William J. Zigmund ’73

William J. Zigmund G’73 died March 8, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis., following a four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Manitowoc, Wis., on Jul 21, 1942, and graduated from Manitowoc High School in 1960. He earned a bachelor of arts in mathematics, then a master of arts in education in 1965, both from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and a master of science from Bowdoin. He was an educator and coach for more than four decades. He taught math at Green Bay West High School from 1966 until his retirement in 2001, and he was the first teacher in Wisconsin certified to teach computer science. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and served as a member of the Green Bay School Board and as president of the Green Bay Education Association. He coached tennis at West, Preble, and Southwest High Schools until his health failed. He was inducted into the Brown County Tennis Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Tennis Coach Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Audrey Sheble Zigmund; daughters Shannon Hoffmann and Kelsey Zigmund; and brother Robert Zigmund. He was predeceased by a brother, Jim Zigmund.

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