William E. “Bill” Green made every use of the life God gave him for 94 years. He was reunited with Stella, his angel in waiting, on February 9, 2018.
Bill was born April 5, 1923, in Follansbee WV. His mother, Olive C Green, passed away in 1937. His father was killed in an industrial accident, leaving Bill and his sister Jean to be lovingly raised by his beloved Aunt Connie and Uncle Harvey Carey. After playing baseball and running track in high school, Bill joined the Marines in 1943. He served at Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, and Guam and achieved the rank of sergeant. Stateside he was stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina Marine base, where he met fellow marine, Stella Schroeder on a blind date. They were married Oct 12, 1945, in Racine but lived in North Carolina until 1947. While in North Carolina, Bill played AA minor league baseball with the Swansonboro Rebels in Georgia where he was an ace pitcher and center fielder. After returning to Racine, Bill built a home for his family, which now included a daughter, Sharon, and son Bill.
Bill enjoyed life to the fullest with many skills and interests. He and Stella square-danced, bowled, golfed, gardened, traveled and made great wine. There was never a sport that Bill couldn’t master. They also were longtime
members of the Dairy Statesman and Sweet Adeline Barbershop groups. After retiring as a job superintendent
for Korndoerfer Construction Co., Bill built a cabin in Townsend WI. They fished, hunted and enjoyed the
beauty and peace of up north. As avid Packer, Badger, and Brewer fans they enjoyed many outings with friends
and family. Sadly, Stella passed away March 8, 2001.
Bill is survived by daughter Sharon (Chuck) Shouldice and son Bill (Midge) Green, grandchildren Andy and Mark Shouldice, grandson Jeff Green, (fiancé Jenny Schaefer) and granddaughter Jennifer(Ben) Williams. Great grandchildren are, Jordan Green, Jessica Green, Weston Williams and Brooke Williams and great-great-grandson, Thomas Lantz. Also survived by nephews Don and Greg Schroeder, sister-in-law Jennifer Schroeder and special friend Bernice Bolton. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, parents, sister Jean Borkowski, in-laws Rudy and Mary Schroeder, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harvey and Joyce Schroeder, and brother-in-law Robert Schroeder.
A memorial service and celebration will be held at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main St. on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Visitation from 10:00-11: 30 a.m. with the service to follow. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Bills memory to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Inc. P.O.Box 636, Port Washington WI. 53074 or Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.org
A special thank you to Doctors Short, Lopez and Karen Meirillo, and their staffs for their tender care of Bill over the years and to the staff of Timber Oakes Assisted Living in Union Grove in recent months. Every day is a Bonus.