William Ozzello Sr.

William Ozzello Sr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — William “Bill” John Ozzello Sr., 88, of Iron Mountain passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Meadowbrook in Oconto Falls, Wis.

He was born June 21, 1932, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Peter and Dorothy (Cowling) Ozzello. He attended Iron Mountain High School and served his country during the Korean War as a U.S. Marine.

He was a life-long resident of Iron Mountain and worked for the Kingsford Chemical Co., was a millwright and joined A.C. Hoyle Co., working there for 21 years. During retirement he drove for Zeeb Trucking.

Bill was a post commander and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 50. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners and the Jesters. You would frequently see him in the parade as “Goofy.” Bill loved nothing better than spending time at Pottsville or the Bird’s Nest, hunting and fishing with his best buddies.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlene; his children, Cheryl (James) Christ of Spring Grove, Ill., William J. Ozzello Jr. of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Donna (Jon) Mott of Stevens Point, Wis.; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Redding, Joshua (Bridget) Christ, Jerod (Vanessa) Mott, Jaclyn (David) Johnson; Kallie (Bruce) Kuhr, and Lindsey Mott; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Daune Ozzello; brothers-in-law, Wayne DeMeuse and Frank (Candy) DeMeuse; and sister-in-law, Charlene Cerasoli.

Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Friday, Sept, 18. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain with services to follow at 11 at the church. Pastor Walter Reichle will officiate.

Due to Covid restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or the First United Methodist Church of Iron Mountain.

Condolences to the family of William “Bill” John Ozzello Sr. may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.