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William R. Simmons Jr.

William R. Simmons Jr., 80, of Waterloo, IL, died February 9, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. He was born November 9, 1940, in Mineral Point, WI.

He is survived by his wife Margaret "Marge" Simmons (nee Sieli); children Angela Marie Simmons and Robert Rowlands Simmons; grandchildren Trevor William Simmons and Kaila Marie Simmons; sisters Nancy Larson, Sally Bockhop, and Susan Holtz; brother Thomas Simmons; sisters-in-law Cathie (Wayne) Collmeyer, Fran (Mike) Hanners, & Mary Sieli; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; & many caring friends.

William is preceded in death by his parents William Rowlands & Helen E. (nee Martens) Simmons Sr.

He was a member of the American Legion, a US Army Veteran, and retired from Dow Chemical.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Hospice of Southern Illinois
or Helping Strays

Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

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Marge, Bob and I wanted to share our deepest sympathy with you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Sharon Holtz

Sharon and Bob Holtz Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Marge, John Lynn's comments are right on. As I passed on the news of Bill, the most common comment was "He was a person with a big heart'. I remember he always had those additional projects going on and was always willing to help one another. A great man.

Doug and Nancy Gallier

Doug Gallier Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Really sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this trying time. Bill was such an asset to the STYRON Plant during my tenure in Joliet. You could always rest comfortably when Bill's shift was on. He always seemed to have a positive attitude even when things were not going so well in the plant.
I lost track of where you guys were after I retired in 2007. I heard of Bill's passing from Doug Gallier, who we see and stay in contact with here in Midland. He heard it from Tom Langlund and Fred Ellerbrock.

John Lynn Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM