William Foster Israel

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William Foster

William Foster Israel (Smokey), 58, died Thursday February 13, 2014 from heart related complications. He is joining his wife, Laura Lynn Israel (Roth), who had died after battling cancer.

William is survived by his daughter Sarah Mooshegian and husband Robert Mooshegian II, son Robert Israel and wife Melodiy Israel (Ros), son John Israel and wife Emily Israel (Myhre), daughter Meaghan Harris and husband Kevin Harris, grandchildren Ashlynn Mooshegian and Robert Mooshegian III, mother Verna June Nolen (Roberson), sister Carol Burge (Israel), sister Peggy Israel, brother Robert Israel, and many other loved ones.

William was born in Double Springs, Alabama to Verna June and William Hall Israel on May 4, 1955. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and met his wife, Laura. He worked many years as an engineer for General Electric in several areas of the country before moving to Oak Creek, Wisconsin where he worked for Cooper Power Systems. In his spare time, William was an avid book reader and had a vast thirst for knowledge.

Memorial gifts can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

His children will be throwing him a Send-Off Party in Ste Genevieve, Missouri on his birthday, May 4, 2014 in lieu of a formal service. Plans are in the making.

Past Comments

A. Bell

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort from your memories, as well as God’s word the bible. Why do people we love die? Romans 5:12 says: “That is why, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” How loving of God to promise what is found at Revelation 21:4 which says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Barbara & Fred Sadler

“Dear family of Bill. We want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. .Bill was a good friend. We would run into each other at the Oak Creek Library. We’d catch up on each of our families. I’m sure Bill did alot more reading then me but I think I was a close second. He wanted to teach me how to use the computers at the library but I’d forget how to do it by the next time I’d go.. Your father would laugh at your mom and me and how much we would talk at the H.& R block parties. Your dad was a good dancer. He was a special friend and we will miss him.

Aunt Betty Lou

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