finding out about the game at a summer camp. She has played at all levels of the sport, and also participates in track and road racing where she has won bronze, silver and gold medals. She graduated from the Univ. of Illinois, has coached at UWW and USA developmental camps, participated with the Denver Rolling Nuggets as well as at the collegiate level and with the U of IL. This will be her first season as head coach at UWW.

The Warhawks will host the Wheelchair National Tournament from March 9 to 11, 2017.

Wednesday, December 07, 6:00pm - Landmarks Committee Special Meeting at City Manager's Conference Room, 2nd Floor - Agenda:

(Dec 5) Whitewater School District Orchestra Concert Friday, Dec. 9 6:30 PM.

Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal

Intermediate Orchestra Rehearsal

The Whitewater Unified School District String Program will present their first concert of the season this Friday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 pm. It will be at the Whitewater High School Auditorium. The concert features students in grades 4-high school in four orchestras - Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra and Middle School Orchestra and High School Ensemble.

The orchestra program this year is under the direction of Ms. Patricia Nielsen. The concert is free. It is delightful to hear the growth from year to year! The string program takes place after school Monday through Thursday and has additional lesson teachers who are music education majors from UW-Whitewater.

(Dec 4) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team, ranked No. 1 by the American Football Coaches Association and No. 2 by D3football.com, saw its 2016 season come to a close Saturday with a 31-14 setback against No. 10/6 John Carroll (Ohio) in an NCAA Division III Playoffs quarterfinal at Perkins Stadium.

Sophomore quarterback Cole Wilber (Dana Point, Calif./Dana Hills) finished 12-of-34 passing for 116 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing, one passing).

Freshman running back Josh Ringelberg (Greendale, Wis./Greendale) tallied 128 all-purpose yards, including 73 on four punt returns.

Pictures by Peter Mischka and courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

UW-Whitewater wrapped up another fantastic campaign with its 35th Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and 10th in the last 12 years and its 10th trip to the national quarterfinals in the last 12 seasons.

For the UWW Story

For the John Carroll University Story

In a rare national semifinal match-up between two teams from different conferences that have already faced each other at an earlier point of a season, this will be a rematch of an opening weekend game in which UW-Oshkosh defeated John Carroll, 33-14, in a contest held in Oshkosh. Also next Saturday the other Division III semi-final will have Mount Union facing Mary Hardin Baylor of Texas.

(Dec 2) Whitewater High School graduate Cynthia ( Christofferson) Bachmann was recently named one of the "People of Impact" by UW Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as they celebrate their 125th anniversary.

Cynthia will also serve on a panel "Celebrating Women in ECE" on Feb. 23.

Cynthia has served as Vice President Engineering, Kitchen and Bath at the Kohler Company since 2000. She has played a key role in establishing product development and is a charter member of the Kohler Environmental Leadership Team. She has been active with the Women In Engineering. For more
As an alumnus of the UW Madison she has served on the College of Engineering Advisory Board including 3 years as chairperson.
A resident of Plymouth, Wisconsin she and husband Jeff are parents of 3 sons.

(Dec 1) Proposed WHS Electronic marquee on Walworth Avenue entrance to the High School in memory of Lawrence "Bez" McCulloch.

Artist rendering of the proposed marquee.

At the June 27th School Board Meeting, Jim McCulloch and Pam Hookstead, children of Lawrence McCulloch, proposed a donation from the Lawrence McCulloch Memorial Fund to be used for the construction of a Whitewater High School marquee. The board's acceptance of the donation serves as seed money for the partnership between the District and the Lawrence McCulloch family who will conduct additional fundraising to assist with the financing of the marquee project. The motion carried on a unanimous roll call vote. Since then the family initiated actions to conduct the additional fundraising including the recent letter requesting community support.

At a presentation yesterday, November 30th, First Citizens State Bank presented the family a $1,000 check. (L-R) Jim McCulloch; Nate Parrish (Exec. Vice President First Citizens State Bank); Kat Mawhinney, Assistant Vice President First Citizens State Bank); Mary McCulloch; Mark Elworthy (District Administrator, Whitewater Unified School District) and Pam Hookstead.

The Lawrence McCulloch Family: "Lawrence "Bez" McCulloch, a lifelong member of the Whitewater community, was a strong supporter of many WHS athletics, activities and special events. His untimely death in November of 2015 took everyone who knew him by surprise. As a result, there was a huge outpouring of generous donations given to the family in his memory, for which we are deeply grateful.

