After a long battle with brain cancer, Will Docken passed away Feb. 8, 2013 at his rural home in Galesville, Wis.
William John Docken was Nov. 11, 1949 in La Crosse, Wis.
While growing up in rural Galesville, Will was active in Boy Scouts, where he earned the Eagle Scout award. He graduated from Gale-Ettrick High School in 1968. Will married Vickie Oanes on June 19, 1970. He attended and graduated from UW-Platteville in 1973 with a degree in Criminal Justice. His career in law enforcement included working for the Lafayette County Sherriff Department, the Platteville Police Department, the Federal Internal Revenue Service and US Customs. In 1991, Will attended the first training course offered by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). While with IACIS, he served on the board of directors, was a certified instructor and received his lifetime membership in 2004. He has been a member of the Forensic Association of Computer Technologists since 1996, and has served on the board and as president. He was a co-founder of the Wisconsin Association of Computer Crime Investigators and served on the executive committee. After retiring from Law Enforcement, Will continued to do Computer Forensics with Will Docken Investigations.
Will was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many trips to Montana and outdoor adventures with family and friends.
Will was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elsie (Finch) Docken and his sister, Robyn.
Will is missed and survived by his wife, Vickie (Oanes); son Jeremy (Zarina) Docken, of Chicago; step-children Brian Rody, Melissa Michel, Heather Michel; grandchild, Grant Docken; step-grandchildren, Kevin and Tyler Ellis; sister, Lynita (Mark Delaney); nieces, Heather (North) Krimsly, Laura (Todd) Roessler; nephew, Cameron (Megan) Delaney; mother-in-law, Florence Oanes; sisters-in-law Sharon (Bob) Stensven and Eileen (Ken) Stensven; brother-in-law, Mike (Laura) Oanes and many other relatives and friends.
The memorial service was held at the church in Galesville Feb. 13th at 11 am.