William C. Lancelle, 91, died peacefully December 5, 2022, with his family at his side. Dr. Rosa Hill delivered him to the late Jerry and Marie Lancelle on November 6, 1931, at home. Bill married the former Florence Ambrosius on July 10, 1956. They celebrated 66 years together.
Bill was a very successful farmer, being a chartered member of the National Farmers Organization. He also helped initiate the FFA into the West De Pere school curriculum. He served on the town board of Hobart for 11 1/2 years. Bill was proud to be a veteran in the U.S. Army, serving two years in the Korean War.
Bill and Florence loved to travel, and have been in all of the original 48 states. After retirement he spent time in his shop woodworking. He enjoyed making different things for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a Hobart resident his entire life.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; son, Jerry (Amy) Lancelle, and daughters: Jean (Randy) Robertson, Mary (Craig) Brunette, Karen Lancelle, Debbie (Jay) Wendt, and Carol (Greg) Boyea; his grandchildren: Jerome, Philip (Laura), Stephen, and Michael (Mandy) Robertson, Joey (Melissa), Matthew, Jacob, and Molly Brunette; Jason (Kara) Critser, Katie (Matt) Crotteau, Chelsea (Jon) Wendt Pedersen, Billy (Chelsea) Lancelle, Maria (Blake) Loppnow, Chance, Tanner (Jo), and Tori (Riley) Boyea; great-grandchildren: Lily Crotteau, Bennett and Camden Critser, Leo Lancelle, Mac Robertson, and Margot Pedersen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Robertson; one brother, Gerald; and sisters: Isabelle, Delores, Janice, Audrey, and Pauline.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
We wish to thank all the residents of the Emerald Bay community for caring so very much, Unity Hospice for the care given to Bill, and the entire staff at Emerald Bay for always being there for Bill.
Online condolences may be expressed to Bill's family at www.muehlboettcher.com