William H. Shimizu
Of Wheeling IL
William H. Shimizu was born on May 22, 1926 in Peerless UT to Tamegoro and Ura (nee Okinishi) Shimizu. He died Friday, April 7, 2017 in Arlington Heights IL.
William served as a Tec 4 in the United States Army Military Intelligence, as a Service Interpreter, during WW II. He graduated from Weber College and the University of Chicago with a Masters of Arts Degree. He was a dedicated educator that included working as a classroom teacher, Reading Specialist and Elementary Principal for the Park Forest School District #163 for over 30 years. William was a proud member of the NEA and USGA. He was an avid fan of all Chicago sports teams, and an active golfer, bowler and tennis player into his 90s. William loved to spend time with his family and friends. He touched many lives, made a lasting impression with those he met, and was loved by all.
William is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Michele), Alan (Nesli), Thomas (Kathy) and William (Debby); grandchildren, Marissa (Nedry) Vega Velez, Zackari and Zane Shimizu, Cogan, Ethan, Devin and Riley Shimizu; great-grandchildren, Ryann Overton, Xavier, Gabriel and Remmi-May Sison; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his spouse, Chiyoko (nee Yamaguchi); his parents, Tamegoro and Ura; brothers, Mike (Shizuye), George (Fusako) and Harry (Vivian); daughter, Julie; and granddaughter, Paula Lynn Sison.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden UT on May 20, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Lung Association in memory of Mr. William Shimizu. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.