William "Bill" R. Gee

William "Bill" R. Gee of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at his residence after a long courageous hard fought battle. He was 74 years old.

He was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Milwaukee to Roy and Edna (nee Janke) Gee. He married Nancy Medved on Sept. 11, 1954 at St. Florian Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Bill was an alderman in Hartford for over 23 years. He was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church and Hartford Senior Friends. Bill worked for Broan Manufacturing for 42 years.

He enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, bowling, waterskiing (even going barefoot), going up north and playing bingo and the slots.

Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy; his loving children, Karen (Phil) Cook of Adams-Friendship, Cheryl (Ralph) Wiedmeyer of Hartford, Michael (DeAnn) Gee of West Bend, Mark Gee of Adams-Friendship and Mary (Dave) Lofy of Richfield; his grandchildren, Stephen (Laura), Bill, Michele (Brian), Tami (Larry), Becki, Craig, Marcus, Ariel, Danielle, Abby, Matt, Noah, Dustin and Samantha: his great grandchildren, Mikayla, Michael, Morgan and Sophia; his sister, Patricia Fenhouse of South Milwaukee; and his brother, Robert (Kathy) Gee of Montello.

He is further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Gee; a brother-in-law, Bill Fenhouse; a son-in-law, Steve Smilko; and a grandson, Benjamin Lofy.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Bill was Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at 10 a.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford with Fr. David LaPlante officiating.

Family greeted relatives and friends on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 at Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford from 4-8 p.m. There was a prayer vigil at the funeral home.

Interment was at St. Kilian Cemetery in Hartford. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family.