SPRINGFIELD, MO.

Wilmer William ‘Bill’ Ristow

Wilmer William "Bill" Ristow passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in Springfield, Mo., at age 82.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce (nee Carmichael); his son, Fred (Susan) Ristow; his daughters, Donna (Michael) Galles, Cheryl (Michael) Leitinger, Patricia (David) Saker, Marjorie Koch, Linda (Donald) Dawson and Susan (Jeff) Hoormann; sister, Bernice Tess of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn King.

A visitation for Bill will be from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service with the Elks Lodge on Saturday, March 18, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the organization of the donor’s choice. For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.