Wilbur ‘Bill’ Anthony Davison, 88, died Dec. 22, 2016, with his loving children by his side at Prairie Maison Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien. He was born to the late Wilbur and Mary (Heinz) Davison on Dec. 31, 1927, in Sun Prairie.

After graduating high school he served his country in the U.S. Navy in both WWII and Korea.

He married the love of his life, Patricia K. Nolan on Sept. 12, 1953, in Prairie du Chien. He went on to college at UW–Madison, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in music and later a Master’s Degree in guidance counseling. He was the band director at Waterford Union High School for 20 years, then a guidance counselor for 10 years. He played the trombone with the Riverboat Ramblers, a Dixieland jazz band, for over 40 years. He also played taps at the Waterford Fourth of July parade for more than 50 years.

He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and American Legion Post 20 in Waterford.

Survivors include his children, Steve (Kate) Davison, Tom Davison, Lori Berryman, Rick (Neelam) Davison; grandchildren, Liz Robinson, Becki O’Brien, Rynn Jacobson, Emily Stagg, Tommy Davison, Marie Davison, Annie Berryman, Leena Krishnaney-Davison, Rajeev Krishnaney-Davison; great-grandchildren, Nate Robinson, Lana Robinson, Rosemary O’Brien, Oliver O’Brien, Henry O’Brien; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.

He was further preceded in death by his loving wife; brother, Malcolm (Clara) Davison; sister, Helen (Lester) Sydow.

Visitation is Friday, Jan. 6, from 4-6:45 p.m., at Mealy Funeral Home, 225 W. Main St., Waterford. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 305 S. First St., Waterford. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy, Bill’s family would appreciate memorials to the Davison family to be distributed as per Bill’s wishes.

Well-wishers can visit www.mealyfuneralhome.com.