William C. Elias
September 7, 1917 - March 20, 2010
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Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 3/24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 3/24
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 3/24, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Bill Elias, a lifelong Appleton resident, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday evening, March 20, 2010. He was 92. Bill was born in Appleton on September 7, 1917, son of the late Max and Emma (Hauert) Elias. After his graduation from high school, Bill joined his father in the family business, Valley Sporting…

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Dave, Jill, Sara and James Vander Mause left a message on March 24, 2010:
We enjoyed our visits with Uncle Bill. He and Dave could talk duck hunting for hours. We enjoyed looking at all of his pictures and hearing stories of the good old days on Lake Poygan and Canvasbacks. We also enjoyed reading his letters. He will be greatly missed.
MARSHA TYNER left a message on March 24, 2010:
I SHARE THE GREAT LOSS THE FAMILY IS FEELING WITH TEARS THEY ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS I SPENT MANY HOURS OF MY CHILDHOOD IN THERE HOME WITH THE LOVELY ROSES THEY GREW THEIR CHILD BONNE HAS BEEN LIKE A SISTER TO ME THERE IS NOW ANOTHER STAR IN THE HEAVENS BONNE HELD ME WHEN I LOST BOTH OF MY PARENTS SO KATCH A HUG DEAR HEART LOVE MARSHA HIRTE TYNER
Peg Captaine left a message on March 24, 2010:
Dear Bonne: My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your father. It was a pleasure to get to know both Bill and Addie when I lived (and took walks) in their neighborhood!
Dr. Michael and Diane Joyce left a message on March 24, 2010:
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. -Leo Buscaglia Dear Bonne and Bill, Addie and Mike We send you our dearest love. We will be with you in spirit, especially today. Sending prayers for you for God's dearest blessings to help you, through all who love you. Dr. Michael and Diane Joyce
Sue Holler left a message on March 23, 2010:
Uncle Bill was a kind, caring man. He always had time for everyone and enjoyed discussing current events, sports, politics, his childhood, and history. The minute we walked in the door when we came to visit was, “will we have time to play give me a nickel?” Uncle Bill enjoyed playing cards and enjoyed life itself. I will greatly miss his smile and laughter.
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Allison and Andrew Carroll left a message on March 23, 2010:
You are in our thoughts.
Anne Planner left a message on March 23, 2010:
Dear Addie, Bonne and Bill, Although I am miles away my thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come. Love, Anne
Al Vollmer left a message on March 23, 2010:
Dear Addie - Just a note to express my condolences on the loss of Bill. You probably don't remember me, but I used to manage Chappies Sporting Goods at Valley Fair. We always looked forward to Bill's visits to the store and my visits to your facility where I also had the pleasure of knowing you. You always had the right product at the right time and were great suppliers. But most importantly, you both were always willing to share your wisdom an knowledge freely. Whenever I reminisce with old sporting goods acquaitances, Bill's name often comes up. I wish God's blessings on you and your family at this time of loss. I would attend the services, but I am in Arizona at the present time. Sincerely, Al Vollmer
Art Vaughan left a message on March 23, 2010:
Dear Adaline, I suppose it might have been wise in my previous post to "review" how we are related since it has been a while. Two of Sam Hoh's daughters were Abbie and Lucile. Abbie married Arnold Herrmann, the brother of my grandfather Charles Herrmann. Lucile, of course, was your Mom.
Art Vaughan left a message on March 23, 2010:
Dear Adaline, I think the last time we spoke was when my mother Donna Herrmann Vaughan and I stopped by your home on I believe it was North Mason Street. Right after that, I drove over to Bill's place on Linwood Avenue to buy some fishing hooks. So sorry to see that you lost Bill. All of the contacts I had with him made me feel he was a great guy and I know my Dad Tom liked him a lot.
DAVID ABRAHAM SR. left a message on March 23, 2010:
Dear Bonnie & Bill. How lucky you were Bonnie to have your dad all these years. My condolences to your family. Dave & Kelly Abraham
Pete Reinl left a message on March 23, 2010:
Bonne and Entire Elias Family... I'm so very sorry regarding the passing of your beloved dad and husband...My thoughts and prayers are with you...I will light a candle in honor of Bill and your family at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 24th... Peace, Pete Reinl
Kar Mueller left a message on March 22, 2010:
Bill's family- Years go by fast...and there will always be special memories of being one of the few first houses "on the block". And trekking to each others back yards. It is hard to give sympathies for someone like Bill,who has lived such a full and adventurous life.But do know my prayers are with you Addie,Mike,Bonnie. He is now in complete rest from his labors.And enjoying the best fishing ever!!
Thomas C.Elias left a message on March 22, 2010:
To the Bill Elias Family- What a joy Uncle Bill has been to the Tom Elias Family-loved his letters also. Much love to Adie; Mike & Ann; Bonne & Bill; & Amy in loving memory of Bill.
Mary Guyette left a message on March 22, 2010:
Bonne and Addie, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. Hopefully all the wonderfull memories you will be sharing will help you get through this very difficult time. Don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do. You have my deepest sympathies.
Jennifer Schimmelpfenning left a message on March 22, 2010:
Bonne: You and your family are in my prayers. God will guide you all through this time of loss. Please let your friends help if there is anything needed, don't be afraid to ask.
Kim Hakenjos left a message on March 22, 2010:
My dear Adeline and Bonne, may the Lord kindly carry you. My sincere sympathies. I am praying for you.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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