I just came across this news, I am sorry for your loss.
Joining Blackie in Walleye World.
Bob and Karen Buhl"
– Bob and Karen Buhl, friend,
Mesa, AZ, Dec 25, 2012
"I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the family today! Even though I am miles away, I am near in spirit! I pray for the comfort and peace of Jesus to be with all of you and the wonderful memories of Uncle Bill to stay with you and cherish forever!!
Jackie Levknecht Vigier"
– Jackie Levknecht Vigier , Great Niece,
WInnipeg, WI, Dec 17, 2012
"I can still picture Bill behind that bar at the Central House, patiently giving me the best bartending and customer-pleasing lessons I've ever gotten. He was a gem, one that will always shine brightly in Chilton's history. I am forever greatly that our paths crossed, but then so are thousands of others who are better off because they knew Bill."
– Tom Koch,
Houston, TX, Dec 17, 2012
"Bill was one of the nicest people you will ever come in contact with. Don't think he ever said a bad word about anybody, and if he did he said it in such a nice way you couldn't tell. I reall one deep sea fishing excursion down in FL about 10 years back when he took his son Dave and I out to catch some snapper and grouper and about all I caught was sea sickness. It was a heck of a rocky ride. Of course, he was just fine. He felt real sorrow for me, but he sure never forgot to remind me of that day every single time I saw him. He got quite a kick out of it. A great man indeed."
– Mike Schmidlkofer, Friend of Family,
Wind Lake , WI, Dec 17, 2012
"Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.
You are in our prayers"
– Larry & Barb Joas,
Dec 15, 2012
"Ellie, Jim, Bobby, and David-My cousin Donna called me & told me your dad had passed away. I was very sorry to hear that. My memory of your dad was a very pleasant, happy person & very nice father. Your mother, too. I remember going with your mother to the Easter Vigil-I'll never forget that. Of course, I always appreciated your family letting me be a part of your family-singing you to sleep Ellie with "He", and playing outside with ya'll while my mom and John Arens were in the bar room. Your dad was a good man. God bless ya'll. Love, Pauline Pairon Henry"
– Pauline Pairon Henry, friend,
Anderson, SC, Dec 15, 2012