William ‘Bill’ Scott Kennedy
William "Bill" Scott Kennedy of Long Lake died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the age of 92, at the Evergreen Terrace.
Bill was born on February 9, 1925, in Chippewa Falls, to the late Scott P. Kennedy and Helen (Green) Kennedy.
Bill graduated from high school and enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. He served in the South Pacific during World War II as a machinist’s mate first class.
He then married Harriette Ann Shade in Janesville on August 24, 1949.
Bill grew up in Waukesha and raised his family as well as worked as a carpenter there. Throughout his life he enjoyed time at Long Lake with his family and later retired there. Bill was an avid fisherman and enjoyed golfing. He was a member of Bass Lake Country Club, The Elks Club, both in Waukesha, and later in Antigo. He served as a tiler for the Elks Club and received an Elk of the Year award. He was a member of St. Ambrose Episcopalian Church in Antigo.
Bill is survived by his son, Scott Kennedy of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; his daughter, Tracy (James) Murphy of Milwaukee; his son, John (Smidge) Kennedy of Marshfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Josh Kennedy, Perry (Miranda) Kennedy, Jacob (Jana) Goodman, Molly Murphy and Sean Murphy; a great grandchild, Jaylee Kennedy; and a great-grandnephew, Jake Goodman. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by his sister Shirley and two brothers, Leslie Kennedy and Irving Kennedy. A memorial service for Bill will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at St. Ambrose Episcopalian Church in Antigo. A visitation will also take place at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with an Elks Lodge of Sorrow service starting at 10 a.m. at the church.
Strasser-Roller Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Friends may visit online atwww.strasserrollerfh.com.