WEST BEND

Gordon H. Whyte

March 22, 1921 - March 11, 2012

Gordon H. Whyte passed away at Cedar Community on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the age of 90.

Gordon was born March 22, 1921, in Butler, to Samuel and Agnes (nee Anderson) Whyte. He married Ruth Jacoby on Aug. 31, 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January of 1943 and was a plank owner on the USS Crouter DE11 in the South Pacific until October of 1945.

Gordon worked for 39 years for Wisconsin Drill Head and lived most of his life on a small farm north of Waukesha. Family times were special to him. Gordon enjoyed woodworking and spending time at the Cedar Ridge Woodshop.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, G. Kenneth (Diana), Carolyn (James) and Sherrie (Scott); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Ester); a sister-in-law, Dolores Jacoby; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Agnes Whyte.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First St., Kewaskum, with the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard presiding. The memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. A private interment took place at Washington County Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 14.

Memorials are appreciated to Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum or Cedar Community.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. For more information, call

338-2050 or visit online at www.phillipfuneralhome.com.