March 5, 1944 - April 7, 2019
William "Bill" Zaker, 75, of Branson died Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the Forsyth Care Center. Services will be private.
William Louis Zaker was born Sunday, March 5, 1944 in Chicago, IL to William and Dorothy (Riegler) Zaker. He attended school in Burbank, IL and graduated from Reavis High School with the class of 1962. He then attended the University of Illinois-Champaign pursuing a pre-engineering degree. In 1966 he was employed as a Lab Technician for IBM. He later worked for Western Electric. He met Judith Munro in Naperville, IL. They were married August 31, 1974 in Naperville. Bill then owned and operated "Service on Wheels" which was a novel mobile auto repair business. He owned and operated the business from 1976 to 2003.
Bill took joy in his work which enabled him to meet people, not only locally, but all over the U.S. He was interested in all facets of car repair and restoration. He was friendly, outgoing and compassionate. He also enjoyed visiting friends and family. He was always willing to help people in need. He was a loving, patient husband, father, son and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Judith "Judy" of Branson; a son, Micah Tannery and wife, Ruth of Springfield, a brother, Dan Zaker of IL; four sisters, Marilyn Perry of Palatine, IL, Karen Positano and husband, Al of Barrington, IL, Lauren Zaker of Santa Rosa, CA, Roberta Plant and husband, John of Orland Park, IL and two grandchildren Caden and Cameron Tannery.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Zaker and a sister, Patsy Zaker.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.