William ‘Bill’ Eric Bork Sr.

June 12, 1928 Jan. 2, 2015

William Eric Bork Sr.William “Bill” Eric Bork Sr., age 86, of Marquette and Waupun, and formerly of Waukesha, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015, at Ripon Medical Center.

Bill was born on June 12, 1928, in Milwaukee, the son of Eric and Hattie (Roecklein) Bork. He graduated from Milwaukee Juneau High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, just prior to the Korean War.

Bill was married to Carol Hurst for 51 years, until her passing in 2001. Bill worked as a dispatcher for the Waukesha Police Department He was formerly involved in Boy Scouts and was a post advisor for the former Explorer Scout Post 178 in Waukesha, which was sponsored by the Waukesha Police Department. Bill was also an active member of the Marquette Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and riding on his pontoon. Bill always had something to say and seemed to make a person laugh one way or another. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog Sam, who passed away in December of 2013.

Bill is survived by his fiancee, Susan of Marquette/ Waupun; his children, Mary Pirtle of Wailuku, Hawaii, William Eric (Chris) Bork Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and David (Janet) Bork of Waukesha; his grandchildren, Jaime, Chris, Eric, Colleen and Andrew; step grandson, Anthony Cira; and great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol; his daughter Karen; and other relatives.

A funeral service for Bill will be held on Saturday, January 10, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Pella Lutheran Church, 315 S. Madison St., Waupun. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Memorials in Bill’s name may be addressed to the Marquette Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 126, Marquette, WI 53947, or Pella Lutheran Church.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Markesan, 920 398-3998, is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at