Billy Mayer Obituary, Death – Campbellsport, Wisconsin – On November 21, 2022, at the age of 81, William B. Mayer passed suddenly due to unforeseen circumstances. “Bill” was the devoted husband of Caryl (Manhardt) for 59 years and their best friend. He was also the doting father of two lovely children, Melanie Susan Meidl (Jay) Meidl and Sally Tautges (Steven) Tautges. Caryl (Manhardt) was his best friend. Bill was a very proud grandfather to his grandchildren Dylan, Camryn, and Owen Tautges in addition to Jessica and Alexandra Meidl. He was Gloria Meyer’s beloved brother. Meyer was Gloria’s sister. Doozy, his feline companion, as well as his family and many friends, will mourn Bill’s passing.
When Bill thinks back on his younger years, he remembers that his mother called him her “dear boy” and that in her view, he never did anything wrong. He is a proud graduate of Marquette University as well as Marquette University High School, which he attended and graduated from. He belongs to the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity and is a member there. Bill’s professional life stretched over half a century, and throughout that time, he held a variety of positions, including Director of Engineering at Mercury Marine, where he took great delight in recruiting and guiding younger engineers. After that, he took a position with Waukesha Engine as the Vice President of Engineering there.
Bill’s career came to an end at Multi-Fab Industries, where he had served as President of the firm for more than a decade. The success of the firm may be attributed to his leadership. He never lost his enthusiasm for his work and was always quite pleased of the achievements he had made in his field. After reaching the age of 70, he took early retirement and spent his time playing golf, volunteering as a member of SCORE, an organization that provides business advice to young entrepreneurs, camping in his mobile coach with Caryl, and going to the YMCA.
One of his favorite memories was of going on vacation with his family to Rhinelander every year and spending time on the water. Bill continued to slalom ski well into his older years and was known for having an incredible amount of patience when instructing younger skiers. near his senior years, Bill looked forward to going to the cottage that his family had near Oshkosh. Bill will be in our thoughts and prayers for the rest of our lives. It may have been the counsel that had such a significant influence on our lives, or it could have been just his gentle direction that assisted us in making the proper choices.
He was famous for a collection of proverbs and sayings that imparted important lessons about life, such as “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” Anyone who had the opportunity to converse with Bill counted themselves among the very fortunate. They are the ones who will carry on his legacy.