Bernard Ottenstein

Posted on: October 31, 2016 | 29 Tishri 5777 by Rob Golub

Bernard Ottenstein of Milwaukee, a member of the Jewish War Veterans who enjoyed opera, art, golfing and swimming, died Sept. 4, 2016. He was 92. His spouse, who is deceased, was Ethel Ottenstein. He was born Feb. 26, 1924 and graduated from North Division High School. He was a DDS, having graduated from the Marquette […]

Obituaries published September, 2016

Posted on: August 29, 2016 | 25 Av 5776 by Rob Golub

Marla Berg Marla Berg of Milwaukee, who loved spending time with children, grandchildren and extended family, died July 6, 2016. She was 71. Her spouse Nathan Berg died in 2000. Marla Berg graduated from Washington High School and University of Wisconsin ­– Milwaukee with a degree in education. The life member of Hadassah was a […]

Abner Mikva, Wisconsin native who mentored Obama, dies at 90

Posted on: July 25, 2016 | 19 Tammuz 5776 by Rob Golub

Jewish Telegraphic Agency CHICAGO – Abner Mikva, a Milwaukee-born federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Obama, died on Monday, July 4. He was 90. Mikva died in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. His political career, spanning five decades, saw him serve in state and national office as well as all three branches of […]

Seth Conrad Rich, formerly of Camp Ramah, shot near home

Posted on: July 25, 2016 | 19 Tammuz 5776 by Rob Golub

Jewish Telegraphic Agency WASHINGTON — A young Jewish staffer for the Democratic National Committee who had worked for Camp Ramah in Wisconsin was shot dead near his home in Washington, D.C. Seth Conrad Rich, 27, was shot early Sunday, July 10, in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, near the Capitol, about a block from his home. Police […]

Sanford Jay Mitz, former school president, dies at 66

Posted on: July 25, 2016 | 19 Tammuz 5776 by Rob Golub

Chronicle staff MILWAUKEE ­ – Sanford Jay Mitz, a former president of Milwaukee Jewish Day School with a passion for go-kart racing, died May 27, 2016. He was 66. Mitz was a parent to three MJDS graduates and a longtime member of the school’s finance committee. He was behind the creation of the school’s first […]


Posted on: July 1, 2016 | 25 Sivan 5776 by Rob Golub

Earl B. Kaplan Earl B. Kaplan, a member of Congregation Shalom, died April 21, 2016. He was 92. Kaplan, of Cedarburg, was born in Milwaukee on April 3, 1924. His wife, Helen Kaplan, had preceded him in death in 2014. Earl had worked as a salesman. Burial was at Second Home with Goodman Bensman on […]

Mildred Franklin

Posted on: May 3, 2016 | 25 Nisan 5776 by WJC Staff

 Mildred Franklin, of Glendale, died of natural causes. She was 98. She died Feb. 27, 2016. Her spouse Abraham died in 2000. She attended North Division High School and was a member of Congregation Shalom. She was a life member of Hadassah, Na’amat and Jewish War Veterans. She worked as a bookkeeper in Chicago. Special […]

Andree Bensman

Posted on: May 3, 2016 | 25 Nisan 5776 by WJC Staff

 Andree Bensman died March 6, 2016, of natural causes. She was 90. The Milwaukee resident was born in Marseille, France. Her spouse, Marvin Bensman, died in 2010. Andree Bensman was born Feb. 19, 1926, graduating from high school in 1944. She was a member of Congregation Beth El Ner Tamid. Survivors include Jeff and Ross […]

Shirley Wagner

Posted on: April 18, 2016 | 10 Nisan 5776 by WJC Staff

Shirley Wagner of Milwaukee died Feb. 14, 2016. She was 94. She was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Milwaukee, attending college as well as Washington High School. A member of Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, she enjoyed golf, volunteering, tennis and knitting for the whole family. Survivors include husband Marvin Wagner, daughter Terry and her […]

Edward Cooper Saltzstein

Posted on: April 18, 2016 | 10 Nisan 5776 by WJC Staff

Edward Cooper Saltzstein, an accomplished surgeon and leader in medicine, died March 9, 2016. He was 83. He was the husband of Phyllis Saltzstein, father of Johnny (Joe), Dan (Dawn), Tom (Kim), Andrea (Ira), Rebecca, Paul (Jill) and “Pop” to his grandchildren Ted, Mitchell, Katlyn, Daniel, David, Alisa, Max, Samantha and Tessa. He was predeceased […]