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William B. Wagenknecht

William B. Wagenknecht
Mr. William B. Wagenknecht, 81, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at his home. He is the husband of 53 years to the late Lois C. (Zahnke) Wagenknecht.

William was born on June 27, 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts the son of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Harrington) Wagenknecht.
He graduated from Rhode Island school of design with a degree in engineering. Following his education he enlisted in the United States Navy and served two years in the Korean conflict. Bill went on to work at New Departure Hyatt Division of General Motors for over 30 years. He was the owner of R & W Bearings for 10 years.
Bill was involved in many charitable clubs and organizations. Most notable the exchange club of Bristol which he served as the club president and district president. He received "The Book of Golden Deeds" award for lifetime service to the organization. Bill was a deacon of the First Congregational Church of Bristol. He was an avid golfer and a lifelong member of Pequabuck Golf Club.
He leaves behind two sons, David and his wife Carol Wagner of East Greenwich Rhode Island and Ted Wagenknecht whom resided with Bill; five grandchildren, Jeremy Robotham, Kelly Robotham, both of Connecticut , James, Jacqueline and Meredith Wagner of Rhode Island; four great grandchildren, Anthony Rosa, Jacob Harvey, Joshua Rosa and Alice Robotham; plus several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Heather Robotham and a sister Elizabeth W. Maynert.

A Memorial service and military honors will take place on April 27, 2013 at the First Congregational Church 31 Maple St. Bristol at 11 AM. Burial will take place at a later date. The Dunn Funeral Home 191 West St., Bristol is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT Plantsville, CT or The Parent and Child Center in partnership with the CT District exchange Club 9 Prospect St., Bristol, CT 06010. Www.dunnfh.com




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Guestbook

Bill and Fayne Meyer
Ted, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Edwin Hord     E-mailEdwin_hord@yahoo.com
Bill was the first caregiver I met at the Alzheimer's Resources Center of Connecticut. His support and understanding has made a big difference in my experience dealing with such a horrible disease. I shall miss him very much.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Elizabeth Rinaldi
My deepest sympathy to his family.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

agnes riera
Teddy, My condolences to you and your family. I know he helped so many people at ARC and was dearly loved. Your loss is greater but you were blessed with an incredible dad.I will not be able to be with you Saturday but my thoughts and prayers will be.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Marlene Zahnke Hoerle
Ted and David -- a fine obituary write up and picture of your Dad. It's hard to believe that both of them have passed. Love, Aunt Marlene

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Joyce Eichenseer
I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I got to know him from the support group at the ARCC. He was a wonderful, kind and generous man who I'm sure will be sorely missed by his family.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jeanne Lyons
I am going to miss a big part of our support group and a very good friend. May God bless Bill and may he now be with his beloved wife.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM