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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

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William H. (Bill) Allington, age 88, of Wausau, WI passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, with his son, Mark, at his side. Bill was born in Stratford, WI on March 25, 1929, son of Ernest and Frieda (Klemme) Allington.

In 1948, Bill enlisted in the US Air Force, and served as an Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker through the Korean Conflict, being honorably discharged in 1951 at the rank of Sergeant. While serving in the USAF, he married Lyla R. Fleming, on June 10, 1949 in Melrose Park, IL.

Bill worked at a variety of auto dealerships in Wausau as an Auto Body Man. His last employment was painting large equipment at the Case Corporation in Schofield, WI.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working. Every summer was spent at his cottage on Lake Stella in Rhinelander, WI.

Survivors include his son, Mark (Julie); grandsons Ernie (Megan) and Will; great-grandsons, Alden and Elliot; and one sister, Bette (Glenn) Knorr. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lyla; brothers Donovan and Kenneth; and sister Lois (John) Hambrock.

A funeral service will be held at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, and a Prayer Service at noon, followed by a light lunch. A private burial service will be scheduled at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice, or to Bill’s favorite cause: The USO, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.

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  1. Mary L. Kautz

    12/07/2017 at 10:30 am

    Mark, my sincere sympathy at the passing of your dad. I no longer get the paper and just now discovered the announcement. Bill was such a joy every time he came to our house to visit with Werner and me and have a beer. When we moved to Birchwood Highlands in Weston, we did not see him again. Then when Werner passed away in April of 2015, Bill called because he felt so bad that he didn’t know. After that, life just got in the way of getting together. I know you will miss his wonderful presence and gentle humor. Again, my sympathy!