William Kirschbaum Sr., 77, of Leland died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home.
A gathering of friends and family will be held at 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St. in Forest City
Upon his wishes he was cremated and there will be no formal visitation.
Memorials may be directed to the William Kirschbaum Sr. memorial fund in care of the family.
William Kirschbaum was born September 1, 1938 in rural Hayfield, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Lucille (Gelner) Kirschbaum. Bill owned and operated K & C Electric Plumbing and Heating for 30 years until selling the business to his sons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting many things. He enjoyed his many fishing trips up north with his buddies and also a memorable trip to Alaska with his son Mike.
He loved making many things out of metal and wood and also helping his wife outside with the many flowers and garden work. Bill and his wife also liked to travel many places until his health did not allow it.
He was a member of the Isaac Walton, Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Leland and Pheasants Forever. Bill had a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling a good joke.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Esther; children, Bill Kirschbaum Jr. and his wife Sarah, Mike Kirschbaum and wife Carol, Brenda Pritchard and husband Larry and Laurie Kirschbaum and her friend Casey St. John; step-children, Lori Ranes and husband Tim, David Taylor and Gary Taylor and wife Xiaoming; brothers, Jim Kirschbaum and wife Janice and Lester Kirschbaum; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Kirschbaum and many aunts and uncles.