A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 30 at Evergreen Chapel in Oshkosh, Wisc. for William “Bill” Kingzett, 96, of Evergreen, Oshkosh, Wisc. He died August 16, 2013.
Posted on 8/22/13
Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, East Troy, Wisc.
William was born February 14, 1917 in Clyde to parents John H. and Garnet (Clopper) Kingzett. He graduated from Calvin High School in Calvin and attended the University of North Dakota. He married Virginia A. Scott in Duluth, Minn. on September 2, 1939 and they made their home in Clyde where he worked for the North Dakota Highway Department. He worked in the Duluth, Minn. shipyards for the first four years of WWII prior to serving in the Army. They had lived in the East Troy/Mukwonago area for 55 years prior to moving to Oshkosh in 2005 to be near their daughter. Bill worked for Horn, Stoecker, and Horn of Mukwonago as a plumbing and heating contractor for 45 years. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ of East Troy and the Knights of Pythias in Clyde. He and his wife were ardent fans of East Troy High School athletics.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Virginia; three children Gary (Mary) of Closter, N.J., J. Scott (Jane) of Menonomie, Wisc., and Susan (Michael) McFarlane of Oshkosh; three grandchildren Diane (Garth) Ankeny of Portland, Ore., Julie (Paul) Farrell of Cologne, Minn., and Jason (Melissa) Marggraf of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.; three great-grandchildren Alex and Addy Farrell, and Maura Marggraf; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Lucille and Olive; and brothers Charles, Alvin, J.C., and Frank.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name may be given directly to the Evergreen Foundation, 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI 54902.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Evergreen for their compassionate care.