|William F. "Bill" DeVriese|
|September 05, 1941 - June 05, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday June 08, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 09, 2012 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 312 West 1st Street, Milan, Ill.|
|Interment: Saturday June 09, 2012 at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|William F. "Bill" DeVriese, 70, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island.|
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Burial is at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established later.
Bill was born on September 5, 1941 in Rock Island, a son of Tayfield and Mary Foley DeVriese. He married Sharon K. Emrick on October 26, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island.
He graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Bill retired from Wilkins Pipe and Supply, Moline, where he worked for 32 years. Bill later worked at the Milan Hy-Vee Store.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Bill enjoyed riding his bicycle, working in his yard, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children, Michael DeVriese, Rock Island, Suzanne (Jeff) Rakestraw, Geneseo, and Tim (Pam) DeVriese, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Bradley DeVriese and Calvin and Savannah Rakestraw; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Anita DeVriese, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
i am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs to all of you.
-- Angie Paprocki
Anne Raymond Holtan Bill was a super guy! I still can remember him watching the ball game in his recliner with peanuts & a beer! Prayers to Sharon, Mike, Suzy & Tim!
-- Anne Raymond Holtan
Sharon..I'm so so sorry for you and the kids loss...its been a very long time since i have seen Bill, but have many many great memories of him...of growing part of the way up across the street..You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Sarah Parmenter
I worked with Bill at HyVee and he was so kind and a lot of fun to be with. I enjoyed his friendship very much.My sympathy to all of the family, I know he will missed.
-- Peggy Schone
Bill was a good friend and classmate.
Always enoyed his personality and friendship.
We simply wish it wasn't so.
Jim & Bev Brandmeyer
-- Jim Brandmeyer
Dear Sharon & Family:
My sympathies are with the entire family on the loss of a husband -dad-grandfather. What a GREAT person & personality he had- He will truly be missed - ( especially see both of you at church @ 7:00 am Mass- )
Love, Toni Gasper
-- Toni Gasper
Suzanne, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family.
-- Joan Miller
So sorry to hear about Bills passing. We always enjoyed are visits with him when he was at HyVee. Our Deepest Sympathy to the family.
-- Joe&Randa Jones
Sharon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
-- Virginia Bertelsen
Sharon and Michael,
We would like to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of Bill.
-- Helen Herring and Linda Regan
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
-- Jennifer Upton
Just heard about Bill.I worked at Hyvee as a cake decorator.Bill always gave me a hard time and i just loved him to death.So so sorry for your loss.Ilost my dad in May so i know how it is.May God give u peace.
-- Bonnie Hammond