William L. HAGER

William L. "Bill" Hager

SHERMAN, IL - William L. "Bill" Hager, 95, formerly of Tallula, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.

Bill was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Springfield, the son of Karl and Gladys (Carls) Hager. Bill proudly served our country in the Army during WWII. After serving he married Marguerite Hillen on March 16, 1946.

Bill farmed in the Tallula area for many years. Outside of farming Bill stayed active as a longtime member of Tallula Christian Church, The Menard County Road Commission Zoning Board, the Tallula School Board, and a lifelong member of the American Legion and VFW. Bill enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing cards.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Marguerite; his children, Gary (Marlene) Hager of Springfield and Rita (Ren) Moore of Sherman; his grandchildren: Nikki (Jason) Burgar of Springfield, Jared (Evita) Moore of Peoria, and Darren Moore of Sherman; his great-grandchildren: Luke and Skylar Burgar of Springfield, and Savannah, Connor and Aidan Moore of Peoria; his brother, Robert (Yvonne) Hager of Ashland; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding Bill in death were his brothers, Richard Hager and Eugene Hager; and his sisters: Alberta Fox, Dorothy Loeffler and Lucille Hodges.

A funeral service officiated by the Rev. Kathy Sweet with assistance from the Rev. Ken Burgard will be held Friday, March 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Sherman United Methodist Church, 2336 E Andrew Rd., Sherman, IL 62684. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of services. Burial will follow services at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Those who wish may leave memorials in Bill's name to the of America.

Please share in Bill's online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Bisch & Son Funeral Home
505 East Allen Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-5424

Published in The State Journal-Register on Mar. 5, 2014