Life Story / Obituary
William Frank Zilla, age 91, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2107 at Villa at Lincoln Park. He was born in Racine, September 11, 1926, son of the late Louis and Mary (Nee: Benes) Zilla.
During WWII, Bill joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre of War. He retired from the Racine County Sheriff’s Dept after serving over 20 years as a deputy. He was an avid fisherman and will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Louis (Elsie) Zilla, Betty (Spencer) Bernett, Marcella (Robert) Lindh; nephew, Tom Lindh, niece Barbara (Tom) Lukas and longtime girlfriend, Doris Nilo. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Sue Plucheck, Pete Lindh, Marie (Harry) Ertel Jr., Linda (Dave) Petersen, Laura Bernett, Stuart Bernett, Karen (Marvin) Yakos, Steven Bernett, Spencer Bernett; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:30 A.M. Interment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet Saturday at the funeral home 9:30 A.M. until time of service at 10:30 A.M.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Ruth Lilla, Andy Andersen, and the staffs of The Villa at Lincoln Park and Ascension All Saints for their love, care, and support.