William served in the Korean War and retired as a Colonel, Army Intelligence in 1983. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Toledo in Industrial Management in 1961. He was a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Air Force War College.
He grew up in Stryker, OH and moved to Fullerton, CA in 1966 where he was employed as Manager of Human Resources for Hunt Wesson Foods and retired after 25 years in 1991. Upon Retirement from Hunt Wesson he moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ. He was a member of Lake Havasu Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge (of which he was a Past Governor), Eagles Aerie, VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion.
His surviving family includes two sons, W. Bruce Annette of Reno, NV, Randy Annette of Norco, CA; two daughters, Sally Annette of Pomona, CA and Sara Heuston of Carmichael, CA; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three sisters, Cookie Brodbeck, Bryan, OH, Gloria(Lolly) Robinson, Arcadia, FL and Clara Mae Annette, Cleveland, OH.
No services are planned as requested by the deceased. Donations in honor of his life can me made to:
Arizona Humane Society
1100 Empire Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404
“In our hearts, your love and spirit will reside forever”