On Saturday, July 29, 2023, Willard (Bill) Ralph Schlieter, Jr., loving husband and father and grandfather passed away at the age of 83. Bill was born in Adams County, Wisconsin on July 8, 1940. He was the son of Willard Ralph Schlieter, Sr. and Edith Schlieter.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962 where he received good conduct medals. Following his service in the Army, he studied criminal justice at City College of San Francisco and San Jose City College. He went on to obtain a Master Degree in criminal Justice at San Jose State University in 1976. Bill had a long career in law enforcement service as Police Chief in Taft, California, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Urbana, Illinois and Simi Valley, California.
Bill had a passion for cooking. His special dishes were coveted by family and friends. His hobbies included long distance running, fishing, camping and road trips. He was known for his gentle manner and his kind and compassionate spirit. He loved and served the Lord.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kristina, his daughters, Christina Schlieter and Cathy Schlieter, his son, Kurt Schlieter (Courtney) and grandchildren Audrey, Eloise, Lydia, Madeleine and Jacqueline Schlieter. He was also loved and cherished by members of his wife’s family. Bill was predeceased by his former spouse Patricia McDonald Schlieter, father, Willard Schlieter, Sr.,
mother, Edith Schlieter and sister, Donna Marquez.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, VA at noon on August 19, 2023.
Memorial donations in memory of Bill can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org. https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/willard/8236/