PEORIA HEIGHTS - Herman J. Bill Jr., 75, of Peoria Heights died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1938, to Herman J. Bill and Ruth (Skeen) Bill in Peoria. He married Judy Rhoades in Peoria on May 31, 1980.
Herman is survived by his wife, Judy; four sons, Jeff (Juli) Bill of Mapleton, Doug (Jenny) Bill of Bartonville, Thomas (Peggy) Carter of Gurnee and James (Sherryl) Carter of Peoria Heights; and two daughters, Linda (Ralph) Turner of Moline and Karen (John) Snider of Mardela Springs, Md. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one brother, Bert Bill.
Herman is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael; and his brother, Art.
Herman graduated from Manual High School and was a truck driver for Speedy Delivery for 29 years. After he left his job there, he worked for Metro Moving and then Northwoods Mall.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 979, as well as Elks Lodge 20 and the Teamsters Retiree Club.
Herman loved Cardinals baseball, bowling and playing cards, especially solitaire.
Funeral services will be held at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home, located at 428 W. McClure Ave., in Peoria, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 3 p.m. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Rick Rogy will officiate. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens, following the service.
Memorials in honor of Herman may be donated to
of Peoria located at 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61603; or a
Herman's online obituary may be viewed at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.