William Eugene Irish, of Rhinelander, died peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his home. He was 84 years old. He was born on November 14, 1933, in Antigo, a son of the late Charles and Hazel (Rosio) Irish.
Bill lived in Rhinelander for many years. He enjoyed watching sporting events, relaxing in his recliner, watching the birds, and taking naps.
Survivors include a sister, Hazel Sejba of Buffalo Grove, IL; a brother, Norman (Irma) Irish of Oshkosh; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Irish of Kenosha and Beverly Irish of Omro; guardian, Theresa “Teri” Jorgensen of Rhinelander; nieces, nephews, and friends and caretakers at River Bend Family Home in Rhinelander.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Robert and Donald; and a brother-in-law, Gerald.
A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 12:30 p.m. with Reverend David Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home.