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William Kannberg

December 2, 1956 — July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

William David Kannberg, age 57, of Rural Grant Park, IL, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL.

Bill was born December 2, 1956 in Joliet, IL, the son of the late Ray and Hazel (Tabbitt) Kannberg. He was a graduate of Manteno High School and Kankakee Community College. He was a farmer and a member of the Young Farmer’s Association of Kankakee County. He also served as the Assistant Dairy Cattle Superintendent at the Will County Fair. He was a lifelong member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone where he was baptized, confirmed, and served on the Church Board. He enjoyed hunting and was a Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears fan. He loved spending time with his family; especially with his nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bill is survived by his sisters, Sharon (John) Johnson of Morton Grove and Kathleen (Ted) Siemsen of Peotone; nieces, Donna (Charles) Richards of Mundelein and Jennifer (Nick) Rodgers of Kankakee; nephews, Stephen (Maureen) Olson of West Chicago, Kevin Olson of Lisle, Brian (Becky) Olson of Villa Grove, Bradley (Laura) Siemsen of Bourbonnais, Michael (Kelly) Olson of Bloomington, and Mark (Katie) Siemsen of Chicago; eleven great-nieces and great-nephews; and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Olson; and a niece, Susan Johnson.

Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone on Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Dwight Gorbold and Nancy Wheeler will officiate. Interment will follow at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to the Immanuel United Church of Christ would be appreciated.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Olson, Kevin Olson, Brian Olson, Michael Olson, Bradley Siemsen, Mark Siemsen, Charles Richards, and Nick Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Meyer and Dan Anker.


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