Surrounded by his loving family, William F. “Bill” Gastrow, age 68, unexpectedly passed to his eternal reward Monday, December 20, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. William was born in Racine, July 2, 1942, son of the late William P. and Edna B. (Nee: Schrader) Gastrow.
Survivors include his sweetheart, Ruth; his daughter, Jordanna Gastrow of Caledonia; sister, Betty Johnson of Sturtevant; sisters-in-law, Betty Jean (Richard) Petersen and Marilynne (Paul) Wolf of Diamond Head, MS; and brother-in-law Rodger West of St. Petersburg, FL; nieces, nephews, three furry kids (Abbey, Maggie, Peanut); other relatives and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Janet Matranga and Shirley Mau.
A strong advocate of the Organ Donor Network, William’s passing provided over 100 people with the gift of life, including a successful liver transplant this Christmas.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Douglas Aldrink officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Caledonia Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888