William W. Ascher Jr.

October 27, 1931October 23, 2020

William W. Ascher Jr., 88, of Naples passed away peacefully Friday, October 23, 2020 surrounded by his family. William was born October 27, 1931 in Belvidere, IL.

William attended Winnebago High School and the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1953. He served with the Army Signal Corps as a 1st Lieutenant.

Married the love of his life Patricia Jane Hardinger on September 28, 1961 in Winnebago, IL, raised a family, owned two automotive related businesses and was a member of the Lions Club where he helped establish award programs for outstanding students and teachers. He retired in 1985 and began wintering in Goodland, FL.

William was an avid reader and loved to fish.

Preceded in death by his father, William Sr., mother, Marian Fuller, and sister, Mary Lou Kletzien.

William is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Ascher; sons, William Ascher III, John Ascher and daughter, Christine Fine; grandchildren Thomas, Davis and Jenna Ascher

A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date.

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Paula Mueller

November 11, 2020

My family, the Rectors, lived just down the road from Pat and Billy. My mom, Ruby, worked at Ascher Auto Parts in the office occasionally and babysat for all three of their children. Sometimes I'd go with her. They always treated my mom well and she thought highly of them. My condolences to Pat and the whole family on your loss.

Roxanne DeGarmo

November 3, 2020

My condolences to Pat and your family. Also, mom (Carroll DeGarmo) sends her love. So sorry for your loss.

Curt Sanders

October 30, 2020

I remember playing at the junkyard as well. I hope and pray that the Lord blesses everyone in your family during this trying time. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Kathleen Hoppe

October 26, 2020

My favorite memory of my best friend’s dad is from high school graduation. He threw a big party for us, and was beaming all day. When I was younger, pre driving age, he would let Christine and I drive an old beater car around the junkyard. I’m happy he and his family treated me so well.


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