June 4, William (ìBillî) Otto Herzke went home to be with the Lord. †Bill served with the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1963 and then had a brief break in service from 1963 to 1964. †He re-enlisted in 1964 and retired in 1984 as a senior master chief. †Bill served at Edwards Air Force Base with Wyle on the Airborne Laser program as one of the initial planning and provisioning contractors until 2010. †He was instrumental in the major milestone achievements. †He is survived by his mother Marie Herzke, sister Carole Hill, brother John Herzke, sons and daughters, Scott Dye, Melanie Herzke Smith, Rachel Herzke and Robert Ong. †He is preceded by his wife Betty and father William Herzke (retired Army liuetnant colonel.
†In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations to the American Cancer Society or ASPCA. †For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.