William L. "Bill" Van Moorleghem
Borchardt & Moder Funeral Homes -Hortonville
109 W Main St
Hortonville, WI
Van Moorleghem,
William "Bill" L.
Age 61

Hortonville, WI. Died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born on April 4, 1952 in Omaha, son of Clement and Irene (Riedmann) Van Moorleghem. William attended St. Thomas More Grade School and graduated from Ryan High School in Omaha in 1970. He lived in Omaha until moving to Wisconsin in 1980. He owned and operated Design Office Interiors, Inc. in Hortonville the past 17 years. He was a loving father of his children who survive him: Johanna, Sheboygan; Joshua, Milwaukee; John, Appleton; and Luke, Hortonville; a granddaughter Adelyn; his mother Irene Van Moorleghem, Omaha; siblings: Dennis, Wayne (Mary), and Scott (Helen) Van Moorleghem, all of Omaha; Susan (Vincent) Marullo, West Islip, New York; Sandra (James) Stein, Hartford. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Clement.
Because of William's love of the outdoors, a CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE will be held at 11am Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the Pavilion at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood (N7630 State Park Road, 920-989-1106). A gathering of family and friends will be held directly at the Pavilion on Wednesday from 9am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the National Parks Foundation at www.nationalparks.org. BORCHARDT & MODER
109 W Main St., Hortonville, WI

Published by Omaha World-Herald on Aug. 6, 2013.
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Dear friend, I think of you often. Hope you are enjoying your tipi in heaven!
Bob Rasmussen
July 31, 2021
A year has passed and I still miss you more than words can say, but thankfully there is comfort in knowing we will be together in heaven. Your family continues to be in my prayers. You have given them wonderful memories of times with you - healthy and happy memories. You are at peace - Thank you Lord! Until we meet again. I love you.
August 1, 2014
Will was a very trusted adviser to us when remodeling our offices. Loved his eye for design & attention to details.
I enjoyed the long conversations about our faith journeys.
We recently sold our business & were looking for an office desk for a home office. Did not "hear" back from Will after emailing him - went searching today & found his obituary. Even though it has been months since Will passed away, I'm praying for each of his children - for God's peace & protection.
David Gneiser
May 6, 2014
Our deepest sympathyies go out to the whole VanMoorlegehem family. Will and Jane contributed greatly in the early days of building the foundation of Christ The Rock Church. Thier contribution and legacy will always be remembered and deeply appreciated.
I also have great memories of playing football with Will on the ice at Elder retreats in January. I can't tell you how many times he would get open and he would catch the ball thrown to him and scored touchdowns.
Our hearts ache with the family in this huge loss. You will be in our most earnest prayers.
Bill & Janet Lenz
August 22, 2013
Sad for the families loss. Bill & I go way back before their were kids in our lives and he moved out of Omaha. He helped I and my wife paint our first home. He was a good friend and will be dearly missed. We look forward to heaven all the more!
Brad & Patti Adams
August 13, 2013
Bill was one of my older cousins and I think all of kids thought he was the coolest guy ever! More important he was really nice and kind to everyone - even us much younger cousins. He had a good heart and a kind soul.
mary kay hansen
August 11, 2013
We knew Will through work. He was an amazing puzzle solver with his clever ways of making small rooms very workable with his vast knowledge of design. He was always a pleasure to work and converse with. Please accept our sympathies in the loss of your father. Jane & everyone at Valley Eye Associates.
August 9, 2013
As kids we always hung out together at the United Electric Supply picnics. He is missed.
Kirk Kuwitzky
August 8, 2013
I went to Ryan with Bill.He was a great guy.You are in my prayers.
Debbie Franco
August 7, 2013
Linda and I are saddened to hear of Wills passing. He was a good man who greatly impacted our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and children.

Joel and Linda Frost
August 7, 2013
Will was a great guy that I remember from Shiloh Youth Revival Centers, Loved Jesus.
Deb Gauger
August 7, 2013
August 7, 2013
My heart is heavy today as I have lost a dear friend. My life changed for the better for having known Will as he brought adventure back into my life through backpacking, hiking, and canoeing. I was also had the pleasure of experiencing his Funeramas. He left a mark which will never be forgotten. His love for his children was paramount in his life and I know his spirit will live on in them. Peace to all those you loved him and will miss him.

Lynn Washington
Green Bay, WI
August 7, 2013
Will and Jane played a significant role in the lives of our family members, especially in the late 80's and early 90's when we were raising a young family. Will's leadership and Jane's compassionate and loving heart were felt deeply by our family. We will miss you Will and send our love and deepest sympathy to his children. We know he rests now in peace with our daughter Julia.
Dan and Marie Sumnicht
August 7, 2013
R.I.P Koen van Moorleghem (Belgium)
August 7, 2013
To all the Van Clan. So very sorry for your loss. I have only good memories of Bill. Always a smile ,kind and always so nice to the little sister (me)of his friend ( my brotherJack) Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rick and Mary Pat Flanagan
Mary Pat Flanagan
August 6, 2013
Bill was a great guy. Good memories from Grade School and High School. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Steve & Diane(Walters)Fila
August 6, 2013
Will was such a special, caring person, and a father and friend who was always there to listen. And the stories he told about all of his big adventures were just amazing. Rest in peace, Will. You will be missed.
Jerry and Carol Van Hammond
August 6, 2013
Will is a star in my life sky, I believe whoever I meet and share life with is for a reason. His energy warmed my soul with kindness and wisdom, I so enjoyed the spiritual and human conversations I had with him. The wind some how has wisked him away so fast. Tim and I are truely sad and miss him. We do also luv all of Will's beautiful children that were given to us to never forget him. Peace and comfort
Teresa Dorsey
August 6, 2013
To Sue and Sandy and the entire Van Moorleghem family,
My deepest sympathies on Bill's passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Hull Hart (Ryan '73)
Cathy Hull Hart
August 6, 2013
He was a great man, friend and cousin to me and a great father who loved life. Our prays and thoughts go out to his family. I will greatly miss him. Art and Roxanne Miller.
Art Miller
August 6, 2013
Just had lunch with Dennis a couple of weeks ago and we talked about the old times, which Billy was a part of. My heart and prayers go out to all the family.
John Fatte
August 6, 2013
He was my big brother when I was growing up. I wish I had more time to talk to him. We all will miss him. He was truly unique.
Chip Riedmann
August 5, 2013
John, Maryann and I send our thoughts and prayers to u and your family during this very sad time.
Lynn Raasch
August 5, 2013
My sympathy to Will's family. He was an amazing man with many special gifts and a true love for nature. He had a hunger for continual learning and a passion for reading. I will forever treasure my memories of times with him.
Linda Christianson
August 5, 2013
I was deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We were once (and forever) best friends. He was one of the finest humans I've ever had the pleasure to know. We plunged into adulthood together. Oh the stories we could tell. RIP my dear friend...
Bob Rasmussen
August 5, 2013
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