William "Bill" TweedtOctober 7, 1931 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 86)
William Roy “Bill” Tweedt, age 86, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and more recently a resident of the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, Illinois passed away at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
He was born October 7, 1931 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Roy and Elverna Bunker Tweedt. He married Nancy Logsdon on June 5, 1955 in the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church and she preceded him in death on February 4, 2017.
Mr. Tweedt worked for the Graham Correctional Center in Canton, Illinois for several years.
Bill graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 1948.
Mr. Tweedt was a veteran of the Korean War having served his country in the United States Navy.
He was a member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church and had more recently attended the Timewell Baptist Church. Bill was a devoted member of the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374 having served in numerous capacities and was also a member of the Brown County V.F.W. Post 10399. Earlier in life Bill enjoyed racing go carts and he was an avid NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 fan having attended the event several times, but his greatest joy was attending his grandchildren’s many activities.
Survivors include one daughter Cheryl Yingling (Mike) of Hersman, Illinois. 2 grandchildren Chad Michael Yingling (Branigan) of Mt. Sterling and Elizabeth Ann Staaland (Brett) of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 1 great grandson Brogan Michael Yingling also survives along with 1 step great granddaughter Avery Joy Staaland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Angela Tweedt and two great grandsons Gabriel and Tanner Yingling.
Per his request cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dale Gadberry officiating.
Private burial will be in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Great River Honor Flight.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.