William A. “Bill” Christopher, 72, of Brookfield and formerly of Chicago, died July 16, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Christopher was born in Chicago on July 22, 1939 to Adolph and Marie Christopher. He was a Chicago police officer and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Don’s Athletic Club.

ÊHe was the husband of Joan Christopher (nee Holtz); the father of Vanessa (Alexander) Wilczak; the grandfather of Rachel Wilczak and Nathan Wilczak; and the brother of the late Catherine (Charles) Zemeckis.

ÊA funeral Mass was celebrated July 20 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park, followed by interment at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.