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William A. Madole Remembered as Mentor, Volunteer

Services have been scheduled for William A. Madole of Libertyville.

When Mayor Terry Weppler first joined the Village of Libertyville as a trustee, a fellow trustee, Bill Madole, stepped up to become Weppler's mentor.

It was a role that Madole fulfilled for a lot of new trustees, Weppler said.

"He was a tremendous member of the community," Weppler said of Madole, who passed away Jan. 7.

Weppler said Madole was a volunteer with the Libertyville Fire Department and also volunteered his time at the United Methodist Church of Libertyville.

The Libertyville Village Board held a moment of silence in honor of Madole at their Jan. 8 meeting.

Please feel free to share your memories of Bill Madole in the comment section below.

Here is Madole's obituary, courtesy of Burnett-Dane Funeral Home:

William A. Madole, 86, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Wealshire in Lincolnshire. He was born June 8, 1926, in Libertyville, where he remained a resident all his life. He was a 1944 graduate of LHS, attended Kendall College in Evanston and was a graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha. Bill was a superintendent for Pickus Construction in Waukegan, retiring in 1991 and was a member of the Bricklayers Local #20. He was a past Noble Grand of the Libertyville Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the I.O.O.F. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran and an active member and Past Commander of the Libertyville American Legion Post #329. He was a former assistant chief for the Libertyville Fire Department and past president of the Lake County Fireman's Association. Bill was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville, was a Republican Precinct Committeeman and trustee for the Village of Libertyville for 15 years. He was also a past president of the Lakeside Cemetery Association. Bill was very proud to be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington, DC. on Aug. 4, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Myrle Madole; four children, Linda (Roger) Busch and Pennye (Al) Arana, both of Round Lake, and George (Martha) Madole and Richard Madole, both of Libertyville; six grandchildren, Michael and Jeffrey Busch, Brenda Harper, Maggie and Bill Madole and Sabrina Ortiz; six great-grandchildren; brother, James (Blanche) Madole of Toluca, IL; and sister, Cleo Melendy of Libertyville. He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Madole in 1963; and brothers, Norman, John, Herman and Tom. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville, and one hour prior to services at church on Saturday. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the United Methodist Church, 429 Brainerd Ave., Libertyville. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Veteran's Monument Fund at Lakeside Cemetery, P.O. Box 500, Libertyville, IL 60048. For information, 847-362-3009, or please sign the guestbook at www.burnettdane.com.

Willard Helander January 10, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Bill Madole was a wonderful encouragement every single time I saw him! He consistently took initiative and did things to help our community and others. Bill got involvled, not because he wanted or expected recognition, but because he cared! And he cared enthusiatically! Our town and Lake County has lost a wonderful friend indeed, but he is in glory!
Greg Bresley January 10, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Bill was a great man he will be missed but his legacy lives on for us to enjoy. I was a police officer in libertyville while Bill was a trustee it was an honor to be under his tenure. He has always done what he could for us veterans and a community minded person.
Ed Collins January 10, 2013 at 10:52 PM
How sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was truly devoted to the well-being and prosperity of Libertyville. He will be fondly remembered.

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