William Stone |
Nov. 20, 1929 — Jan. 15, 2016
“MY soul will not rest, Oh Lord, until it rests in you.”
“In the beginning there was the word ... And in the end there was the word ... God’s will be done.”
William (Bill) Stone, 86, beloved father, adored “Opa,” best friend and partner, Korean War veteran, teacher and outstanding citizen, died peacefully of natural causes on 15 January, 2016, amidst loved ones at Angel Medical Center, Franklin, N.C., near his new home. His faith is as strong as ever and supported by family and friends.
He lived a gracious and meaningful life “one day at a time,” contributing his love to family and friends, his church and the local community. Bill was relentless in his pursuit of service to others. After graduating from Marquette High School, Bill spent decades helping others through his work as a realtor and mortgage banker; involvement in parish councils at St. Jerome’s and later at St. Clare’s; life membership in the Waukesha Noon Lions Club; longtime liaison for the Waukesha Noon Lioness Club; mentoring at Alcoholics Anonymous, the Lake Area Club and at Rogers Memorial Hospital; teaching real estate courses at Waukesha County Technical College; and myriad other community endeavors.
He is survived by his best friend and partner, Theresa (Terry) Poth; his five sons, their spouses and partners, and his precious grandchildren: Robert (Kristine — Riley, Tyler), Thomas (Linda — Justin), John (Julie — Tray, Adam, Karly, Rachael, Corbin), Gerald (Lesia — Benjamin, Isabella) and Paul (Helen — Michael, Bronwyn, Carolyn, Mary Kathryn); seven great-grandchildren, and other dearly loved family cousins including the DeChants, Coyles, Dawsons, Fuhrmans and Hebeins. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Phyllis A. Stone; his mother, Ruth M. Marlowe, and cousin Bill Coyle.
There will be a visitation at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at noon celebrating Bill’s life and honoring his family and friends on Saturday, January 30, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 955 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; (262)569-3020.
Memorials to Alcoholics Anonymous AA or either the Waukesha Noon Lions or the Waukesha Noon Lioness Clubs will be sincerely appreciated.