William “Bill” R. Madden Jr., passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, after a short illness.
The son of the late William Raymond and Kathryne (Zurbriggen) Madden, was born on September 24, 1934, in Freeport, Illinois.
He graduated from Madison West High School and attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He also attended a vocational school in Milwaukee and Weighing Scale Service training schools for multiple manufacturers.
Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army. He married the former Mary Ione Stockton on June 5, 1955, in Madison, Wisconsin.
After serving in the U.S. Army, he became employed by Fairbanks Morse Scale Company where he excelled as a Scale Mechanic and Director of Scale Service Training. He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture involved with weighing systems standards in Omaha, NE.
He formed a partnership Buergi & Madden Scale Company in 1973, serving Northeast Wisconsin where he worked until the time of his retirement in 1991.
Bill was very active in the church community, most recently the West Side Moravian Church in Green Bay. He served on various boards for the churches that he and Mary belonged to; in addition, he volunteered significant time in developing church camp facilities.
Bill served on Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer and continued his passion for the Building Committee for the Moravian Church Camp, overseeing the building of cabins, main lodge, and maintenance buildings. Bill lived to love and loved to live for Christ.
Together, Bill and Mary enjoyed over 50 years of camping, RV traveling, and touring the USA, especially after Bill’s retirement.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mary; three children, Tim (Connie) of Cincinnati, OH, Shirley (Mike) of Green Bay, and David of Green Bay; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Madden Gardner and her husband, George “Bud” Gardner.
A memorial visitation in honor of Bill will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the West Side Moravian Church, 1707 S. Oneida St., from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the Pastor Marian Boyle officiating. Burial will be in West Side Moravian Cemetery.