William M. Tennie

William M. Tennie of Mequon passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was age 63.

He was born on May 26, 1948, in Appleton. On July 18, 1998, he was united in marriage to Monica Reindl. He enjoyed spending time with his family, travel, working in sales and warm weather.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Francis Tennie; and his son, Eric Allen Tennie.

He is survived by his wife, Monica Tennie; son, Michael (girlfriend Pamela Lardinois); daughters, Katie (boyfriend John McGahey) and Alexis Holland; father, Leonard Robert Tennie; siblings, Diane (Larry) Peters, Bob (Julie) Tennie, Carl Tennie, Bonnie (Chris) Wysocki, Brenda (Kevin) Lohrenz, Pam (Terry) Tackman, Brian (Bonnie) Tennie and Jim (Dana) Tennie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2700 W. Mequon Road, Mequon. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiensville, with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. and visitation Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m.

“This life is good, but to die and to be with Christ is better. So death represents for the believer a gain, indeed, an extraordinary gain.”

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home of Thiensville is serving the family.