William 'Bill' Stuart Weiland


Jan. 30, 1931 - Aug. 19, 2012



William 'Bill' Stuart Weiland of Waukesha and Surprise, Ariz., passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the age of 81. William, son of the late William J. and Emma (nee Erickson) Weiland, was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Milwaukee.


He lived in Milwaukee until the age of 4, when his family moved to Markesan, where his father started a plumbing business. Bill attended Markesan Grade School and graduated from high school in the class of 1949. He attended Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, from 1949 to 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. On May 8, 1954, he married Darlene Zanto at the Methodist Church in Markesan. Both he and his wife attended Western New Mexico University from August of 1955 and graduated in the spring of 1957. Bill worked for the Wisconsin Employment Service and Wisconsin Vocational Service Department, and began at Curative Workshop (presently Curative Rehabilitation Service) in 1966. He remained at Curative for 20 years, serving as the executive vice president at their facility located in the Milwaukee County Medical Complex. Bill played baseball (outfield) in high school, college and on the Markesan town municipal local team during the summer years of 1948 to 1951. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan and, in recent years, was a season ticket holder.


Bill is survived by his wife, Darlene (nee Zanto); two daughters, Deborah Vanderboom of Waukesha and Linda (Michael) Shaw of Chandler, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Vanderboom and Evan and Taylor Shaw; and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three very special AFS children: daughter, Kristin (Sven) Klemp (Norway); and grandchildren, Claudia (Marc) Biscardi-Pelfort (Venezuela) and Costantino Tarducci (Italy).


He was preceded in death by his parents and cousin, Robert Cady of Margate, Fla.


Visitation for Bill will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Kris Androsky will be officiating. A private family burial will take place at Summit Cemetery, Oconomowoc.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Curative Foundation, 1000 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53226, or to the Guillain-Barre Syndrome/CIPD Foundation International, The Holly Building, 104 1/2 Forrest Ave., Narberth, PA 19072.


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