William L. Sears, 75 of Jefferson, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Alden Estates of Jefferson.
Bill was born on June 10, 1947, in La Crosse, WI, the son of Nicholas and Angeline (Mattison) Sears, Sr. He was a 1966 graduate of Lake Mills High School and on April 1, 1967, he married Isabel Hernandez at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sullivan. Bill was employed at Jones Dairy Farm in Fort Atkinson for over 35 years, working many jobs, but retiring in the Sanitation Dept. in 2008. Spending time outdoors were times cherished, especially hunting in Adams Co., fishing on Lake Mason in Briggsville, and camping with his family. He was an avid card player and enjoyed Sheepshead and Euchre. Country music was his preference, and his Jokes and gags were abundant. His family was his priority and he worked hard to provide for them. He was willing to help anyway possible, as Bill and Isabel had family members living with them often. Bill struggled with Parkinson’s Disease for the last 15 years of his life. He will be missed.
Bill is survived by: his wife Isabel Sears of Jefferson; children John (Laura) Sears of Midway, AR, and Jenoveve (Melissa) Sears of Jefferson; 2 grandchildren Miranda (Paul) Bole, and David Rios, Jr.; 5 great-grandchildren Dylan, Juliette, Mary, Paul, Jr., and Evangelyne; siblings Dr. John Sears of Seattle, WA, and Barb Sears of Grandview, WI. Bill also bonded closely with Jenoveve and Melissa’s foreign exchange students Haoming Li and Leonie Bissig. He is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Frank and Nicholas, Jr.
The family would like to extend a special thank you of Alden Estates, the staff of Rainbow Hospice Care, and especially his in-home caregiver, Angie from Transitions At Home.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.