William “Bill” Frank Lapacek, 72, of Platteville, Wisconsin, and formerly of Brookfield, died unexpectedly on Nov. 25, 2022.
Mr. Lapacek was a proud graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School, Class of 1968. An electrician by trade, he was an electrical supervisor at Reynolds Aluminum in McCook for 30 years.
He went on to work for and retire from Midwest Service Center as a regional sales executive. Mr. Lapacek loved the sport of baseball, a proud player on two national winning Brookfield Babe Ruth teams. He continued his love of the sport throughout his young adult life coaching young players and playing in baseball and softball leagues, while in his older years he was seen in the stands cheering on his grandchildren.
Mr. Lapacek was the ultimate fix-it man — he could build or fix anything and would be found most days tinkering and working around the farm. An avid outdoorsman, his true passions were hunting and fishing. He was happiest sitting in a boat wetting a line, or upwind in a deer stand.
Bill believed in living life to the fullest and making memories with those most dear to him. He surrounded himself with many, many friends, who to him were family. Anyone who knew Bill knew that family was the most important thing in his life and his adoring family will miss him greatly.
Mr. Lapacek is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathy; his children, Jennifer (Jack) Smith, William (Robin) Lapacek and Jacob Lapacek; his grandchildren, Madeline Janis, Gracie, Isabella and Matthew Lapacek, and Abigail and Victoria Smith; his brother Robert (Chris) Lapacek; his sister-in-law Chris (the late Ron) Feltz; and his nieces, Jody, Amy, Jena, and Val. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gladys Lapacek.
Services have been held. Memorial donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital are appreciated.
Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
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