Friday, August 1, 2008

William J. Tresider

William J. Tresider, 74, died at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving wife and family at his side, on Friday, August 1, 2008.

Mr. Tresider was born in Kingsford, Michigan, on April 3, 1934, to the late William and Stella (nee: Jesko) Tresider. He married Wilda Oshesky in Green Bay on March 22, 1957. They have resided in Sturtevant for the past 40 years.

Mr. Tresider served his nation with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. As a proud veteran, he belonged to the American Legion Post #771 in Gurnee, IL, for 25 years where he served as Post Commander and District Commander. He also was a member of the Honor Guard. He retired from Ametek.

Bill’s passion was his devotion to his loving family. His many interests included Harley Davidson motorcycles, working on cars and collecting coins, cards and Jim Beam decorative bottles.

In addition to his loving wife, Wilda, his survivors include his children, Rosalund M. (Dennis) Winkler of Racine, Steven R. (Eileen) Fischer of Racine, Cynthia L. Hennegan of Sturtevant and James E. (Marie) Tresider of South Carolina; 13 grandchildren; Lisa (Randy) Portale, Jason (Trisha) Winkler, Nicole Winkler, Kyle, Nic and Kevin Fischer, Jeanette (Robert) Brown, Heather Sura, Linda Sura, Marcus (Sara) Hennegan, Jeremy (Christy) Hennegan, Jonathan (Colleen) Hennegan and Melissa Holewinski; 19 great grandchildren; brothers, George Tresider of Franksville, Robert (Cindy) Tresider of Tennessee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Duane (Carol) Oshesky of California, Jerry (Val) Oshesky of Florida, Pat (Bob) Schultz of Minnesota and Diane Tresider of Sturtevant; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Tresider and sister, Edith (Roger) Giese.

Family and friends are invited to meet at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at 10 a.m. for the celebration of his life and funeral service with Rev. Dr. Warren D. Williams officiating. There will be a visitation in the funeral home Monday night from 5-8 p.m. and in the church on Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. An entombment, with full military honors, will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday following the service.

The children would like to extend their deepest and heartfelt appreciation to his loving wife for the unconditional care and love of their father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A special thanks to the nurses (Bill’s angels) at the Cancer Center, Dr. Douglas Puffer and Wheaton Franciscan Home Healthcare and Hospice (especially Mindy) for the loving care that was extended to their family.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
4600 County Line Road, Racine (262) 552-9000

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