William Maxwell

TOLONO – William "Bill" Maxwell, 93, of Tolono passed away at 11:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 31, 2012) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne St., Tolono. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono.

Bill was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Pesotum Township, the son of Earl and Lulu Shores Maxwell. He married Margaret Woodworth on Jan. 17, 1953, in Champaign; she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy (Keith) Dalenberg of Georgetown; a son, James (Becky) Maxwell of Tolono; three grandchildren, Sara (Dustin) Kessinger of Champaign, Michael (Sarah Pforr) Maxwell of Pesotum and Andy Maxwell of Tolono; three stepgrandchildren, David Dalenberg of Danville, Daniel Dalenberg of Bloomington, Ind., and Annah Dalenberg of Georgetown; and a great-granddaughter, Adelyn Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

He was a farmer all his adult life, an elder of the Tolono Presbyterian Church for many years, and a trustee of the Bailey Memorial Cemetery and member of the Mariner's Group for several years.

Memorials may be made to Tolono Presbyterian Church or Bailey Memorial Cemetery.

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