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Sterling - William R. "Bill" Cassatt, 86 of Sterling died Saturday March 3, 2012 at his home.
He was born on October 29, 1925 in Bloomfield, IA the son of Harold and Chloe (Carruthers) Cassatt. He married Teresa Werthmann on July 22, 1946 in St. Joseph Church, Davenport, IA. Mr. Cassatt worked as a trucking dispatcher for many years and was also the owner of "Bill's Place" tavern in Sterling for 16 years. He was a past bowler, staunch Democrat and avid CUBS fan.
Surviving is his wife, Teresa; six daughters: Mary (James) Lawrence of Sterling, Susan (Ed) Bankes of El Cajon, CA, Chris (Danny) Leisner of Sterling, Roberta (Randall) Repp of Ottawa, Sandra (Jeff) Elsasser of Carmichael, CA and Kathy (Dan) Milnes of Morrison; one sister Mary (William) Spahr of Lakeside, CA; one brother James (Opal) Cassatt of Freeport; ten grandchildren: Cindi Payne, James Lawrence Jr, Shawn Bankes, Sara Leisner, Theresa Hill, Jodie Gaffey, Danielle Mills, Breanna Milnes, Rachel Elsasser and Kyle Elsasser; 12 great grandchildren: Luke Payne, Abby Payne, Jeri Kay Payne, Taylor Payne, Isiah Lawrence, Megan Bankes, Ava Pazera, Ellie Pazera, Aaliyah Gaffey, Alyssa Gaffey, Alyvia Gaffey and Ivy Mills; two great great grandchildren: Teagan Payne and Mason Payne.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Charles, Harold Jr and Harvey.
Visitation will be Tuesday March 6, 2012 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The memorial service will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM at the funeral home, with the Reverend Donald Ahles officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials to ALS and MS Research would be appreciated.