William “Bill” K. Kaercher
William “Bill” K. Kaercher, 78, of Watertown, passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects on Saturday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or to the charity of one’s choice.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh. com.
William Kenneth Kaercher was born in Watertown on Nov. 23, 1934, son of Edward J. and Irene E. (Johnson) Kaercher. On Nov. 18, 1962, he married Gloria M. Zietlow at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau.
William served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He and his father built the current family home, and he had been employed as a maintenance electrician, retiring at the age of 63 from Lindberg Hevi-Duty in Watertown.
William was a member of the Watertown Pigeon Club.
He loved spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed producing videos for weddings, listening to polka music, gardening and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria, of Watertown; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl Kaercher of Watertown; Brenda (Troy) Raby of Cambridge; two grandchildren, Ethan and Kiersten; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane (Peter) Davy of Watertown; nieces, Alicia (fiancé J. Todd Lindstrom) Davy and Amy (Clark) Eckert all of Watertown; a grandnephew, Keenan Eckert of Watertown; a half-brother, John (Virginia) Kaercher of Watertown and other relatives and friends.
William was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Arline Baumann, half-brothers; Donald, Edward G. and Lawrence Kaercher.
The family would like to thank Dr. Terry Turke and the entire staff at UW Health Partners for the wonderful care they provided.
“For one strong man, who will be forever missed.”
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