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Willard Warzyn


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Willard Warzyn Notice
Warzyn, Willard Prominent Madison consulting engineer in the late 1940's to 1980's, died on Sept. 19, 2013, at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge (East) in Madison. He was born on June 5, 1918, in Milwaukee County to Arthur and Cora (Kleinmann) Warzyn, and attended grade school and high school at South Milwaukee, where he graduated in 1936. Willard was active in music and sports in high school, playing on the championship football, basketball and track teams of 1934, 1935, and 1936. Willard graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Civil Engineering, and married the former Jeanne Carroll on the same day, June 1, 1942. He was employed by the Dravo Corporation and Rust Engineering Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., doing design and construction of wartime industrial plants and power generating structures. In 1955, Willard established Warzyn Engineering, Inc. in Madison, with a specialty in Soil Engineering (an emerging new field of civil engineering design), including soil borings, foundation design and structural design. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three daughters, Carol (Loren) Berge of Albuquerque, NM, Judy Thorpe of Madison, Janet (Bill Kruse) Warzyn of Berkeley, CA; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, and a son-in-law, Charles Thorpe. A memorial service will be held at LAKE EDGE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 4200 Buckeye Rd., Madison, at 4 PM on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Visitation will be held from 3 PM until the time of service at the church on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warzyn-Thorpe Music Scholarship Fund established at the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the U.W. School of Music or Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care 5203 Monona Drive (608)221-5420
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 22, 2013
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