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WILLIAM C. SALSBURY, 87 ROCKFORD - William C. Salsbury, 87, of Rockford passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, River Bluff Nursing Home. Born Aug. 6, 1923, in Freeport to the late Caroll and Elaie (Young) Salsbury. Graduated from Rockford High School and then worked as an apprentice machinist until he joined the U.S. Marine Corp from 1943 to 1946. After the service he was a drywall contractor and then opened his own business. He retired after many years. After retirement William worked at Textron. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Bears fan. Member of American Legion Post 1207 and Eagles Club. Married Mary Ellen Sullivan; she died in 1976. Married Mayford Coors; she died in 1996. He later married Billie Ruble on Dec. 3, 1997. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Billie; sons, William C. (Laurie), Michael and Daniel (Mary) Salsbury; stepsons, William (Judy) and Joseph (Becky) Heitz; grandchildren, William C. Salsbury, Joe M. and Ryan A. Salsbury. Predeceased also by siblings and stepson, Vernon Dawson. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the funeral home. Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family. Tributes may be made to the family online at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2011
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