William Weege
1935 - 2020

Weege, William Frederick "Bill"

ARENA - William F. Weege, 84, born in Milwaukee on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1935, passed away at his home in Arena on Nov. 2, 2020. Bill will be remembered for his unending exuberance for the things he loved most, the process of making art and the lure of the trout stream. As an artist his creative spirit ran high thru social commentary, printmaking, papermaking, and teaching. In his honor, gifts may be given to UW Foundation/Tandem Press/The William Weege Endowment Fund or The Harry and Laura Nohr Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Steinmann; children, Jenny (John Duffey), Sarah (Lu High), Fred (Clare), and Peter (Amy), and their families. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

Published by Madison.com on Nov. 8, 2020.
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I just learned about Bill's passing. He was a wonderful and irreverent friend who, with his family, gave me refuge and comfort in '72 when I needed it most. All turned out well in the end! I have a bunch of home movies I took of Bill & family at play and Sam Gilliam at the shop. During one of my last conversations I had with Bill, he sang the praises of Sue and her horticulture work.
Myron Tupa
March 14, 2021
So sad to hear this news. Bill was a wonderful artist and friend who inspired me and brought laughter and joy and rich humor into my life.
Victoria Cross
January 10, 2021
Bill and I did a lot of moonlight rides on country roads together. Unfortunately one road ended in Lake Michigan in my Dads new 1950 Chevy. No one hurt but 6 of us very wet. A great adventure. Thanks Bill (car survived)
Jim and Elizabeth Kauth
November 16, 2020
We are sad for Bill´s passing. He was such a spirit for the art community. Sue the two of really celebrated life together
Jane Marshall &Bert Brouwer
November 10, 2020
500 lbs per inch of roller. Of all the artists I asked, including some from England, Bill was the only one who knew how rigid to make an etching press roller. With that knowledge, we designed his press and the huge press at Tandem. Unconventional. I once came upon Bill printing alone on the press I built for him. He was leaning over the felts and paper and had his foot tied to a rope tied to the "on" lever so he could start the press with his leg. "Jeesus Bill." "don't worry it works fine." To say that Weege changed my Engineering life would be an understatement.
Mike Bunch
November 9, 2020
RIP old friend, from one springer lover to another.
Brain Larson
November 8, 2020
Kimberly Steinmann
November 8, 2020
So many amazing memories of my Uncle Bill! He was so generous in the time he spent with me paddling down the river, exploring trout streams, and sharing his wonder and enjoyment of the natural world. No doubt these experiences shaped and informed the way I live my life today and the person I have become. Thank you Uncle Bill, I´m so grateful for the time we shared!! Such an amazing and creative man, he will be dearly missed! My sympathy goes out to the rest of the family and especially my dear Aunt Sue!
Thaddeus Josephson
November 8, 2020
Darrell and I share in this loss off my brother, an extraordinary talent and generous man. Our sympathy to the rest of the family. I am so grateful that "the turkey brought" him!
Louise F Jansa
November 8, 2020
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