William “Bill” A. Christopher

William Christopher

William “Bill” A. Christopher, retired Chicago Police Officer, age 72 of Brookfield formerly of Chicago. Beloved husband of Joan Christopher, nee Holtz; loving father of Vanessa (Alexander) Wilczak; devoted grandfather of Rachel and Nathan Wilczak; brother of the late Catherine (Charles) Zemeckis. Visitation Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 3 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Friday, July 20, 2012 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Friday, July 20, 2012 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park, Mass 10 A.M. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Bill was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Don’s Athletic Club. Memorials appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Jennifer Nelson condolence:

    Vanessa – I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know Team Nelson is keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Gloria Reyes condolence:

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

    Please accept my condolences,

    Gloria Reyes

  3. Nita Brewster condolence:

    I pray for strength for you and your family, for I know first hand how difficult it is to loose a parent. May you be encouraged, for there are other family members that may need you.

    Nita Brewster
    Delta of IL

  4. Julie Johnson condolence:

    Vanessa, I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please know your dad is now in the loving hands of Jesus and will be your family’s forever guardian angel.

  5. April Briggs condolence:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to your family and may God bless.

    April B.

  6. Lisa Sikkema condolence:

    Bill was a wonderful person with a huge heart. It was an honor to have known him, he made us feel like a part of his family. We will miss him very much and our deepest condolences go out to Joanie, Vanessa & Al, Rachel & Nate and Chuck.
    Matt & Lisa Sikkema

  7. Ziarko condolence:

    Joan,Vanessa & Family
    On behalf of the Ziarko’s our deepest condolences go out to you. Grandpa Bill
    will be missed so much! We Love you guys and were here for you.

    Mike & Hope

  8. Edward M Bone condolence:

    My sympathy to the family of Wm Christopher……….a good father, a good cop and a good friend, will truly be missed

  9. Stevio condolence:

    My condolences to the family of William Christopher.

  10. Rich Laskowski condolence:

    My prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

  11. Rowena (Ronnie) Langston condolence:

    My deepest condolences to the family of William (Bill) Christopher. He was a beloved member of our Public Housing Family with the Chicago Police Department. He was a mentor to me and those that came after me. My Gentle Bear will be truly missed. The memories that I am left with, however, will keep me smiling for years to come. RIP Chris……

  12. Judith Higgins Gilbert condolence:

    Joan and Nessa,

    Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Bill was such a great guy and you were the best neighbors! Our lives were richer for knowing the Christopher-Holtz family. I have no doubt Bill is in heaven with his mom and sister and my dad having one great block party! Our deepest sympathies,

    Judith, Lowell and Elspeth Gilbert (Higgins)

  13. Michelle Watkiss and family condolence:

    Vanessa and family,
    My heart breaks for your loss! Never forget that the wonderful thing about parents are that they are and always will be a part of you. They forever live in your heart as well as your children’s hearts! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!
    Michelle and family

  14. JoAnn Taylor condolence:

    Joan and family
    My condolences to you and your family.
    I worked with Chris on the police department and I remember him as a man with the friendliest smile and always positive. He was funny and pleasant everyday he came to work. He will be missed!
    JoAnn Taylor

  15. Eric & Kristina Hansen condolence:

    Vanessa – We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kristina & Eric

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