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James Rubietta

Nov 21, 1937 - Nov 21, 2023

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Whitewater, WI

On October 28, 2023, James Ronald Rubietta of Jefferson, WI passed away at the age of 86. The co-owner of Whispering Wings Game farm, he grew up in Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie (Huff); two sons Richard and Thomas, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister Diane (Rubietta) Ruppert and her two adult children, 6 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild; and sister Beth (Selonke) Waters, her son Scott, and two grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his father Elm...Read More

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Dennis A. Prochnow

Jul 26, 1948 - Feb 24, 2024

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Whitewater, WI

Dennis “Denny” A. Prochnow, age 75, passed away at his home. He was born on July 26,1948 in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Donald and Lois (Kohl) Prochnow. He was baptized on December 12, 1948 at Rockdale Lutheran Church. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1966. He worked at Schweigers; D & J Ford Garage, John Ficher Ford and owned his own business, Denny’s Country Garage, repairing vehicles at his home for 25 years until his retirement on January 1, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of 54 years; children Brian (Jeri) Boden and Kris Prochnow (Eric Lein); his grandchildren Zachery Boden, Tyler Tofte, Kaitlyn Tofte and great grandson Dallas Boden. He is also survived by his sisters; Linda (Jack) Taylor and Mary (Jim) Keller, Cambridge; and brother Jim Prochnow (Carla Farrar), Stoughton; brothers-in-law Bob (Connie) Johnson, Mequon and Ron Kuhn, DeForest. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews and their children; Stacy Simonson (Don Zimmerman), Dan Keller, Tim Keller (Jenni Tornai), Jessica Prochnow (Jeff Ardman) and Joshua (Tiffany) Prochnow, Peter (Monica) Johnson, Andrew (Heidi) Johnson, Jeffery (Koreen) Kuhn and Michelle (Jeff) Clark. He is also survived by Richard (Mary) Anderson and their three daughters and their families: Christine (Andrew) Photopulas, Cheryl (Nick) Anderson and Caryn (Neil) Haack. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Lois Prochnow; his sister-in-law, Georgia Kuhn; a nephew, Jacob Prochnow; a niece, Kristina Prochnow and great niece, Kaliyah; along with many other friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rockdale Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice A memorial service will take place at 3PM on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 208 N. Park St. Cambridge, WI 53523. A visitation will take place from 1PM until the time of service. A celebration of life is planned for a later date.

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Amanda R. Pohle

Sep 01, 1990 - Feb 05, 2024

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Whitewater, WI

Amanda R. Pohle, 33 of Whitewater passed away peacefully yet unexpectedly at her home on February 5th, 2024. She was born in Mukwonago on September 1st, 1990, (Labor day that year) to Karen Pohle and Paul "P.J." Heytens. Amanda lived in Mukwonago with mother and at the age of 2 years old moved to West Allis where she was raised by her mother & Stepdad Scott Kaboskey until she became an adult. When she was 16 she moved to West Bend where she graduated from West Bend-West High School. After graduation she & her family moved to Waukesha where she was "Reunited" with her highschool sweetheart Josh Corbeil. They had 2 beautiful children Carter & Juliette, before going their separate ways. From there Amanda focused on being the best parent she could with the disabilities she was diagnosed with as a young teen. Amanda had her ups & downs including conquering addiction, battling RSD, & inflammation of her spine, where she was told she would never walk on her own again, but she did. Later in life she met the love of her life & soulmate Dan Rynes after having her 3rd child Skylar. Amanda & Dan went on many adventures together & most of all she loved to go riding on their motorcycle & hanging out with her girls. Amanda was a fighter, had incredible strength, & kept fighting until February 5th, 2024, when her body gave out. She is survived by her unconditional, loving fiance Dan Rynes of Whitewater & will truly be missed by her mother Karen Pohle & Mike Swanson(aka Dad) of Delavan. Her 3 children are Carter age 11, Juliette age 9 & Skylar age 3 & her Brother Killian Kaboskey of Weatherly, PA. Also, her Step-brother Cody Swanson of Delavan, and Sister Miranda (King) Heytens; Aunts & Uncles Matt Pohle(Holly) of East Troy, Gary Schmidt of Waukesha, Andrew Schmidt (Emmy) of Slinger, Steven Riddle(Stephanie) of Horizon, Maggie Liebner of Oak Creek; Uncle & Godfather Jeff(Caroline) Heytens, Bruce Heytens, Tony(Beth) Miller, Helen "Mel" Miller, Jodielee(Phil)Mussa Heytens, and cousins Brucie(Sammi)Heytens, & Kyle Heytens along with many other dear cousins. She will also be missed greatly by her Grandparents, Robbin Riddle, Janice Swanson and David Pohle, Boni(Jerry) Ernst & other extended family, friends & neighbors. She is preceded in death by her Dad Paul"PJ"Heytens, Uncle Mike Heytens; Grandpa Jim"Papa"Riddle, Ferm"Rocky"(Marge) Heytens, Shirley Kruichak, & Neil Swanson,Sr. Great Grandparents; Dominick"Gramps"Cefalu & Fredrick(Margery) Pohle. A very special thanks to the whole team at HHS. Sam, Sarah, Val, Michele, Emma, Haley & many others. Also, a heartfelt thank you to everyone at SEM & we can't forget "JUDGE". A Celebration of Life Service will be held on March 3rd from 1-4pm at Nora's 1843 US Hwy 12/18 in Deerfield, WI. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials/donations to Lakeland Animal Shelter or NAMI would be appreciated.

