In memory of
William John Creagan Jr.
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In memory of
William John Creagan Jr.
William John Creagan, Jr. Palm Desert - William John Creagan, Jr., of Palm Desert, CA. passed away peacefully on November 8, 2018 after a brief but intense battle with Kidney Cancer. He left this life surrounded by his family, his biggest fans. Bill was born in Rockford Illinois to William Sr. and Kathryn Creagan on July 4, 1932. An Irish Catholic family, he was the oldest of six. Bill attended a local high school staring in golf, basketball and baseball. He earned a basketball scholarship from Loyola of Chicago, playing two years for the Ramblers. Bill moved to Syracuse NY on business and was soon set up with a friend's nurse. It was not long thereafter that he wed Carole Lee Creagan of Ottawa Ontario Canada, tying the knot on February 2, 1963. Within a couple of years and after the birth of their son, William John III, the young family moved to Orange CA. Here they would welcome daughter's Lynn Marie and Camille Ann. As the family grew, Bill and Carole moved to Villa Park and soon thereafter added son Kevin Patrick to the mix. Bill's entrepreneurial spirit had him involved with numerous business ventures through the years including owning Orange Sporting Goods from the late 70's until it was sold in 1999. He and Carole moved to Palm Desert in 2001 to enjoy semi-retirement, plenty of golf and wonderful friends. Over the years, Bill was very involved in his children's athletic endeavors serving as coach, manager, mentor and even President of Villa Park Little League. He was a long time Angel Season Seat Holder (1978), and passionate Notre Dame fan. Bill is survived by his four children, Will (Laura), Lynn (Tom), Cami (Mark) and Kevin, as well as seven grandchildren. We are saddened by his passing and our "Rock" will be missed. We are at peace knowing he has been reunited with the love of his life, his wife of 51 years, who proceeded him home five years prior. Mom and dad had a magical life together and provided a wonderful example of unconditional love and support. This love and other life lessons they taught us have helped to get us through and will guide us moving forward! Dad was also preceded in death by brother Tom who flew for the USAF during Vietnam. A memorial was held on Monday, November 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Celebration of Life reception followed at Ironwood Country Club.
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In memory of
William John Creagan Jr.
William John Creagan, Jr. Palm Desert - William John Creagan, Jr., of Palm Desert, CA. passed away peacefully on November 8, 2018 after a brief but intense battle with Kidney Cancer. He left this life surrounded by his family, his biggest fans. Bill was born in Rockford Illinois to William Sr. and Kathryn Creagan on July 4, 1932. An Irish Catholic family, he was the oldest of six. Bill attended a local high school staring in golf, basketball and baseball. He earned a basketball scholarship from Loyola of Chicago, playing two years for the Ramblers. Bill moved to Syracuse NY on business and was soon set up with a friend's nurse. It was not long thereafter that he wed Carole Lee Creagan of Ottawa Ontario Canada, tying the knot on February 2, 1963. Within a couple of years and after the birth of their son, William John III, the young family moved to Orange CA. Here they would welcome daughter's Lynn Marie and Camille Ann. As the family grew, Bill and Carole moved to Villa Park and soon thereafter added son Kevin Patrick to the mix. Bill's entrepreneurial spirit had him involved with numerous business ventures through the years including owning Orange Sporting Goods from the late 70's until it was sold in 1999. He and Carole moved to Palm Desert in 2001 to enjoy semi-retirement, plenty of golf and wonderful friends. Over the years, Bill was very involved in his children's athletic endeavors serving as coach, manager, mentor and even President of Villa Park Little League. He was a long time Angel Season Seat Holder (1978), and passionate Notre Dame fan. Bill is survived by his four children, Will (Laura), Lynn (Tom), Cami (Mark) and Kevin, as well as seven grandchildren. We are saddened by his passing and our "Rock" will be missed. We are at peace knowing he has been reunited with the love of his life, his wife of 51 years, who proceeded him home five years prior. Mom and dad had a magical life together and provided a wonderful example of unconditional love and support. This love and other life lessons they taught us have helped to get us through and will guide us moving forward! Dad was also preceded in death by brother Tom who flew for the USAF during Vietnam. A memorial was held on Monday, November 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Celebration of Life reception followed at Ironwood Country Club.
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