WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" DESELM
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ROSEMONT - William Edward "Bill" DeSelm, age 56, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020. He was born in Kankakee, IL on April 3, 1964. He was a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School and Illinois State University with a business degree. He was a longtime employee of the Rosemont Expo Services. He loved spending lime with his children, family, and close friends. His most enjoyable pastime was watching his favorite sports teams including the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and The University of Notre Dame Athletics. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Karen (Blondell); children, Morgan, Eleanor, and Brett; siblings, Mike (Joan), Pat (Don) Rummelhart, John (Jean), Sieve (Mary Jo), and Mary Jo (Ted) Pankau; the entire Blondell family and extended DeSelm Family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Beth (Tyrell) DeSelm; and mother-in-law, Lila Blondell. Due to this unprecedented time, there will be a private burial at Acacia Park Cemetery for the immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in Bill's honor to one of the following organizations, Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue by visiting http://www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org/donate.html or The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation by visiting https://www.payton34.com/donate. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Donald A. Greene,Greene Funeral Directors. For info, 847-343-1605 or visit Legacy.com.



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Published in Daily Herald on May 14, 2020.
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May 18, 2020
Karen, when Brett and Tony played Viator baseball and football together, I would sit quietly alone, but Bill would come over and make me join him. I'm so glad he did this, I enjoyed his company so much, he made the games even more fun than they were. What a kind and generously friendly man he was. So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you, Brett, and the girls. The Nagle family
Pat Nagle
May 17, 2020
Karen, so sorry to hear of your loss and your children's loss. I met you at the First Step House, Bill always made me laugh with his dry sense of humor. God bless you and your family and Bill take care, Ron Schofield.
May 17, 2020
Karen and Family, our sincere condolences on your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill always brought a laugh to our meetings at the First Step House as well as you both did to our picnics. He will be missed.
Sincerely, Jim and Cathy Hagstrom
Jim Hagstrom
May 15, 2020
My sincere condolences Karen. I hope l did Bill proud in taking over his spot as Bob's roommate. What a champion guy!! My best wishes to you, Brett and family.
Andrew Latessa
May 15, 2020
Our condolences and prayers to your family at this difficult time.
Don & Pat Wisniewski
May 14, 2020
Bill was a great guy and meant a lot to the gallagher family. Our deepest condolences. The gallagher
May 14, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this. I grew up with Bill in Kankakee. My deepest condolences to his family. I always enjoyed Bill's company.
Jim Frieling
May 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Bill will be missed.
Ed Andel
May 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. He will be missed.
Ed
Friend
May 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Bill was a great friend to many and will be missed
Tony Juozapavich
Friend
May 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Bill was a great friend to many and will be missed
Tony Juozapavich
Friend
May 14, 2020
I am wishing you ALL peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and joyous & loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Leanne DeSelm
May 14, 2020
With Sincere Sympathy at this trying time.
Much Love and prayers.

Joe & Mary Ann Sarnello
Mary Ann Sarnello
May 13, 2020
Sending much love to you all at this time...Hoping wonderful memories fill the sadness in your hearts...
Becky Hays
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