William “Bill” Lewis Landgrebe, 47, of Newtown, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018. He was born on August 2, 1971, in Norwalk, to devoted parents Bruce and Jane Landgrebe. A lifelong resident of Newtown, he grew up there with his three siblings. He is fondly remembered by Kathryn Drap of Monroe; Jeffrey Landgrebe and his wife, Susie, of Arundel, Maine; and Carolyn Landgrebe of Newtown.
Mr Landgrebe met the love of his life, Daonne, in 1993 through mutual friends. They married in 1995, and together, they dedicated themselves to raising three amazing children, Craig, Evan, and Avery. He was an adoring, loving father, and his greatest joy was spending time with his wife and children.
He adored his wife, as she did him, and he was known to lovingly exclaim the secret to marriage was “happy wife, happy life.” He enjoyed summer bonfires that always ended with his amazing firework displays with the Landgrebe and Wade families and friends, eating a delicious meal (especially rare prime rib), riding scooters around town, and watching NASCAR races with his boys. Mr Landgrebe was known for his unique laugh and great big bear hugs.
He worked for 19 years as an automotive technician for the phone company while running his own Timber Ridge Tree Service and most recently, Country Oil. Mr Landgrebe took great pride in hard work and providing for his family. He instilled his strong work ethic in his children, along with his generosity. No matter how busy he was, he always had time to help out family and friends.
Mr Landgrebe was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle who will be deeply missed by many. His kind and generous nature will forever live in our hearts. He was a gift from God and our blessing. We are truly privileged to have known him.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family in celebrating Mr Landgrebe's life Wednesday, January 2, from 5 to 8 pm, at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown. The funeral service and burial will be private for immediate family members only.
In lieu of flowers, donations to support the family are requested. Please consider making a donation to the Landgrebe Family GoFundMe to help support the children’s futures at gofundme.com/landgrebe-family.
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