William “Wild Bill” F. Scheskie | 05/17/2024 Obituary


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William Frank Scheskie, fondly known as “Wild Bill,” passed away on May 17, 2024, at the age of 82. Born on March 25, 1942, in Waukegan, Illinois, Bill’s life was filled with adventure and passion.

Growing up on a nursery, Bill developed an unyielding love for the outdoors and a knack for mechanics. He spent countless hours riding motorcycles, racing cars, waterskiing, snowmobiling, and collecting memorable experiences.

Pursuing his passion for craftsmanship, Bill became a skilled carpenter, amassing a loyal clientele who became lifelong friends. His meticulous attention to detail and exceptional work ethic earned him a reputation for excellence.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Bill had an infectious zest for life. He relished dancing, dining out, animal companionship, and exploring the world of magic. Roller-skating and spending time in his barn were among his favorite pastimes.

Motorcycling held a special place in Bill’s heart. Whether embarking on epic journeys or simply introducing children to the joys of riding, he found solace and exhilaration on two wheels. His unwavering spirit and infectious laughter left an indelible mark on all who knew him.

Bill will be deeply missed by his children, Sue McCullum, Barbi McKinney, Carrie Falkenhayn, Marcie Scheskie, and William Scheskie. His legacy will live on through his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, and countless extended family members and friends.

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Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Strang Funeral Home in Antioch, Illinois. Funeral services will commence at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago, Illinois.

For further information or to express condolences, please visit www.strangfh.com. Bill’s memory will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him.