William ‘Bill’ R. Markofski

Oct. 26, 1951 - April 23, 2007

William "Bill" Richard Markofski, 55, of Waukesha, passed away Monday, April 23, 2007, following a brief illness. He was born in Portage on Oct. 26, 1951, the son of Richard and Betty (Ashley) Markofski.

Bill had 33 years experience in telecommunications including 28 years as a consultant to various companies such as GTE, TDS, Time Warner and many more. Bill enjoyed a good crossword puzzle and always looked forward to his annual summer vacation with his entire family at White Lake Beach.

Survivors include his father, Richard "Chic" Markofski of Briggsville; a brother, Richard "Chic" Markofski of Portage; three sisters, Peggy (Brian) Martin of Portage, Lana (Bill) Mueller of Portage and Lori (Jim) Banks of Endeavor; nieces and nephews, Michelle Markofski, Phillip (Karie) Martin and Christopher and Stacy Banks; one great-nephew; and aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Portage Community Funeral Home. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, April 28, at the funeral home. Pastor Dick Inglett will officiate with burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portage.

Portage Community Funeral Home, (608) 742-5585, is serving the family.