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William J. McGovern
William J. (Bill) McGovern, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 21 at an area hospital surrounded by his family.
Born Oct. 12, 1930 in Oconto to the late John and Mary McGovern, he graduated from Oconto High School in 1948. He married Virginia King at St. Lukes Church in Two Rivers on Feb. 3, 1951 and they were married for 63 years. He was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing in Two Rivers for over 40 years and was a very skilled, accomplished and respected Stainless Steel fabricator and model shop designer. A life-long resident of Two Rivers, he moved to Green Bay in 2012.
He enjoyed going to the family cottage at Riley's Point in Door County for over 30 years and took every opportunity to visit his hometown of Oconto. He was a hunter, fisherman and a Packers and Brewers fan.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; four children, Ron (friend, Nancy) McGovern and Thom (Barb) McGovern, both of Green Bay, Bonnie (Paul) Liberty, Burlington, Vt. and Sandy (Roger) Kimmes, Two Rivers; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Kleba and nieces, Patsy (Gene) Fifarek and Maureen McCorkindale.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Raymond and Edna King; five brothers, John, Jim, Francis, Pat, and Bob; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and many great friends.
Per his wishes, the family will gather privately to celebrate his life and passing with a memorial dinner. Newcomer Funeral Home in Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit www.newcomergreenbay.com to leave a special message.
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