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Bruce Edward Whitbeck

April 22, 2020 | 6 comments

Bruce Edward Whitbeck, age 75, passed away on Monday, April 20 at Mulders Healthcare Facility.

He was born on July 9, 1944 to Clayton and Alice (Isakson) Whitbeck.

Bruce was a simple man with a huge heart.  His smile was contagious and loved hugs from everyone.

His favorite times were being with all of his siblings and family member gatherings.  He also treasured times spent with the grandkids watching them at their school activities.

He enjoyed rooting on the Brewers and Packers along with attending games with his family.  He also enjoyed going to the casino and occasional pull tabs.

Bruce is survived by sister Shirley Schuman of Hartland, sister Kathy Anderson of Onalaska, brother Gene (Laurie) Whitbeck of Mound, MN, sister in law Carole Whitbeck of Baraboo, son Joe Whitbeck of West Salem, daughter DeeDee (Bill) Rickert of Onalaska, grandchildren Isaiah (Monica), Katy, Elliot, Jake, Owen and great granddaughter Emersyn.

Preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Alice Whitbeck, sister Barb, sister Gloria and brother Jan.

Burial ceremony will be held at Green Mound cemetery in Holmen on Saturday, May 2 at 1:00.  Due to recent restrictions, the ceremony will be for immediate family only however people are welcome to drive by to show their respects.  A celebration of life will be held at a later time when restrictions are lifted.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words of love and caring thoughts during this difficult time.



  1. Lisa

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was always a lot of fun and enjoyed a good joke. I have many good memories of him from family celebrations to his visits at our house when we were young. When I think of him I will always smile

    • Vicki Tupper

      DeeDee, I enjoyed visiting with your dad at the nursing home when I would visit mom. One of the things I loved about your dad was his smile. This is never an easy journey to go through. I continue to pray for comfort for you and your families.

  2. Katrina Wharton

    I really enjoyed being able to help Bruce when I worked a Mulder’s. He always made me laugh. My prayers are with your whole family

  3. Renee

    I will miss him giving me a “high five” every time I walked past him. His smile was contagious for sure

  4. Judi DuCharme CNA

    Caring for Bruce was a true joy. He greeted both employees and residents every morning with his big smile and friendly “Good Morning”. He never failed to tell us thank you and often expressed how great of a job we did. He will definitely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  5. Dawn (Lawless) Eastman

    So sorry for your loss of such a good man . We have many great memories of our Uncle Bruce growing up , he had a wonderful sense of humor and loved everyone . I will miss his laugh the most . I’m grateful that some of us in the family were able to see him last fall and tease him about the Packers and Vikings game , he loved that 😊 . Our prayers of peace for his children and all his family 🙏🙏


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