William Symons
December 12, 1940 - December 31, 2017
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Emmanuel United Methodist Church
740 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
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Friday 1/5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
740 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
920-731-3288 | Map
Friday 1/5, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

William “Bill” G. Symons Sr. age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Hancock, Michigan. Bill enjoyed reading anything related to European history and drinking English tea. He visited Europe over 25 times with his favorite place being Cornwall, England, from which his…

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Brian D left a message on March 9, 2018:
I moved to the Black Creek area in 1982 from Milwaukee and was in Mr. Symons class in 5th and 6th grades. He was a very good teacher and helped me in my difficult transition between schools. He had a positive influence on me.
The Grosenicks left a message on January 10, 2018:
Our condolences to all of you. Bill was a good soul. Gerry and I were Bill's neighbors for 18 years, so we shared barbecues, football games and garden and yard banter with Bill, Russ and Lisa. Bill and I spent many hours on Y bus trips together - where he drove and we chatted about routes, timing, road squeekers, his other travels, and life in general. He did love to drive those busses!!
Patti & Tiffany Peterson left a message on January 4, 2018:
Sorry to hear about your Dad, Heather and the rest of your family. You are all in our prayers. May God comfort you and watch over you.
Sue Resop left a message on January 4, 2018:
Your dad was my 6th grade teacher in about 1968. Besides being a much loved teacher he was so kind to his students outside the classroom. I remember my friends and I discovering where he lived in Black Creek and going to his apartment to visit him. He would show us what he was making for supper, put up with our millions of questions, play us a song on his accordion and then shoo us out
Sue Resop left a message on January 4, 2018:
(Cont.) It may be hard to imagine, but he would drive a busload of kids on Friday nights to the arena in Green Bay to watch hockey games— with him being our driver and only chaperone. Later, when I was in high school and needed to take the late bus home he was the driver and went to extra lengths to drop me off at my house rather than the designated drop off point. Bill was just that kind of guy! I later became a colleague of his and appreciated his positive influence on my teaching life. I will always think fondly of him. My condolences for your loss, but take comfort in knowing there are so many lives he touched and made better just because he cared.
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Tami Kaczrowski left a message on January 4, 2018:
Heather, Michelle and Will, I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful father. I began teaching with Bill in 1991 and we taught 6th grade together for 5 years. After Bill's retirement, we kept in touch and remained friends. He visited me at school or called several times each year. I will miss his cards and our long talks. He was the perfect friend and I am saddened by his loss. I am unable to attend services as I will be teaching. But Bill would know that and understand. Praying for your family.
Greg DeLaruelle left a message on January 3, 2018:
My condolences to the family. I was very young when I met him. He helped make people smile and made the world a better place. That's says a lot!
Jo Pat Frechette (Brunette) left a message on January 3, 2018:
I am truly sorry Heather, Michele, and Will for the loss of your father. He was such a part of our family. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
Connie Schroeder left a message on January 3, 2018:
My condolences to all of you. Loss is so hard. Memories keep us going and the comfort of family. I wish I could be there. Much love and care sent your way. Connie Schroeder
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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