Redlin Funeral Home

William `Bill` Cummings , Age 91


August 19, 1929 --June 02, 2021

William J. "Bill" Cummings passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at St. Clare Hospital with family by his side. William, son of Raymond and Marcella (Sullivan) Cummings was born Aug. 19, 1929. He graduated from Baraboo High School in 1947; while in high school he earned the golden glove in boxing. On Feb 18, 1950 he was united in marriage to Marcella "Sally" Payne; she preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 1976. In March of 1983 he was united in marriage to Patricia "Pat" Behnke; she preceded him in death. Bill was a dairy farmer his entire life. In his free time he enjoyed playing euchre, bowling at the Elks Club where he was a lifetime member. Bill was a member of the OWLS, Sauk County Fair Board, the Knights of Columbus and served on the Town of Delton Board for many years; he was also a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include his loving children, Gary (Pam) Cummings, Colleen (Tom) Fehrenbach, Kathy (Dennis) Coleman and Mary (Stuart) Williams; grandchildren, Patrick (Kim), Katie, Megan (Travis), Erika (Adam), Tim (Carmen), Dan (Becca), Jim, Jennifer (Chad), Scott (Taylor); 17 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shawn Cummings. He is also survived by step-children Denise, Dennis and Sandy; brothers, Ken (DuVonne), Jerry (Rosie) and Riley (JoAnn) as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives Sally and Patricia; special friend, Perk Robinson; son, Billy Cummings; infant daughter, Carmen; his granddaughter, Tracy; and his brothers Jack (Lorraine) and Tom (Lorraine).

A private mass for family will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A public celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Clare Meadows Care Center. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers, Jill, April and Brenda which allowed him to live at home the past year; Dr. Krszjzaniek, St. Clare Meadows Staff and the St. Clare Hospital ER Staff, Dr. Hanson and nurses Lisa and Kelsi and staff on 2 West for the incredible compassionate care he received his final days. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.



Condolences

Jill Garcia-Richmond June 05, 2021

Caregiver North Freedom , Wisconsin

My deepest sympathy to Gary, Colleen, Mary, Kathy and the rest of the family. I will cherish my time with Bill and all his great stories. May God give you all strength and comfort in the days to come.

Pamela Cummings Hussong June 05, 2021

niece to my UNCLE BILL San Diego , California

RIP Uncle Bill! You were loved by many and will be missed by all. Lots of LOVE.

April Thomas June 08, 2021

Caregiver Baraboo , Wisconsin

My deepest heart felt condolences to Colleen, Mary, Gary , Kathy and all of the family & friends who lost such a good person. Bill made me laugh and touched my life with his humor and many stories. I will miss visiting, laughing and even Lawrence Welk! Rest In Peace Bill, I know you are with the angels ❤️

Linda Busser Solterman June 13, 2021

Cousin PARDEEVILLE , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. You may not remember me, it's been a long time since I've seen you. Prayers for all of your family.

George and Pam (Reuter) McDonald June 13, 2021

Friends Madison , Wisconsin

Condolences and best wishes to the entire family from George and Pam (Reuter) McDonald. Bill was quite a guy, that's for sure.