Willie Shegonee, Sr. Obituary

TOMAH, WI – Willie Shegonee Sr., age 56, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital. He was born September 15, 1961, to William and Agnes (Shongo) Shegonee Jr. in Loves Park, Illinois.

Willie spent most of his life driving truck. He was a Packers and Badgers fan, although he didn’t care for Aaron Rodgers. He spoke his mind and you always knew what he was thinking. He loved pow-wow dancing, spending time with his grandchildren and was always willing to help in his community at any cultural event. Willie was a true outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his sons, Luke (Brook Baumbach) Shegonee and Willie Shegonee Jr.; grandchildren, Ellyana Marie Shegonee, Zoey Sophia Shegonee, and Asher Cashion; siblings, Leela Shegonee, Angie (Bobby) Jacobs, and Catherine (Kevin Greengrass) Shegonee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; sisters, Fern and Lorna; grandson, Carter Houghton; and nephew, Jonathan Jett Cleveland.

Traditional Ho-Chunk Services will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will follow in the Shegonee Cemetery, near Arpin, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah, as well as from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah and Robert Bird Sr. are assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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