Thursday, January 8, 2009

Rick Obituary

Richard D. “Rick” Whitt of Madison, died January 7 after a long illness. He was born September 30, 1935, in Spring Green to Orval and Ruth Whitt of Arena, Wisconsin. He grew up in Arena. He graduated from Arena High School in 1953 and received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1962. He served in the US Air Force. He was a radio/television announcer in Madison, Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay, and city bus driver in Green Bay, Janesville and Oshkosh, and was retired. In 1998 he was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church, and served in churches in Appleton and Sun Prairie.

He married Kathleen Allen, June 23, 1962. She survives along with five children: Dolores Becker, Batavia IL; John (Sherry) Whitt, Madison; Mary (Gareth) Dirlam, Havre de Grace MD; Elizabeth Whitt, Minneapolis; Sarah Whitt, Madison; four grandchildren, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 6205 University Ave., Madison, Saturday, January 10, the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations will be received for Second Harvest Food Bank.

1 comment:

  1. Kathy and family --

    We're so, so sorry to hear about Rick. He was a good man and we'll miss him.

    Love to you all.
    Pete, Sarah, Emily, and Susannah Gilbert