William A. ‘Bill Punzenberger

William A. "Bill" Punzenberger, 85, formerly of Plymouth passed away early Wednesday afternoon June 8, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility where he had been a resident for the past five years.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1925, in Sheboygan, Wis., a son of the late John and Ann Stoiber Punzenberger.

He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943.

He served in the U. S. Air Force from February 1944-May 1946, serving during World War II.

On March 30, 1945, he married Colette Mugan at Charleston, S.C. The couple resided in Plymouth after their marriage.

He worked for Railway Express Agency and later the R.E.A. Express in Plymouth and transferred to West Bend for 12 years. He came back to Plymouth in 1973 where he started the Depot Restaurant with his wife and son, Dick. He retired from the family business in 1989.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

His greatest passion in life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His wife, Colette, preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 1990.

Survivors include four sons John (Lynn) Punzenberger of West Bend; Richard (Karen) Punzenberger of Plymouth; Jay (Jill) Punzenberger of Wausau; Robert (Nancy) Punzenberger of West Bend; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one sister: Helen Roehr.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 11, at noon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Dennis Van Beek, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Bill's name.

The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post No. 5612 will conduct military rites following the services at church.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.