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Edwin G. Kegley

July 20, 1952 — December 21, 2020


Edwin G. Kegley, 68, of Madison Wisconsin, unexpectedly passed away at his home shortly before Christmas 2020. Born George E. Kegley in Laona Wisconsin to Edwin H. Kegley and Dorothy J. (Waite) Kegley. He was grandson to Rolland and Marcella Waite (maternal) and Thomas and Nancy Kegley (paternal).

Ed graduated from Menomonee Falls North High School in 1970. He attended elementary school in both Crandon and Oshkosh and middle school in Menomonee Falls. Ed subsequently came to Madison to attend UW and like many, loved the city so much he made it his home. During his years in Madison he worked for several well known institutions, including the Puzzle Box, Orange Tree Imports, Golden Produce, UW Cancer Center and the UW grounds department. His last job before retiring was Assistant Produce Manager at Capital Centre Market.

You may also remember Ed's voice as a volunteer on-air performer on WORT-FM (89.9). He contributed to two different WORT-FM programs in the late 80's and early 90's. He was a voice actor on a show called "Channel 89" and also read scripts for a program called the "Insurgent Radio Kiosk", which is still on the air.

Ed was known as a loyal friend who was fun to be around and always up for a good discussion. He was knowledgeable on many subjects, but especially the history of music, in particular rock, blues and jazz of the 60's to 80's. He was a life long student of the guitar and enjoyed keeping in shape through long bike rides, either by himself or with friends. He had a loving and kind heart and he will be deeply missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his Mother Dorothy J. Andrews, his siblings Rolland J. Kegley and Diane Kegley Reichel, and nieces and nephews Rolland G. Kegley, Samantha Levihn, Eric S. Reichel, Casey Kegley, Noah Kegley, Marcella Axtman and Sophia Kegley.

Due to the current health crisis, plans for a memorial are still under consideration.
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