William G. ‘Bill’ Kanters

William G. "Bill" Kanters of Waukesha passed away peacefully surrounded by family Friday, July 2, 2010, at the age of 84.

Bill was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Grace Kanters; brothers, Roger and John; and sister, Ruth.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Eileen (nee Betker); loving children, Larry (Alice), James (Jody) and Michael (Karen) Kanters; precious grandchildren, Lisa, Eric, Matthew, Jesse, Gracie, Kyle, Ben, Chris, Killyn and Joshua; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Robert) Fisher; brother, Robert Kanters; along with many other relatives and friends who will fondly remember him.

Bill was a proud veteran of the Army Air Corps and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

He was also a dedicated employee at Waukesha Engine for 39 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated in Bill’s memory to his favorite charities.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Tuesday, July 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1660 Endl Blvd., Fort Atkinson. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Highway 164 and East Broadway, Waukesha.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.