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William "Bill" J. Harris

April 18, 1928 October 3, 2018
William "Bill" J. Harris
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Obituary for William "Bill" J. Harris

PEORIA – William J. “Bill” Harris, 90, of Peoria, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Manor Court at Liberty Village in Peoria.

Bill was born on April 18, 1928, in Springfield, IL, to William E. and Pearl (Moffatt) Harris. He married Esther J. Blasek on July 4, 1950, in Springfield; she survives.

Also surviving is his children, Bill (Denise) Harris, Jr. in Washington, IL, and Karen (Tim) Schloz in Peoria; his grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Harris of Washington, Gregory Harris of Gilbert, AZ, Amy (Brad) Catton of East Peoria, and Tim Schloz, II of Peoria; his great-grandchildren, Cody, Taylor, Avery, Haylee, Madisyn, and Colton; his brother, Paul (Pat) Harris of Williamsville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kathryn (Paul) Hessing, and nine brothers and sisters.

Bill served our country in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart recipient and a staff sergeant. Bill worked for many years for Bemis Bag Co. and Ivex Specialty Paper, both in Peoria.

Bill was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria since 1964.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Rev. John Hopwood officiating. A visitation will held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Mortuary. Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL, where military honors will be performed.

Memorial donations may be made to his church.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

9

Oct

9:00 AM 10/9/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 10/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

9

Oct

10:00 AM 10/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

9

Oct

2:00 PM 10/9/2018 2:00:00 PM
Camp Butler National Cemetery

5603 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707

Camp Butler National Cemetery
5603 Camp Butler Road Springfield 62707 IL
US

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Camp Butler National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5603 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707

5603 Camp Butler Road Springfield 62707 IL
US
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