William L. Bristol Jr.

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William L. Bristol Jr., 75, of Suring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at King Veterans Home in Waupaca. William was born on July 8, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late William Sr. and Grace (McClurg) Bristol.
Bill was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club and a member of Suring United Methodist Church of Suring. Bill loved to fish, camp and ride his motorcycle with his vet friends. He worked at various nuclear plants around the United States.
William is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Alice (Funkhouser); a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Stacy Bristol of Minnesota; two daughters, Sherrie Walker and Kimberley Cuppy, both of Wisconsin; sister, Donna Orlowski of Florida; sister-in-law, Debra James of Pennsylvania; his four-legged companion, Gunny; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Leslie and Grace Bristol; great-grandson, Jeffrey (Peanut) Warren Smith Jr.; sister-in-law, Dolly May Funkhouser.
A private family service will be held in Bill’s honor. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers at King Veterans Home in Waupaca and Heartland Hospice for the excellent care given to Bill during his time of need.
“I’m sending a dove to heaven with a parcel on its wings. Be careful when you open it; it’s full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses, wrapped up in a million hugs, to say how much I miss you and to send you all my love. I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain, to walk with me throughout my life until I see you again.” – Author unknown