William Judson Doss,
William Judson Doss, 71, of Grafton and Boulder Junction, passed away peacefully from cancer, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 4, in Mequon. He was born on Oct. 11, 1940, in Champaign, Ill. He grew up in Monticello, Ill., and in the Wisconsin northwoods, the son of Dwight and Arvilla Doss.
A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin Law School, Jud served as special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1966 through 1997. He was admitted to the practice of law in the Supreme Court of the United States of America on May 25, 1970. His career encompassed investigating a wide swath of federal crimes including kidnapping, extortion, bank robbery, corruption, and acted as a liaison to local law enforcement agencies.
Jud was recognized for his distinguished and dedicated service in support of criminal prosecutions through commendations from the United States Department of Justice.
Jud’s passion was the pursuit of the elusive musky in the northwoods of Wisconsin. He loved spending time on the lake with his family and friends fishing, waterskiing and eating Luella’s blue ribbon fried chicken and strawberry rhubarb cobbler. He was most happy in his patched jeans and plaid shirt fixing the rock wall, planting trees, working on the cabin, and watching out for eagles and the mysterious albino deer.
Jud was the beloved husband of Luella (nee McCartney), and father of Brian (Marissa). He was the guardian uncle of Peter and Patti Burbach and their children, Pamela, Hugh, Jack, Henry and Miles; and of Mark and Lisa Borelli and their children, Anna Lynn, Marco and Elise. He was the loving brother of Joanne Simpson and Debby Calhoun. Jud was the devoted uncle of Joanne’s children, Tori, Jill and Ty, and of Debby’s children, Barry, Lindsay and Kara.
Jud is survived by his brother-in-law, Ed McCartney (Rita). He is further survived by dear relatives, Jane, Bobbi, Jimmy, Kimmy, Kristie and Geoff Reed; other nieces and nephews, and close friends and colleagues.
A sister-in-law, Ann (McCartney) Borelli, predeceased him.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, at 9 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in Cedarburg, with the memorial service held immediately after at 11 a.m. A reception/lunch for family and friends will follow.
Memorials in Jud’s name may be made to Boulder Junction Public Library, Boulder Junction, or to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Cedarburg.
On Sunday July 1, 2012, friends and family may gather at the Doss Cabin in Boulder Junction for a Celebration of Jud’s Life.
For online condolences please go towww.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.