Obituary of William Flores Jose
William Flores Jose, age 8, of Fort Atkinson passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Children’s Hospital in Madison after a courageous battle with cancer. At the time of his death, William was surrounded by family and friends.
William was born April 24, 2010, in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. His name means strong-willed warrior and he was exactly that. William was very loved by his parents and his older brother, Adelmiro.
William was a student at Luther Elementary in Fort Atkinson where he attended kindergarten to third grade. All of his classmates loved him and they frequently made cards to cheer him up while in the hospital. William loved going on field trips and enjoyed recess the most because he liked playing with his friends. He especially liked playing hide and seek or tag. All of the Luther staff loved working with William and always said he was a sweet boy who was very kind.
William’s favorite activity was spending time with his parents and older brother. His family was his whole world. William liked going on walks around town with his family and riding his bike. Every year William looked forward to going with his family to the baseball festival at Jones Park so he could play games and go on the rides at the fair. William and his brother would often play video games together like Roblox. William’s older brother loved teaching William new things like how to multiply or make art or music. William often played with his stuffed animals and had a great imagination.
Whenever the family was invited to a party, William chose to wear a special cowboy hat. He just wanted to have fun. His dream was to go to Mexico so he could ride a horse. He also wanted to be a doctor so he could help cure any children who had dangerous diseases. He wanted them to feel better so they could do anything they wanted.
William loved superheroes like Batman, Spiderman, and Superman. He frequently built with Legos and enjoyed anything with Kermit the frog. He also had recently started collecting Pokeman cards. William had a strong love for chocolate donuts with sprinkles. It was a special treat when he could get a hamburger happy meal. He also frequently requested his mom’s green spaghetti and her enfrijaladas. William’s favorite color was yellow as he thought it was the color closest to gold.
William is survived by his loving parents, his older brother Adelmiro, and many family and friends. His parents want everyone to know that William was a very happy boy, was always willing to share, and he had the kindest heart.
The visitation and funeral will both take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Fort Atkinson, on Tuesday, March 26th. The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. with a service and mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be immediately after the service.
As the family has many medical bills and expenses, donations directly to the family are appreciated. There is also an account set up for the family at Fort Community Credit Union under the Unity Project. Please specify that donations are for William.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Children’s Hospital in Madison for their compassionate care. They would also like to thank the staff and families of Luther Elementary and the School District of Fort Atkinson for their support. They are touched by everyone’s support from the community and surrounding areas and want to thank everyone for caring so much about their family. They are grateful for everyone’s assistance.
Nitardy Funeral Home is helping with arrangements.