William J. "Bill" Ristow
June 25, 1976 - October 8, 2010
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 10/12, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 10/12, 7:00 pm

RISTOW, WILLIAM J. √جø¬ΩBILL√جø¬Ω William J. Ristow, 34, of Neenah, formerly of Crivitz, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was born on June 25, 1976 in Appleton, the son of John and Kathleen (Anholzer) Ristow. Bill loved the outdoors, white water rafting, fishing, but most of all he adored his children. He is…

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Barb left a message on February 5, 2020:
Gone but not forgotten
Sharon Sell left a message on October 13, 2010:
Dearest Kathy, I am so terribly sorry I was not able to be there with you. Deb told me about Billy calling me "grandma Cookies".. bless his heart. I don't know how to reach you & want you to know I would love to be able to at least talk with you. Please contact me at 715-787-4156 or at my email [email protected] You continue to remain in my heart & prayers & also my dearest of friends. Luv you.. Cheri
David Govek left a message on October 13, 2010:
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the family of Bill. Billy will be missed and the Northwoods will not be the same. The past eight years I had the privilage to get to know Billy and he will never be forgotten. Bill rest in peace.
Barb and Joe Giliberto left a message on October 12, 2010:
Dear John, We cannot express our heart felt sorrow for your loss. We loved Billy and he was a true friend to us. Ice fishing and the radar runs will never be the same for us without him. As you will, we will miss him immensely. Wish we could be there today. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
Kenny & Beth Morphis left a message on October 12, 2010:
We are so saddened by Bill's death. Please know that all of your friends in NC have you close in prayer. Safe travels.
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Susan Jares left a message on October 12, 2010:
I am very sorry for your loss. I live very close to where Bill's accident happened. I have decided that it is my personal mission to prevent another tragedy like this one. I can honestly say I know how you feel because my brother drowned in 1992 and I miss him every day. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Marcy, Monica, and Sammy Lucas left a message on October 11, 2010:
Dear Scott and Kathy - we truly are saddened by your loss and sympathize with the tragedy. Please cherish all the wonderful memories. We love you, Marcy, Monica, and Sammy
Jeff and Charlene DeVito left a message on October 11, 2010:
Kathy, Scott, and Family, Words can not say how sorry we are for your loss. Know we love you and are thinking of you at this time and always. We will pray for you and your family. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Roger & Kathie Kerkhoff left a message on October 11, 2010:
Dear John(Deb), Kathy (Scott), Christine (Brian), Mikey, Coltin and Vanessa and their mother Trista Miller & family: There are no words to express our sadness, for your loss. The shock & numbness we felt when we realized what happened to Billy, was just so much unbelief. No parent or child or loved one, should have to lose a son, brother, father, loved one. We remember Billy in the early days…seemed like he was always smiling, at all the Flagday celebrations…always such a nice kid, always willing to help. In later days, all the ice fishing times, and suppers at our house, after cold days on the ice. It has also been a long time since we seen Billy. We also did not know he had 2 children. Our heart & soul go out to all of you. There is no way take away so much heartache at this time. Please know how much our hearts ache for all of you. May God give all of you peace at this time and wrap his loving arms around all you, (and Billy), and ease the pain & sorrow.
Bruce and Carole Nix left a message on October 11, 2010:
Dearest Scott. Kathy and Family… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We love you all… wish we could be there to wrap our arms around you… we will see you when you get home… Love you bunches… Know that our heavenly father has his arms wrapped around you… trust in him. "Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning" Psalm 30:5
Carolyn & Ken Gaither left a message on October 11, 2010:
Your entire family is in our hearts, and we wish God's blessings on you all during the coming days.
Jim & Sharon Sell left a message on October 11, 2010:
Dearest John & Kathy, What can I say? I haven't seen Bill in a very long time. I didn't even know he had children. We feel terrible for them and especially for you both. Though we haven't seen you both in a long time, I have will always consider you as my dearest friends. I just want you to know that we have you in our heart & prayers & ask God to be with you through this very tough time. Kathy, do you happen to remember the little mouse Bill made for me when he was in the hospital years ago? I still have it sitting on my Kitchen window & the pink bow he put on it is still there. I've kept it all these years because I will always remember Bill's huge smile when he gave it to me. He was so proud! To this day, it still makes me smile. Please know that Jim & I have our arms around you both. God does too, even though it may not feel like it just now.
Rick & Deb Chosa left a message on October 11, 2010:
Deb, John, Jess, and family -- We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Hugs to you all.
Thomas R. Green (Greeny) left a message on October 11, 2010:
Thoughts and prayers are with you John. Greeny
Peggy Kesler left a message on October 10, 2010:
The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand, The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land, The music stops but echoes on in sweet refrains.... For every joy that passes something beautiful remains, My heartfelt condolences for your loss, Peggy Kesler
Stefanie Holt left a message on October 10, 2010:
I am so sorry for your loss. May Bill rest in peace.
Jim & Sandy (Haessly) Roeser left a message on October 10, 2010:
Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers! Love and hugs to all!!
sue and rich dobry left a message on October 10, 2010:
So sorry for loss, call if you need anything. Our prayers are with you.
Crystal Robertson left a message on October 10, 2010:
My heart goes out to Bill's Kids, Family and many loved ones during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of going to school with Bill from elementary school through high school and always had the same homeroom due to our last names. Bill had a sense of humor who always had jokes and could make you laugh. He made many people smile across the years and will be missed.
Dina Bartolo-Robitaille left a message on October 10, 2010:
My heart breaks for your family with the loss of Bill. May all of your cherished memories carry you through this most difficult time. May he rest in peace. Dina and Family
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
James Price left a message on October 10, 2010:
Our deepest sympathy John and Kathy nd family..We have moved to Oklahoma in 2009 otherwise would attend the service...our thoughts are with you --bless you all
JoLynn Johnson-Massey left a message on October 9, 2010:
John and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a child is so very difficult. Our memories of Bill as our sitter and friend are all good and he will be remembered with fondness always. JoLynn and family
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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