Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember Billy so well, we graduated from NYM together in 1959. I never thought about it but he was a gentle giant then too. Such a genuinely nice guy. I know his family will miss him. Your memories will be of great help in recovering from this loss.

Posted by Donna (Meader) Sandstrom - Shakopee, MN - Friend   February 13, 2015

We Just want you to know how much we thought of Bill. He was such a good neighbor. Remember the time he came over and Helped Monty cut down two pine trees & dig out the deep deep roots. What a Job that was. He stayed right there until the job was done.

He brought us many nice catfish he caught in the rock river. Very good.

We will really miss him as well as many others in Milledgeville.

Posted by Monty & Kay Chronister - Milledgeville,, IL - Friends and Neighbors   February 04, 2015

What a gentle Giant of a friend, a true man amongst men, so caring, and giving to others. We all treasure the knowledge he has given to all of us..
Loved the stories he shared and coffe time with the guys will never be the same. His love for Chrystal was priceless...
He will be missed dearly by all of us.

Posted by Roger and Kym Hayen - Milledgeville, IL - Frinds   February 03, 2015

Bill was one of those Men that God gifted with great knowledge of so many things! I appreciated Bill more than words can say! Bill was generous with his abundant garden...he shared his love of food, family and the outdoors one day, while he showed me how to expertly pick cucumbers...on our hands and knees!

I respected Bill very much and I am very glad I had the opportunity to know him, and could call him my friend! I know he will be missed and I am grateful he was able to spend his last breaths in his home, with his family and Chris by his side. He is perfect in God's arms and at peace once again!

With Love,

Posted by Liz Hutchison - Milledgeville, IL - Friend!   February 02, 2015


Crystal, I am so sorry. Wish I could be there to give you a hug. Prayers to you.

Posted by Gloria Weeks - Rio Hondo, TX - friend   February 01, 2015

Bill was my friend and we met in the Illinois Master Gardener Program. We had a garden together for a few years in Mt. Carroll,IL. We shared the produce with needy people as well as Good Samaritan Care Center's Dining hall. Bill came by to visit often and brought catfish fillets and vegetables from his garden. Bill was real down to earth and I appreciated his giving heart. Bill could tell stories of his hunting trips to Minnesota. Bill was my friend and I will miss him.
May God give comfort to Crystal and his family. John 14:1&2" You believe in God, believe in Me(Jesus), In my Father's house are many mansions. I go there to prepare a place for you and If I go and prepare a place for you, i will come again and receive you unto Myself."

Posted by Rev. bob Ziebarth - Bitely, MI - Friend   February 01, 2015