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William “Bill” R. Paton, age 36, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his residence.  William was born in Racine, April 23, 1980, son of Traci (Nee:  Bednar) and William Paton. Bill attended Wm. Horlick High School, graduating ahead of schedule, through the Mack Center.  An accomplished musician and artist, Bill also produced and edited video productions. 

He will be dearly missed by his parents, William C. (Cheryl Lewis) Paton; his stepfather, John Murray; brothers and sister, Ryan Paton, Cassie Matovich, Randy (Ana) Biedenbender; nephews and nieces, Logan, Breonna, Kamare, Major, Chanel, Ava; his grandmother, LaVerne Bednar; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many dear friends.  He was preceded to death by his mother, Traci.

A Memorial Service celebrating Bill’s life will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Maresh – Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, with Bishop James Ford officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m.