Earl C. Whitney

Earl C. Whitney, 88, of Brookfield, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014.

He was preceded in death by loving wife of 50 years, Patricia (Pat); brother Bob; and son Earl (Eli).

He is survived by his son Tom; daughter, Gregg; his dear wife, Jeanne, and her daughters Pam and Sharon and son John; grandchildren, Charles Shannon, Manya Mueller, Earl Whitney III, Magda Whitney, Joshua, Mathew and the late Daniel Dresen, Adam Barndt and Alec, Jena and Jake Gessert.

Earl graduated from Bay View High School, served an apprenticeship at Nordberg Mfg. Co and received an associate’s degree from Milwaukee Institute of Technology. He proudly fought in WWII. Earl worked many years for the John Oster Mfg Co. and more recently was the owner of West Allis Machine Co. Earl Loved to play golf, tennis and the piano.

Visitation will be held at Becker Ritter Funeral Home in Brookfield on Thursday, December 18, from 4:30 until the time of the memorial service at 6:30 PM, with a reception to follow. Private entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and caregivers for their loving care at Silverado Senior Living. Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 262-782-5330, is serving the family. For more information, visit online at