William C. Stafford
1939 - 2021
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, IL
William C. Stafford
Born: March 8, 1939 in Joliet, IL
Died: September 5, 2021 in Naperville, IL
Age 82, of Minooka, IL passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. He was born March 8, 1939, in Joliet, IL to the late Helen (nee Lamping) and William Chester Stafford. Bill was raised in Minooka and lived there most of his life. He also resided in Morris for nearly twenty years.
On January 31, 1959, he married Judith A. Kubinski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Joliet.
In addition to his beloved wife of 62 years, Judy, he is also survived by his daughter, Kelly Stafford; three sons, William (Bev), Douglas (Jan), and Jeffrey (Melissa) Stafford; grandchildren, Debi Duha, Sara (Joe) Armstrong; Roger, William; Isabelle (Josh) Gregg, Olivia, and Sylvia; great-grandchildren, Austin and Tristyn.
Also surviving are a brother, David (Lana) Stafford; three sisters, Susan (Ron) Kuykendal, Phyllis (Micky) Feeny, Peggy (Jim) Furto, and brothers-in-law, Tom (Patty) Kubinski, Ed (Judy) Kubinski as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Stefanie Lewis, and sister, Marilyn (late Jack) Severson.
Bill retired from Equistar (Lyondell) after over 30 years of dedicated service and was previously employed at Seneca Petroleum in Lemont. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Mary's Council #12882, Equistar Sports Club, and the Downers Grove Sports Club.
An avid trap-shooter, Bill received many awards for his skill in shooting. He also enjoyed fishing, driving through the mountains of Colorado, walking the beaches of South Padre Island, TX, and replying to anyone helping him with a task, "Oh yeah, We can fix that."
He will be remembered fondly for his great pride and love for his family.
A proud excursion for Bill occurred in 2006 on a pilgrimage to Poland, Medjiugorye, Prague, and Rome; so much to see, an unforgettable blessing.
Visitation for Bill will be Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 303 St. Mary's Street, Minooka, IL. Interment will take place at a later date in the church cemetery.
Facemasks and social distancing will be observed.
For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.

Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2021.
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9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church
303 St. Mary's Street, Minooka, IL
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary Catholic Church
303 St. Mary's Street, Minooka, IL
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Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
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Sorry to hear of bill´s passing. Enjoyed working with bill for many years along with many hours of conversation covering many topics he will be missed. May you find joy in your memories
John benson
September 16, 2021
Dear Judy and all of Bill's family, I am so very sorry that you no longer have Bill in your midst here. He is and always will be, I'm sure, with you all in Spirit . Love transcends all. God bless you all. May He hold Bill in His loving arms and give you all His strength and love. You are all in my prayers!
Nancy Matesevac
September 12, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Billy! He will be so missed. He was our favorite!!!!!!
David and Carol Severson
September 9, 2021
So sorry to see that Bill passed away. You have our sincere sympathy.
Ralph & Cindy Todd Davis
September 8, 2021
Myra Bressel
September 7, 2021
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