William J. Nettesheim |
William J. “Bill” Nettesheim peacefully passed away at his home and entered into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the age of 83.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Alice (nee Kannenberg). He was the dear father of Terry (Rick) Helman, Colleen (Mark) Hoover, Allan Nettesheim, Dean (Debbie) Nettesheim, Kathy (Rick) Boerst, Jill (Paul) Pichler, Lisa (Randy) Heinritz, David (Francine) Nettesheim, Gary (Wanda) Nettesheim, Nancy (Geno) Kasprzak, Laure (Mark) Schwalbe, Diane (Tony) Nienas and Kari (Jamie) Bloedow; and loving grandfather of 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister Betty Johns; brother Robert; daughter-in-law Diana; as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lance and Doretta Nettesheim; brother Richard; his father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Clarence and Myra Kannenberg; as well as brother-in-law Samuel Johns. Sadly missed are his children Glenn and Patty, and grandson Jason.
Bill was born and raised in Pewaukee, where he attended school and met the love of his life, “sweetness.” He was a dedicated man who completed two years of service in the Korean War and provided for his family as a milkman for Borden’s, a stone splitter and grounds keeper at Wanaki Golf Course, to mention a few. He loved the simple things in life like hunting, baseball, music, family, friends, and a deep love for the farmland he grew up on, which inspired him to write a book entitled “56 Acres of Heaven.” His beautiful blue eyes, caring heart and unconditional love he shared with all of us will never be forgotten.
A special thank you to Eva “Yogi” at Summit Hospital and also to Lori, Cindy, Jenny and Audrey of Aurora Healthcare Hospice for your compassionate care.
Visitation will be held at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee, on Saturday, November 14, from noon until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Land O’Lakes Old-Timer’s Association, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are appreciated.
Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 262-691-1900, is serving the family. Yonke and Son Funeral Home directions