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William "Bill" H.
Fendel

  • Visitation: Monday, March 22, 2021, 10:30-11:30am, Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (7900 Nicholson Rd., Caledonia)
  • Funeral Service: Monday, March 22, 2021, 11:30am, Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (7900 Nicholson Rd., Caledonia)

Called home to Eternal Life Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Alana (Nee Sadler) for 53 years. Dear father of Dawn (Paul) Krebsbach and Aron (Sara) Fendel. Loving grandfather of Sam and Joe, Eli and Noah. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Monday, March 22, 2021 at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7900 Nicholson Rd. in Caledonia from 10:30AM until the time of service at 11:30AM. Interment at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Bill served as President for many years of Local 892 and AFSCME Council 24. He was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and School appreciated.

11 Comments

  1. Tom Mohelnitzky March 18, 2021 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    RIP Bill. I still have pictures in frames from Bill’s workshop at SWC.

  2. Lill-Bonner March 18, 2021 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I believe God and Bill are laughing together about the pranks pulled here on earth. Missed my mentor before, miss him now and till we meet again.–klb Or as Bill used to say, “well, L B.”

  3. Jean March 18, 2021 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Bill spent some time at the VA where I got to spend some quality time with him. A kind and patient man. I’m sorry for your loss, Alana.

  4. Merryann Wen March 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Bill, have many fond memories of times from Council 24 activities. A man with a heart of gold.

  5. Jim and Kim Parret March 18, 2021 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    To my friend who pushed me to be more. . God hates a coward, Which we never were.. But I sure hope he likes a prankster. If that’s the case we’ll meet again, We were never perfect, but you taught me to “always” make the effort to do good by what we stood for. And we did just that in our own ways. Thanks, Jim and Kim Parrett

  6. Lou Mattson March 19, 2021 at 9:57 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Alana. R.I.P. Bill.

  7. Cheryl Lossman March 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Bill was a great teacher, mentor and a good friend. You will be missed Bill. Prayers to you Alana & family to help you through this time.

  8. Gary Lonzo March 20, 2021 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    To my great friend and partner, Bill. We have so many memories of the times we spent together. Rides to meetings, suppers, ( especially KFC ) the card games, banquets our times as Council 24 Officers and of course the trips to the casinos. And let’s not forget the trips to Laughlin. I remember many times getting back just in time to start bargaining sessions. Many times we went to local meetings to give reports on bargaining only to leave after the first meeting to get back to Madison on time for bargaining only to stop at a casino on the way back. When you were not along you would always be kind enough to give us your hour so we could stay at the casino that extra time. Memories and great times that will last forever, and a friendship that will last even longer.
    God Bless you Bill and may you rest in piece in the big casino in the sky! You will be missed by all.

  9. Pauline Park March 21, 2021 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace my friend. You taught me so much about woodworking, I will always be grateful to have worked with you and your team.. you will be truly missed.

  10. Ruth Meehan March 22, 2021 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Alana and family-

    I was doing some alternate work duties on the in patient rehab unit at Ascension All Saints and had Bill assigned as a patient. I had not seen him for many years, but was grateful to have seen him and visited that last time. He was in good spirits and didn’t appear to have any care in the world. We spoke, and he said he was being discharged to home the following day. I always remember him as a kind and gentle man. Sorry for you loss of husband and father. Ruth (Paap) Meehan

  11. Dennis H. Janis aka "DJ" March 23, 2021 at 7:29 am - Reply

    My most sincere condolences to the family…

    I worked with Bill for years at SWC. He was labor, I was management. I think we worked well together and I greatly admired him.

    The last time I saw Bill was at the Vets Home in Union Grove. He was there for a brief respite.

    He told me about his efforts to get DOC facilities on the SWC grounds to provide jobs.

    He was always looking to do good. So sorry for your loss.

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