Waukesha Christmas parade attack victims include members of ‘Dancing Grannies’

Waukesha Christmas parade attack victims include members of ‘Dancing Grannies’


Four of the five people killed in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack on Sunday were affiliated with a dancing group of older women called the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

Virginia “Ginny” Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, and Tamara Durand, 52, were members of the Dancing Grannies, known for carrying pompoms and entertaining crowds with synchronized routines, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Victim Wilhelm Hospel, 81, was helping the group because his wife Lola is a member, his brother told The Post.

A fifth victim, Jane Kulich, 52, was a Citizens Bank employee who was killed walking along with the company’s parade float, according to reports and a bank statement.

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Durand’s final Facebook post made hours before an SUV plowed into the crowd at

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