The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Jerome K. Laurent, age 79 of Whitewater, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Laurent came to UW-Whitewater in 1965 and retired as a professor of economics in 2006 and was granted Emeriti faculty status.
A funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22. Visitations will be at two locations: Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 302 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater. The Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials may be given to the Jerome K. Laurent Economic Scholarship fund of the UW-Whitewater Foundation, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fort Atkinson, or the Stanley Area Historical Society.
The campus flag will be lowered to half-staff on Friday, March 22, in his honor.