We're extremely sad to report that Eugene Kane, the longtime Journal Sentinel columnist who spent time working at OnMilwaukee near the end of his career, has died.
If anyone personified fearless visionary thinking it was Gary Grunau, who died early this morning at age 80 after a two year battle with brain cancer, his family announced.
The longtime voice of Milwaukee Public Radio, Bruce Winter, has died at age 64.
Anyone who spent time on North Avenue in the '80s, '90s and early 2000s knew Marco, a magical Milwaukeean who will be missed.
According to a social media post by his daughter Meg Schroeder, William Schroeder, who ran a pair of Downtown bookstores for many years, passed away early Friday morning, after being admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Froedtert Hospital.
News has reached us that our friend and colleague Steve Kabelowsky has passed away.
Dave Baldwin, creator and long-time owner of the Safe House, Milwaukee's iconic spy-themed bar and restaurant, has passed at the age of 84. But his legacy lives on in the form of passwords and secret doorways.
If I posted nothing more than a silhouette of Dave Monroe, chances are a good chunk of Milwaukeeans would be able to recognize it immediately: the parka, the stack of books jammed under the arm.
Writer, educator and lifelong Milwaukeean Jeff Poniewaz (pronounced poen-yeah-VASH) passed away last week after a long illness. Jeff was known as an "eco-poet" and was named Milwaukee's poet laureate in 2013.
Yesterday, news emerged that veteran Milwaukee rock and roll and blues drummer Vodie Rhinehart has passed away.
When Harry S. Dennis III walked into the room, more times than not, he was the smartest guy in that room. So it is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that I inform OnMilwaukee.com readers that Harry passed away on Sunday, April 27, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.
Ron Marsh, a gentleman and a boxer, won eight fights in Milwaukee in his career in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A fan favorite here, he once blocked for future Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers at Kansas, boxed and then became a schoolteacher. He passed away recently at the age of 70.
Sarah Brucker, a professional makeup artist and pillar in the local beauty and fashion scene, passed away early Thursday morning. The OnMilwaukee.com staff is deeply saddened by the news.
Last night at about 3 a.m., I woke up to go to the bathroom. I used my phone to light my way, so as soon as my eyes adjusted, I noticed that my mom had sent me a death notice. My friend and neurosurgeon, Dr. Spencer Block - the guy who did my back surgery in 2011 - had died yesterday at age 51.
Norman Johnson, the sensational Milwaukee lightweight who won the 1953 and 1954 Golden Gloves at 135 pounds, passed away last Friday about three weeks short of his 78th birthday.