David W. ‘Bill’ Greene

Aug. 28, 1923 - Feb. 7, 2012

David W. "Bill" Greene of Pewaukee passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the age of 88. Bill was born in Freemont, Ill., on Aug. 28, 1923, the son of Edwin and Gladys Greene.

He was a member of St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church in Pewaukee. Bill worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was the recipient of the Million Mile award. He enjoyed golfing and watching the Packers and Brewers play. His greatest joy was his family. Bill will always be remembered for his loving and gentle demeanor. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Bill will be dearly missed by his daughters, Cheryl (John) Sumpter, Angela (Ronald) Smith, Chris (David) Prohaska and Linda (Barry) Martin; grandchildren, Chris (Kyle), Nick, Trish (Joe),Tony, Michael (Kathrine), Katelyn (Brian) and Catherine; and dearest great-grandchildren, Brady, Meghan, Abbi, Brandon, Cassie, Max, Ethan, Maddie and Julie; step-grandchildren, Grant (Julie), Ashley and Tara; brothers, Richard (Nancy) and Paul (Judy); and sister, Harriet. Bill is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; grandson, Andy; great-granddaughter, Joci; parents; brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of River Hills West for the wonderful care given to Bill.

A private Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, Pewaukee. The Rev. Anthony Zimmer will be officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.

Memorials in Bill’s name are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188; or to the VFW Soat Vergenz Post 721, P.O. Box 721, Waukesha, WI 53188.

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