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List of famous people who died in Wisconsin, with photos when available. These notable Wisconsin deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Wisconsin, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Wisconsin listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Wisconsin has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

This list contains people like Ken Keltner and James Graham Jenkins.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Wisconsin?" and "Which celebrities died in Wisconsin?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Wisconsin includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)

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James Strang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 43 (1813-1856)

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June Cochran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)

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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 26 (1941-1967)

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Christopher Latham Sholes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 71 (1819-1890)

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Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 36 (1954-1990)

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Ed Gein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)

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Dan Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

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Gary Gygax is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 70 (1938-2008)

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Lynn Fontanne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 96 (1887-1983)

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Earl Anthony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 63 (1938-2001)

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Howard Martin Temin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 60 (1934-1994)

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Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 38 (1962-2000)

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Ed Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 67 (1944-2011)

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Monte Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 76 (1887-1963)

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Philip La Follette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 68 (1897-1965)

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William Ellery Leonard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 68 (1876-1944)

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Rosemary Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

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Ellsworth B. Buck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 78 (1892-1970)

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Al McGuire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 73 (1928-2001)

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Thure Kumlien is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 69 (1819-1888)

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William Pitt Lynde is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 68 (1817-1885)

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Stephen Cole Kleene is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)

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John I. Beggs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 78 (1847-1925)

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Charles Russell Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 64 (1871-1935)

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Frank Herbert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 66 (1920-1986)

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David E. Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)

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Jeremiah McLain Rusk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 63 (1830-1893)

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Margaret Ringenberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)

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Edward Emerson Barnard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 66 (1857-1923)

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James Robb is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 75 (1918-1993)

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William Freeman Vilas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 68 (1840-1908)

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David Atwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 84 (1815-1899)

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Victor L. Berger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 69 (1860-1929)

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John D. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 70 (1916-1986)

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John F. Potter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 82 (1817-1899)

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Oscar
Dec. at 73 (1891-1964)

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Nietzchka Keene is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 52 (1952-2004)

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Richard W. Guenther is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 68 (1845-1913)

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Martin Nodell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 91 (1915-2006)

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Alfred C. Clas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 82 (1860-1942)

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George Mosse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

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Stephen Moulton Babcock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 88 (1843-1931)

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Walter Samuel Goodland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 85 (1862-1947)

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Warren P. Knowles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 85 (1908-1993)

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Nellie Y. McKay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 76 (1930-2006)

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Emma Helen Blair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 60 (1851-1911)

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Kenneth S. Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 87 (1912-1999)

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Evelyn Frechette is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 62 (1907-1969)

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Thaddeus Wasielewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Wisconsin
Dec. at 72 (1904-1976)