William Henry ‘Bill’ Piotrowski

Sept. 23, 1926 – Nov. 20, 2013

William Henry “Bill” Piotrowski of Waukesha passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the age of 87. Bill was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Milwaukee, the son of Frank and Cecelia (nee Ostrowski) Piotrowski.

Bill was a proud U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was united in marriage with Beatrice Drayna on June 9, 1951. Bill was a charter member of St. William Catholic Church. He worked at The Delphi Company for 20 years and later at the Kearney & Trecker Corporation for 11 years as a registered professional engineer. Bill was an active adult Boy Scout leader for many years.

Bill will be sadly missed by his children, Beatrice Piotrowski, Louann (Larry) Shanklin and William “Bill” (Mary) Piotrowski; his grandchildren, Amanda Piotrowski, Gabriel Piotrowski, Nicole (Kevin Yamanda) Shanklin and Larry (Kristi) Shanklin Jr.; great-grandchildren, Wade Shanklin, Hailee Shanklin and Elizabeth Yamanda; his siblings, Kenneth (Carol) Piotrowski, Carol (Mike) Bass and Celia Mae (Bill) Hinz; sister-in-law, Patricia Piotrowski; and brother-in-law, Michael Drayna. Bill is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beatrice; brothers, Eugene, Jerome and Ronald; sisters, Sylvia, Dorothy, Joyce, Rose, Virginia and Theresa; and a grandson, Nathanial.

The visitation for Bill will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Nov. 25, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. The entombment will follow immediately after the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.

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, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.