William John Sahlmann, 74, of Milford, mechanical engineer, died June 6, in CT Hospice. Born on Sept. 25, 1941, in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y. to the late William and Katharine Mahlstedt Sahlmann; received Connecticut Commission of Conservation \u201cPerson of the Year\u201d award, served on the Inland Wetlands Commission of Milford. Survived by his wife, Margot Schwiegerling Sahlmann, daughter, Elise Carlson MD and husband, Andrew Carlson MD, grandchildren, Lindsey Carlson and Benjamin Carlson, all of Milford, sister, Mildred England and her husband, Robert of Colorado and several nephews and nieces. Visiting hours: Monday, June 13, 5-8 p.m., Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford. A prayer service will be held during the visitation at 7. Memorial contributions: Trinity Lutheran Church, 21 Robert Treat Parkway, Milford, CT 06460.