William J. “Bill” Guse, 76, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital after a brief battle with lung cancer.

Bill was born Feb. 27, 1937, in Sheboygan, son of Walter and Lucille (Roanhaus) Guse. He was a 1955 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School.

On March 8, 1958, he married Carol Krueger.

Bill was a production manager for Bemis Manufacturing for over 40 years until his retirement in 1999.

Bill was a member and active volunteer of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls, where he was a former member of the finance committee and treasurer of the Friends of St. Paul.

He was also a member of the Sheboygan Falls Optimist Club, the Sheboygan Falls Food Pantry, and Civil Defense.

Bill enjoyed bowling, playing cards, rummage sales, jigsaw puzzles, bird watching, collecting record albums, and polka and country western music. He enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, and was a Brewers and Packer fan. Bill had a great sense of humor and was liked by all.

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol; his two daughters, Lori (Larry) Rooker of Howards Grove and Sandy (Scott) Bender of Sheboygan Falls; two sons, Tom (Amy) Guse of Oak Ridge, N.C., and Dan “Ace” (Alice) Guse of Howards Grove; 11 grandchildren: Bryan (Courtney) Rooker; Heidi Rooker; Rachel Rooker; Dayton and Ashley Bender; Preston (Anna), Parker and Paige Guse and Stephanie, Sam, Katie Guse; two sisters, Janet (Herb) Weinaug of Sheboygan and Betty (Dale) Dulmes of Oostburg; three brothers: Don (Barb) Guse of Sheboygan, Robert (Linda) Guse of Sheboygan Falls and Wally Guse of Florida; four sisters-in-law: Audrey Scroggins of Sheboygan Falls, Shirley (Marvin) Scheibl of Howards Grove, Janet (Warren) Kuester of Sheboygan Falls and Ann Krueger of Plymouth; one brother-inlaw, Vernon Krueger of Combined Locks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son; two sisters-in-law, Betty (Don) Plate and Betty Jane Krueger; and two brothers-in-law, Laurin Krueger and Bill Scroggins.

Funeral services to celebrate Bill’s life were held Monday evening, June 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Tom Gudmundson officiating. Entombment took place in Gardens of Peace Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s name for Sheboygan Falls Food Pantry and the American Cancer Society.

For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Bill’s family with arrangements.

Grandpa – “See you around like a donut.”

Bill’s family would like to extend special thanks to Matthews Oncology – Dr. Matthews, Nancy N.P. and the oncology nurses, Dr. DeTrona, and the St. Nicholas Hospital ICU staff for their compassionate care.

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