In memory of
William J. Biddle Jr.
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In memory of
William J. Biddle Jr.
LITTLE YORK - William J. Biddle Jr., 84, Little York, died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his home. Bill was born Jan. 30, 1936, in rural Monmouth, the son of William J. Sr. and Irma A. (Bodenstadt) Biddle. He was raised and educated in Little York and graduated from Little York High School in 1954. He married Margaret "Lucille" Gavin on June 5, 1954, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Aledo. She survives. Bill farmed with his father for many years and later on his own; he also worked at Dekalb Seed. Bill was a supervisor for the Illinois Department of Transportation for a number of years. He also worked at Wilson Foods for 19 years, and the Iowa Ordinance Plant for 10 years. Bill enjoyed playing softball on the Little York Aces in his earlier days. He loved his time at home with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his dog, Jordy. Surviving are his wife of over 65 years, Lucille Biddle of Little York; two daughters, Debbie Donahue of Rock Island and Vickie (Keith) Niemeier of Pocahontas; four grandchildren, Michael I. Donahue of Lincoln, Haley (Joe) Miller of Leroy, Mollie (Jerry) Gossett of Chatham, Jesse (Abbey) Hawkins of Leroy; seven great-grandchildren, Liam, Logann and Lennon Gossett, Lucy and Leo Hawkins, and Scarlett and Sutton Miller. Also surviving are two brothers, Howard (Lorraine) Biddle of Joy and Randy (Pam) Biddle of Little York; three sisters, Bettye Leonhart of Viola, Maxine (Bill) Melton of Galesburg and Sharon (Ron) Hank of Aledo; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant twin daughters, Jonilynn and Jeannie Lea; and son-in-law, Mark Donahue. A private family graveside service will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Little York. No public visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to the William J. Biddle Jr. Memorial Fund. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.
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Monmouth, IL 61462
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In memory of
William J. Biddle Jr.
LITTLE YORK - William J. Biddle Jr., 84, Little York, died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his home. Bill was born Jan. 30, 1936, in rural Monmouth, the son of William J. Sr. and Irma A. (Bodenstadt) Biddle. He was raised and educated in Little York and graduated from Little York High School in 1954. He married Margaret "Lucille" Gavin on June 5, 1954, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Aledo. She survives. Bill farmed with his father for many years and later on his own; he also worked at Dekalb Seed. Bill was a supervisor for the Illinois Department of Transportation for a number of years. He also worked at Wilson Foods for 19 years, and the Iowa Ordinance Plant for 10 years. Bill enjoyed playing softball on the Little York Aces in his earlier days. He loved his time at home with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his dog, Jordy. Surviving are his wife of over 65 years, Lucille Biddle of Little York; two daughters, Debbie Donahue of Rock Island and Vickie (Keith) Niemeier of Pocahontas; four grandchildren, Michael I. Donahue of Lincoln, Haley (Joe) Miller of Leroy, Mollie (Jerry) Gossett of Chatham, Jesse (Abbey) Hawkins of Leroy; seven great-grandchildren, Liam, Logann and Lennon Gossett, Lucy and Leo Hawkins, and Scarlett and Sutton Miller. Also surviving are two brothers, Howard (Lorraine) Biddle of Joy and Randy (Pam) Biddle of Little York; three sisters, Bettye Leonhart of Viola, Maxine (Bill) Melton of Galesburg and Sharon (Ron) Hank of Aledo; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant twin daughters, Jonilynn and Jeannie Lea; and son-in-law, Mark Donahue. A private family graveside service will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Little York. No public visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to the William J. Biddle Jr. Memorial Fund. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.
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McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory - Monmouth
1007 N G St
Monmouth, IL 61462
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