William “Bill” Frank Lapacek, 72, of Platteville WI and previously Brookfield, IL, devoted husband, loving father, cherished papa and dear brother died unexpectedly on November 25, 2022. He was a proud graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School class of 1968. An electrician by trade, Bill was an electrical supervisor at Reynolds Aluminum in McCook for 30 years. He went on to work for and retire from Midwest Service Center as a regional sales executive. Bill loved the sport of baseball, a proud player on two national winning Brookfield Babe Ruth teams. He continued his love of the sport throughout his young adult life coaching young players and playing in baseball and softball leagues, while in his older years he was seen in the stands cheering on his grandchildren. Bill was the ultimate fix it man-he could build or fix anything and would be found most days tinkering and working around the farm. An avid outdoorsman, Bill’s true passions were hunting and fishing. He was happiest sitting in a boat wetting a line, or up wind in a deer stand. Bill believed in living life to the fullest and making memories with those most dear to him. He surrounded himself with many, many friends, who to him were family. Anyone who knew Bill knew that family was the most important thing in his life and his adoring family will miss him greatly. He is survived by his wife Kathy of 54 years; three children, Jennifer (Jack) Smith, William (Robin) Lapacek, Jacob Lapacek; 6 grandchildren, Madeline Janis, Gracie, Isabella and Matthew Lapacek and Abigail and Victoria Smith; his brother Robert (Chris) Lapacek; sister-in-law Chris (the late Ron) Feltz; and his four nieces, Jody, Amy, Jena, and Val. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Gladys Lapacek. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.