William O'Shaughnessy
William O'Shaughnessy

William H. O’Shaughnessy, 97, formerly of Fountain, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, surrounded by family at Heritage Lake Country in Hartland, Wis., with his beloved wife by his side.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1920, in Fountain.

He was stationed in Juneau, Alaska., with the United States Army during World War II where he met and married the former Ardys Pearl Stiles.

After the war, he received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota, where he was recruited by S.C. Johnson & Son to Racine, Wis. He enjoyed a long career at Johnson’s where he retired as credit manager. His professional accomplishments were many, but most important to him were his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ardys; daughters, Maureen (Robert) Schroeder of Atlanta, Ga., and Jean (Spencer) Hicks of Oconomowoc, Wis.; daughter-in-law, Judy O’Shaughnessy of Oshkosh, Wis.; grandchildren, Ryan (Jozlyn) Schroeder of McLean, Va., Elizabeth Wilson of Overland Park, Kan., Justin (Andrea) Hicks of Madison, Wis., Erica (Phillip) Dziatkiewicz of Oconomowoc, Wis., Shane Hicks of Denver, Colo., and Jenna Hicks of Oconomowoc, Wis.; eight great-grandchildren, Isabel and Charlotte Schroeder, Gillian and June Wilson, William and Amelia Hicks and Eamon and Conor Dziatkiewicz and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two sons, Sheldon E. O’Shaughnessy and William B. O’Shaughnessy.

A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Nashotah, Wis. Internment will be at a later date in Fountain.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Minocqua Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 465, Minocqua, WI, 54548 or the American Legion National Headquarters, PO Box 361626, Indianapolis, IN, 46236 (member #200747165).

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