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William A. Faber


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William A. Faber

Born: June 2, 1950

Died: January 13, 2018

William A. Faber, 67, passed away on January 13, 2018 at his home in Lee, Illinois after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on June 2, 1950 and spent his childhood on the family farm. As the first born child in a large family, he learned early on to value the importance of hard work and commitment. He was united in marriage to Laurel Gholson on March 16, 1971 and they spent the next 46 years together building a family that includes two sons, Scott (Julia) and Andrew (Kristin); and four grandsons, Cale, Alec, Gage, and Tate.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Anthony; and is survived by his mother, Mary (Butts); along with many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bill graduated from Kaneland High School in 1968. His intense work ethic continued to remain strong throughout his lifetime and led him to a variety of work experiences. For the past 25 years, Bill was employed by Dunteman Turf Farms in Kaneville where he put his extensive knowledge of equipment and leadership skills to use.

Although he was a man of few words, he enjoyed spending time with his family, sharing his knowledge with his sons and grandsons, playing a mean game of Pitch, and being competitive with his daughters-in-law on Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. His grandsons enjoyed hearing all of his colorful stories of growing up on the farm.

Bill's family would like to acknowledge and thank the Dunteman Family for their extraordinary generosity throughout Bill's long illness.

In accordance with Bill's wishes, there will only be a simple visitation for friends and family to gather on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, Illinois. At 5:00 pm, there will a be a brief sharing of memories.

Since "Forever in Blue Jeans" was Bill's favorite song and that is how he was most comfortable, please wear whatever you would be most comfortable in; blue jeans are welcomed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of the family.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 18, 2018
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