|William "Bill" Eberts, Jr.|
|August 30, 1926 - March 07, 2012|
|of Milan, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 09, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL; and additional visitation 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 W. 12th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Interment: March 10, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
| William “Bill” Eberts, Jr., 85 died Wednesday March 7, 2012 at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 pm to 7 pm Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, and additional visitation 1 hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan.
Bill was born on August 30, 1926 in Rock Island, IL to William and Viva Segar Eberts, Sr. He married Viola A. Croegaert on November 23, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Hooppole, IL. She preceded him in death on June 18, 2008.
Bill attended Rock Island High School and briefly served in the WW II Army with the Tank Core Unit. He worked at Birtman Electric and was a tool and die maker at Bradley Mfg Company, until he started his own business as "Eberts Construction Company". He really loved the work of developing ground and building houses for people. Building was his second love, next to his wife. He never liked retirement and was proud of every house he built.
He loved music and was always ready to go dancing. Bill was a charter member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. In his younger years he sang in the choir. He helped build the church and was an elder.
He is survived by his son Bruce and daughter-in-law Darcy Eberts, Milan; grandsons James Vrana, Moline and Joshua Eberts, Milan; Great granddaughter Madison Vrana, Moline; sister, Kathryn Schomer, Milan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives .
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 60-years, brother Robert, sisters Wilma, Judy, Henrietta and Avillea (Tudy).
Bruce, we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort in the days to come. Your dad did a wonderful job building our home in 1972.
-- Jim & Nancy Hendren
Bruce and Family You have are Deepest Symthany and I know you Dad will be missed.
We will never forget what He and your Mom did for us to Have a Great many Years in Eberts addition. So we know what a hard working Family you had. Now they are together and at peace
Sincerly Jerry and Sharon Pellan and Family
-- Sharon & Jerry Pellan
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bill. Bill will surely be missed. I enjoyed taking care of him when I wourked @ Avonlea. He was a sweet person and loved to talk about his family. May he rest in peace now.
Angela Noblet (Caregiver)
-- Angela Noblet
Bruce, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories comfort you at this time.
-- Joe Lage
Bruce and family, It sounds like your dad absolutely loved life and family. We are sure you will miss him deeply and hope you find comfort in your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
-- Bob and Mavis Dare