William ‘Bill’ Bessert

William ‘Bill’ Bessert reunited with his wife, Gertrude, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at age 93.

He was the loving dad of Bruce (Karla), David, Carolyn (Joel) Brutlag, Sherry (David) Marose, Timothy (Betsy), Margaret (Kurt) Leapley, Michael (Gianna) and the late Pamela, and brother of Harvey, Ronald and Loretta Schroeder. He is further survived by 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. After following his father as a farmer, Bill spent many years serving as a teacher/principal in Lutheran School Ministry. He continued to share his faith until he went home to Jesus.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 30, at Brookfield Lutheran Church, 18500 W. Burleigh Road, Brookfield, from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., with a funeral service at 4 p.m.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262786-8030 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.