The Virginia A. Deisher Family Endowment Fund in Memory of William C. Deisher, Sr., William C. Deisher, Jr. & Samantha Anne Deisher was originally established in 2001 as a memorial to William C. Deisher, Jr. and his daughter, Samantha Anne Deisher.
In 2011, Virginia Deisher, wife of William C. Deisher, Sr., renamed the fund to honor his life as well as the lives of their son and granddaughter.
Currently an advisory fund, the endowment will eventually support Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia, Illinois and Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia, Illinois.
William C. Deisher, Sr., a former director of the Community Foundation, passed away on June 4, 2009.
Mr. Deisher (1925-2009) served from 1984-1990 on our board of directors and played a significant role in our development.
Upon graduation from East Aurora High School, he joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II.
In 1950, Mr. Deisher graduated from Aurora College. He then started his career at Dietz Industrial Supply Company.
He ultimately achieved the position of president and chief executive officer at Aurora Federal Savings and Loan in Aurora, retiring in 1989.
Mr. Deisher was survived by his wife Virginia, a son David Deisher, and daughter Martha Michniewicz.
He was preceded in death by his son William C. Deisher, Jr. and his granddaughter Samantha Anne Deisher.