William John "Bill" Rummenie Jr.

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William John "Bill" Rummenie Jr., 85, of 1419 N. 13th St., Quincy, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26, 2013) in the Illinois Veterans Home.

Bill was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Quincy, a son of William John and Rose Katherine Vosse Rummenie. He married Phyllis Ann Cavenah on Dec. 23, 1950, in Camp Rucher, Ala. She died Feb. 18, 2012.

Bill was a 1946 graduate of Quincy High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952. He worked for the city of Quincy for 35 years where he was the chief operator at the Filter Plant.

Bill had a lifelong commitment to both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. He served as troop leader of Troops 1, 9 and 40. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors taking Scouts on many hiking, camping and canoe trips. They traveled to Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico four times, Region 7 Canoe Base in Wisconsin, Boundary Waters Canoe Base in Minnesota as well as many others throughout Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. Bill assisted with his wife in taking a senior Girl Scout troop to Ten Sleep, Wyo. He even took as troop of Girl Scouts all the way from Quincy to Alton by canoes. He served on many Boy Scout committees and was a member of the Order of the Arrow and received the Silver Beaver Award. He also received awards from the Girl Scouts.

Survivors include a son, William John (Deborah) Rummenie III of Quincy; two daughters, Sue Ann (Gary) Winking of Quincy and Sally Lea (Greg) of Summerfield, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Rummenie of Quincy, Madonna Goin of Knoxville, Tenn., and Melinda Goin of Summerfield; a stepgrandson, Andy (Julie) Goin of Avon, N.Y.; a stepgreat-grandson, Miles Goin of Avon, N.Y.; brother and sister-in- laws; nieces and nephews; and cousins.

A special thank you to his cousins, Jackie Mahair and Joan Sturhahn, and his friends who visited him frequently at the Veterans Home.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

SERVICES: 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with full military rites by American Legion Post No. 37.

VISITATION: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

MEMORIALS: Saukenauk Scout Reservation Capital Development Fund, the Gary K. and Sue Ann Winking Scholarship at Quincy University or the Parkinson Association or Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com

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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, 2013
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