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In Memory

William "Wild Bill" Wisslead

William Wild Bill Wisslead

Born:  May 26, 1948

Died:  January 2, 2017, Riverside, CA

A Memorial service will be held Monday, January 9th at 2:00 PM at The Grove Community Church, 19900 Grove Community Drive, Riverside, CA  92508

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01/05/17 04:21 PM #1    

Larry Fulcher

I am extremely numb and bummed to hear about Bill.  I had talked with him a couple of weeks before the re-union and was hoping to connect with him.  Called his number the morning he passed....no response yet...but I wouldn't mind getting that return call.

01/05/17 09:19 PM #2    

Paula Pletcher (DiLuigi)

So sad to learn of Bill's death. Based on what I was able to see on Bill's Facebook page, it sounds like his "pinstriping" talents were legendary. Another sad loss for the class of '66.  

01/06/17 10:03 AM #3    

William Carpenter

I remember Bill, but f didn't know "Wild Bill" that well in high school.  Sounds like he'll be pinstriping the "Pearly Gates" upstairs.  Rest easy Bill.

01/06/17 03:47 PM #4    

Dallas Stahr


Sorry to hear about your passing. You were a true friend and I could always count on you to offer advice when I was ready to explode.  I was never able to thank you for keeping me sane in shop class. Your kind words and keen observations about my attempts at making a dust pan kept me from throwing my project through the window on several occassions. Your suggestion about me taking an abstract art class was helpful. You were also "Johnny on the Spot" during track practice when you pointed out that a 215 lb linebacker attempting to run the 70 yd. high hurdles was aerodynamically impossible. I will miss you brother, but I know we will meet again. Rest in Peace.

01/06/17 05:19 PM #5    

Ronald L Matthews

Rest in peace Bill. I hope you got to here the New Stones album ( Blue And Lonesome) before your passing. Back then everyone else was into the Beatles and Beach Boys while we were rocking to the Rolling Stones. I know I realy liked the exchanging of albums. I also wish I was as good a Artist as you were. I'm grateful to have been in a small part of your life. Thanks

Ron Matthews

01/10/17 07:56 PM #6    

Rose Ann Tapp (Nygren)

So sorry to hear yet another one of our classmates passing. I never knew you personally Bill but I feel as though I did being we are SA Valley classmates! Please continuing your pinstriping in Heaven!

01/12/17 09:25 AM #7    

Tonie Mendoza (Peckham)

So long my fellow Falcon at one time we were running through the same halls at Valley wondering if that was the first bell or we're late again. Sounds like you had a wonderful life with great talents. RIP my friend.

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