William “Bill” E. Mallon, age 88 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Beaver Dam.
Bill was born on January 1, 1926 in Beaver Dam, the son of Joseph and Mary (Edelstein) Mallon. He proudly served his county in the United States Navy. On July 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Arlene Washtock at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. He worked as a meat cutter in the Beaver Dam area throughout all of his working years.
Bill was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and the former St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 and the VFW Post #1163. He enjoyed bowling, playing cribbage, golfing, fishing, gambling, shaking dice and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Bill was the last survivor of his 11 siblings.
Bill is survived by his five children, Kathleen (Edward) Duenkel of West Bend, Jerrold Mallon of Waterloo, Mary (Robert) Leistico of Beaver Dam, Dawn (Lyle) Kuhlmann of Woodruff, WI and Richard Mallon of Fontana; his grandchildren, Carrie Westphal, Michael Duenkel, Jeffrey Duenkel, Vickie Petersen, Brad, Jesse, Jamie and Jennifer Mallon and Daniel Leistico; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Arlene on January 24, 2014, 6 sisters, 4 brothers and other relatives.
A Memorial Service for Bill will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam with Deacon Ed Cody officiating.
A Memorial Gathering will be held prior to the service at Cornerstone, beginning at 12:30 p.m. American Legion Post # 146 is invited for a walk through to pay their respects at 1:30 p.m.
Inurnment will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in the town of Beaver Dam with graveside military honors provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146, followed by a luncheon that will be served back at Cornerstone.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com