William D. ‘Bill’ James

Aug. 21, 1920 – Sept. 20, 2010

William D. "Bill" James, 90, joined his beloved wife, the late Geraldine I. James, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.

He was the loving father of Pat (Jean) of Saginaw, Texas, Margaret (Zastrow) (Tom) Kinsey of Hartland, Tom (the late Mar Alice) of Wausau and William D. (Denise) II of Sussex; and the proud grandfather of Dawn, Paula, Gregg, Colleen, P.J., Jenny, Brian, Sara, Lindsay and Kelsey. He is further survived by his great-grandchildren, Brianna, Danielle, Ashley, Lance, Nicholas, Megan, Lexi, Aliya, Mason and Paige.

Bill served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a world-traveled gemologist. He worked in sales for Kaiser Aluminum and Follansbee Steel and was the owner-operator of the Esch-Baldwin Co. He was a published author who lived on Moose Lake for 50 years and prided himself as being the first one in and the last one out of the water each year.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Friday, Sept. 24, at Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Bill’s name.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit online at www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.