William (Bill) Notz, 81, of Schofield, passed away peacefully at home, on April 1st, 2022, surrounded by his loving children. He was born to William and Adeline (Beise) Notz in Manitowoc, WI on February 19th, 1941. He graduated from DC Everest High School in 1959 where he met Elizabeth (Betty) Chack “the love of his life.” They got married on February 23, 1963. They then moved to Milwaukee where Bill worked for Best Block Company driving a delivery truck. They went on to have three children: Lisa, Jill, and Steven Notz.
The family moved back to Schofield in 1978. Bill commuted to Milwaukee every week to continue working for Best Block Company. He eventually accepted a job delivering freight for Roadready Transfer Company, located in Wausau. A job he really enjoyed. He also delivered mail for Marathon Mail Service, part time, until his retirement.
He enjoyed gardening, bowling, and golfing. He also made sure his family went on yearly vacations to Lake Alva Resort, always asking for “the first full week after the 4th” of July. These vacations went on for 45 plus years that included multiple generations.
He is survived by his children: Lisa (Brian) Heier, their children: Justin Heier, Derek (Phyllis) Heier and Kendra (Trent Martinson) Heier. Jill (Conrad) Harris, and their children: Taylor Harris and stepdaughter, Maisi (Jaimie) Schrauth. Steven Notz and his son Brandon (Rose McClinton) Notz.
He enjoyed watching his great-grandchildren grow: Rylie, Kayden and Payton Heier, Lucille and Malcolm Notz, and Carson Martinson. And step-great-grandchildren: Sophia and Alivia Schrauth, Troy, and Alex Miller.
Surviving siblings are Roy (Ann) Notz, Roger Notz and brother-in-law Norman Chack. Also included many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Notz on 2/14/2022, his parents William and Adeline Notz, in-laws Sigmund and Rose Chack. Brother Jerome (Patricia) Notz, sister Germaine (Raymond) Murack, sister in laws Alice (Vince) Augustine, Violet (Russell) Raymond and Nancy Notz.
A Prayer Service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Brainard Funeral Home's Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston with a visitation beginning at 9:00 am at the funeral home.
A private family burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on a later date.
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