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William F. Burris

William F. Burris, 85, of Belgium died on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at The Waterford in Plymouth with family at his side.
He was born on August 12, 1934 in Massena, IA the son of Fred and Ethel (Johnson) Burris. In 1956 he moved to Wisconsin and on June 29, 1957 he married Patricia Tackes at St. Nicholas Church in Dacada. Mr. Burris served his country honorably in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 5373 Ozaukee County Memorial Post. William (Bill) was employed by Gahan Construction, formerly of Port Washington, Port Washington Lumber, and lastly as a supervisor at Cedarburg Lumber Company.
Bill was very proud of and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and working with dogs – most recently his dog Jasper. He also loved to shoot pool, go dancing, play sheepshead, and socialize with friends and family.
Survivors include his wife Patricia; four sons, Phil (Linda) Burris of Augusta, GA, Pat (Kathy) of Madison, AL, John (Amy) Burris of Jacksonport, and Bill (Jenna) Burris of Kohler; four daughters, Karen Burris of Chicago, IL, Sandy (Tim) Wolff of Fredonia, Julie (Keith) Carbaugh of Plymouth, and Jackie (Dan) Nowacki of Kewaskum; his grandchildren, Nina Burris, Michael, Shawn, Kevin, and Daniel Burris, Brittany, Jake, Amy, and Carla Wolff, Stephanie Carbaugh, Emily (Mitch) Kuster, Megan, Adam, and Tessy Carbaugh, Ellie Burris, Ben and Jill Burris, and Nora and Ted Nowacki; his siblings, Jack (Mary) Burris, Diane Petersen, Judy Wohlford as well as nieces, nephews, and numerous other relatives.
William was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter Dana Nowacki, and sisters June (Curt) Davis and Lois (Gene) Mullen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lakes – St Nicholas Chapel, Dacada (W4274 Co Hwy K, Random Lake, WI 53075), with Father Gideon Buya presiding. The family will receive guests at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. William will be laid to rest at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Gathering Place & Memory Matters in Sheboygan Falls are appreciated.
The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at The Gathering Place & Memory Matters, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, and The Waterford of Plymouth for their compassionate and loving care.
The Eernisse Funeral Home of Belgium is honored to assist the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at