Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
William “Bill” J. Bessel
Service: November 25, 2014
William “Bill” J. Bessel
William “Bill” J. Bessel, 76, of Watertown, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 20, 2014, with his family by his side.
William Julius was born in Watertown on March 21, 1938, son of Carl J. and Doris (Jannke) Bessel. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and served in the U.S. Army. On May 13, 1967, Bill married Diana Schuenemann at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.
He had been employed as a Supervisor in the Shipping Department at Johnson Controls in Watertown for over 30 years and then ended his career at Bee Industries in Watertown.
Bill was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown and served as secretary on the church council.
He was also a member of the Wethonkitha Club in Watertown.
Bill was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, the Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoyed bowling on several leagues and always maintained a high average.
Survivors include his wife, Diana of Watertown; his two children, Nick Bessel of Watertown and Noelle (Jeff) Kirsch of Sun Prairie; a grandchild, Kailey Steinbrink, other relatives and friends.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 25th at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Brett Brauer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Rainbow Hospice.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
The family would like to thank the staff of Rainbow Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion for Bill and our family.
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