BILL LEINENKUGEL (1921 - 2008):
While marching in the Chippewa Springs Memorial Day Parade, Mr. Leinenkugel fell ill and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He eschewed treatment and continued sipping his product until days before his death in Chippewa Falls on Sept. 22 at age 87. He liked to say his two favorite brews were Leinenkugel's and free beer.
I imagine that beer drinkers across the Midwest--and the country for that matter--will be raising a Leinie or two in Bill's memory. R.I.P.