After thoughtful consideration, the family decided to explore the possibility of building an electronic marquee on the WHS grounds. Therefore, the family reached out to the school district to look into moving forward with this project. We feel that a marquee will help promote and heighten community awareness of school district programs throughout the year. A marquee is also something that everyone can appreciate and enjoy and will last for many years to come. We think Larry would have liked this option. As a business and community member we are asking for you to join with us to make this project become a reality.

We have consulted with Burli Signs of Burlington, WI. Attached you will see the rendering of the marquee. The final price for the project is $28,000. We have already received $5000 and Bright Nights Electric has agreed to provide all electrical needs necessary for the project. We hope you will take this opportunity to become a partner in this worthy community endeavor. All donations are tax deductible and can be made at First Citizens State Bank, Whitewater; Attention Lawrence McCulloch Memorial Fund. We will kindly take donations anytime, but would appreciate hearing from you before the end of 2016. We hope to have the marquee in place by Spring of 2017.

As a family, we would be honored to partner with you to make this project happen. We eagerly await your response. Please contact Jim McCulloch at 920-723-7445 or Pam Hookstead at 262-473-8515 for more information."

(Dec 1) The National Honor Society facilitated at Whitewater High School the Third Annual "Kindness Matters Project."

Members encouraged their peers to write positive messages for a Facebook Campaign to remind the student body of the importance of kindness, peaceful problem solving and bully prevention.

National Honor Society Officers: Abigail Childs (Secretary), Whitney Treder (President), presented Jake Walton a $50 cash prize for winning first place in the Kindness Matters Project along with Jacob Lee (Treasurer)!

National Honor Society Officers: Jacob Lee (Treasurer), Meghan Kehoe (Vice President) presented Derrick Riggs also a $50 cash prize for winning first place in the Kindness Matters Project along with Whitney Treder (President)!

The NHS Officers also presented in addition to the two first winners' prizes to Alec Holt with a $30 cash prize for winning second and Casey Skindingsrude and Payton Hintz with a $20 third place prize.

(Dec 1)Whitewater Community Foundation First Annual Campaign - Plus Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matching grant information.

Jim Caldwell from First Citizens State Bank presents a check for $10,000 to Whitewater Community Foundation, President, Kevin Brunner for their First Annual Campaign!

Brienne Diebolt-Brown, Program Director, Whitewater Community Foundation: "The Whitewater Community Foundation is looking for help to fund our Community Action Grants. We gave out almost $20,000 in grants in the spring funding adult fitness equipment in Starin Park, diabetes medication for under-insured patients at Rock River Free Clinic, STEM Camp Invention Scholarships for Whitewater children, a mural on the playground at Washington Elementary, computers for Wisconsin Makers workshops, helping to train Studio 84 artists with disabilities to sell their artwork, and live music at the Whitewater Tuesday City Market.

We recently encountered an opportunity with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where they will match up to $1,000 in donations during our campaign. Please donate any amount you can. Please visit our Facebook page at

Even $5 will get us to our goal, as every donation will be matched! This is such a great opportunity to help great things happen in Whitewater! Once you donate, you will be recognized as a Community Champion. Every act of support counts."

(Nov 30) Lincoln School picks Whitewater's Bird of the Year!

The Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission approached Lincoln Elementary School to determine interest in participating in and voting for Whitewater's Bird of the Year! The Student Leadership Team organized daily announcements with information about each bird for our students. Then, ballots were distributed and all students voted on the bird that would be the best to represent Whitewater this year!

There were six birds on ballot; the Throated Hummingbird, Black-Capped Chickadee, American Gold Finch, Baltimore Oriole, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and the Snowy Owl. The Snowy Owl was the pick!

Campaign Posters, ballots and ballot box!

Left is the Snowy Owl Poster!

Posters are now being hung around the town and our school to honor the bird. Special thanks to the Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission for allowing our students to partner on this project and show their leadership skills in our community!

(Nov 30) The UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club continued their annual tradition of Youth Appreciation Week this year with two successful community activities.

On Saturday, November 12, the Optimist Club and the Theaters of Whitewater teamed up to provide 130 community members with a free viewing of the family-oriented film "The Life of Pets."

A few days later, on Wednesday, November 16, the Optimist Club joined Hawk Bowl to provide two hours of free bowling for anyone in the community to enjoy. Over 100 youth and many parents participated.

"There were too many children who wouldn't stand still for us to get an accurate count," said UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club member Duane Dickens.

