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William B. Weidenaar Retires

Bill Weidenaar joined the firm (then known as Ruff and Grotefeld) in 1963. During the ensuing years, he served as an associate, partner, managing partner and of counsel. More importantly, Bill served as a mentor, role model and teacher to each of the firm’s attorneys. His razor sharp mind and superb legal abilities won him the admiration and respect of each of the firm’s lawyers and its many clients. Bill has decided that it is time to retire from the active practice of law and spend more time with his wife, Suzanna, and his grandchildren. Bill has left a lasting mark on the firm that will never be erased. We wish Bill well in his retirement and we thank him for all he has done for us and for the firm’s clients.

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1962
  • A.B., Calvin College, Philosophy and History, 1959
  • Chicago Christian High School, 1955

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Professional Work and Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Hoyne Savings Bank
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Hoyne Savings Bank
  • Board of Trustees, Trinity Christian College
  • Chairman of the Board, Board of Trustees, Trinity Christian College
  • Board of Trustees, Christian Reformed Church in North American
  • Chairman of the Board, Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Council, Grace Community Christian Reformed Church, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Board of Directors, Evangelical Child and Family Agency
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Evangelical Child and Family Agency
  • Founder, Barnabas Foundation, Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Board of Directors, Barnabas Foundation
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Barnabas Foundation

Personal Information

Bill was born on July 29, 1937, in Hammond, IN, and raised in the Chicago area. He and his wife live in the South Suburbs of Chicago. They have an adult son and two adult daughters. Bill and his wife have eight grandchildren.