Whitewater couple made their mark in the sailing world
WHITEWATER LAKE -- The elderly couple whose bodies were found in Whitewater Lake on Saturday had made their marks on the world.
Birger Juell, 93, was a Norwegian immigrant who founded a company that makes high-end, handcrafted wood floors.
Anne Juell, 77, was the first woman inducted into the Island Goats Sailing Society, where entry requires having sailed in at least 25 of the annual Chicago-Mackinac Island yacht races.
Anne’s son Mark Norris said Sunday that the couple were found wearing bathing suits, so the family believes they were in the water, one got into trouble and the other tried to help.
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