Sunday, November 26, 2006

Obituary: Charles Wyckoff Totto - Class of 1930

MADISON - Charles Wycoff Totto, age 62, of 1658 Norman Way, died on Wednesday, October 2, 1974, at a Madison hospital after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Madison, and was married to the former Katherine Luse. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and was a member of the State Bar Association. He entered partnership with Timothy Brown, now a retired Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mr. Totto was a member of the Dane County Board, and Deputy Dane County District attorney. He served as a first officer in the Royal Air Force for two years. He served as executive council to Gov. Rennebohm and Gov. Kohler. Later he was Council and Secretary of American Scientific Laboratories. He practiced with the law firm of Orr, Isaksen, Werner, Lathrop and Heaney. Private funeral services will be held. There will be no visitation. The FRAUTSCHI FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to Madison General Medical and Surgical Foundation.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 3, 1974

Notes: Charles Wyckoff Totto's class year is based on information in the 1930 Tychoberahn, which shows him as a February 1930 graduate.

According to a recent Historic Madison article published in The Capital Times on November 13, 2006, Charles Wyckoff Totto was a cousin of artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who attended Madison [Central] High School from 1902-1903.

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