William R. Zitterkopf

William ”Wild Bill” Robert Zitterkopf passed at home as he wished, on January 11, 2021. He was 80 years young. He found comfort surrounded by family, rocking out to Johnny Cash and reminiscing about his many adventures. He was preceded in death by his parents, his high school sweetheart, Diana (Bretzke) Zitterkopf and young son Buddy. He is survived by his son Greg of Utah, daughter Tracie(Dan) Howard of Batesville, daughter Becky (Andrew) Ormonde, 6 Grandchildren , a great granddaughter, brother, sister and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was a self-employed machinist, who throughout his life brought joy to many with his creativity. He made beautiful artwork from “trash,” creating a weathervane for the old house, bird houses from flea market finds, and windchimes from old silverware. He performed repairs around the house, overhauled the van for one more race, for him there were no limits. He loved to cook and made delicious fried chicken, that will be missed by many. As you can see, he had many talents. He also loved to travel and was always up for a “road trip” and was actively planning for more. He loved his family and was involved in every aspect of their lives and always gave his full support.

Bill always looked on the bright side of things. His positivity and upbeat personality allowed him to make friends everywhere. He would talk to anyone and never met a stranger.

Wild Bill wanted to go out in a blaze of glory. The service will be private, but his life will be celebrated by many. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you contribute to a charity of your choice. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.