Joined his loving wife Evelyn (Nee Johnson) of 62 years, Friday, June 10, 2011, at the age of 89. Loving father of Jonathan (Julie) Eckert and Jane (Jay) Zurowski. Proud grandpa of Christopher, Joshua and Lucas Eckert. Brother-in-law of Dale (Lindie) Johnson and Enid, Patricia (Dan) Colwell. Also loved by other relatives and friends. William proudly served in the U.S. Army and was retiree of the Brookfield Post Office. He was an active collector of Police patches and circus memorabilia. Private family burial in Hickory, Wisconsin.