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In Memory of

William J. Ociepka

August 29, 1949 - June 13, 2017

Obituary


William J. Ociepka, age 67, of Beverly Hills, Florida formerly of Chicago and sections 321 and 323 passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017 while visiting his friends and family in the Chicagoland area.
William was born August 29, 1949 in Chicago to the late William and Clara (Kowalski) Ociepka.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Patricia (Kobus) Ociepka; sons, Billy (Stephanie) Ociepka, Brett Ociepka, Brian (Kara) Ociepka; brother, Paul Ociepka; companions, Jay, Seabs, CC, Olaf, Ramsey, Ovi, Pooh-Bear, Boris, and Tuny.
Bill was a 1967 Lane Tech...

William J. Ociepka, age 67, of Beverly Hills, Florida formerly of Chicago and sections 321 and 323 passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017 while visiting his friends and family in the Chicagoland area.
William was born August 29, 1949 in Chicago to the late William and Clara (Kowalski) Ociepka.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Patricia (Kobus) Ociepka; sons, Billy (Stephanie) Ociepka, Brett Ociepka, Brian (Kara) Ociepka; brother, Paul Ociepka; companions, Jay, Seabs, CC, Olaf, Ramsey, Ovi, Pooh-Bear, Boris, and Tuny.
Bill was a 1967 Lane Tech Graduate in Chicago. He proudly served and was honorably discharged from the Wisconsin National Guard. He then attended and graduated Northeastern Illinois University; he later received his Master's degree from University of Illinois in Education Administration. Bill began his teaching career at Thomas Jefferson Elementary and concluded at Hubbard High School as a teacher and basketball coach. His favorite coaching highlight was assisting Providence St. Mel to a State Championship win in 1985. He was a passionate fan of the Chicago Bears, White Sox, and Blackhawks. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and living on their golf course in Florida.
Visitation will be Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 8:00 pm at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 S. Cline Ave., Schererville, IN 46375). Memorials will be donated to Bears Care Charities at a later date.