Bill Creske
1952 - 2017
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Creske, Bill

Bill Creske, 64, Mosinee, died Saturday, January 7, 2017, at his home.

He was born September 22, 1952, in Wausau, the son of Joyce (Grassl) Creske and the late Edward Creske. He married Charlene Nest on August 11, 1973 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Halder. She survives.

He worked his way up the ranks over 48 years at Wausau Tile. In addition, he was President of Creske Corporation. He enjoyed hunting; tending to his buffalo, elk, longhorns, roosters and pigs; and was an avid Packer fan. Each year, Bill enjoyed taking the kindergarten classes through his farm and showing them his maple syrup process. He was also a devoted grandpa and would drop anything for his grandkids. He was always available to help his friends. Bill was an upfront and honest man who would tell you like it is.

Survivors, besides his wife, Charlene, and his mother, Joyce, include his two sons, Ben (Jen) Creske and Scott Creske, both of Mosinee; two grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Creske, Mosinee; two step-grandsons, Tyler and Justin Lemke, Mosinee; two sisters, Dr. Mary (Dr. Buzz Ryskamp) Creske, Rancho Mirage, California and Cindy (Jim) Schwartz, Hudson, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Reverend Donald Przybylski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. Visitation will be again from 9am Wednesday until time of services at the church. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bestefh.com.

Because of his love of children, in lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's name can be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.




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Published in Wausau Daily Herald from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2017.
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January 4, 2020
This message is in2020. When I think of Bill , I think of deer-hunting season. His land adjoined ours ,David Dalton's with just a fence between. Our son, David Dalton Jr. was a deer-hunter on our property. He passed on November 28. I recall the eulogy of your friend in 2017,about hunting. I think of Bill and Dave and now there is no fence in between. God Bless them.
Sandra Dalton
Friend
January 3, 2020
Bill and I shared a love for animals, both domestic and wild. Bill graciously invitied me several times to trips to WY to enjoy the mountains, wildlife, and comaradrie of fellow hunters. It was my honor to serve Bill as a veterinarian and say he was my friend.
Wayne LeVasseur
Friend
January 15, 2017
We will always remember Bill as a kind man.
Always a smile and a friendly hello. Surely he will be missed by so many.
RIP Bill and peace to the family.
Kathy & Lenny Bittner
January 14, 2017
May your memories of Bill bring you comfort in a very special way. Thinking of you all with heartfelt prayers & special thoughts.

Barb & Dave Johnson
January 13, 2017
I was so saddened to hear of Bills passing. I admired Bill so very much and learned early on with Bill that doing business with Him meant a relationship & lifelong friendship. Bill was one of the most sincere and honest men I've known. I cannot recall a conversation with Bill where his family wasn't brought into it, as well as the obvious pride he had for them. It was also obvious he had great respect for his 2nd family, his employees. My heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with Char and his entire family.
Rick Lambrecht
Pres AGEM Group (fka Mega Mgmt Corp.)
Rick Lambrecht
January 13, 2017
To Bills family,
I was so saddened to hear of Bills passing. I admired Bill so much as a person & sincere Businessman, and quickly learned from him that to him business also meant relationships & friendship. Bill was one of the most sincere, honest and grounded individuals I've had the pleasure of knowing. Every conversation included mention of his family. My heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with Bill & his family.
Rick
Pres. - AGEM Group (formerly Mega Mgmt Inc)
Rick Lambrecht
January 13, 2017
I am truly sorry for your loss.
Robert Malinowski
January 11, 2017
Char, Joyce & Family,

We will truly miss Bills smiling face. He was definitely his fathers son. No matter where we ran into him, he always said Hi and asked how we were doing.

He will be a great loss to the community but we are glad he is spending some much needed time with his dad again.

God be with you all in this time of grief!

