Wilbert "Bill" DeGuire(1935 - 2013)

DeGuire, Wilbert "Bill"

Wilbert "Bill" DeGuire, 78, of Fond du Lac went to his Heavenly Father with his family at his side on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee. Bill was born in Appleton on August 31, 1935, a son of Dewey and Catherine (Giesbers) DeGuire.

On September 23, 1967 he married his love, Patricia Bailey, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Green Bay.

Bill was a graduate of Appleton West High School. He served in the United States Air Force for four years. He was then employed in the Appleton paper industry for a few years, after which Bill joined the Wisconsin State Patrol where he served for 35 years. At that time he retired as Captain, a position he held for many years.

In his retirement, Bill enjoyed spending time at the cottage, traveling, managing investments and loved his time with his precious grandchildren. Bill had a zest for life, visiting nursing homes, helping neighbors and reaching out to many in need.

Bill was a member of Holy Family Parish and had a deep faith in the Lord.

Bill is survived by Pat, his loving wife for 46 years; two children, Mary Beth DeGuire Mueller of Fond du Lac and Dr. Michael (Mylene) DeGere also of Fond du Lac; grandchildren, Danyelle and Heathar Keenan, Sam, Lauren and Jake DeGere, and Sophie Mueller; siblings, Rosemary (John) Bandy, David DeGuire and Joyce (Jim) Arcieri; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Bill in death are his parents; son, Robert; brothers, Carl and Glenn; sister, Geneva Dixon.

Visitation: Bill's family will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Service: At 11:30 AM on Monday, December 16, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac. Cremation will take place after traditional services with burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred, and may be directed to the family.

Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Zacherl Funeral Home, inc.
875 East Division Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 922-6860

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, 2013