Milton ‘Larry’ Whiteaker
Milton “Larry” Whiteaker of Mukwonago was born into eternal life Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the age of 70.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Jane Elsie Zillmer, whom he married on Oct. 30, 1965; and their dog, Mya. He is the loving father of LaVonne Joyce (Allan) Whiteaker-Eales of Elkhorn, Michelle Lee Vail (Todd Vaughn) of Elkhorn and Michael Ryan Bolle-Whiteaker of Elkhorn; proud grandfather of Garrett Eales of Mukwonago, Jordan Vail of Mukwonago, Kayla Vail of Mukwonago and Seth Vaughn of Elkhorn; loving brother of Lorna “Jean” (Tommy) Childress of Virginia, Robert Chase of Tomah, Monte “Butch” (Delaine) Whiteaker of Mukwonago and Michael Whiteaker of New Berlin; and brother-in-law of David (Carol) Zillmer of Silver Lake, Betty (Tom) Larsen of Eau Claire, Roger Hagen and John Mayer. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Henrietta Whiteaker; a sister, LaVonne Whiteaker; brothers, Lawrence Whiteaker and William Whiteaker; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mayer and Barbara Hagen; mother-in-law, Esther Sumpter; father-in-law, Fulton Sumpter; and his dogs, Lady Hawk and Naka.
Larry had a heart transplant on June 20, 1997, he had a 10-year struggle before that. He worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital as a team leader for the front desk, West Entry and employees at the ProHealth Care Mukwonago clinic. Larry was a family man, loved his dogs, loved to fish, hunt, snowmobile, ride a motorcycle, bowling and camping. He was a member of Mount Olive Church. He had been the president of the Mukwonago CAA and coached baseball and softball for years. Larry and Jane loved to travel and go on cruises. His favorite place being St. Maartens.
Larry loved his wife, children, grandchildren more than life itself. He had wonderful friends with too many to name, you are all truly blessed.
The family wishes to thank the nurses on the Heart Care Unit and ICU at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the entire team of nurses and doctors on the many different units at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison and Dr. Sanjay Singh for the many years of caring for Larry.
Without someone wonderfully donating their heart for Larry to live, we would have lost him 15 1Ú2 years ago. Please consider organ donation. Thank you Pat Murphy for donating Steve’s heart.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.14, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago, and on Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at Wood Cemetery in Tomah.
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.