Monday, April 8, 2013
Bill Haig was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame after successful stints at WTMJ and the Milwaukee Brewers.
An Oak Creek resident who helped make WTMJ the area's premiere radio station for sports and ran the Milwaukee Brewers' broadcast operations for nearly 20 years has passed away. Bill Haig, 78, began his career in 1954 at WFOX in Waukesha, according to a Journal Sentinel report. Upon retiring from the Brewers in 1997, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Click here for more from the Journal Sentinel. A visitation and service is scheduled for Wednesday in Wauwatosa.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A Caledonia woman who worked as a waitress in Oak Creek died on the same day as her horse.
A 20-year-old Caledonia woman who worked as a waitress at Lotus restaurant in Oak Creek died Monday, according to her obituary. Hannah Irene Hartman, 20, graduated from Grace Christian Academy in 2010 and was an active 4-H member. She died on the same day as her horse, A.P. The obituary did not mention a cause of death. A visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jubilee Christian Family Church, 3639 W. Ryan Rd., in Franklin. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. after the visitiation.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Two longtime Oak Creek residents, influential in the early history of the city, passed away this month.
Two longtime Oak Creek residents who had a significant impact on the early history of the city passed away this month, as Mayor Steve Scaffidi noted in his Mayor's Message on the city's website. Thomas Stevenson Jr., who died Jan. 10 at the age of 85, was the original band director at Oak Creek High School and wrote the school song. After his retirement in 1988, he played and directed the Wilson Knights Band, the Ray Nueman Band and the Shrine Band. See Stevenson's obituary here. Arthur H. Olson, Jr., 82, died Jan. 5. Olson became business administrator of the Oak Creek-Franklin School District in 1959 and oversaw the building of the high school and several elementary schools. He was the 1988 Oak Creek Citizen of the Year and was very …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Several area fire and police departments were part of a tribute for Robert Wojczulis of Oak Creek, a Milwaukee County firefighter at Mitchell International Airport.
A giant American flag draped over Layton Avenue in Greenfield set the backdrop for a ceremonial 'last ride' for a Milwaukee County firefighter Friday morning. Robert Wojczulis, 53, died of pancreatic cancer May 13. The Oak Creek resident was a firefighter at Mitchell International Airport the last nine years. Before that, he was a Milwaukee police officer for nine years and was also a 30-year military veteran. Fire and police apparatus from several departments, including Milwaukee, Greenfield, Franklin and Oak Creek were part of a funeral procession that left from Max A. Sass & Sons funeral home, 4747 S. 60th St., east down Layton Avenue toward Wojczulis's final resting place at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Cudahy.