GENEVA – William N. ""Bill"" Strobel, 84, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva surrounded by family.|
He was born Dec. 6, 1928, the son of Frank and Dorothy (Steffes) Strobel.
Bill was born and raised in Virgil, graduating from Maple Park High School with a graduating class of 26 students. He was an Army veteran, having proudly served his country in the Korean War. Bill married Norma Benson on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Peter Church in Geneva. He was a bricklayer by trade and was a 35-year member of the Bricklayer's Union. Bill loved sports and was an avid Chicago sports fan. As a resident of Geneva, Bill was very active with many Geneva sports teams, attending games both home and away. He was an election judge for many years. Bill enjoyed vacationing in Door County. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his wife, Norma (Benson); children, David of Geneva, Michael of Geneva, Barbara (Jim) Cramer of North Aurora, and Ann of Geneva; siblings, Ed (Mae) of Lily Lake, Tom (Vera) of Wisconsin, and Mary (Bob) Mezera of Iowa.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 22, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St., (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, for celebration of Mass at 10 a.m., with Father Bernard Schaefer celebrant.
Burial will follow in River Hills Cemetery in Batavia.
The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Malone Funeral Home, with a liturgical wake service at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL 60134, would be appreciated.
For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on July 18, 2013