William Schwoegler

Schwoegler, William M. "Bill"

MADISON - William M. "Bill" Schwoegler, age 86, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born on April 19, 1934, in Madison, to Mel and Del (Roessler) Schwoegler. He attended St. Patrick's and Blessed Sacrament schools and graduated from Edgewood High School. He spent two years in the Armed Forces, with 14 months in the U.S. Army Signal Corps stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Bill owned and operated Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes, which he built in 1972. He retired in 1993 when he sold the business to his sons, Dan and Mark. He was inducted into the Madison Bowling Association Hall of Fame in August 1991. Bill was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was on the St. Thomas committee of helpers at the church. He remained active in fund raising at Edgewood. His Catholic religion was very important to him. Bill was an avid bicyclist and sports fan. He was active in and enjoyed the activities of his grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his children, Daniel Schwoegler of Mesa, Ariz., Terri Harder of Naples, Fla., Mark (Jamie) Schwoegler of Belleville, Lisa (Dan) Shoemaker of DePere, and a step-daughter, Laura (Alan) Forrest Brown of Fort Myers, Fla.; his grandchildren, Jill (Kraig) Squires, Ryan (Amanda) Schwoegler, Amy Schwoegler, Tony Schwoegler, Scott Schwoegler, Patrick Schwoegler, Molli Schwoegler, Mason Schwoegler, Spencer (Heather) Nolden, John Shoemaker, and Brooke Shoemaker; and nine great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; his parents; his sister, Judy Gothard; and an infant son, Tony Mel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, with Father Bart Timmerman officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

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Published by Madison.com on Mar. 31, 2021.
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April 5, 2021
Ross Strand and Family
April 4, 2021
Heartfelt sympathies to Bill's family and friends. Bill always had a kind word for everyone in our family, and the am Ladies league and nursery/babysitting was a great hit to thousands of parents looking for a couple of hours off duty. Bill was a true Hall of Famer in every sense of the word. I know I speak for my parents and many others that he touched. RIP old friend! Dan
Dan Schachte
April 2, 2021
Wednesday Night League
March 31, 2021
My sympathy in the passing of Bill. Met him in 1953 when being inducted into the army. A life well spent.
Lester Rupp
March 31, 2021