William "Bill" E. Dow

January 11, 1928 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 90)

William “Bill” E. Dow, 90, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Born in Milwaukee, WI on January 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Birnam Dow and Anita (nee Giese) Keiding and her late husband Andrew.

 On November 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to Shirley Heicher. Bill worked for Wisconsin Bell for over 33 years until retirement. He was a member of the Shriners, the Masons, and Immanuel United Church of Christ Church. Bill and Shirley enjoyed traveling together, reading and spending time with friends. The most important thing to him was his family and enjoying spending time with them.

Those Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Shirley Dow; his two sons, David (Amy) Dow of Lake Villa, IL, and Peter (Holly) Dow of Holtsville, NY; two grandchildren, Anna-Louise (Jason) Parrish and Peter (Jessica) Salvadori; three great-grandchildren, Porter Parrish, Bryce Salvadori, and Adyson Salvadori; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Dolores (Reginald) Keiding, and brother John (Eileen) Dow.

A graveside service in remembrance of Bill will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 West Capital Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Memorials in Bill’s name to the Salvation Army, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, or Immanuel United Church of Christ, would be appreciated by the family.

Condolence cards can be mailed to 36576 N. Helen Dr., Lake Villa IL, 60046.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Bill’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at








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