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William Clanin

May 25, 1945 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

William Clanin Obituary

William J. “Bill” Clanin, age 78, of Lima, Illinois passed away at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois. 

He was born May 25, 1945 in South Bend, Indiana the son of William Sylvester Clanin and Bernice Kathrynn Frakes.  He married Christine Hamm on April 28, 1973 at the Sutter Salem Bible Church in Sutter, Illinois and she survives. 

Mr. Clanin worked as a welder for Master Tank in Quincy, Illinois and earlier in life worked for both Literal Manufacturing in Quincy, Illinois and Dadants and Sons in Hamilton, Illinois. 

Bill was a car enthusiast and always enjoyed working on cars and was especially proud of his 1929 Model A Ford.  He also enjoyed helping the Amish families by driving them to their destinations.  

Survivors include his wife Christine Clanin of Lima, Illinois.  5 children Craig Clanin (Tamie) of Louisiana, Missouri, Tim Clanin (Treva) of New London, Missouri, Willy Brooks (Kim) of Ripley, Illinois, Terry Stevenson (Mary) of Elvaston, Illinois and Kay Brewer of Quincy, Illinois.  1 sister-in-law Debbie Frakes of Pleasant View, Illinois also survives along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers John, Russell “Bud” and Tom Clanin and 1 sister Ellen Friday.  

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.  

Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Browning Cemetery in Browning, Illinois. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.   

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The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


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Memorial Visitation
February 3, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Memorial Service
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Cremation has been accorded

Burial of Cremated Remains

Browning Cemetery
11924 N Bader Road
Browning, IL 62624


The Family


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