William John Greene, 78, of Kewanee, