William Segar
1923 - 2021

Segar, William E. "Bill"

INDIANAPOLIS - William E. "Bill" Segar passed away at home on Feb. 1, 2021. Born in Indianapolis, on Dec. 16, 1923, to Dr. Louis H. and Beatrice F. Segar, Bill received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from Indiana University. Following his pediatric residency at Riley Hospital for Children, Bill pursued a fellowship at Yale University to study novel areas of pediatric kidney medicine.

While at Yale, he met Julie Feld, whom he was married to in 1954 and remained so until his death. His medical career included time at Riley Hospital for Children, Mayo Clinic and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics from 1974-1985. Bill touched thousands of learners, patients and families through his research, mentoring and clinical care. Upon retirement, Bill and Julie were able to travel and see the world.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his sons, Douglas (Doris) and Jeffrey (Ellen) Segar; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Combat Blindness International or the children's charity of your choice.

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Published by Madison.com on Feb. 7, 2021.
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So sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to many including my parents. Bill was a kind, thoughtful and wonderful person. He influenced, taught and motivated thousands of doctors. He will be missed.
Ann Moore
February 10, 2021
Jack and I send out condolences. Julie. I have good memories of sharing time with you and Bill. I remember his infectious laugh. We miss you. Take good care of yourself.
Grace Chosy
February 8, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences. It was such a great experience to have known and worked with Bill.
Jay Levy and Barb Hughes
February 8, 2021