Thursday, December 18, 2008

William J. Rule

William J. Rule, 47, passed away at his residence on Thursday, December 18, 2008, surrounded by his loving family after losing his battle with cancer.

He was born in Racine on February 7, 1961, the son of Donald and Frances (nee: Hertelt) Rule. Bill served his country with the U.S. Navy. On May 28, 2005 he married the love of his life, the former Jeanette Kohl.

Bill had been employed by UTI and was also an experienced telephone systems installer. He was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church, AA, and the Grove Club. Bill had a passion for fishing but his true love was for his family.

Bill is survived by his wife Jenny; their sons, Devin and Samuel; his parents, Donald and Frances Rule of Racine; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Bernadette Kohl of Elkhorn; three brothers, Michael (Jenny) Rule of Whitewater, Joseph (Rhonda) Rule of Mesa, AZ, and Scott Rule also of Whitewater; his sister, Dona Rule, also of Mesa, AZ; as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, friends and his AA family.

His funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008, with Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial, with full military honors, will be in the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a trust fund for Devin and Samuel’s education is being established at Educators Credit Union.

4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

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