William “Bill” Richard Whitford

Bill Whitford

William Richard Whitford, age 92, of Hollandale, died August 18, 2022 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Bill was born May 15, 1930, to Earl and Hazel (Williams) Whitford, and was raised on a farm in the Town of Waldwick, that had been in the family for decades. He graduated from Hollandale High School. He married Helen Anderson in Hollandale Lutheran Church on February 4, 1950 and the celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2000.

After farming the family farm for several years, he served the citizens of Iowa County as Sheriff (1966-1974) and Deputy Sheriff (1977-1987). After that time, he worked as a Bailiff for the County Court and maintained the park in Hollandale.

Bill was very active in community service as he was a little league coach, youth basketball coach and referee, played home talent baseball, was a Luther League Advisor and was a school bus driver for local schools. Bill was also a member of the Dodgeville Lions Club, the Hollandale Community Club, Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association and Hollandale Lutheran Church, where he served as Council President.

Bill is survived by his son Gary (Andy) Whitford-Holey of Minneapolis/Mineral Point; his sister Loa Van Matre of Mineral Point; his brothers Art (Louise) Whitford of Hollandale and Jerry (Judi) Whitford of Dodgeville; his daughter-in-law Kath Whitford of Plymouth, MN; his granddaughter Lauren (Travis) Frazier of Plymouth, MN; his grandson Rob of Kansas City; his great grandchildren, Dylan and Maisy; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Whitford, his son Bradley, his children in infancy, Kevin and Kimberly, his parents and his brother-in-law Vance Van Matre.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 at NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH – HOLLANDALE. Rev. Christopher Strohm will officiate. Burial will be held in Long Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Monday, August 29 at the church.

The family suggests that memorials be made to New Hope Lutheran Church.

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home