William F. O’Meara, 92


William F. “Bill” O’Meara, 92, of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at The Lighthouse Assisted Living Facility in West Bend. He was born on April 12, 1921, in West Bend, the son of the late Frank P. and Susan B. (Schoofs) O’Meara. Bill was a life-long resident of West Bend and was the third generation residing in the family home on Walnut Street. He was employed by Jeklin Shoe Store in West Bend, retiring after 40 years of service.

Bill enjoyed a good conversation, a nice meal at a restaurant, being invited to one’s home and shopping. He was always interested and enjoyed hearing what was going on in his friends’ lives. He was generous with his time and often remembered people with cards, gifts and phone calls to keep in touch. He was a good friend to many people spending many days and evenings visiting shut-ins, helping them by running errands or caring for an ailing friend. For many years, Bill remembered family and friends resting in area cemeteries by decorating their grave with a wreath, placing it before winter and retrieving it in the spring. One of his favorite churches to attend Mass was at Holy Hill. Bill was a member of St. Matthias Catholic Church in Nabob.

Those Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory include many cousins, dear friends and neighbors.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Roger (Hazel) O’Meara; a sister, Ruth O’Meara; and a cousin, Adele Schoofs.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Bill will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Nabob. The Rev. Davies Edassery will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery in West Bend.

Relatives and friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

Special thanks and appreciation to the staff of The Lighthouse Assisted Living Facility, Serenity Hospice, Samaritan Health Center, and to Dr. Preisler for the tender care and compassion provided to Bill.