William L. “Bill” Wellentin

William L. “Bill” Wellentin

FITCHBURG- William L. “Bill” Wellentin, age 70, passed away peacefully at his up north home on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Bill, son of Marvin and Hilda Wellentin, was born on May 11, 1944 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He attended Edgewood grade school and high school, graduating in 1962.

Bill got drafted into the U.S. Army in May of 1965 and served two years- one year of which was in Germany. After returning to the U.S. he was picked for a plumbing apprenticeship at Badeau Plumbing on Atwood Ave. After continuing to work there for eight years, he then went to work for Triggs Plumbing where he retired from in 2006 after 30 plus years. In the early years while working at Triggs, he also worked part-time for the then Town of Fitchburg as its 1st Plumbing Inspector.

He was a proud member of Plumbers Union Local 75 and a life member of the Madison ELKS 410.

Bill married his wife Pat Falci on December 20, 1969 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. They had four sons, all of whom, along with his wife, survive him. Son, Scott and wife, Norma, living in Sapphire, N.C., son, Todd and wife, Staci, granddaughter, Cara, and grandson, Ben, living in Hartland, WI, son, Paul and wife, Emily, grandson, Evan and granddaughter, Autumn, living in McFarland, WI, and son, Matthew, along with his beloved dogs, Cricket and Ginger, living in Fitchburg, WI. He is also survived by a sister, Claudine Kerber, Eau Claire, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Marigene Davis.

After retirement he loved the time spent up north with his wife, dog, Louie, and all the wonderful new friends he made. Surrounded by woods, water, wildlife, family and friends, good times were had and memories made. He will be missed but not forgotten.

A Remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road, Madison, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. A Military Honors service will be performed at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be forwarded by the family to local Humane Societies.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com