Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Robert B. Whitbeck, 87, of Kenosha, passed away Tuesday, December 20th, 2005, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie.
Born in Kenosha on August 2, 1918, he was the son of the late Burr O. and Anna (Koehn) Whitbeck.
He was a resident of Kenosha, but resided in Iowa for a short time. He was educated in local schools.
He was in the United States Navy. He entered the service on May 18, 1944, and was honorably discharged December 23, 1945.
On July 31, 1938, in Kenosha, he married Alice Madsen. She passed away July 26, 1997.
He had been employed by Ace Hardware as general manager for 20 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of the Elk's Club and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed golfing and liked most sports. He was a Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald (Jill) Whitbeck and James (Peggy) Whitbeck, both of Kenosha; a daughter, Judy (Wayne) Anderson of Sacramento, CA; six grandchildren, Denise (Keith) Baley, Corey Whitbeck, Kristen Whitbeck, Bobbi (Tim) Brau, Jodie Williams and Mark (Sabrina) Anderson; and five great-grandchildren, Dante Whitbeck, Morgan Baley, Max Williams, Jill Williams and Brandon Brau.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert (Robbie) Anderson in 1984; and a granddaughter, Penny Whitbeck in 1980.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 23rd, at Proko Funeral Home at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Friday at Proko Funeral Home from 10:00 am until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance would be appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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