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William Bill Streit, Jr.
1940 - 2014
William "Bill" Streit Jr., 73, of Kenosha passed away on Saturday May 3, 2014 after a hard fought battle with multisystem complications at Brookside Care Center in Kenosha.
Bill was born on July 6, 1940, in Kenosha, the son of the late William and Pearl (Fischer) Streit Sr. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha. Bill married Helene Duddy in 1965. They were married for 40 years and raised three children together. After Helenes passing, Bill married, Jane (Nelson) Goroski on Aug. 11, 2007, and on game day it was a true house divided; Packers vs. Bears. Bill was a member of the U.S. Navy, retiring from service in 1976. After retiring he was a Naval Instructor at Great Lakes Naval Base. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. His hobbies included traveling around South Dakota and the U.S., taking Sunday drives, cheering for the Bears, going to Casinos, shopping, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Bill truly loved the open sea. After retiring from the Navy, serving almost 20 years near or on the ocean, he always enjoyed being near Lake Michigan, be it walking his dog or just driving by.
Bill is survived by his Wife, Jane Goroski of Kenosha, his children, Lisa (Roger) McDaniels of N.C., Anthony (Lisa Barbieri) Streit of Pleasant Prairie, Jennifer (Jason) Ekornaas of Burlington; a half-sister, Debbie (Gary) Pittman of IN; his grandchildren, Emma & Owen McDaniels, Jacob Streit, and Alena Ekornaas; 3 step children, Joe (Kari) Nelson, Tony (Bonnie) Nelson, Heather (Derek) Free; step grandchildren, Kacy, Tim, and Karlie Nelson, Clayton and Jadon Free; and a step great grandchild, Logan Nelson. William was preceded in death by his first wife, Helene.
A memorial gathering will take place on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Kenosha Funeral Services from 4-6:00 p.m. with Memorial services to follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Kenosha Funeral Services & Crematory
8226 Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Published online at KenoshaNews.com from May 8 to May 10, 2014