Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the age of 86. Loving husband of Colette (née Flatley) for nearly 60 years. Proud father of Kathleen (Mark) Goldammer-Copeland, the late William R. (Monica) Goldammer II, Patrick G. (Vesta) Goldammer, the late Danny C. Goldammer, and Michael J. (Karen) Goldammer. Adoring grandfather and papa of William III, Sarah (Josh), Megan, Patrick, John, Nicholas, Michael II, Grace, Colette, David, and Katherine. Caring brother of Mary Goldammer and Barbara (the late Paul) Schwister, and brother-in-law of Maureen Flatley. Also loved by nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Visitation at the Funeral Home on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 4-7PM. Additional visitation at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 10:30AM-11AM. Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Private burial at St. Mary’s Visitation Cemetery, Elm Grove, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Potawatomi Area Council - Boy Scouts of America, Messmer High School, Marquette University, or the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Bill was an alumnus of Messmer High School and Marquette University. He was a successful entrepreneur and Financial Advisor for over 50 years with Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley, where he was one of the original Chairman Club members.
Bill was a life long philanthropist. He was the past Chairman of the Board and served as Treasurer on the Board of Messmer High School. Bill and Colette maintain two college scholarship funds for both Messmer High School and Marquette University students. He loved the Boy Scouts of America and served as Scout Master for Troop 32, past President, and member of the Executive Board of the Potowatomi Area Council. Bill also served on the Board of Directors of De Paul Hospital and was as the elected Trustee for the Village of Elm Grove for 8 years.
Above all, Bill loved his family. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye, and they equally adored him. He was a rock for his siblings and embraced his extended family as if they were his own, especially his daughters-in-law and son-in-law. Bill loved spending time with his family and friends, sharing great food and fine wine. He lived a life full of character and integrity. Bill led by example, which has given his family a beautiful legacy to continue.
The Goldammer family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at St. John’s on the Lake for their loving care and friendship.
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