BLOOMINGTON — William “Bill” Damer Dennis, 65, Bloomington, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 22, 2013) at his home in Bloomington.
A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Dale Miller will officiate. A memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Momence, with Father Denis White officiating. There will be no visitation. A private inurnment will be at a later date. Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to Community Cancer Center, Normal, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Bill was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Kankakee, the son of Edward Damer Dwight and Ruth Lorene Spalding Dennis. He graduated from Momence High School, Momence, and attended Illinois State University, Normal.
Bill worked at Accurate Towing, owned and operated a service station and also worked in construction.
Surviving are his life companion, Sandi Isaacson, Bloomington; mother, Ruth Dennis, Momence; daughter, Karen Thompson, Normal; son, Greg Dennis, Las Vegas, Nev.; stepdaughter, Holly Isaacson, Bloomington; stepson, Daniel Isaacson, Bloomington; grandchildren, Ashlee (Mike) Swanson, Bloomington; Kim (Andrew Poling) Sylvester, Normal; Ryan Sylvester, Normal; and stepgrandson, Patrick Tarrant, Bloomington; one great-grandchild, Owen Poling, Normal; and siblings, Pat (Susie) Dennis, Springfield; Jon (Sigrid) Dennis, St. Cloud, Minn.; Mike (Angella) Dennis, Union, Ken.; Kathy Dennis, Aurora, Colo.; Peggy (Bob) Carnahan, Marshfield, Mo.; and Tim (Alicia) Dennis, St. Charles.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Dwight, on Feb. 22, 1992.
Bill was a friend to everybody who knew him and he was always helping people in need. When he wasn’t working, he could be seen sitting on the front porch of his home relaxing with his beloved Chihuahua, Isis.
After retirement, he enjoyed watching Chicago Cubs games. Bill was a licensed pilot and enjoyed “talking shop” with anybody who had a common passion for aircraft.
Condolences can be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.