March 11, 2016 (608) 266-0703


Sen. Marklein Statement on the Passing of Iowa County Judge William Dyke

MADISON— State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) released the following statement on the passing of Iowa County Judge William (Bill) Dyke late yesterday:

“Iowa County has been very fortunate to have a judge with such extensive knowledge and experience as Judge Dyke. He has been a public servant for many years and we thank him for his service to Iowa County and the people of Wisconsin.

Judge Dyke served Iowa County for 19 years as a circuit court judge. Judge Dyke also served a two-term as Mayor of the City of Madison. He has had a long, committed career to public service and we thank him for that commitment.

During his long judicial career, many of his accomplishments had a profound impact on the legal system for the rest of the state. His improvements to the foreclosure process in Iowa County and the founding of Iowa County’s Teen Court program eventually ended up serving as models for programs in other counties around the state.

I am so glad that Representative Todd Novak and I had the opportunity to visit with Judge Dyke last week and present him with a legislative citation honoring his many years of judicial service to Iowa County and the State of Wisconsin before his passing. He will be missed.”