Dane County Mourns Death of Coroner Ray Wosepka

March 20, 2010
Lt. Alecia Rauch Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI.  March 20, 2010 –

Dane County Coroner Raymond W. Wosepka died this afternoon from apparent heart-related complications.  Wosepka was the county’s coroner for 13 years, retiring in 2001 after being diagnosed with throat cancer.  Wosepka was re-appointed Coroner in September 2009 following the death of John Stanley. 

Wosepka had worked as a liaison between two tissue banks in Madison and coroner and medical examiner’s offices.  He had also been a Madison police officer, a correctional officer, and a court liaison. 

Chief Deputy Coroner Barry Irmen will serve as the Interim Dane County Coroner.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Wosepka’s family. He was a dedicated public servant and will be truly missed.