Alton Townsel

alton townsel

October 25, 1941 ~ May 10, 2020

Born to eternal life on May 10, 2020, at the age of 78 years. Combined Services, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Visitation: 10 AM-12 PM and Funeral 12 PM at Holy Redeemer Institutional COGIC located 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way. Interment: Wisconsin Memorial Park All Services Trusted to: Paradise Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services 7625 W. Appleton Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53222 414-461-8000

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  1. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Alton Townsel. I worked with him at 27th Street School for many years and consider him a friend and a mentor. He was a gentle man with deep convictions and an unparalleled devotion to our students and their families. My wife Patty and I offer our deepest sympathies to Ella and Alton’s entire family.

  2. I had the privilege to work with and for Mr. Townsel at 27th Street School. He was a loving yet firm administrator and the staff and students were truly blessed to have known him. I am so sorry for your family’s loss, as well as Milwaukee’s.

  3. Alton Eugene Townsel was the consummate professional.
    He was an inspiration in both deed and service. His legacy will resonate for years to come and his memory will be cherished by all with whom he interacted.
    Henryette Bunn Fisher,
    Retired Division Director,
    Milwaukee Public Schools

  4. Alexander Mitchell School was so lucky to have him as a leader. He gave all of us the confidence to do well. He was giving and delightful to work with. He left a void when he left.

  5. I will always appreciate the professionalism and respect Mr. Townsel demonstrated towards my contribution as an Elementary Guidance Counselor at 27th Street Elem School, during his MPS assignment in the early 90‘’s . Besides the unparalleled experience of serving under his phenomenal administration, I observed that he truly believed in excellence. My impact on students, staff and parents was the result of Mr. Townsel’’s high standards and the protocol of maintaining
    service to students as first priority. He was an administrator among the highest of administrators. Penny Wilson

  6. This is hard pill to swallow! I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Townsel for the past several years. I will always remember and value our conversations and your love for my coconut pie. You will truly be missed and walking into Daniels Prep will never be the same. Sara Saleem, MPS Special Education Supervisor

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