Wil was fatally shot in Chicago on July 12th, 2014. It has been truly heartbreaking losing him. He had a big heart and was loved by everyone. His fun-loving spirit, sparkling eyes, and infectious laugh will stay with us forever.
Wil was born in Guatemala, and adopted by his parents when he was 7 years-old. Wil overcame many obstacles including only knowing street Spanish, a learning disability and learning a whole new culture. He grew up in California, Sturgeon Bay WI, and graduated from Kaukauna High School. He earned a Fine Art Degree in Photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where he met his wife Maria.
Maria and Wil were married in August of 2012 and looked forward to moving to Chicago last year. Recently they had just moved to a new apartment, and Wil was to start a new job. His ambitions were unfailing as was his love for photography, for life, and for his friends and family. It's hard to imagine a world without him.
We thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. The outpouring of support has been a blessing to his loved ones. Thank you!
Donations will be used for funeral costs and to start scholarships for college-bound kids who have worked hard to make their dreams come true.