William L. Atkinsin, Janesville, WI
February 2, 1935 - November 12, 2017
William L. Atkinson, age 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1935, son of Claude and Effie (Lott) Atkinson in Arkansas. He married Rosemary Hickey in 1955, she preceded him in death in 1984. He found love again and married Mary Sue Sipe in 1988.
William was a long time General Motors employee. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and the Masonic Temple for years. His other activities included time in the outdoors, and as a mentor to his family. He was generous with his time and always willing to help at a moment’s notice. William wanted to thank the staff at Mercy Hospital.
William is survived by his wife, Mary; his three children: Marvin Atkinson, Bonnie (Gene) Clark, and Nathan (Angie) Atkinson; two step sons, Rick (Tammy) Ingle and Carlos Garza; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Alice (Keith) Brown; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; his sons, Scott and Paul; one step son, John; three sisters: Thelma, Joann, and Mavis. His cat: Momma, was a constant companion.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Pastor Jerry Amstutz officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com