William E. ‘Bill’ Schactner, 53

William E. "Bill" Schactner, 53, was taken from family and friends unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 2009.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1956, in Joliet, Ill., to Margaret (nee Gronnerud) and Lloyd Schactner. Bill grew up in Oconomowoc and spent summers on Nashotah Lake. He moved to West Bend in 1993. Bill was a hard worker and dedicated employee. He loved cars and racing, rock and roll music, golf, telling jokes and spending time with family and friends.

Bill leaves behind two daughters, Amanda, age 20, and Rebekah, age 18, who were the twinkle in his eye and the light of his life; brother, Herb (Lisa) Schactner; sister, Martha (Craig) Henes; sister-in-law, Cathy Schactner; nieces, Jenni (Jake) Rands and Sarah Henes; nephew, Mike Schactner; along with other extended family and many, many friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Margaret.

A memorial service for Bill was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend, with the Rev. Robert Seay officiating. Visitation was on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the start of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Amanda and Rebekah’s education fund are appreciated.

    Dad –
    You will always be loved and never forgotten.
    – Amanda and Bekah Boo

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