William E.“Bill” Lashinski, October 14, 1941-July 28, 2019. Passed away peacefully at home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Edward, and sister, Alice. He is survived by his children, Cherie, Edward, Daniel(Ingrid Arnesen), Brent, and Tom (Carly). Grandchildren, Henri, Ana, Mike, Sophia, Peter, and Annapurna. His ex wife Jane, and his Brother John.
Bill was an oftentimes gregarious and always larger-than-life presence. His sharp wit (and tongue) combined with a strong intellect, both inspired the bold and cowed the faint of heart. Few who met Bill were unmoved by his immense charm or by his penchant for making a well-timed joke. His generosity of spirit and soul was boundless, his love and devotion to his family, absolute. His legacy, and his living spirit, imbue many lessons; chief among them an unwavering moral compass and joie de vivre, founded by a perspective of true humility. He will be immensely missed.
Memorial Visitation is at Leonard Memorial Funeral Home, 565 Duane St. in Glen Ellyn on Friday, August 2nd, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass is at St. Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Ave in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, August 3rd, at noon.