William R Waukau, of Zoar, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at his home. He was 67 years old. He was born on June 30, 1944 in Keshena, a son of William and Gertrude (Kohel) Waukau.
He served in the United States Army from September 1961 to September 1964.
He worked for the Menominee County Sheriffs Department as a deputy and later held the position of Sheriff. He was an EMT for the Menominee County Ambulance Service. He owned Waukau Tree Service. He later worked as a Security Guard for the Lac du Flambeau and Potawatomi Tribes.
Survivors include five daughters Tracy Waukau, Shawano, Christine Waukau, San Antonio, Texas, Victoria (Timothy) Connor, Cass Lake, Minn, Annette (Todd) Graske, Milwaukee, Betina, Germany; three sons Jeremy Nunway, Shawano, Darren Zhuckkhosee, Keshena, Cody Waukau, Milwaukee; seven brothers Charles (Sherry) Kohel, Alabama, Robert Waukau, Keshena, Larry Waukau, Neopit, Myron (Doris) Pywasit, Zoar, Daryl (Kimberly) Waukau, New Lisbon, Leon Waukau, Neopit, Antonio (Vanessa) Waukau, Neopit; five sisters Mary Jane Pamaska, Zoar, Lolita Waukau, Keshena, Kathyrn (Ismael) Camacho, Chicago, Denise Waukau, Kansas, Jackie Waukau, Shawano; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Waukau, Rosella Ninham, three brothers, Francis, Michael and LeRoy Waukau.
Visitation will be at the Zoar Community Center beginning Wednesday evening through Friday morning.
Father your birthday is almost here and I miss you dearly. Each and every day. I cant call you by phone but I hear your voice when every breeze blows, I see your smile when the warm sun is on my face. You always say dont make a big deal but your my Father and no one can take your place. Your my big deal Dad. Love you and miss you
Dear William, just by accident I read about your passing. I hope I could give you some peace in mind and heart in finding Bettina for you some years ago. You have been such a kind and friendly guy. RIP, Ilona from Germany
I've only know Bill for a short period of 5 years. He liked working on computers and taking them apart, he was like a kid at christmas when we got him an electric screwdriver. I'll truly miss him, his generosity was next to none, we talked how he loved his kids, and about his pet crow. I got him a camera to take photos of the birds on the feeders he loved so much. Quite the guy he'll always be in my heart. Everytime, I see an Eagle fly I'll remember Bill soaring to great heights.
We will surely miss his smile and his warm welcome. We will miss his birdfeeders that he either made or purchase for the humming birds that he love to feed along with the big black bird that he love. I know the kids will miss him in the Summer because he was always fix their bikes like repairing the tires, petels, brakes and so on. I will miss the Sunday morning conversation we had together, along with other friends he made in the laundry room or just outside while he was fixing a bike. We will also miss his fresh vegtable garden each year that he shared with everybody. Now we just have fond memories to share with each other and to remember this time in one year for now.
I have so many fond and funny memories of Uncle Kooch, he was such a huge part of my life growing up. I am sad that I cannot be there during this time but I will always carry him in my heart.. Much love and prayers go out to his children and the rest of the family. Safe travels and a good journey to you "Uncle".
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