The Optimist Club would like to thank the Theaters of Whitewater, Hawk Bowl, and all of the guests in attendance, helping to make this year's Youth Appreciation Week a success!

(Nov 29) Openings remain for 2016 Warhawk Winter Baseball Clinics

Registration is now being accepted for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Winter Baseball Clinics. All individuals ages 8-18 are welcome (including high school seniors). Each clinic is tailored to the age group of the participants. The Winter Baseball Clinics are skill clinics designed to prepare participants for the upcoming season. All 8-13 year old participants will perform basic fundamental skills, while all high school participants will perform more advanced skills and drills.

Winter Baseball Clinic (2-day clinic) - $115 per clinic

Pitchers' Clinic: Dec. 27-28 or Dec. 29-30 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
Hitters' Clinic: Dec. 27-28 or Dec. 29-30 (Noon - 2:30 p.m.)
Fielding Clinic: Dec. 27-28 or Dec. 29-30 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Catchers' Clinic: Dec. 31 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Discounts available if select multiple clinics

For more information contact Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165. Register online at:

(Nov 29) Kiwanis Breakfast Club Fundraiser for WHS Scholarship Program - Culver's, Wednesday, Dec. 7th.

(Nov 29) Please hold any donations to the Community Clothes Closet until January 15th - note the following information.

The Community Clothes Closet in Whitewater was presented one of its biggest opportunities for service when many individuals and families lost their personal and household items in the recent apartment fire. Once the word went out, however, that donations were urgently needed, it became obvious that the Clothes Closet volunteers could help these individuals and families quickly and well. At this point, they believe that everyone impacted by the fire who sought help from the Clothes Closet has received what they needed. The volunteers are very grateful for the donations, support, and hard work to meet this challenge.

Now that those needs are met, the Community Clothes Closet volunteers need a break from managing new donations. Please hold any donations until January 15. This will give them time to organize and distribute their current surplus.

Should you want to make a financial donation, those checks can be made to the Whitewater United Church of Christ, noting Community Clothes Closet in the memo line. Such donations are always appreciated since they are used to purchase specialized items, such as diapers.

The Community Clothes Closet is open the first and third Saturdays and every Tuesday from 8:30-11:00am. Please stop by if you are in need of "recycled" clothing and/or household items. Thanks again to everyone who supports the Community Clothes Closet!!

Reminder that there are other sites to consider: the white donation boxes around the City, St. Vincent De Paul in Fort Atkinson, Twice Is Nice (Jefferson), Agrace Thrift Store and Castaways (Janesville) . This is the first time in the Community Clothes Closet 15 year history that they have had to deal with this issue.

(Nov 28) Whitewater High School freshman, Kayden Oberle, will be performing in the Nutcracker at the Young Auditorium, December 17th.

The Nutcracker is being performed by the Dance Factory of Delavan. The Dance Factory has performed the Nutcracker annually at the Young Auditorium for many years. Kayden has been studying under the direction of Tina Hansen, owner and director of the Dance Factory, and her accomplished faculty for over ten years. This will be Kayden's 7th season performing in the Nutcracker.

(Nov 27) The Mukwonago Area Community Choir will be holding their annual Christmas Concert "The Work of Christmas" at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 1:30PM on Saturday, December 10th.

The choir will be joined by the Whitewater High School Handbell Choir under the direction of Mrs. Karen Tordera. The concert will feature many a cappella arrangements as well as pieces accompanied by cello, flute and classical guitar.

In lieu of admission, audience members are asked to bring any non-perishable food item or household product for the Whitewater Food Pantry. Donations will also be accepted for the UW-Whitewater Lutheran/Episcopal Christian Ministry.

The concert will be conducted by its Founding Director, Mr. John Anello III and his Assistant Director Mrs. Valerie Troxel. They hope you can join them for what will be a wonderful musical celebration of the Christmas season!

(Nov 28) The annual Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show (and sale) will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, through Sunday, Dec. 11.

"Autumn Leaves" by Judy Dern

"River Birch Trees" by John Dynkowski

The gallery will be open Thursday through Sunday each week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the visual arts and crafts. The Members Show includes both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any 2-D or 3-D medium completed since the close of the 2015 WAA members' show.

Show visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20. The WAA will use a different method of voting this year. All viewers will be given a set of four adhesive stickers when they enter the exhibit. While viewing the art and craft pieces on exhibit, the viewers will place one or more of their stickers on the wall or panel beside their favorite pieces. The pieces with the four highest number of stickers or votes will be photographed and printed as note cards. After the close of voting on Nov. 20, Virginia Epps will notify the winners. On Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2:30 P.M., a WAA representative will announce the viewers' choices. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is pleased to give the members whose pieces are chosen for the note cards a set of 12 cards. If all systems work well, the note cards will be available to the artists and for purchase on Dec. 11.

