Dreyfus, who had been ill for some time, died Wednesday evening from "respiratory failure relative to a heart issue" at his home in Waukesha, his son Lee Dreyfus Jr. said this morning.
Dreyfus died sometime in the half-hour preceding the 10 o'clock news, his son said. His wife, Joyce, came in to ask him what channel he wanted to watch, and Dreyfus did not respond.
January 3, 2008
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle pays tribute to our former governor, Lee Sherman Dreyfus, who died yesterday.