Esther Millie (Kaegi) Whiting

Esther Millie (Kaegi) Whiting

Esther Millie Whiting, age 93, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 after a short illness. She was born on February 26, 1924, the daughter of Urban J. and Bertha (Sauter) Kaegi in Woodford, Wisconsin. She was married on July 17, 1944 to Roger L. Whiting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Millie was proud of her Swiss heritage, was a longtime member of Salem United Church of Christ in Verona and active in choir and Women’s Guild. She enjoyed attending Verona Area Community Theater productions, Verona Area High School productions, VAHS sporting events and spending time with family and friends. She will leave a void in all the lives she touched.

Survivors include her three children, Loni (Richard) Weber of Hillsboro, WI, Larry (Lynne) Whiting of Blackfoot, ID and Jane (David) Pulda of Madison; grandsons, Matthew (Amy) Pulda of Fitchburg and Daniel (Anne) Pulda of Eau Claire; step-grandsons, Daniel (Cindy) Hansen and Eric Hansen both of Boise, ID; brother, Walter (Berdi) Kaegi of Fitchburg; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and sister, Helen E. (Clarence) Bidwell.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Salem UCC, 501 Mark Drive, Verona with Rev. Dr. Mark Yurs officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at church. Burial at Verona Cemetery following services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem UCC, Verona Area Community Theater or Verona Firefighters Assoc. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

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