Some sad news from the Madison Capital Times: Sylvia Feingold, Senator Feingold's mother, passed away on Wednesday.
Here's the whole article:
Sylvia Feingold, the mother of U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, died Wednesday at age 86.
Mrs. Feingold died at the family's home in Janesville after a brief illness, according to friends of the family.
In a prepared statement, Feingold said his mother "was a wonderful woman who imparted a deep love for life to everyone she knew."
Funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be sent in her memory to two charities.
A scholarship named in Mrs. Feingold's honor helps students who are learning foreign languages. Contributions to the Sylvia Feingold Scholarship Fund may be sent in care of David Feingold, Feingold and Associates, 20 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53545.
The family also asked that donations be sent to Beth Hillel Temple, 6050 8th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53143.
I offer my deepest condolences to Senator Feingold, the rest of the Feingold family, and everyone else who knew and loved Sylvia Feingold. They'll all be in my thoughts.