Billie Louise Limacher
1921 - 2021
BORN
1921
DIED
2021
Billie Louise Limacher passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021 in her home, surrounded by three generations of her family.

Billie was born May 29, 1921, in Danville, Illinois. Growing up in Danville, Billie was involved in many actives including the Danville City Band, Mickey Mouse Club and the Methodist Choir. After graduating Danville High School, she worked several years as a professional model in Chicago.

She met her husband of 70 years, Dr. William Limacher, on a blind date August 17, 1940. They were married at Naval Air Station, Norman, Oklahoma in 1944, prior to Bill leaving for Okinawa.

Billie not only fell in love with Bill, but she also fell in love with Joliet.

While raising four children, she continued her passion for being involved and became active in many organizations and charities in Joliet.

In the early seventies, Billie was the guiding force for building the Will Joliet Bicentennial Park, later renamed the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park in May of 2000.

She served as president of the Park Board for over four decades and the park became known as "Billie's Baby". She earned and received multiple awards for selflessly donating her time and energy for the benefit of her community. She was a founding member of the Will County Historical Society and St. Paul the Apostle Parish. She served as the Will County Historian for several years.

Billie is survived by her four children, William Patrick (Sandra) of Winnetka, James Thomas of Ottawa, Mary Therese (Ronald) Dell of Wheaton and Susan Louise (Douglas) Parrett of Champaign. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Agnes Limacher of Joliet; grandchildren, Eli (Jodi) Limacher of Shorewood, Kirk (Hillary) Limacher of Winnetka, Meghan (Brian) Grienenberger of Chicago, Zachary (Rinn ) Limacher of Issaquah, Wa, Catherine Limacher of Joliet, Jacob (Caroline) Dell of Downers Grove, Adam (Lisa) Dell of Westmont, Mariah Dell, Elizabeth Dell, John (Crystal) Parrett, all of Chicago and Anne (Brett) Schnepper of Champaign; great-grandchildren, Andrew, George, Henry, Ava, Audrey and Amelia and Mattie Limacher, Whitney, Ryan and Claire Parrett, Samantha, Will, David, Luke and Michael Dell, Emma and Julia Schnepper.

Visitation for Billie Louise Limacher will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, (at Essington Road), Joliet. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Paul the Apostle Church, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Face masks and social distancing will be required at both the funeral home and the Church. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Joliet.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice, Lewis College or the University of St. Francis.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com.


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Published by Chicago Tribune from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
8
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, IL 60431
Apr
8
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, Illinois
Apr
8
Funeral service
10:30a.m.
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, IL 60431
Apr
8
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Church
18 Woodlawn Ave, Joliet, Illinois
Apr
8
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
18 Woodlawn Avenue, Joliet, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
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Billie was a very special person to Joliet. Even to people who never met her. She contributed to and worked for the Bi-Centennial Park and other projects to benefit us all for a long time to come. It was my pleasure know her and to work with through the Kiwanis Club of Joliet. Thank you Billie. Rest in peace. God Bless you and your family.
Michael Kelly
April 14, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Billie´s passing. We loved all the time we spent at the Park with her and taking care of our Dad´s rock. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sandy Woldt Adams Joey Woldt Erickson
Sandy Woldt Adams and Joey Woldt Erickson
April 8, 2021
We send our deepest condolences. Billie (and Bill) were great examples of lives well lived. We cousins always admired them.
Marian Limacher and family
April 7, 2021
So Sorry to hear of Billie's passing. Billie was a great friend of My Mom, Kate Cernugel and our family. I am out town and not able to attend the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace, Billie
Gerry Mahalik
April 6, 2021
What a great life she had. She made Joliet a better place. I was a dental patient for over 30 years, hearing about doctors family and how proud he was. Prayers.
Patrcia Corrigan Peeples
April 4, 2021
A wonderful and lovely lady. Rest in peace.
beverly norris
April 4, 2021
It was great knowing this gentle lady. At church and other social events
Catherine Berkos
April 4, 2021