William H. ‘Bill’ Major Sr.
Feb. 15, 1942
March 22, 2017

William H. ‘Bill’ Major Sr.William H. "Bill" Major Sr., age 75, a longtime resident of Mukwonago and New Berlin, found eternal peace on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born February 15, 1942, in Milwaukee, to John and Mildred (Fuller) Major.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Carol, of 52 1/2 years; his children, William, Jr. (Mary) of Mukwonago, Robert (Jennifer) of Wales and Michelle (Darrell) Fynaardt of New Berlin; grandchildren, Mitchell, Katie, Evan, James, Leah, AJ and Daniel; his siblings, Jackie (John) Hurley, Steven J. Major, Michael (Jan) Major and Patrick Major; and other relatives and many good friends.

Preceding Bill in death are his parents and an infant brother, John.

Bill graduated from Holy Apostles School in 1956 and Pius XI High School in 1960. He was in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966, serving in Vietnam.

He was a longtime member of the Mukwonago American Legion Post 375. At the age of only 14 he began his small business focusing on landscaping and grading. This was his passion for well over 50 years. Bill was very community minded, donating his time and talents to many community groups, clubs and sports teams. Bill also served on many parish committees and as a town board member. He and Carol loved to travel, they enjoyed all of their grandchildren’s events, sports, concerts and the like. Bill was an outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, riding around on his tractor. Mostly, Bill loved his family.

The family wishes to express a thank you to the nurses and doctor’s at Aurora-St. Luke’s Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial for Bill will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin, with the Rev. Don Thimm officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass, all at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s name and directed to the family for distribution to Bill’s favorite local charities at a later date.

Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee/North Prairie is honored to be assisting the Major family. To sign the online guest registry, please go to: