William A. Zrout
William A. Zrout
  • January 15, 1949 - April 11, 2017
  • Lisle, Illinois

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William A. Zrout Jr., 68, passed away on April 11, 2017. Beloved father of Rose Marie Zrout-Sanchez (John Sanchez). Grandfather of Amber Marie Megrant, Dominic Anthony Megrant, Thomas Wayne Olejniczak Jr., Mariah Rose Olejniczak. Great-grandfather to Trinity Horton, Lyric Horton and the late Aniya Horton. Devoted ex-husband of Kathryn Kae Nilsson (nee Kras). Brother of Thomas J. Zrout, Mary Lou (Randy) Starck, James A. Zrout. Son of the late William and Eleanor Zrout, of Lisle.

Bill was a lifelong Lisle resident where he started his own Tree Service Company in 1970, and received his State Arborist License in 1972. Being the Entrepreneur that he was, his business started out small but expanded to encompass surrounding counties. He was involved with many Park Districts of the surrounding towns as well as Four Lakes Village and Saint Procopius Abbey. His compassion and love for the people of Lisle was expressed by him taking time to help private residents hang their holiday decorations, reminding them to water trees that he had planted for them, and just in general, helping the Lisle community. His heart was as big as the outdoors and he will always be remembered as "The Lisle Tree Man". In honor of Bill, donations may be sent to the Lisle Park District, 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle, IL 60532 (for a memorial tree to be planted in his name). ATTN: Bill Zrout Memorial Fund.

Visitation at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Avenue, (On Rt. 53, ½ mile south of Ogden Ave./Rt. 34) in Lisle on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4-8pm; where prayers will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:45am. Funeral Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:30am. For information call Blake-Lamb Funeral Home at (630) 964-9392.