2011 Assembly Joint Resolution 119
Relating to: the life and public service of William Kiley.
Whereas, William "Bill" Kiley was born on December 16, 1919, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and died on January 31, 2012, in Plymouth, Wisconsin, at the age of 92; and
Whereas, Bill Kiley married Elaine Kirchner in 1944 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on February 15, 2011; and
Whereas, Bill Kiley was first elected city alderman of Plymouth, Wisconsin, in 1962 where he served a total of 12 years; and
Whereas, Bill Kiley furthered his dedication to the city of Plymouth when he was elected mayor in 1982, a position he fulfilled for 24 loyal years; and
Whereas, Bill Kiley, in his tenure, organized the City's Revolving Loan Program to help companies locate to Plymouth, bringing job creation and prosperity to his beloved city; and
Whereas, Bill Kiley's vision and commitment to serving his community originated the Downtown Committee for the improvement of downtown Plymouth, a program that became the still flourishing Plymouth Advancement Association; and
Whereas, Bill Kiley served lovingly throughout the community in many capacities, including as the Boy Scouts Scoutmaster and Merit Badger Counselor, where he was awarded the St. George Award for dedication to youth in scouting; as a member of the Knights of Columbus in both Plymouth and Sheboygan; as a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where he chaired the Stewardship Fund Drive for many years; and as a volunteer at the ever-popular Road America; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the life and service of William "Bill" Kiley, mourn his passing, and extend their condolences to his family and friends; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint resolution to Bill Kiley's family.