Sally Anne McKenzie (Whettam), 87, of Mukwonago, passed away quietly at her home, with family present, April 10, 2023. She was born Oct. 22, 1935 to the late Edmund and Catherine (Bruhn) Whettam in Eagle.
She grew up there with her eight brothers and sisters.
She married the late Paul McKenzie at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Sept. 25, 1954. After several years of living in North Prairie and Eagle, the family moved to Mukwonago where Sally and Paul raised their 6 children.
In her early adult life, Sally worked in the office at Waukesha Motors. After her children were grown, she worked at Generac and then at Puhl’s Hardware Store, which she truly enjoyed, until she retired.
Sally enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, table talk with friends and family and loved sharing stories about her young experiences growing up.
She had a sharp memory and could spend hours talking about the Whettam family history and the general Eagle Community history. She was also a member of the Mukwonago American Legion Auxiliary Post 375.
She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Terry) Singsime, Mary Jo (Charles) Milazzo, Robert McKenzie, Jo Ellen (Scot) Kalinowski, Patrick (Virginia) McKenzie; grandchildren, Craig and David Singsime, Keri (Randy) Sheldon, Adam Milazzo, Amanda (Nick) Nielsen, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Hansen, Michael McKenzie, Austin (Emily) Price and great-grandchildren, Nora and Brady Singsime, Casen and Brina Sheldon, Brooke and Mitchell Nielsen, Kalia and Khloe Hansen.
She is also survived by her brothers, Robert (Karen), Paul (Kathy), Warren “Bill” (Jeanne) and Michael “Mick” (Marsha) Whettam; sister, Dana (Carl) Krause; sister-in-law, Cheryl Whettam; brother-in-law, David Millious; and other family and friends.
She was further preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Howard, granddaughter; Jamie Combs; brothers, Edmund John and Thomas Whettam; and sisters, Kathleen Whettam and Rita Millious.
The family extends special thanks to ProHealth Hospice, Fr. Jordon Berghouse and her dear friends, Jim and Gina Neist, for all their heartfelt tenderness and caring in the days of her life.
At a later date there will be a memorial Mass for family and close friends. Burial will take place at St. Theresa Cemetery in Eagle.
Hartson Funeral Home in Hales Corners assisted the family.