William J. "Bill" Apple

Posted 9/16/20

AMBOY — William J. "Bill" Apple, 78, of Amboy, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

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William J. "Bill" Apple


AMBOY — William J. "Bill" Apple, 78, of Amboy, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

He was born March 17, 1942 in Amboy, the son of Charles and Mildred (Bushman) Apple. He was an Electrician with IBEW Local 364 until his retirement in 2004; 20 years of which he spent at the Byron Nuclear Station.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Amboy American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Fr Boland Assemble of the 4th Degree. He was also a member of the Amboy School Board for 20 years from 1985 to 2005.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He always enjoyed bicycling, gardening, and his daily coffee with friends at the Amboy Family Restaurant.

Bill married Sharon Seloover Fahs in Amboy on Sept. 19, 1975. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 13, 2003; his parents; one brother, Donald Apple; and one sister Betty Eichelberger.

Bill is survived by his children, Susan (Nick) Vaessen, of West Brooklyn, Patrick (Jenny McCoy) Apple, of Amboy, Tammy (Mark) Henkel, of Sublette, Lori (Mike) Schultz, of Byron; and 10 grandchildren, Trevor and Tyrah Vaessen, Ashley and Hannah McCoy, Chad, Derek, and Austin Henkel, Lyndsey (Peter) Hodapp, Nick and Ben Schultz. He is also survived by three sisters, Eileen Linton, of Rock Falls, Rita Clifton, of Sterling, Doris (Leonard) Amesquita, of Rock Falls; three brothers, David (Doris) Apple, of Rock Falls, Robert (Betty) Apple, of Tampico, Gene (Jane) Apple, of Morrison; and many nieces and nephews.

Public visitation will be held from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., on Satruday, Sept. 19, 2020, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy. Face coverings are required. A private family mass of Christian Burial will follow with Rev. John Gow officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Memorials have been established. 

Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.