Earl G. Whittle, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Elkader passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Prairie Maison Care Center.
He was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Elkader, the son of Clem and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Earl married Ruth Hamilton on Oct. 14, 1950, at St. Rafael’s Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on their 60 year anniversary on Oct. 14, 2010. Together they farmed in the Elkader, Iowa area for over 30 years before moving to Prairie du Chien in 1980. Earl enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi and was an avid gardener, especially tending his tomatoes. Recently Earl was proud to have participated in the Freedom Flight.