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(Dec 7) Raymond Douglas Foote, age 95, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the University Hospital in Madison, WI.

Raymond was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 10, 1921, the son of Charles and Stella (Popp) Foote. He graduated from Crane Tech High School in Chicago. Raymond served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

On June 25, 1948, Raymond married Mary Ziliak.

Raymond worked as an electrical engineer for several companies. He served as Exulted Ruler for the Elks Club in Chicago. Raymond enjoyed reading, coin and stamp collecting, and trading stocks.

Surviving are: Wife: Mary Foote, Whitewater, WI, Daughter: Patricia (Randy) Cruse, Whitewater, WI, Grandchildren: Kristina (Mike) Sobolewski, Whitewater, WI and Stacey (Dan) Barrins, Chicago, IL, and great grandchildren: Morgan, Kelsy, Lillian, Everly, and Vincent.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Marie Bell.

Per Raymond's wishes no formal services will be held.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(Dec7) Ronald Otto Anderson, age 58, of Milwaukee, WI passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.

Ronald was born on November 23, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the son of Berwyn and Adeline (Mittelsteadt) Anderson. He graduated from Whitewater High School. On November 8, 1993, Ronald married Vicki Lynn Gibour at South Lake Tahoe, NV.

Ronald was a bartender at the Golden Nugget in Butler, Wisconsin and he worked at Cargill in Butler.

Ronald was a member of the Butler Lions Club. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, and NASCAR. He loved to hunt, fish and golf.

Surviving are: his wife: Vicki Anderson, daughters: Adeline (Jesse) Ernst and Leslie Anderson, step daughter: Wendy (Richard) Maynard, step-son: Nick (Robin) Schapfel, fifteen grandchildren and two more on the way, and one great-grandchild on the way, sister: Emily (Carey) Proctor-Anderson, and three brothers: Berwyn C. Anderson, Randy (Michele) Anderson, and Nick Anderson. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents a son Ron Jr. and a brother Wayne Anderson.

Funeral Services will be held at 1PM on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Susan Bresser officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11AM until 1PM on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Nitardy Funeral home, Whitewater until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(Dec 6) Rita Joyce Schultz, age 65, of Elkhorn, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan, WI.

Rita was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on June 8, 1951, the daughter of Leo and Ethel (Leastman) Schultz. She graduated from Whitewater High School in 1969.

Rita worked for Max's Drugs in Whitewater, McCullough's in Whitewater, and at Andes Candies for 29 years.

Rita enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, and doing landscaping.

Surviving are: two sisters: Maureen Beckman, Belle Fourche, SD and Annette Schultz, Elkhorn, WI, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Ethel Schultz and a sister Lois Schultz.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Kimberly Brumm officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5-7PM on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI and after 10AM on Friday at the funeral home until the time of the services.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(Dec 5) Joyce Renetta Lawton, 98, Whitewater passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center, Johnson Creek, WI.

Joyce was born on June 17, 1918 in Mishicot, Wisconsin to Herman and Elizabeth (Bruhn) Pfefferkorn. She graduated from Mishicot High School in 1936 and she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Whitewater Normal College in 1940. On December 21, 1940 Joyce married William Lawton. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1986. She was employed by Commercial Bank and as a social worker for Walworth County Human Services. Joyce and William shared a love for travel. She was also noted for her pies that she baked. Joyce was a member of the Millard Community Covenant Church for over 65 years.

She is survived by her children; Frederick (Cynthia) Lawton, Whitewater, Kathryn (Ron) Sellin, Marshall, WI and Gary (Elizabeth Bechtel) Lawton, Whitewater, grandchildren; Anna Lisa Lawton, Eric (Erica) Lawton, Rebecca (Reggie) Phillips, Nate(Erin) Sellin, Jason (Katie) Lawton, Derrick (Rebecca) Lawton and Matthew (Andrea) Bechtel, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Roland and Wesley Pfefferkorn, sister, Ethel Otis and her granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Lawton.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00am at the Millard Community Covenant Church with Pastor Kristen Nelson officiating. Burial will take place in the Round Prairie Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:30am until the time of the service. As an expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to the Millard Community Covenant Church or to Rainbow Hospice.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family


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