William Lansing, 57
Feb. 14, 1958 -- July 24, 2015
William “Bill” Lansing of Pewaukee died in a motorcycle accident at age 57 on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Bill was born in Galesburg, Ill., on Feb. 14, 1958, to Leonard and Barbara Lansing. He attended Rova High School and graduated from the University of Illinois. Bill has been employed at ADM for over 35 years, serving as the commercial director for ADM Cocoa Americas for the last 15 years. He married Denise Palmer on Feb. 27, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Denise, and stepdaughters, Samantha and Sydney; daughter, Gina; son, Nick; father and stepmother, Leonard and Pat; brothers, Phillip (Missy) and Nate; sister, Beth (Marty); former wife, Jane; nieces, nephews and countless friends. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be at 7 p.m. Bill enjoyed traveling, golfing, running with “D” Denise, spending time with his family, working with all of his colleagues at ADM, playing basketball on Saturday mornings with “the guys,” barbecuing on the grill, watching and playing sports and riding his Harley motorcycle. Although Bill will be deeply missed, we will always remember his perpetual smile, his impeccable style and of course, his optimism.
The family is being served by Krause Funeral Home, 21600 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, 262-432-8300.