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William Paul Holick, age 79 of Wautoma, died June 20 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 17, 1938 in Madison to Frank and Eugena (Jacobus) Holick. While in high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Hamilton and was honorably discharged. On May 14, 1960, William married Jane Bourdo in Big Bend. Along with raising their children, William and Jane were foster parents for Waukesha and Racine counties for 8 years. William attended Racine County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy, Mid-State Technical College, and Fox Valley Technical College where he received his GED. He worked as a Truck Driver for 20 years and also did underground electrical work. William was a member of West Holden Church, Teamsters Local 200, IBEW Local 2150, and the former Wautoma V.F.W. He enjoyed bowling, camping, playing games, and cards. William is survived by his wife of 58 years: Jane Holick; children: Laura Araiza, Daniel (Holly) Holick, Michelle (Steve Pulvermacher) Ho-lick, Brian Holick; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sister: Maetta (Fred) Jurewicz; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at West Holden Church Cty Rd MM, Wautoma, followed by Military Honors at the church. The family will greet relatives and friends at church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. Leikness Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

A special thank you from William and family to Affinity Hospice for their wonderful care.