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WHITNEY, Kay M., age 78

Died: Friday, August 27th, 2021

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church (202 W. Grand Avenue, Eau Claire) with Pastor Phillip Ruge-Jones officiating

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7 at the funeral home

Interment: Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

In lieu of flowers, you may direct memorials in memory of Kay to either the Eau Claire County Humane Association or Bob's House for Dogs.


Kay Whitney, age 78, of Eau Claire, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 27, 2021 at her home.

Kay was born on December 19, 1942 to the late Robert E. and Ruby M. (Howe) Nelson in Eau Claire. Kay attended Eau Claire area schools and was a member of the 1961 graduating class from Memorial High School. On April 11, 1964, she married John L. Whitney at Grace Lutheran Church - where she was a lifelong member. For over 30 years, she worked at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire (then Luther Hospital) greeting patients and attending the information desk. Her bright smile and kind spirit was always a warm welcome when entering the hospital.

She is survived by her son, Sean and his wife, Deborah; grandchildren, Trinity, Gabriel, Sean II, and Alexus; great grandchildren, Maia & Alessia; brother, Robert Jr.; many other family members and dear friends.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband, John, and son, John L. Whitney, Jr.

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