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Benjamin Bill

August 29, 1930 — October 30, 2015

Benjamin Bill, Jr.

Eureka- Benjamin Bill, Jr., 85, of Eureka, IL formerly of Roanoke, IL passed away at 12:20p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on August 29, 1930 in El Paso, IL a son of Ben and Emma Wyss Bill. He married Verda Punke on March 14, 1952 in Arroyo Grande, CA. She survives.

Survivors also include his children, Duane and Dennis Bill both of Eureka. Debbie(Vern) Day of Bellevue, OH; Diane(Terry) Hinthorne of Eureka; one brother, Emerson Bill of Eureka; seven grandchildren, Melissa(Chuck) McClenathan, Brent Bill, Mandy(Mark) Glanz, Brad Bill, Megan Hinthorne, Brandon Hinthorne and Bryson Hinthorne; three great grandchildren, Marissa McClenathan, Taylor Glanz and Talon Glanz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Dale Bill, five sisters and two brothers.

Benjamin was a farmer and worked for Ulrich's in Roanoke, then went to work at Caterpillar where he retired from.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War in 1951 and was awarded the purple heart.

Benjamin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Reverend Bruce Scarbeary will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the grave. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is handling arrangements for his family.

Memorial contributions may be made to University of Texas @Tyler for development of Autism Research. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


NOV 3. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648

Funeral Services

NOV 3. 11:00 AM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648

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