William E. Zielke
1946 - 2020
William E. Zielke

Born: June 8, 1946

Died: December 13, 2020

William E. Zielke, age 74; dear husband of Adrianne Roggenbuck; loving father of William (Sarah) Zielke , Julie Artrip, James Zielke, Scott (Kayla) Zielke, and Stephanie ( Edward) Martin; dear grandfather of 9; fond brother of Lawrence Zielke and Susan (Ardell) Mueller.

Bill was proud of his family, and active in the lives of all his children and grandchildren.

He dedicated his life to his career in education as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. In his later years he did consulting work with the state, and achieved his goal of working until 70. He was an alumni of Illinois State University, and earned a doctorate of education from Loyola University. Bill served in the US Army in the late 60's and was stationed in Germany. He was an avid historian, supporter and lover of the arts and classical music. Bill loved to travel the world, reading, and fitness, including biking and hiking. He recently started taking tennis lessons and was planning a trip with his sons and grandson to go camping, hiking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting in the summer of 2021. Bill was always engaged and active, and the center of his family.

Private Funeral and Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Please support the Zielke Family by signing the online guestbook and sharing a memory at www.adamswitnerfieldsullivanfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to one of Bill's favorite charities: World Wildlife Fund www.worldwildlife.org/donate, Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org/donate, or USO www.uso.org/donate, is appreciated. Arrangements by Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home. For information: 630-968-1000.

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Bill and I worked for the same school district. When I was in my first year driving home, I got a flat tire and pulled to the side of the road. Within minutes, Bill noticed me as he was driving by, pulled over and changed the tire. He rescued this damsel in distress-that incident indicated just what a great guy he was. He will be missed.
Lindy Steeves
December 17, 2020
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The Staff of Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan
December 16, 2020