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Amanda Anna Whitehead

Amanda Anna Whitehead

Amanda Anna Whitehead, age 98, of Red Wing, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at St. Crispin Living Community. She was born on November 5, 1920 on the family farm in Washington Township, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin, to Jacob and Mary Louise (Schmidt) Hurtz. She graduated from 8th grade at St. Peter's Catholic School Middle Ridge. She attended the LaCrosse Technical School and worked for Blaschke Funeral Home in LaCrosse. Amanda was united in marriage to Leo Roger Whitehead on September 10, 1941, on the Hurtz family farm. They farmed in Brush Creek in rural Cashton, Wisconsin. In 1963, they moved to Viroqua, Wisconsin. In 1971, Amanda moved to Red Wing. She worked as a housekeeper at St. Joseph's Rectary. She received her GED and nurse's training at the Red Wing Vo-Tech, and was a nursing assistant at Haven Homes. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

After retirement, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and playing cards with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984; son, David Whitehead; son-in-law, Francis Rivieccio; brothers, George, Peter, and James Hurtz; and sisters, Regina Schomberg and Johanna Frederick.

She is survived by her children: Louise Rivieccio of Manchester, Vermont; Roger Whitehead of Mills River, North Carolina; Rita (Terry) Morgan of Red Wing; Gerald (Amporn) Whitehead of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Susan (Don) Dopkins of Red Wing; and Curtiss Whitehead of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandaughter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton, Wisconsin. Burial will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Pine Hollow. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials preferred to St. Crispin's Foundation. Funeral arrangements made by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences can be left for the family at