William L. "Bill" Jeremias, 69, of Lebanon, IL, born June 25, 1938 in E. St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
Mr. Jeremias was retired after serving 35 years as a Deputy Sheriff for St. Clair County and former police officer for E. St. Louis for over 10 years. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police #148 and a volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Preceded in death by his Parents - William W. & Virginia L. "Ginny" nee Silvey Jeremias
Brother - Wilbert G. "Bud" Jeremias
Aunt & Uncle - Polly & Earl Kaufman
Survived by his Wife - Rachel nee Derrick Jeremias of Lebanon, IL
Children - Dawn L. (Conel) Rogers of Makanda, IL
Donna K. (Tony) Elliott of Granite City, IL
William E. (Teressa) Jeremias of Alton, IL
Troy L. (Jung) Hower of Chicago, IL
Grandchildren - Conel, Dakota, Justin, Jordan,
Christopher, Megan, Abigail & Luke
Great Grandchildren - Conel, Isaiah, Kodiak & Colt
Father-in-law - James "Paw" Derrick of Swansea, IL
Aunt - Rene Ernest of St. Louis, MO
Special Cousin - Jerri (Jack) Smith of Belleville, IL
Special Friends - Sharon Norsigian
Dear Nieces & Nephews
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police #148
Visitation: Friends may call from 3-8pm Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Friday, April 25, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.