It is May, and I am shocked to read of Bill's death! We were fellow classmates in law school. We were not close, but he actually housed and fed me when we were both in England in the summer of 1976. He was working there and I was just backpacking around Europe. I was at that point in time just a mere acquaintance of his and he actually invited me to stay with him and his first wife. He even insisted on my going out with his wife and him to dinner on their 1st Anniversary so I would not be alone. What a guy; who else would be so kind! I will never forget that terrific kindness he showed me. I am sorry we did not remain in touch. My belated condolences to all his family. What a great guy!
To Bill's Family,
I am deeply saddened to just learn of Bill's death. Although we came from very different backgrounds, we had a very fine, close and humor-filled friendship. I so respected Bill's intellect, wit and willingness to argue about anything with anyone, including especially me. We were college roommates for 2 years at UW-Madison, and together marched in protest rallies, drank beer, and cooked each other inedible dinners. We reconnected by email a couple years ago, and had hoped to meet to see the Badger play football in Camp Randall. I am so saddened by your loss and send my belated best wishes.
I was so sad and shocked when a customer from Steven's Point told me about Bill last week. I was a friend from the 1980's and remember fun times at the Monte Carlo and hanging out in Uptown. Sometimes I would run into Bill in the skyways of Mpls and I loved to catch up on his life. I remember him telling me when he met Nancy and how excited he was. We lost touch over the past years but I can imagine what a great husband and father he was. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met and his sweet personality made a big impression on me.
Surprised by the announcement- Knew Bill well through early grade school and into high school- our paths crossed often during those years- Trick or treating-overnight stays-cub scouts etc- I saw him once during the last ten years- and like his father he rarely forgot a face and his friends. We wish the family joy in his life well celebrated and fond memories into the next many years- our condolences.
Bob Daniels (Pat & Family)-Augusta GA.
Bill was a high school classmate of mine and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Please accept my codolences.
I was sad and sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I remember what a tease Bill was to Sue and Mary as a young teenager but still lovable & how serious he could be at times with school & watching his stocks go up &down. He was a fun young man. Our sympathies go out to Mary & Sue and the entire Joanis Family.
Rick and Gail Marquis
Bill was the love of my life back in elementary and junior high school. Alot of memories there, first dance, first kiss. He will remain in my heart always. My condelences to all of his family.
I worked with Bill on various legal matters for over 20 years. I will miss his enthusiasm and intellect. My condolences to his family.
My prayers go out to the family. It has been many years but the joanis family was a big part of my life. Little will.
Mary Reichardt Fick and Mitt Fick
From our family to yours,
Booted up my Facebook and was startled by this news, so sad.
I knew Bill in Stevens Point, through high school, college and for few years after.
Comments about his sense of humor ring true with me. He was an very bright, funny guy.
Nancy, I didn't know you, but my thoughts are with you.
My sincere sympathies and prayers go out to the Joanis family. It was a pleasure to have known him from the Saints baseball tailgating days. God's peace to you now.
Bill was a a grown man who had never lost the enthusiasm and joy of his boyhood. I always loved seeing him at the squash club. I'm a better man for having known him.
Bill was a great person, lawyer, friend and family man. Truly a great person who was a pleasure to be around and will be missed. Nancy, you are in my thoughts.
Bill was my squashing playing friend; Bill was my lawyer, colleague and friend; and, most important to me was that Bill was my friend. I will miss Bill, but am fortunate and honored to have known him. I and my family extend our heartfelt condolences to the Joanis family.
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I hope that Bill's love, life, and everything that made him so special to you will live on and provide comfort through your memories.
Joanis Family - So sorry for your loss and there are just no words that can relay to you how sad I feel. Bill was a joy to be around and there is nothing he wouldn't do for you. Nancy you know I am there for you any time.
Sorry for your loss. Bill was and will always be a kind soul to whomever he met.
Friendly and funny come to mind when I think of Bill. He will be greatly missed.
Bill was a true gentleman and will be missed.
Bill would be upset with me if I went on and on about what a fine man he was: kind, considerate, funny, smart, vivacious, generous, outspoken, handsome... a true friend to the Commodore Squash Club. I will say his laughter, sense of adventure, and gentlemanly ways on court were second to none; though his game was at times a bit spotty. We love you Bill. Nancy, my heart goes out to you and kin. Love from all of us at the Commodore Squash Club.
My condolences, heart and prayers go out to Bill's family and friends. I will always remember Bill as a friend, colleague and entertaining fellow. You will be sorely missed my friend.
Having has the pleasure of working with Bill but never having the opportunity of meeting him is my loss. He was a great peson to work with - honest - intelligent -responsive and just an al around great guy. RIP
Bill's wit, his appreciation for the finer things in life, and passion for esoterica, squash, the Packers, Nancy, his family, friends & practice will be greatly missed.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. May your memories give you strength. He will be greatly missed.
Bill was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers are with his immediate and extended family.
Bill has taught me many things during our cooperation. He is a person to be missed so much.
Our condolences to the family & friends of Bill
Bill was like a brother for me. Words can't express how much I will miss his friendship.
Many fond memories of political discussions with Bill. He will be missed. My sympathies to Nancy and family.
Sympathies and condolences to Bill's entire family and friends. He was a warm, intelligent and fun-loving person that will be missed by all.
So sad... Many tears will be shed for this incredible, wonderful person. Bill, you will be missed!
Bill will be sorely missed by those who loved him. The world is a better place because of him.
to a great person and trusted friend