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William J. Streeter, 80, of Windsor, Colorado, passed away on June 4, 2017, in Loveland, Colorado.
Bill was born April 11, 1937, in Washington, to Bert and Laura (Daniels) Streeter. He graduated from Washington High School, Purdue University BSEE and Indiana University School of Law JD. Bill was a member of The Order of the Coif, the Indiana Law Journal, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and Eta Kappa Nu Fraternity. During his law career he practiced Intellectual Property Law at Woodard, Emhardt and Naughton, Indianapolis; Warner and Swasey, Cleveland, Ohio; Phillips USA, New York, New York; Hughes Aircraft Space and Communications Division, Los Angeles, California; Maytag Corp, Newton, Iowa and Hewlett Packard, Fort Collins, Colorado. In retirement Bill's life was filled with music. He was a proud member of the Greeley Chorale, The Greeley Chamber Orchestra, The Kiwanis Red Shirt Band, The Loveland Concert Band, Northern Colorado Concert Band and the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir, Greeley.
Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia; children Katheryn Streeter and Thomas Streeter; and his brother Daniel Streeter. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Bert; and sister Betty Grubb.
Bill's life is best memorialized by his children in a letter written for Father's Day:
Oh Dad.
You were always the best Dad, ever. Gentle, strong, honest, fair, wickedly funny, fixer of anything, builder, giver to friends, family, strangers, community, family man, so proud of Mom and your kids.
You gave us everything we needed to be everything we are in this moment. On the floor for cartoons, hiding twinkles, "Shhhh, don't tell your Mom," teacher of music, "Now, THIS is the 1812 Overture," my Mom's best friend and partner with all the good and hard things that life has to offer - sometimes they are one in the same.
Our friends always loved coming over because you were so cool and you saw them as people. They could not wait to get your attention that sometimes they were not getting at home.
Accomplished engineer, lawyer, vocalist, clarinetist, goofball, math geek, tennis player, band marcher, teacher, best friend, rule maker and breaker all at the same time. There are not enough words in our vocabulary to express what you have meant to us, how much we love you and how deeply you are missed. You are our hero, too. Our first and best. You are the measure of what a father, husband and wonderful human being should be.
We will love you always, Dad.
Kathy and Tom
A Celebration of Life with liturgy and song will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3800 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to "The Greeley Choral" or the "Greeley Chamber Orchestra," in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
To extend condolences to the family go to AdamsonCares.com
Published on June 29, 2017
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