William John Lestina, Jr.

William John Lestina, Jr., 78, of Oak Brook, passed away at home surrounded by family on Feb. 19, 2023. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Vollmer) for 52 years, loving father of Todd (Sarah) and Scott (Meg), proud grandfather of Bella, Colin, Logan, Luke, Scarlett, and John, dear brother of Linda (Sherrill) Freesmeyer, fond uncle and cousin. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Tina, brother Tom and sister-in-law Karen. Bill was born in Chicago on Nov. 5, 1944, served in the U.S. Navy, and graduated from Northern Illinois University (NIU). He started his own tax preparation business in 1972, which he passed on to his sons. Bill will be remembered for his sense of humor, his easy-going, caring nature, and his ability to work magic on tax returns for his clients. He loved his family, travel, golf, and a good day at the casino. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 2 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 E. Madison St., Lombard. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Salvation Army or the USO: uso.org/donate/donate-in-honor.