Wilfird E. “Bill” Bos, Jr., 59, of rural Geneseo, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at his sister’s home in Prophetstown. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 3pm October 20th at the Chapel On The Hill, (Rodney Weber Chapel) rural Geneseo. There is no visitation. Inurnment will be at Sharon Cemetery in Erie, IL immediately following the memorial service. Per his request cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be left to the Wilfird “Bill” Memorial Fund to be used for his children. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bill was born Dec 11, 1953 in Morrison, IL., the son of Wilfird “Bill” Bos, Sr. and Betty Tyler Bos. He married Carmen Redell on June 16, 1978 in her parents’ front yard and they remained husband and wife for twelve years.
Though he worked various jobs, Bill grew up farming and enjoyed it the most. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had great knowledge of the ways of birds, fish, and animals. Bill saw the Lord’s hand in all He created and he loved the Almighty God.
Bill is survived by his children; son, Wilfird E. “Willy” Bos III; daughter, Sheena Bos; grandson, Xxander, all of Decatur, IL; sisters, Ruthie DePauw (Mike), Prophetstown and Audrey Mercer (Stan), Kewanee.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother Roger.