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Lois Arlene Benes

Apr 15, 1935 - Feb 10, 2024

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Whitewater, WI

Lois Arlene (Anderson) Benes, 88 of Whitewater (formerly of Middleton) passed away peacefully on Saturday February 10, 2024, at her home, with family by her side. Lois was born April 15, 1935, to her loving parents, Harriett and Randolph Anderson of Whitewater, WI.Lois lived and played on the ‘home farm’ through all of her growing up years, where she was fiercely protected and mothered by her older sister Gwen (Vandiver). She also had two older brothers, Berwyn and Vinton, whom she would help on occasion with the farm chores! Lois graduated from Whitewater City High with the class of 1953 and soon after graduation, married the love of her life, James W. Benes. After their marriage, Jim soon enlisted in the Army and Lois, along with their first born (Diane) stayed in Whitewater with her parents. After Jim’s military service was complete, the family moved to Madison for Jim to attend the UW Madison. Lois spent the next 4 years with her growing family of 3 at Truax apartments, where she said were some of the best years of her life. This is where she got involved and would meet with 10-12 other women to discuss the stock market. They called themselves ‘Profits Preferred’ and even after she moved from Madison to Middleton, she still remained active watching the Dow! Lois was a very compassionate and humble human being, who graciously followed the good Lord's path he put before her. From country girl to city girl, to mother of three, to mother of many, she always answered his call … From 1964 through 1986, Lois fostered over 60 infants and children. She always said she wanted a bus full of children and they couldn’t have been blessed with a better driver! Her passion to help these foster children who arrived, or those she picked up directly from the hospital, was evident. You could hear the love when she spoke of them, and you could see the love when her family recently found items she had saved throughout the years, like their homework, crayon drawings, and first haircuts. Lois also helped deliver Meals on Wheels for a time, and was always up for ‘wheeling away’ in their motorhome for an Elderhostel adventure! Lois and Jim traveled to many places with the Elderhostel Program, along with some unplanned back road adventures that her husband always seemed to take her on! She thoroughly enjoyed all of these adventures and could tell you by memory, all the towns, dates, history and mishaps they encountered on each one of them! Lois and Jim also belonged to the Westport Squares square dancing club for over 40 years, where they traveled to every State Square Dance Convention, not missing one in those 40 years! Square dancing was her passion and she acquired many lifelong friends over the years through their club. Lois’s conversations will be deeply missed, whether it was about the weather, the love of her country, or hearing the love she had for whomever she was talking with. When the last allemande left was called, her 3 children Diane (Paul) Shiveler, Gary (Sherrie) Benes and Kay Benes, knew she was already ‘gussied’ up and waiting for her partner ‘Jimmy’ (DOD; August 2, 2023) to take her home … Besides her 3 children, she also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 3 great grandaughters, 1 step great grandaughter and two special foster daughters, Tamara and Julian. She is also survived by two sister in laws, Marilynne (Jack) Albrecht and Sherri Benes (Kevin Coursey) along with many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Fairhaven Senior Services for their unending compassion and support, along with Rainbow Hospice. The family has established an internship with KMLT in memory of their parents. Memorials can be made to: Kettle Moraine Land Trust Memo: James W and Lois A Benes Internship PO Box 176 Elkhorn, WI 53121 Online condolences may be made at

