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Shirley J. Kilpin, 66, Whitewater

August 17, 2017 GMT

WHITEWATER — Shirley J. Kilpin, 66, of Whitewater, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek after a courageous battle with ALS.

Shirley was born in Greenwood on Feb. 24, 1951, the daughter of Daniel and Ada (Fitzpatrick) Deegan.

She grew up on a farm in Greenwood, and attended Milton and Whitewater high schools.

On May 27, 1971, Shirley married the love of her life, Richard Kilpin.

Shirley worked at Thomas Industries in Fort Atkinson.

She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater.

Shirley enjoyed bowling and fishing, and was an avid deer hunter. She loved the Packers, Badgers and Brewers; her many vegetable and flower gardens, and especially loved the time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Richard of Whitewater; daughter, Shannon Emmerich of Medford; son, Shane (Lyn) Kilpin of River Falls; grandchildren, Amanda, Austin, Ian, Drew, Luke and Carson; great-grandson, Connor; siblings, Lewis (Connie) Deegan of Withee, Rose (Terry) Krance of Milton, Daniel Deegan Jr. of Greenwood, Mary Schilt of Medford, Betty (Ron) Schilt of Whitewater, Donald (Debbie) Deegan of Whitewater and Ronald (Laurie) Deegan of Whitewater; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Bill) Fuerstenburg and Terri Kilpin; brother-in-law, Rusty (Kay) Kilpin; and many special nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Ada and Daniel Deegan Sr.; sisters, Helen Messier and Jeanette Colton; and brothers, Robert Deegan, James Deegan and John Deegan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main St., Whitewater, with Pastor Jerald Wendt officiating.

Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from noon until the time of the services. A luncheon will follow the services.

Per Shirley’s request, her funeral services will be casual dress, and she asked that all attending the services dress in Packer, Badger or Brewer apparel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater, the ALS Society or to the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson Creek.

The Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater is assisting the family.