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Charles Merritt Led A Dignified Life

Charles P. Merritt, 84, of Racine, born in Seymour, Iowa, passed away on December 1, 2017 at home.  Charles is survived by his loving wife, Esther; devoted children, Elaina (James) Geraghty, James Collins and Matthew (Jamie) Collins; treasured grandchildren, Faith, Grace and Daniel Geraghty, Nikolaos Collins, Halina and Dimitri Collins, Savannah and Dylan Hayek; and his […]

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Racine Remembers: The Welsh in Racine

People of Welsh ancestry have been a vital part of the Racine community since its earliest beginnings. In 1841, 67 immigrants from North Wales, led by Griffith Richards, a well-to-do farmer and merchant, settled on homesteads near Green Bay Road in Pike Grove. The 1850 census recorded almost 100 Welsh residents in Mount Pleasant and […]

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Obituary: Willie McGhee

Willie J. McGhee, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  Willie was born in Amite County, MS on Nov. 23, 1950, son of the late Emmitt Sr. and Rosa Lee (nee: Banks) McGhee.  Willie was raised in McComb, MS and baptized as a member at Rosehill F.B. Church.  He was a proud graduate of Higgins High School “Class […]

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Obituary: Gale Haakenson

Gale Claire Haakenson, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her home in the loving arms of her husband Tom. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, June 20, 1944, daughter of the late Chester and Julia (Nee:Joo) Krusienski. Gale attended St. Catherine’s High School, Dominican College and Patricia Stevens Modeling School. She worked at […]

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Obituary: Willie McGhee

Willie J. McGhee, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning June 7, 2016.  Willie was born in Amite County, MS on November 23, 1950, son of the late Emmitt Sr. and Rosa Lee (nee: Banks) McGhee.  Willie was raised in McComb, MS and baptized as a member at Rosehill F.B. Church.  He was a proud graduate of Higgins High School […]