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“If there was a way to Skype or ring Bill I would tell him that he has the best friends and family ever. Thank you all for your condolences and cards...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Schlegl

“Bill's smile will be greatly missed. He was always so happy when he was out and about. He enjoyed so many of the programs and outings offered...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Gruse & Judy Britton - WI

“sorry for your lost, but bill, is now in a better place. Cindy and Gary thomas. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: cindy thomas

“May you RIP Bill and my condolances to all your family, was great priviledge being one of your caregivers for several years and always seeing you...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia Anders/ Clarity Care

“I am sorry for your loss. I got the priveldge of caring for Bill for a few years and he made coming to work so enjoyable. He always had a smile and...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Nicole (clarity care)

“RIP Bill! I cared for Bill when he lived with his mom and brother through PRN staffing years ago! I would often think of his smiling face and sweet...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Amy

“Bill I will miss you it was always a pleasure to step into your home to fill in cuz you would brighten my day and would always be happy to see all...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Chrisanne clarity care

“Rest in peace Bill! We at LPP will miss your positive energy, laughs and great hugs! You were simply the best! Love you Bill! You will always be in...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Krystal Schmidt- LPP

“Bill, you will be so missed. You were like a ray of sunshine, always Happy, Happy, Happy. Offered a contagious hi, smile or a hug. You always made...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Beck - Neenah, WI

“Condolences past the stars!!! ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Patty Biller

“Bill, it was an honor and privilege knowing you. Your smile and humor brightened my days more then you'll ever know. Thankpu for all the joy and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy Stevenson

“You were the sunshine that brightened our days Bill. Always happy happy and ready with a hug. ""Yay you" for all the joy you shared with us. LPP...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Holly Wiesler-LPP

“My deepest condolences to Karon, Kory, Amexis and family. May Bill be forever in yoyr hearts ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Ann

“R.I.P Bill. We will miss your sweet smile and and your giggles! You are such a sweet man! Lakeside Packaging (LPP) will miss you so much. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Diana Volkman

“RIP uncle Bill. I will never forget your smile. What a amazing impact you have left on the world. I love you! ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Patty

“Rest in peace Bill. We will all miss you at lpp. You had the best hugs and knew how to cheer anyone up on a bad day . You heart was so big for all...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Amanda neisen

“Rest In Peace, Bill. Oh how we will miss your big heart, friendly wave, huge smile, and contagious laugh!! Lakeside Packaging Plus just won't be...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Heather Brandt

“We all will miss u so very much.. r.i.p ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Connie curtis Aldrich


William B. Aldrich, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1959 to the late William and Donna (Bowens) Aldrich in Antigo, WI. In 1962 at the age of 2 Bill was struck by a speeding car. He ended up with a Traumatic Brain Injury that left him in a coma for 8 months, a tracheotomy in his throat and little ability to move before he returned home. The doctors attempted to convince his mother and father to place him in a nursing home as the family felt his brain was so severely damaged he would not live long. He's now 57! The family turned to the Cerebral Palsy Organization (CP) for help and guidance to give him the best quality of life they could afford. The following year convinced his mother and father they had made the right decision because Bill slowly showed signs of recognition and comprehension. He began to laugh and smile. The nerves had rerouted around the damage providing him the same cognition as any person throughout his development. What didn't reroute were the nerves to his motor skills. Bill was paralyzed on the right side. His lungs eventually began working on their own, but the right side has diminished capacity. As he aged his muscles atrophied and arthritis froze his joints from the inability to use them. As a youth he was able to support his body standing within a table that allowed him to keep his balance and he had the strength to pull himself around in a crawl. He attended 12 years of schooling earning a high school diploma and worked 35 years at Lakeside Packaging Plus (LLP), the sheltered workshop in Neenah. At LLP Bill recycles paper with adaptive equipment separating plastic inserts from books and manuals, placing the plastic in one bin and paper in another. He also participated in social activities such as music groups, art activities, and is taken out of his chair for stretching on a mat. He enjoyed going to the YMCA where he drove his wheelchair around the track. He would often slow down to say hi to a passerby. Bills father, William was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. This gave Bill the opportunity to travel around the world while his father set up radio communication for the military. Bill has traveled on military transport planes, commercial airlines, boats and automobiles. While his dad worked, Bill and his mother were busy setting up CP centers and other resources for the disabled in locations where there were none. Bill was born in Antigo, WI and has lived in Wisconsin for the last 46 years. He lived in the family home in Menasha until his increased needs required him to move to a group home for 24 hours staffing. Bill enjoyed attending camp where he could go fishing, swimming, singing around the campfire, ride the pontoon boats and even did a zip line. He loved shopping and picking out t-shirts and movies from Walmart. He would go to the theater, dances, visits other group homes, go out to eat and his favorite activity is the Easter Seals Camp Wabeek near Wisconsin Dells which he attends every year. He is survived by his siblings; Robert (Elia) Aldrich, Austin, TX, Kathy (Christian) Schlegl, Leppington, Australia, Karon Towns, Menasha, Thomas Aldrich, Menasha, Aunts: Joanne (Gene) Derfus and Diane Bowens. Nieces and Nephews; Jeremy (Char) Aldrich, Kory Tritt, Frank Asmus, Ryan (Kylie) Schlegl, Kara Eva Schlegl, Juan Padilla, Gabriel Padilla. Great niece; Alexis Myers Tritt and along with many other great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Donna (Bowens) Aldrich, aunts and uncles; Nancy Stanke Jerome Bowens, Carole Bezotte and Gene Derfus. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at WICHMANN LAEMMRICH CHAPEL, 312 Milwaukee ST., Menasha. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with service at 6:00 with Deacon Don Schultz officiating.