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Mike Jung

Jan 01, 1955 - Feb 15, 2024

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Whitewater, WI

Mike Jung, 68, died peacefully at home after battling pancreatic cancer. He married his loving wife, Jackie, in 1999. Mike worked at Crepaco for 28 years before they closed their doors. He then, worked at Basin, in Jefferson, until his diagnosis. Mike enjoyed watching NCIS and home repair shows. His passion was spending time with his wife and cats. Mike leaves behind one daughter, Patty Jo; two step-sons, Mike (Nadine) Fiedler, Tim (Tina) Klug, stepdaughter, Patricia (Jeff) Troemel-Smith; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jo; and nephew, Robbie. At Mike’s request, no formal services will be held. Donation’s in Mike’s name can be made to Cancer Treatment Center in Johnson Creek. Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

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Shirley Sebranek

Dec 15, 1933 - Feb 01, 2024

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Whitewater, WI

Shirley Sebranek passed away peacefully Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She was born on December 15, 1933, in Wiota Wisconsin, daughter of Orlean and Orpha Wahl. Graduated from South Wayne High School. She married Adolph Sebranek on August 19, 1956. They lived most of their lives and raised their family in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Shirley work at the Pharmacy in Fort Atkinson for several years before it closed and then 27 years at Walmart in Whitewater in the clothing department. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially with the grandchildren (playing games and spoiling them); as well as going to coffee with friends, bowling when younger, going out for dinner on Fridays, watching sitcoms (Raymond, Fraser, and the Golden Girls) and reality shows (The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, and Survivor), and going to church and brunch on Sundays. She is survived by children Alan Sebranek, Ron (Dawn) Sebranek; grandchildren Jacob, Dayne, Christa, Lukas, Trevor, and Eli; sister in-laws Nancy Sebranek and Sheryl Sebranek; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by husband Adolph Sebranek, daughter Barbara, parents Orlean and Orpha Wahl, brothers Roger (Ruthie) Wahl and Sammy (Vivian) Wahl, sister in-law Bessie (Joe) Fawcett, brother in-law Duane Sebranek, brother in-law Maynard Sebranek, and god-daughter Dawn Wirth. Shirley just loved everyone. Always smiling and willing to help if she could. She will be deeply missed. Funeral will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 Barrie Street, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, on Monday, February 12 . Visitation at 10:00 am and funeral to follow at 11:30. Memorials can be made to Fairhaven Retirement Community Christmas fund for all the wonderful nurses and staff that care for the residents of Fairhaven. We greatly appreciate all the care and assistance they provided for Shirley.

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Betty (Guge) McManaway

May 16, 1938 - Jan 29, 2024

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Whitewater, WI

Betty (Guge) McManaway passed on peacefully on January 29th, 2024. She was born on May 16th, 1938 to Walter and Dorothy Guge of Elgin, Illinois as the first of five children. She married the love of her life, Ray (Ed) McManaway on February 16, 1957. In the months following their wedding, the two of them had quite the adventures. The week after their wedding they drove to California for Ed’s Army heavy vehicle training for 6 weeks. Upon finishing his training, they had less than a week to drive back to Chicago so he could catch a flight for him to begin his 18 months of active duty in Germany. Betty then worked for a few months to be able to afford to travel to Germany to join him. While over there, Ed had little time off, but they were able to road trip to various places. Their favorite trip was when they went to Paris and then the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. After Ed’s service they returned to Wheeling, Illinois to start their family. They buil