Tom, Patti Anthony & Steven Fennig
The Fennig's
January 11, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Paul&Karol Wolk
January 11, 2017
Char, Joyce, MaryJo, Cindy and Families,

My deepest sympathy to you. Bill has touched so many people. I last saw him in December in Mosinee and greeted as usual by his big smile. May God give you strength during this difficult time now and in the future. God Bless.
Roxanne Cater Hericks
January 11, 2017
Char and boys. I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget when I was able to invite you to the Super Bowl. My prayers and thoughts our with you at this time.
Mark Carrico
Formally GTE.
Mark Carrico
January 11, 2017
MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF BILL. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND GREAT PERSON.
TOM KRAUSE
January 11, 2017
My condolences to the Creske family, in all my years of working at Imperial Industries I always enjoyed talking with Bill. He will be missed by all.
I'm not able to attend the services but will make a memorial in his name at St, Judes.
Lowell Strey
January 11, 2017
I lost a friend this week. Our community lost a leader. He was a man's man...a kind man..a good man. He will be sorely missed.
Tony Kwiesielewicz
January 11, 2017
Char, Joyce and family, Karen and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you in this most painful time.

Not only do we recall the time you and Bill just "stopped in" to visit when attending a wedding service and of course to inspect Tyler's work on our new driveway slab. And then our time at your home where Karen fell in love with Bill's stock. And the lunches at the Tic Toc, my visits with his Dad bragging about him, and I could go on and on.

Our prayers our with you.
Karen and Gary Tesch
January 10, 2017
A HUNTER'S PRAYER

