CARY – William A. Struve, 90, of Cary, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at home.|
He was born Nov. 22, 1922, to William H. and Ella M. Struve in Chicago.
Bill was an avid sailor, boater and a builder of boats. He was a life member of the Chain-O-Lakes Power Squadron, as well as a member of the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (Lake Geneva) and also the Lake Pepin (Mississippi River) Messabouts Boat Club. He traveled near and far in order to boat and snowmobile. Bill also enjoyed remote control (R/C) planes. He was retired from Illinois Bell/AT&T for more than 30 years and was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Bill is survived by his children, Alison (John) Oliver, Alan (Patricia) Struve, Linda (Michael) Sorensen and Diane (Brett) Postl; grandchildren, Rebecca Struve, Amanda Struve, Daniel Sorensen, Caroline Postl and Dana Postl; and great-grandchildren, Stevie, Nicholas and Samantha Sorensen and Matthew.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene (nee Schmitt); sister, Eleanor Goehrke; and brother, Herbert P. Struve.
The memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake.
Memorials may be made to a
For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. To send online condolences, visit www.davenportfamily.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald from May 24 to May 26, 2013