William J. Vanis Jr., 66, of Brookfield, died Aug. 6, 2014.

Mr. Vanis was born Aug. 14, 1947 and worked as a mechanic/fabricator for a manufacturing company.

He was the husband of Lois Vanis (nee Vesely); the father of Mark Vanis and Joseph William (Michelle) Vanis; the grandfather of Grayson and Parker Vanis; the brother of Rose Marie (the late Robert E.) Jirsa; and the uncle of William Robert Jirsa.

Services have been held. Interment was private.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.