RACINE — Dennis Wiser wore many hats in his 70 years.
He was a City of Racine alderman from 2010 to 2018 and became the first person to serve three consecutive terms as Racine City Council president in at least 70 years.
Then, from July to November in 2017, he served as interim mayor, after John Dickert stepped down and before Cory Mason was elected and sworn in.
He served on the Racine Unified School Board for 12 years, from 2008 to 2020.
He was a retired mathematics teacher who had also previously served as the executive director of the Racine Education Association, the Racine teachers’ union.
On Wednesday, he died unexpectedly.
“He was a tireless public servant: an educator, union leader, alder, School Board member and even an interim mayor. Racine has benefited greatly from decades of Mr. Wiser’s commitment to our community,” Mason said in a statement to The Journal Times.