Roy E. Downham, namesake of UW-Green Bay’s Downham Hall passed away

UW-Green Bay learned of the passing of Roy E. Downham on Jan. 27. Downham and friends, Robert Schaefer, John Robishaw, James Temp and Donald Long founded the non-profit University Village Housing, Inc. (UVHI) to develop resident housing for students at UW-Green Bay.

In 1994, Roy was recognized for his contributions to the development of university housing and for his service on the UVHI Board of Directors when University leaders dedicated a new three-story residence hall in his name.

During his career, Roy served on the Board of Directors for the following companies: TEC Systems Inc., ASI, Four Corp, Strategic Data Systems, Belmark, Nautilus Condo Assoc., Hurlbut Inc., UVHI, Bay Highlands Development, Ltd. and Kellogg Bank (now Associated Bank) where he was a Director for 13 years.

His long career as a mechanical engineer and businessman is documented in his obituary. Visitation for Roy will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m.

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