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Willard R. Froehlich

November 15, 1942 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 75)

Willard Roy "Will" Froehlich, 75, of Northbrook passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 52 years to Michele J. Froehlich nee Murphy. Loving father of Patricia Ann Froehlich Cowles (Christian), Kirsten Marie Froehlich Dickson (David), Jennifer Joy Froehlich (Leslie), and Peter Christian Murphy Froehlich (Natalie). Proud grandfather of Jack Murphy Dickson, Connor Joseph Dickson, Reagan Emily Dickson, Quinn Claire Dickson, Grace Michele Dickson, Brigitta Maria Froehlich, Louise Margaretta Froehlich, Dennis Willard Murphy Froehlich and John James Froehlich. Brother of Raymond Walter Froehlich (Darlene) and Donna Froehlich Montanez (Jose). He was preceded in death by his parents William and Lillian (nee Cavanaugh) Froehlich. Will was a graduate of the 1966 class of DePaul University with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. He began his career with KMPG as a CPA and rose to partner in the financial institutions practice, specializing in merger and acquisitions. He later formed Litigation Support Advisors LLP to pursue expert witness work in the bank accounting industry. Subsequently, Will represented private investors, in pursuit of banking acquisitions and personally acquired community banks for his own investor group. In addition, Will became President of DLJ Long Term Investment Corporation, an intellectual property holding company. Before he retired, he was an intellectual property consultant for Credit Suisse Boston. Will loved to spend time in his workshop making furniture, weather vanes, mailboxes, signs and anything his vivid imagination created. Will was a beloved grandfather who was close to his grandchildren and loved to play with them and participate in and attend their activities. Cherished his wife, children and grandchildren, all of whom relied on his wit, honor, integrity, strength and wisdom to help them steer through life.  Will was a member of St. Norbert Parish and resident of Northbrook for 48 years. Visitation Friday, April 13th from 4 to 8pm at the NH Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home 1240 Waukegan Rd (south of Lake on west side) Glenview. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 10am at St. Norbert Church 1809 Walters Avenue, Northbrook. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook.

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