I pray that I may live to hunt
Until my dying day
And when it comes to my last breath
I'll thank the Lord and pray
Lord, thank you for the journey I've had
For my children and my wife
Thank you for the work my hands have done
And for the gift of life
I pray, in His mercy my soul be judged
Worthy enough to keep
Now safe in the Lord's loving arms
I lay peacefully asleep.
Toby & Marie Johnson & Family
January 10, 2017
Creske Family - We are so very sorry for your loss, it was a shock for everyone. Bill will be greatly missed by so many. Such a great man who had such a kind heart. May you find peace in your love and memories.
Andy Frank and the Frank family
Andy Frank
January 10, 2017
So sad to hear of Bill's passing. After just speaking and visiting with him at Jerome Cherek's funeral. Can't believe it!
He pointed up to the two eagles flying over and looking down at the cemetery where Jerome was ... a real special moment!
Always a warm smile and friendly mannerism as depicted in the picture!
Many fond memories growing up and meeting the Mosinee boys in the 1950's , 60's and coming back over the years!
Duane Adamski
January 10, 2017
We are so sorry we can't come to Mosinee for the funeral. What an unexpected shock! Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family as you celebrate Bill's life and mourn his loss. With sympathy,
Kaaren and Nick Basil
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January 10, 2017
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January 10, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
nathalie meilahn
January 10, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. But know the God of all comfort will help you endure this sad time.
January 10, 2017
I had attended the Dec. 4th game. On Monday before leaving I wanted to thank Bill for allowing me to bring clients to the game. He had a person in his office, but he saw me, motioned me in to talk, stopped what he was doing. Not a typical owner, he was always so friendly. I told him how I went down to the 50 yard line and watched the 90 yard drive, Jordy Nelson catch from the 50 to ice the game. I showed the video of the catch. Bill then told me a story about he and his dad, then another story that related to my excitement of being at Lambeau. I am very sad for your loss, you are in my family's prayers.
Chris Rush
January 10, 2017
So very sorry for your loss Kate and Mary Creske. Praying for your family in this difficult time. Hugs and love! xoxo
Cassandra Dougherty
January 9, 2017
Mosinee High School Class of 1970 40th Reunion
I graduated with Bill from MHS - He was always a fun person to be around back then and at our class reunions. Shock and sadness when I heard of Bill's passing. Char and Bill's family: we're praying for you. May you feel God's presence and comfort during this extremely sad and difficult time. Sending our heartfelt sympathy,
Dorothy (Miller) & Keith Beck
Dorothy Beck
January 9, 2017
Bill & Char Creske Class of 1970 MHS 40th Reunion
Dorothy Beck
January 9, 2017
Mosinee High School Class of 1970 40th Reunion
Dorothy Beck
January 9, 2017
Char, Joyce and family,
We are sorry for the passing of Bill, too soon, and too sudden. We have been neighbors for years, and have been happy seeing Bill, and his big smile when we have met. We remember the Christmas when you had all of the neighbors in for a celebration. We'll miss Bill. Char if you need anyone to talk with, we are just down the road.
David and Sandra Dalton
David & Sandra Dalton
January 9, 2017
Char, Joyce, and all of the rest of the family, we send our condolences of the passing of Bill. It was too soon, and too sudden. We have been neighbors for many years, and will always remember the Christmas you had the neighborhood at your home for a celebration . You were a good , happy, friendly neighbor. If you need someone, Char, we are just down the road.
Love, to all of you.
David and Sandra Dalton
David,& Sandra Dalton
January 9, 2017
This saddens my heart, for he was one of the kindest men that I have ever met. While visiting the the manufacturing plant, he always made a point to come visit with us all during our training sessions. His kind demeanor and his love for people will truly be missed. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Gretchen Pilson
Gretchen Pilson
January 9, 2017
Charlene and family. Joyce, Mary and Cindy,
It is with great sadness that I send our condolences to you. We have seen and heard many talk of Bills' generosity and kindness over the years. His loss comes much too soon. Our prayers are with you as you mourn his loss and Celebrate his life.
Dan & Bonnie Birdsey
January 9, 2017
Such a shock for everyone, way too young. Condolences and God Bless all of his family.
January 9, 2017
May God's everlasting light of love shine upon the entire Creske family, and fill you all with strength and understanding.
Heaven needed another angel so God called his son Bill home. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Bill was truly a wonderful and generous man and will be missed by many.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. Amen!
Barbie McCullough-Accessories Bldg. 5
Barbie McCullough
January 9, 2017
Sending my prayers to you and your family
Alice Benson
January 9, 2017
Judy Sharkey
January 9, 2017
Rest in peace old grand master hockey teammate, rest in peace.
Scott Hovden
January 9, 2017
Charlene and family,
We send heartfelt prayers & sympathy to you all. Time & distance tend to separate friends. But no matter how long since the last meeting, Bill always made you feel you'd never been away, and you were always a friend, no matter what. That's just the way he was. He leaves a lasting legacy, and will be missed by many.
Chuck & Gloria Marko
January 9, 2017
To the Creske Family:

So sorry for your sudden loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
Bill was wonderful, caring & giving. We pray that your loving memories
will carry you through this difficult time.
Terry & Jane Homolka
January 9, 2017
Condolences to the family. Ben and Scott we are thinking of you. Char I can't imagine... love to your family. Bill was one of the good people. Prayers Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott
January 9, 2017
Sincere condolences to all the family.
Bill will be missed by many.
Jim and Kathy Jensen
January 9, 2017
Creske Family, we hold you in the embrace of our thoughts and prayers.
Rebecca Shrode Paul Lashbrook
January 9, 2017
Sorry to hear that Bill passed away. Always a friend and a great guy. He'll be missed by many. Many good little league memories.
Sid and Sandy Lokken
January 9, 2017
To the Creske Family,

Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We would like to express our sincere condolences to your family.

