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“I'm so sore for your loss! My sincere condolences to your family! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Shepherd - Springfield, IL

“Bill and Henrietta were great neighbors for several years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending our love, Chrys and Fred Ramos ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Chrys Ramos - Garland, TX

“Dear Sue and Family,Our Deepest Sympathy to and your family for the loss of your Father. May the loving memories bring you peace.Condolences Dagmar...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dagmar Murro - McKinney, TX

“The write up on Bill is a good picture of him. I appreciated Bill's easy going and friendly personality. I'll always remember his smile. What a...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Leilani Roesler - Shawnee, OK

“Henrietta:So sorry for the loss of your husband. The obituary was beautifully written. He lived his life to the fullest. We will Bill and your...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Bernadette Rozier - St. Paul, TX

“Bill was always on top of the game of getting things working. We spent a month in Spain and much more time in Australia on special projects. From the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Ed Terry - Richardson, TX

“To Bill's family,May God give you strength during this time of grief.Darrell Reese ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Darrell Reese - Richardson, TX

“Going to miss you Bill, one of the few, do anything to get the job people in this world. I wish I had been able to say good bye was going to turn up...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: martin smith - Plano, TX


William John Heusser (Bill) was born on May 7, 1946 in Quincy, Illinois, to Virginia Watters and John Adrian Heusser. At a young age, his family moved to Springfield, Illinois, where Bill graduated from Feitshans High School in 1965. Later that year, Bill enlisted in the Navy. In 1969, he was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Second Class Electronic Technician. While stationed in Japan, Bill started corresponding to a friend of a friend back home who later became his wife in June 1970. Bill and his new wife, Henrietta, moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in order for him to further his education at UIL Electronics School where he graduated second in his class. The day he graduated, he also welcomed his only child, a baby girl, he and his wife named Sue Lynn. A month later, the family moved to Texas and Bill began what was to become an over 25 year career at Texas Instruments (TI). Bill was presented with several concept awards for equipment he designed during his tenure at TI. Bill liked TI and Texas for its laid back attitude, which was like Bill himself.

After leaving TI, Bill had a long, successful career in the telecom industry and was well-liked and respected by his peers. He retired in 2017 at the age of 71. On January 2, 2019, Bill lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home in Lavon, Texas, with his family by his side.

Bill was known to be highly intelligent with a good sense of humor. He loved music, art and the outdoors. Bill loved to travel, particularly camping in his RV. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States. They also traveled to Canada, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Australia. For years, he was involved in SCCA and IMSA auto racing as part of two successful racing crews. Bill enjoyed working with his hands and, very often, you would find him out in his "barn" crafting wooden work tables or toy boxes for his grandchildren.

Bill will be dearly missed by his wife, Henrietta; his daughter Sue Roesler; his two grand-daughters, Ashley and Meghan Roesler, all of whom reside in Texas. Bill is also leaving behind: his sister Lynn Heusser and her partner, Joe White; his mother, Virginia Heusser; and sister-in-law Catherine Stone, of Springfield, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Charles W. Smith and Son Funeral Home located in Sachse, Texas.

Interment will be at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons of Sachse, Texas.