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BLOOMINGTON — William A. “Bill” Birge, 69, Bloomington, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday (May 11, 2011) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Danny McCubbins officiating.

Burial: Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, with military rites accorded by Carl S. Martin Post 635, Normal, and Bloomington American Legion Louis E. Davis Post 56 Honor Guard.

Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the memorial home.

Memorials: Carlock Christian Church, Carlock.

Survivors: his wife, Pauline “Mickey” Birge, Bloomington; two children, Kimberly D Birge, Maroa, and James C. (Dianne) Birge, Mount Pulaski; three stepchildren, Paul W. Hardin, Bloomington; Lucy (Red) Woosley, Carlock; and Sandra (Charles) Skelton, Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Robert (Judy) Birge, Olney; one sister, Carolyn (John) Odell, Moweaqua; four stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

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