William ‘Bill’ J. Staab

July 18, 1926 – May 20, 2010

William "Bill" J. Staab, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the age of 83. Bill was born the son of William and Emma Staab on July 18, 1926.

Bill was united in marriage to the love of his life, Alice Friday, on July 15, 1955. Bill worked for the Waukesha Foundry as a pattern maker for more than 45 years and was a member of the American Foundryman’s Association. He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bill proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army.

Bill will be dearly missed by his wife, Alice; children, Alison (Rick) Ries and William Staab; grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua; five step-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leona (the late Amos) Christensen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Florence La Paz.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4:30 p.m. funeral service with military honors Sunday, May 23, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Larry Gates will be officiating. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha (meet at the cemetery).

Memorials to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School are appreciated (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.