In memory of
Harley William "Bill" Lietsch
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In memory of
Harley William "Bill" Lietsch
GALESBURG - Harley William "Bill" Lietsch, 91, Galesburg, died at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Galesburg, the son of Harley E. and Bessie Standard Lietsch. Bill married Birdie Lillian McGahey on May 3, 1947, in Rock Island. After 63 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on April 4, 2010. Bill is survived by his daughters, Penny (Lynn) Hammer of Sterling, Patricia (Rick) Koestner of Peoria, Pamela (Chris) Taylor of Athens, Tennessee, and Peggy (Joe) Tuszynski of Galesburg. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Bill was raised in Galesburg and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947. He worked as a machinist for the former CB&Q Railroad and retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Bill and Birdie enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren and being involved in all their activities. Bill had a great group of friends that he looked forward to seeing daily at Hy-Vee (National Boulevard) for a cup a coffee and story time. Private family graveside service will be Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at East Linwood Cemetery, with the Chaplain Jordan Knight officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel for a time of coffee and desserts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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Galesburg, IL 61401
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In memory of
Harley William "Bill" Lietsch
GALESBURG - Harley William "Bill" Lietsch, 91, Galesburg, died at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Galesburg, the son of Harley E. and Bessie Standard Lietsch. Bill married Birdie Lillian McGahey on May 3, 1947, in Rock Island. After 63 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on April 4, 2010. Bill is survived by his daughters, Penny (Lynn) Hammer of Sterling, Patricia (Rick) Koestner of Peoria, Pamela (Chris) Taylor of Athens, Tennessee, and Peggy (Joe) Tuszynski of Galesburg. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Bill was raised in Galesburg and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947. He worked as a machinist for the former CB&Q Railroad and retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Bill and Birdie enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren and being involved in all their activities. Bill had a great group of friends that he looked forward to seeing daily at Hy-Vee (National Boulevard) for a cup a coffee and story time. Private family graveside service will be Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at East Linwood Cemetery, with the Chaplain Jordan Knight officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel for a time of coffee and desserts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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1070 West Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
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Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027S

Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027D

Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027P
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