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William Madison

William Madison

Tuesday, October 28th, 1941 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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William Martin Madison, 77, of Kenosha, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Froedtert South-Kenosha Medical Center Campus.
William Wade Smith was born on October 28, 1941, in Cincinnati, OH, to Georgia Coburn and Wade Smith. He was adopted in 1942 by Norman and Margaret Madison and became William Martin Madison.
He attended St. Thomas, McKinley Jr. High and graduated from Mary D. Bradford in 1959. He served in the United States Air Force in Puerto Rico until he was honorably discharged in 1962. Bill married Sandra Mills in 1964.
He was employed by AMC for 30 years until its closing in 1988. He then worked at Palmen Motors.
Bill always owned a dog and had many hobbies including pheasant hunting, reading, model ship and plane building, rock tumbling, aquarium fish, steam trains, photography, visiting light houses, civil war history buff, and a lot of traveling.
He had nine lovely grandchildren he truly enjoyed, Hayley, Hannah and Alexa Cahill, Escher Madison, Robert, Lukas, Maeghan and Isabel Jensen, and Aryana Madison. He was preceded in death by a beloved son, Zachary in 2013; and three brothers, David and Leslie Smith, and Patrick Kimball.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters, Cynthia (Daniel) Cahill and Rachel (Robert) Jensen; son, Jeffrey Madison; daughter-in-law, Catherine Madison; sisters, Patricia Madison, Brenda Stager, and Mary Smith; and brothers, Donald, Harry, and Howard Smith and Tyrone, Gregory and Mark Kimball.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 9th, at Proko Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mercy Ships (https://www.mercyships.org/) or Doctors Without Borders (https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/) would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 4:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Catherine Madison

Posted at 08:58pm
In loving memory of Bill Madison, a truly wonderful father, father-in-law and grandfather.
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Judy Surprenant

Posted at 10:56pm
Dear Aunt Sandy, Cynthia, Rachel and Jeffrey, So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. Keeping you close in my heart and prayers at this difficult time. Remembering visits to your house as a young child and later with my own children.
Love to you and yours,
Judy Surprenant

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Posted at 12:02pm
All our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Love Liza and Jose Joseph.
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Rebecca Smith

Posted at 09:49pm
Dear Uncle Bill, it seems such a short time ago that you were at my home for the holidays.....but in reality more than a year has passed. I miss you and your camera ( and I apologize for all the times I stuck out my tongue at your lenses)
I never forgot the many weekend outings with you and aunt Sandy when I was very young. It was something I truly looked forward to. I'm glad you had the children that you said you looked forward to. And all your wonderful grandchildren were , I'm sure, the icing on your cake. Be at peace. You were loved very much,

Mike, Becky, Lindsey, Ben, Wylie, Ian, Jordan &Hen

Posted at 08:33pm
We will always remember the times spent with your family. Such happy memories they are. Thank you Uncle Bill for your many wonderful photos and videos
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