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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

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Mike Webster
DELAVAN - Michael William 'Mike' Webster, 65, formerly of Racine, passed away peacefully at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on Friday, April 15, 2011. Mike was born in Racine on March 1, 1946, to the late William and Rose (nee: Andersen) Webster. On September 30, 1995, at Wustum Museum, Mike was united in marriage with MaryBeth Aldrich. They moved to Delavan in 2003. A graduate of William Horlick High School, he went on to faithfully serve our country with the United States Army - 82nd Airborne in Vietnam as a Communications Specialist. Mike was employed as a Cable Repair Technician at AT and T for over 35 years, retiring in 2005. During his career, he was an extreme advocate for justice / workers' rights. Mike served as President of the Racine Labor Center; President of Communication Workers of America - Local 4611 for over 12 years; awarded "Labor Person of the Year" in 1987; and Mike and MaryBeth were named "Mr. and Mrs. Solidarity" in 1996. Outside of work, Mike enjoyed camping, fishing and golfing - accomplishing a hole-in-one at Lake Lawn Lodge. Above all, Mike's favorite times were when he was in the surroundings of his entire family. Surviving are his loving wife, MaryBeth Aldrich of Delavan; daughter, April (Ron) Saal of Union Grove; son, Jerame (Maria) Leger of Racine; grandchildren, Brandon Webster, Cody, Austin, and Hailey Saal, April Fisher, and Yenessa and Estreya Leger; father- in-law, Don Aldrich; sisters-in-law, Cathy Aldrich and Eileen (Bill) McShea; nieces and nephew, Erin, Kelly, Kevin, Meghan, and Colleen McShea; uncles, Ken Aldrich and Viggo Andersen; aunt, Lilly Krueger; many other special relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his dear son, Bradley Webster, who died in a tragic automobile accident on April 21, 1995; and mother-in- law, Celeste Aldrich. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen officiating. Military Honors will follow. Private entombment will take place in the Southern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. In memory of Mike, memorials may be made to the family, which will be distributed to his favorite charities at a later date. A heartfelt note of thanks to the entire staff at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital for the compassionate care and support and for successfully treating Mike's diagnosis of cancer in 2006. We will never forget your kindness and genuine concern in our time of need.