William Sprinkmann Sr., 87

William E. Sprinkmann Sr. of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Big Cedar Lake and Key Biscayne, Fla, died on Monday, July 14, 2008, in Florida at the age of 87.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1921 in Milwaukee to the late Ernest and Florence Sprinkmann (Hoffmann).

After graduating from Milwaukee University High School in 1940, he attended William and Mary College for two years. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving with a Seabee Battalion.

On July 15, 1944, Bill was united in marriage to Rosemary A. Hauske at Big Cedar Lake. Rosemary passed away on March 13, 1997.

Following his discharge from the Navy, Bill returned to Wisconsin, where the knowledge he gained while serving as a Seabee assisted him in his career. For many years, he served as president and chairman of Sprinkmann Sons Corp. The business is a nationally known insulation contracting firm that remains family run.

Bill enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid sailor and boater. He was a member and past commodore of the Cedar Lake Yacht Club.

He also was a member of the Inland Lakes Yachting Association, the Bilge Pullers and a member of the Key Biscayne, Fla. and Starlake, Wis. Yacht Clubs.

Additionally, he was a former Rotarian with clubs in Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Potter; and four sons, William Jr. (Susan), Ted (Nancy) all of West Bend, James of Starlake and Todd (Sandy) of Adell; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Jr. and Frederick; and one sister, Suzanne.

Private burial services will be held at Washington County Memorial Park.

A memorial celebration honoring Billís life will be held at a later date.

The family deeply appreciates the years of dedicated care given to Dad by Elaine, Dawn and Denise.