Note: William Nelson Whitford 1928-1986
<u>Jon Saunders </u> - Jun 7, 2004 "The Milton Courier", Milton, Wisconsin, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1986, p 3.
Alderman Bill Whitford, Sr., 58, of 305 Rogers St., died at Mercy Hospital in Janesville on Nov. 25, after a brief illness. Whitford was born on Aug. 23, 1928, in Janesville, and married Mary Lou Zelinka on July 2, 1955, in Milton. A lifelong Milton area resident, he was a 1946 graduate of Milton Union High School and attended Milton College. Whitford was employed for 33 years by General Motors Corporation in Janesville. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Main Hall Preservation Society of Milton College and the Milton Cemetery Association. Surviving are his wife; two sons William and Milton, both of Milton; his mother Ellen Whitford of Janesville; three sisters, Suzanne Fetherston of Lynchburg, Va., Ruth Ellen Draheim of Seattle, Wash., and Catherine Caswell of Vienna, Va. Preceding him in death were his father, William O. Whitford, and his daughter Mary Ellen. Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, with burial in the Milton Cemetery on Nov. 28. Visitation was held at the Schneider Funeral Home in Janesville prior to the ceremony. Memorials have been established in Whitford's name for First United Methodist Church, Main Hall Preservation Society and Boy Scouts Troop No. 417.
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