Jan 4, 1952 - Dec 21, 2013
William Liss Obituary
“We have been blessed knowing you… you place every moment of your life in the
Lord’s hands… amazing faith…your positive ‘life-is-good’ attitude says
volumes…you are inspirational to all...I always left a better person after
spending time with you …we miss seeing your smiling face every day.” These
are only a few of the comments written to Bill over the last two years.
William (Bill) Francis Liss died in his home on December 21, 2013 after a
courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born January 4, 1952 to Richard and
Lucille (Mroczynski) Liss in Green Bay, WI. He married Rachel Vandenplas on
August 8th, 1975 at St. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church in Green Bay, WI and
4 days later moved to Riverton, WY.
Bill worked for Lewis Oil, owned and operated Liss' Boot & Shoe Repair and was
an optician for Riverton Vision Center, until he retired in 2012. Bill loved
the outdoors, especially the mountains and wildlife of Wyoming. He enjoyed
riding his horses, hunting, fishing, hiking, going for drives, and polka
dancing. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed visiting with people and
making them feel special. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Wind
River Back County Horsemen.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel, his daughters, Jennifer (Daren) Suntych of
Greeley, CO, Katie (Ryan) Pastor of Rock Springs, his son, Frank of Riverton;
siblings, Connie (Rich) Crites of Roanoke, VA, Barb Manske of Krakow, WI,
David (Karen) and Rick of Pulaski, WI, Jim (Ginger) of LaCrosse, WI, John
(Brenda) of Suring, WI, sisters-in-law, Cindy (Rod) Clark and Linda VandenPlas
(Marie Stanton) of Madison, WI; grandchildren Colin Ryan, Maliya, Bohden, and
Corbin Suntych, and Noah Pastor; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded
in death by his mother, father, and brother-in-law, Tim Manske.
A rosary will be held on Thursday, December 26 at 7pm at St. Margaret's
Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be at 1 pm on Friday, December 27 at St.
Margaret's Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Abba House, St.
Margaret's School, Tough Enough for Care Cancer Fund in care of the Davis
Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501, or the donor’s choice.