William R. "Bill" Litschke, 55, died August 4, 2013 at his Long Beach residence of natural causes. Bill was born October 6, 1958 in Ilwaco, the son of the late William F. and Ernesteen (Belknap) Litschke. He was a graduate of Ilwaco High School and received his associate degree in natural resources from Skagit Valley Community College in 1983. Bill was a cannery worker for the last 27 years, starting at Chinook Packing and working at Bell Buoy in Chinook at the time of his death. For a brief time he had been employed by the Washington State Parks. Bill is survived by his brother Fred Litschke; sisters Katie (Jim) Engel and Frances (Dick) Carter; nephews Rich (Angie) Carter, Jim (Tammy) Engel and Rob (Pam) Engel; nieces Sarah (Jeff) Kirsch and Kate (Gino) Guerrero; great nieces Samantha, Annie, Sadie, Vienna and Julia; great nephews Joseph, Ben and Antonio; and one great-great niece Kassaundra. No service will be held. Private interment at Ilwaco Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either Friends of Chinook School or Chinook Food Bank, PO Box 243, Chinook, WA 98614. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.