Obituary of Ilana Margarite Lathrop
Ilana Margarite Lathrop, 80, of Palmyra passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Lake Country Landing in Oconomowoc.
Ilana was born on April 10, 1940 to Clarence and Alice Walz at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ilana graduated from Waukesha High School and met her husband, Alfred (Ike) Lathrop, shortly thereafter. They were married for over 60 years and had three children together.
Ilana went back to school (WITC, Waukesha WI) when she was 40 and received her Accounting Associates Degree. She started her own Accounting and Tax Preparation practice in Palmyra, called L&L Accounting, Inc. She retired her practice (for the most part) around 2000. Ilana and Alfred moved to their retirement home in Mercer, Wisconsin. They spent about twelve years in the northeastern WI, and then returned to Whitewater to be closer to family and friends.
Ilana and Alfred enjoyed traveling across the United States and Canada and stopping at various sites to enjoying the adventure along the way. She also enjoyed crafting, making dolls, making jewelry, doing taxes even after retirement, and playing slots at any chance.
She is survived by her children, Robert Lathrop, Sharon (Matthew) Page, Christopher (Christina) Lathrop; grandchildren, Nathan Lathrop, Robbie Lathrop, Andrew Lathrop, Felicia Lathrop, Brianna “Ashton” Page, Erica Lathrop, and Rachael Page; two great-grandchildren, Evan Lathrop and Lexie Lathrop; brother, Clarence “Sonny” Walz; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Ilana is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Ike); siblings, Jeanette and Joyce; and niece, Charmaine Carr.
The family would like to give special thanks to Lake Country Health Services in Oconomowoc and Allay Home & Hospice in Brookfield for the exceptional care they provided to their mom.
Funeral services will take place on at noon on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190. A visitation will take place from 11AM until the time of services.
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