PEKIN - Bill Robert Borsch, 91, of Pekin passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born Sept. 13, 1922, in Pekin to Walter and Hulda (Kirsch) Borsch, he married Lucy Elizabeth Crespan on June 8, 1946, in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Bill David (Susan) Borsch of Crystal Falls, Mich., and Mark (Courtney) Borsch of Pekin; one daughter, Claudia (Raymond) Bill of Pekin; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter Borsch; and two sisters, Lillian Illuzzi and Evalyn Rahn.
He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.
Bill worked as plumber for many area plumbing companies until he went into business for himself in 1976. He retired in 1984 after 40 years of service.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin. He had been a member of the Pekin Moose Family Center 916, Pekin Elk's Lodge 1271, William Schaefer American Legion Post 44 in Pekin and the Plumber's Local Union 63 in Peoria.
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Daniel Bishop will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded by the United States Navy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614, or to the
, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.