THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 11, 2020
William "Bill" Milz, 74, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Green Bay.
Born May 9, 1945 in Milwaukee, he was raised by the late Dorthea (Proft) Milz and Emil Milz. He graduated from South Milwaukee High School and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He attended UWGreen Bay, UW-Oshkosh and earned a Doctorate from UW-Stout. He taught at NWTC in Marinette and Green Bay for many years.
An active member of the Masonic Lodge, he began as a member of DeMolay as a young man and joined the Masonic Lodge in Milwaukee. He believed Public Schools are the foundation of our country's greatness and was a member of the Marinette School Board, an active union member and longtime board member of the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) and a member of the Marinette County Democratic Party.
He valued the environment, appreciated walks to the Bay, bicycling through Marinette County and visiting his daughter while stationed around the world, especially Cuba and Hawaii. He enjoyed being an early Hybrid owner and bragged about the fuel efficiency of the car.
He will be remembered as a kind, caring husband, father and grandfather that loved his grandchildren and showed it with a sparkle in his eye and his playful antics. Many times, children would ask if he was Santa and he would wink and walk away.
He is survived by his wife, Andrene; three children, Elizabeth (Steve) Primrose of Machesney Park, Ill., Gretchen Milz of Marinette and Bryan (Amy) Milz of Green Bay and seven grandchildren.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara.
Visitation will be held at First United Church of Christ, 509 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay on Saturday, March 14 from 1 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Bob Laubenstein officiating. Proko Wall Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.