William Endres, 81


William Endres, 81, of Hartford, was called home to his Lord on Jan. 9, 2013 at Hartford Care Center.

Bill was born March 3, 1931, in Hartford, son of Andrew and Ida (Schauer) Endres. He was united in marriage to Florence Blank on June 29, 1968, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Bend. Bill and his wife Florence lived in Slinger. He worked for Chrysler Outboard Marine and, then in later working years, was at Broan Manufacturing Company. Bill and Florence enjoyed traveling to their summer trailer in Birnamwood, Wis., and visiting friends and relatives. Bill was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Slinger.

Bill is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Florence; stepson, Glenn (Karen) Blank; step-grandchildren, Bonnie (James) Wierzbicki, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Metke; step-great-grandchildren, Kate Wierzbicki, Megan Wierzbicki, Madeline Metke, Isabella Metke and Gabriella Metke; his nieces, Beverly (Tom) Schatz, Sandy Wunder, Ginger (Lyle) Lisko and Rene (Brian) Laubenstein; and nephew Roger (Susan) Endres. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Maurice; a sister-in-law, Viola Endres; sisters, Betty Blank and Grace Bruni; a brother-in-law, Milton Bruni; and his niece Caroline Connell.

Funeral services for Bill will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at noon at St Paul Lutheran Church, 799 St. Paul Drive, Slinger, with the Rev. David Hein officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. Interment will be on Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Memorials to St Paul Lutheran Church Organ Fund are appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hartford Health Care Center.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.