Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 5, 2021 at the age of 90. William John Laste was born on September 9, 1930 to William H. Laste and Agatha G. Laste in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice E., his sister Eleanor, his brother Robert and his daughter Lorna (at age 6). He is survived by his 3 children, William W., Wanda L., and Amanda DePontieu, and 3 grandchildren, Henry, Joseph and Giovanni DePontieu, and his wife, Judy.
Bill attended Milwaukee Public Schools and received a bachelor’s degree from UWM. After service in the U.S. Army in Europe, he returned to Milwaukee to earn a Master’s Degree in School Administration. He worked for Milwaukee Public Schools as an administrator until his retirement in 1989. Bill continued his interest in hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and time with his wife, Judy, and family at his cottage on Green Bay. He also enjoyed biking, skiing, racquetball and tennis. His wife, Judy, children, grandchildren, and friends gave him many years of pleasant retirement.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Bill on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish, 1260 Church St, Elm Grove WI 53122, at 12 NOON. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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