William Hollencamp Struck
November 15, 1945 – April 13, 2018
William Hollencamp Struck, age 72, of Bonita Springs, Florida passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. Bill was born November 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio.
Bill graduated from Chaminade High School in 1963. He played drums in the high school band and in his own rock band. He also was a master of ceremonies at many high school events and was a DJ on many radio stations.
Bill attended the University of Notre Dame, where he worked for the campus radio station. He received such acclaim for his afternoon show that a local South Bend radio station hired him to work its afternoon program. In 1966, Bill joined the Navy Reserve and worked part-time at WHIO before being called to active duty. He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia and was released in 1968. After the Navy he began his career in radio.
Bill had his first job in Dayton, Ohio as a DJ. His extensive career in radio took him to Denver, Knoxville, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and El Paso. He retired at age 60 and was a snowbird who spent winters in Bonita Springs.
Bill's greatest joy was spending time with the love of his life, Lyndel, and family. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and loved being a papa. His favorite pastime was to go out to nice restaurants for dinner, especially if steak was on the menu with family and friends. He also loved to entertain guests hosting dinner parties and cooking on his flambe cart. He loved trains and boats, took numerous train trips, and went on over thirty cruises.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lyndel, two children: Denise Stencel (Matt) and Matt Struck (Jennifer)' both of Denver, Colorado: two grandchildren: (Brooke and Mason Stencel); two stepchildren: Terry Barr (Becky) of Pacific, Missouri,and Jason Barr (Laura) both of Tampa, Florida; and two grand stepchildren Jack and Emily Barr of Tampa.
A celebration of life for Bill will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, Colorado 80121. A committal service will occur Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, Colorado 80121. A reception will occur at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary directly following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in Bill's name.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerchapelhill.com for the Struck family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
- Lyndel Struck, Wife
- Denise (Matt) Stencel, Daughter
- Matt (Jennifer) Struck, Son
- Brooke Stencel, Grandchild
- Mason Stencel, Grandchild
- Terry (Becky) Barr, Step-child
- Jason (Laura) Barr, Step-child
- Jack Barr, Step grandson
- Emily Barr, Step granddaughter
- Matt Struck
- Terry Barr
- Jason Barr
- Mason Stencel
- Matt Stencel
- Buddy Ross
- Celebration of Life Monday, April 23, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, April 23, 2018
- Graveside Service Monday, April 23, 2018
- Reception Monday, April 23, 2018
- Celebration of Life Reception Monday, April 23, 2018
William Hollencamp Struck
September 7, 2018
10 minutes ago I learned of Bill’s passing. I am heartbroken. When WTUE was born it was Bill Struck and me.
“Bill Struck Gold” and I sold the advertising. Yacovazzi and Kidwell had no idea that Bill and I were “lightening in a bottle”.
Neither Bill or I understood what we were attempting was impossible.
WING was Goliath and Bill and I were David.
Bill was educated, kind, courteous, gentlemanly.
I was the lunatic constantly coming up with off the wall ideas and projects...and finding the money or sponsors to fund our zany antics. It was magical.
After a brief stop at KLZ I left the biz for another career, but the Biz never left me. I loved the visits we’d had in recent years with Bill and the guys from those early years. They will never be the same.
You have my sincere condolences. Bill was just the best.
April 20, 2018
Ray and I were great friends from many years ago. Our paths crossed a few times as life went on. We moved a few times ending up in Southern California and Bill, of course, moved more than we did!
Bill was a magnanimous personality- bigger than life, and always so much fun.
He was also a very kind soul.
We send our deepest sympathy to Lyndell, Denise and Matt.
May God give you peace and love always.
Nancy and Ray Hess
Chuck & Karen Smack
April 19, 2018
When we first met Bill Struck.
our daughter was about to become Mrs. Terry D.Barr, and we were invited to their rehearsal dinner.
Bill knew people whose names we recognized only because they were "big deals" in the sports world.
No one could be more "different". Yet, no one could be more gracious and full of life. A man whose presence lit up darkness. A compliment for our daughter & his step son--- A parents dream of a future father in law. Someone bigger than life. Someone strong,and a joy to share life's experiences.
He & his wife made our daughter smile. What more could a parent ask?
May Gods love, comfort, & mercy strengthen & preserve our precious memories of a life well lived.
Chuck & Karen .
April 19, 2018
Bill was the man that hired me in the Springs that became the springboard for my radio career. I was always grateful for that and oh yeah, he reminded me of that a time or two! Heck he even cosigned for our home phone (back in the day when you had to do such a thing). I loved just sitting in his office talking radio with him. Hope you all know how much he was loved and respected. He will be missed.
April 18, 2018
Bill is my first cousin. I will always remember his love of the radio. From the time we were old enough to play with radios and record players without supervision, he set up a radio station in his basement. We played RADIO SHOW every time we were all together. My sisters and I made commercials and sang songs while he was the Disc Jockey and or the Talk Show Sportscaster, Weatherman and Newscaster! He even played the drums! No doubt this was his dream job, which he fulfilled so successfully with his career in every phase of the Radio Business.
We send our prayers for strength and understanding at this difficult time.
May we all be comforted by the great memories of funfilled experiences we shared with Bill. Love to you all.
April 18, 2018
Bill was a great friend of mine for more than 60 years. We were class mates in Elementary and High Schools long before He became a Sailor and I became a Soldier. We enjoyed visiting one another at various stages of our lives and shared love, laughter and sports. Our condolences to Lyndel, Denise and Matt and to his beloved Grandchildren Brooke and Mason. We will miss Bill very much as he added so much joy to our lives.
Tom and Linda Payne
April 18, 2018
Ron and I were saddened to learn of Bill's passing. We loved our summer get togethers with the two of you. I have such fun memories of working with Bill at KLZ Radio. What a hoot he was. We have wonderful memories of our dinners and attending concerts together. I also considered him my "bud".
Thinking of you and hoping to touch base with you soon.
Joyce and Ron Brady