Richard Norris Willborn

Richard Norris Willborn

MADISON – Richard Norris Willborn, age 73, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at UW Health at the American Center.

He was born on April 10, 1946, in Dodgeville, Wis., the son of Ernest and Esther (Coyhis) Willborn.

Richard graduated from East High School in 1965. After high school, he worked in manufacturing at Forsberg Paper Box Company. Richard was an avid Packers and Badgers fan and enjoyed watching his two favorite teams play. In his spare moments he liked going to auctions and thrift stores always looking for new treasurers. Richard also enjoyed playing a good round of golf and traveling.

Richard is survived by his brother, Ernest (Cathy) Willborn; two sisters in law, Joey Willborn and Kaye Willborn and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bob (Linda), Willie, and Milton Willborn.

A funeral service will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday Jan. 6, 2020. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens with a lunch to follow at the funeral home. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420