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JOHN WILLIAM ETHINGTON FOX POINT, Wis. - John William Ethington died suddenly on Monday, January 6, 2014. Born August 9, 1956, in Rockford, Illinois, son of James and Marion Ethington. Loving husband of Karen (nee Gummerus) for nearly 30 years, and dear father of Sarah and Katie. Beloved brother of Julie (Ralph) Marison, Dr. James (Cynthia) Ethington, Dr. Jan (Sue) Ethington, and Joseph (Cathy) Ethington. Predeceased by his parents, James and Marion Ethington. John graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Fairbault, MN in 1974. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from Carthage College in 1978, and his M.S. in Taxation from UW-Milwaukee in 1981. He was a CPA and CFP. John was a Senior Vice President with Robert W. Baird & Co., and was previously with Piper Jaffray/UBS Wealth Management and Smith Barney. Prior to his investment career, John practiced as a CPA with Ernst & Young in Milwaukee and Coopers & Lybrand in Rockford, where he met his wife, Karen. They were married in 1984. He was a member of Fox Point Lutheran Church. He enjoyed vacationing in Eagle River, WI and Naples, FL, taking cruises with his family, spending time with his gourmet group friends, his friends and colleagues at Baird, and his many other dear friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd., in Fox Point, WI, with a memorial service at 11 a.m., officiated by his dear friends, Pastor Wayne Viereck and Pastor Bill Knapp. Memorials appreciated to Fox Point Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Krause Funeral Home, 7001 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53223, 414-464-4640.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2014
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