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William "Bill" G. Suneson

April 10, 1956 — August 31, 2023

Oregon, IL

William “Bill” Suneson, also known as “Senior”, age 67, passed away at Pinecrest Terrace on August 31, 2023. He was born on April 10, 1956 in Waupun, WI the son of Theodore J. and Mary E. (Gray) Suneson. He graduated from Oregon High School class of 1974. He then attended Rock Valley College where he earned his Associate’s degree in 1977. On June 25, 1977 he married the love of his life, Jean Lundquist and together they built a beautiful life. He was a man of faith and was a member of the Oregon United Methodist Church. Bill worked for Rockford Morning Star and then moved on to work at E.D. Etnyre for 19 years before working at Endries International for 9 years. Bill believed in working hard and after working for those companies he worked for G&S and WGS Handman along with his son and also as maintenance for Oregon United Methodist Church. He was musically gifted and enjoyed playing guitar and had a beautiful singing voice singing with the Rockford Barbershoppers and Spirits Harmony. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and was an avid reader. Bill enjoyed playing the slot machines in town and travelling to Vegas with the boys, earning the nickname “Vegas Bill”. But, the most important thing in Bill’s life was his family. There was nothing he loved more than spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and dogs. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, special uncle, William Gray, and brother, Theodore Suneson. He is survived and missed by his wife of 46 years, Jean of Oregon; sons William (Sara) Suneson, Jr of Rochelle and Timothy (Kristyn) Suneson of Aurora, CO; sister, Ann (Lorenzo) Gantzer of Erie, CO; grandchildren: Margaret Suneson, Katherine Suneson, Quinn Suneson, Tanner Suneson, and Theodore Suneson; special in-laws Mark and Annette Johnson who were Bill and Jean's traveling partners, dinner companions, and friends; and many nieces and nephews who were all very special to him. A memorial service will be held at the Oregon United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023.  Memorials are established for The Alzheimer’s Association, Serenity Hospice and Oregon United Methodist Church.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oregon United Methodist Church

200 S 4th St, Oregon, IL 61061

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