Earl C. Whitney

Earl C. Whitney, age 88, of Brookfield passed away on Monday, Dec. 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 wife Jeanne; his son Tom; daughter, Gregg; and Jeanne’s 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; great-grandchildren Olivia and Lauren Shannon, Hazel Miller, Kiersten and Tanner Dresen, Ami Dresen and Olivia Dresen.

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, Dec. 18, from 4:30 until the time of memorial service at 6:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated. Private entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

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, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI 53005, is serving the family.