William M. "Bill" Schwoegler

April 19, 1934 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 86)


Funeral Mass for Bill will stream live on YouTube beginning at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, 04/08/2021, which will begin streaming about 15 minutes before Mass for everyone to get settled to join in prayer. Those joining online are encouraged to create a prayerful setting in their home - like a home altar space with flowers, a picture of Bill, perhaps a special remembrance, and a video screen.

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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; 14 months in the U.S. Army signal corps stationed in Fairbanks, AK.  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, AZ, Terri Harder of Naples, FL, Mark (Jamie) Schwoegler of Belleville, Lisa (Dan) Shoemaker of DePere, and a step-daughter Laura (Alan) Forrest Brown of Ft. Myers, FL; 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, 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 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 602 Everglade Drive, with Fr. 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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April 6, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
602 Everglade Drive
Madison, WI 53717

Mass of Christian Burial
April 6, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church

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