Doug Davis-President. Representing the members of the Mosinee Sportsmen's Alliance
January 9, 2017
When I was a little girl, my grandma worked at Wausau Tile. It was a magical place to visit as a child, especially Bill's office. One time, Bill made me a deal that if I get all "A"s in my grade school classes, he would give me his tickets for one packer game. I got all "A"s and sealed the deal. I made lots of great memories with my grandfather at that game, which was my first and only packer game. I'll never forget Bill's generosity, or his buffaloes. What magic he brought to my world as a kid. Sending love to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Shawna Paoli
January 9, 2017
Our Condolences to the Creske Family during this difficult time. Sending you our prayers. A candle has been lit & a Mass will be requested.
Patrick Burish Family
January 9, 2017
My condolences to the Creske family for their loss of a good friend and family man. I will miss the times we talked about cars, trucks and tractors. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Mike Mikula
January 9, 2017
Char, Joyce, and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a good man who made a difference to our region and our city, and more importantly to the people who worked with him. May your memories of good times sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patti and Bill Shirer
January 9, 2017
Wayne and I are very saddened to hear about Bill's passing. We will always remember him as a very kind, caring and giving man. Wayne will miss sharing hunting stories with Bill, but will always have a spot in his heart for him. We wish you, Char, and the family peace knowing that he is with his heavenly Father.
Wayne and Linda LeVasseur
January 9, 2017
Dear Char and Family, we were so shocked to hear of Bill's sudden passing. We remember him as a kind and very generous man and the love of your life. Our most heartfelt sympathies.
Irene & Dennis Gruszecki
January 9, 2017
Our sincerest condolences to the Wausau family. May God be with his family at this time, and we pray that the spirit of Bill and his father endure for many years to come at Wausau.
Kent Randle - Tiede-Zoeller Tile Corp.
January 9, 2017
We were shocked to hear of Bill's passing. Andy will definately miss working with him on his projects. They were great friends for many years. Our "Deepest Sympathy" to you, Scott, Ben, Jen and the rest of the family. God Bless you all.
Karen & Andy Danczyk
January 9, 2017
Char and family, our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Gary Olson Family
January 9, 2017
About 40 years ago the Creske family took me in and accepted me as one of their own. They gave me food and drink, we celebrated life events together. I think of the Chinese proverb "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" The Creske family not only gave me fish but taught me how to fish. Bill taught me how to fish. He gave me more in this life than he ever knew and more than I could ever repay.
May God bless you and your family.
I will truly miss you.
Mike Olson
Mike Olson
January 9, 2017
Dear Mrs Creski, Char and family,

We are heartbroken to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a wonderful example of generosity, integrity and sincerity. We admired him as a person as well as the hardworking leader of our company. He will missed. When we were in Wausau, we always looked forward to seeing his warm smile and spending time with him. We are so very sorry, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much love,
Keith and Shari Beck
Lakeland, FL
January 9, 2017
Char and family,
I was so saddened to hear that Bill had died. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss his smile and huge hugs whenever I happened to run into him or the both of you. God Bless You at this time and in the future as you walk through your grief.
Sending Love and prayers!
Jeanette Barthels
January 9, 2017
Charlene & family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Farewell too soon my friend.
Bill Drengler
January 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers to the Creske Family.

The Krieg Family
Dan Krieg
January 8, 2017
Sorry for the loss.
Kevin Check
January 8, 2017
Our Deepest Sympathy. It was a pleasure knowing and working for Bill. He was a great man, we're so sorry for your loss.

Tod Gutowski & family
Ringle, Wi
January 8, 2017
May the Peace that passes ALL understanding be with the Creske family now and each day to follow.

Bill--you had a big heart and took pride in knowing your responsibility for all those you employed. You blessed many lives. May each life you touched have the chance to do the same.
Sandra Orme
January 8, 2017
I will always remember a giant of a man with a huge heart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Sara Ott Heinz
January 8, 2017
A good friend and a great community-minded person!
Chris Lechnir
January 8, 2017
Bill is a Great man and friend, and will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Mark and Kay Maloney
Mark and Kay Maloney
January 8, 2017
So sorry to hear...sending out prayers to your family
Rich Lehman
January 8, 2017
You where a good friend, you will be missed
Bill Bloom
January 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Creske family.
Chris Woodward
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