William J. "Bill" Prodoehl

William J. "Bill" Prodoehl, 80, of West Bend was taken home by his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 while surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born Oct. 25, 1935 to Paul and Kathryn (nee Lenzner) Prodoehl in Antigo, where he was also raised.

Bill graduated from Antigo High School in 1953 and went on to further his education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Marquette University and later the Univer-ity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for his associateís degree in purchasing.

Bill honorably served his country with the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis and was reactivated in 1962.

On Sept. 19, 1964, Bill dedicated his life and love to Janet A. Glowen in Antigo.

He was a devoted employee for the city of Wauwatosa for over 20 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1992.

Bill was the past president of the Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend.

He enjoyed playing sheephead, going up north to their land in Antigo (where his nickname was "Chainsaw Bill") and traveling, especially to Sedona, Ariz.

His favorite pastime was spending quality time with his family.

Bill has forever touched the lives of his beloved wife and best friend, Janet; his cherished children, David Prodoehl of Milwaukee, Michael (Tricia) Prodoehl of Woodbury, Minn., Jason Prodoehl of San Francisco, Calif. and Bill Prodoehl of Savannah, Ga.; his treasured granddaughter, Alexandra Pro-doehl; and his two brothers, Jack (Bonnie) Prodoehl of Antigo and Dan (DiAnne) Prodoehl of North Lake.

He will also be deeply missed by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law on Janetís side, Paul (Mellody) Glowen of Chicago, Ill. and Nancy (Alvin) Currier of Ajijic Jal, Mexico; nieces, nephews; other special relatives and many dear friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul Prodoehl.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Bill will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave., with Father Jeffrey Haines officiating.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

Visitation at the church only will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials designated to either St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for Haiti Twining, Nativity Jesuit Middle School, 1515 S. 29th St., Milwaukee, Wis 53215, or to the charity of the donorís choice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

www.phillipfuneralhome.com.