On Friday, April 29, 2022, William G. Dygon of Racine passed away at the age of 68.
William (aka Bill, Willie, Pogertt) was born in 1953, the son of Marion and William K. Dygon of Racine. He graduated from Horlick High School and was drafted in 1972, serving proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam War era. After his honorable discharge, Willie worked in a variety of industries as a Mechanical electrician and/or Boiler Operator, with employers including Racine Steel Casting, Miller Brewing, Quadgraphics, and Smurfit-Stone.
In July of 2001, he met his best friend, Jackie. In April 2008, a little black kitty (soon aptly named LucyFurr) joined their family, and in March of 2011 he was married to Jackie - his "skeeter" - for whom he remains the love of a lifetime.
He was an expert in all things electrical, and while many could appreciate his capabilities, very few could really understand his brilliance. Dabbling in computer programming, motion control and 3D printing, he easily taught himself to understand many unique topic details that would leave most designers and engineers puzzled.
When it came to people, he was very accepting and saw the best in everyone. For the curious, he was an excellent teacher and always seemed to understand the question behind the questions. His childlike excitement for the smallest of details always added so much to his story-telling, and humor.
His friends and family describe him as always willing to take something apart and fix it, "a gentle ogre," "a teddy bear with teeth," "quirky," "devilishly creative," "one of the most interesting, eccentric and brilliant individuals I've ever known" and "truly one of a kind."
William was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and William, and his nephew Michael. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Grigg, brothers David Dygon, Paul (Nora) Dygon, niece Carrie (Paul Bane) Dygon, and much loved friends and chosen family.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear.
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
~~ Pink Floyd