Winifred 'Winnie' Dibb

Winifred “Winnie” Dibb (nee Weber) of Hartland was born to Eternal Life on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 88.

Loving wife of the late James Dibb.  Loving Mother of the late Stephen (Joyce), Donna (Richard) Wentarmini, James (Jean), John (Patti), Randall (Luann), Jerome (Dawn), Lisa (Richard) Suminski.  Special Grandma to Jason, Chad, Troy, Heidi, Erika, Adam, Tammy, Kelsey, Becca, Josh, Sarah, Jake, Alison, Scott, Martha, Jessie, Crystal, Jeremy, Sam and Natalie.  Special Great Grandma to Hannah, Colt, Julian, Kamden, Athena, Zoe, Haley, Olivia, Colin, Abigail, Jaelynn, Jamos, Giovanni, Emiliano, Lettie, Teigen, Tahlia, Tayden, Emma, Charlotte, Keegan and Conrad.

Dear Sister of James (Lois) Weber, Lorie Kerr and Sharon Wandsneider.  Preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Anna (nee Delaney) Weber, sisters Genevieve Hanson, Bernice Claffey, Dwyn Marquardt, brothers Don, Tom, Dave and Ralph.

Winnie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed attending the many activities of her children and grandchildren with Jim over the years. She was a longtime member of St. Charles Catholic Church where she was a proud participant in the Ladies Mission Unit. Winnie enjoyed playing cards, bingo and slots with her family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Dr., Hartland, from 12:00 PM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 PM.

Burial will be Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.  The family extends a special thank you to the caring staff at Linden Grove Mukwonago.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Charles Catholic Church or Linden Grove Foundation-Mukwonago.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home

170 Warren Avenue, Hartland


Marge Achtenhagen

January 21, 1943 – April 13, 2017

Marge Achtenhagen (nee Carenen) of Mukwonago passed away peacefully at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs Florida on April 13, 2017, at the age of 74.

Marge was born in Wauwatosa to Paul and Millie Carenen. She graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1961. In 1963, Marge married Dean Achtenhagen. Together, they purchased a horse farm in the Town of Mukwonago and began breeding and training Quarter Horses. Their unforgettable stallion, Mr. Tailwind, sired over 200 foals. Of those, 100 went on to perform in the show ring earning ten World Championships.

Most of all, though, Marge will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, a good neighbor and friend to many.  For the past 20 years Marge enjoyed spending the winters at her home in Estero Florida.  For the last 10 years, she enjoyed the companionship of Richard ‘Dick’ Michels who she married in 2009. Together they enjoyed golf, bocce and playing cards with their countless friends in Wisconsin and Florida.  Marge and Dick also had a passion for travelling including many cruises and trips to Hawaii and most recently Cuba.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Millie Carenen and brother, Paul George Carenen. Marge’s beautiful spirit will continue to live through her family and many good friends. She is survived by her husband Richard Michels; dear brother Mark Carenen; sons Bret (Amy) and Bart; daughter Shelly Parker (Mike), eight grandchildren Brady, Linley, Sophie, Abby, Lauren, Ashlee, James and Hunter, many other relatives and dear friends.

Please join us in a celebration of her life.  A Visitation and Memorial Service will be held from 9:00 AM until Noon on Saturday May 6, 2017 at Fox River Christian Church located at S67 W19491 Tans Drive, Muskego WI. A Luncheon will follow at Marge’s favorite restaurant The Blue Heron Supper Club W229 S8300 Big Bend Drive, Big Bend WI.

James S. Brown

James S. Brown, age 66 years, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at Froedtert Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Jim is survived by brothers David C. Brown (Jan) and Dr. Bruce A. Brown (Kathy), nieces Sandy, Jessica, and Sarah, and grandniece Olivia. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents Clarence A. and Betty M. Brown.

Growing up, Jim was a very detail oriented and meticulous person who liked to work with his hands. He enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, and clock making.

Jim graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education/Biology major. He was a science educator in the Mukwonago Area School district for 34 years, the majority of his career teaching biology at Mukwonago High School. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from National Louis University. In the early 1990’s as Science Department Chair at Mukwonago High School, he was instrumental in the design of the new science addition. He helped pioneer the mentor/inductee program at UW-Whitewater and mentored numerous student teachers as well as first year science teachers. He was a contract negotiator for Mukwonago High School and served on the Lakewood Uniserve Council Executive Board for several years. He was awarded the Field Supervisor Recognition award from UW-Whitewater in May 2000, only the second person to receive such an honor in the 30 years the award has been offered. He was known for his ability to work with high school students, parents, and administrators. He retired from teaching in June 2006. In May 2016, a plaque was dedicated in his honor in the Science Department of Mukwonago High School recognizing his 34 year contribution to the education of biology students.

Family was very important to Jim. He was the family historian, spending many hours researching family genealogy. In his later years, he found great joy researching his family’s connection to the Cream City Brewing Company, the Whitewater Brewing Company, and the Oshkosh Brewing Company from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This led to many wonderful friendships in the breweriana community.

Jim loved adventure. He obtained a private pilot’s license and attended the annual EAA convention in Oshkosh every year for the past 40 years. He enjoyed cliff climbing, snorkeling in Hawaii and the Caribbean, fishing, and amateur archaeology. He loved traveling to England and Europe, especially to Germany. While in Germany, he was given the opportunity to pilot a 300 foot freighter in the North Sea with the assistance of the captain. He really would have loved to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Jim will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mukwonago on Sunday, May 7 from 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. Service at 2 P.M. Private burial at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Funeral and Cremation Services
930 Main Street (Hwy. ES)             Mukwonago

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