William Podvin

Date of Death: Feb 24, 2020
William Podvin

1928 - 2020

William “Bill” Podvin, 91, of Waupun, passed away February 24, 2020 at the Christian Home in Waupun.

Bill was born July 22, 1928 in Virginia, MN, the son of William and Martha Lokrantz Podvin. On August 10, 1957 Bill married Marcelle Rosemeyer in Stanley, WI. The couple moved to Waupun in 1961 where he was a correctional officer at Waupun and Fox Lake facilities, and retired in 1986. Bill loved being outside while he tinkered, did yard work, went fishing, took care of his neighbors, and built wood projects for his kids and grandkids. He also loved polka music and the Green Bay Packers.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marcelle Podvin of Waupun; a son, John (Cindy) Podvin of New York; four daughters: Julie Podvin of Madison, Mary (Rick) Lehr of South Dakota, Catherine (Richard) Klein of Port Washington, and Karen (Marty) Koehler of Waupun; 12 grandchildren: Stefanie (Dan) Legler, Christopher (Juanita) Lehr, Heather Koehler (Ethan Buwalda), Cody Lehr, Megan Koehler, Sarah Podvin, Brett Koehler, Benjamin Klein, Elizabeth Klein, Kaylie Podvin, Adelyn Klein, and Gianna Klein; 8 great-grandchildren: Jack, Brayden, Carter, Aubri, Ellie, Luna, Brynlee, and Gracie; a sister, Mary (Thomas) Mihajlov; and nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Moul; and a sister, Jeanne Brokke.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for William “Bill” Podvin will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun with Fr. John Radetski officiating.


Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Sue Stoffel Says: February 26, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Bill was a great guy. I always enjoyed running in to he and Marcie. He also worked part time for Remus and picked up our trash in a little cart each week. My kids loved it. My sympathy to his family.

  2. Beverly Schultz Says: February 27, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Dear Marcie & family,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We will keep you all in our prayers. Our sympathy.

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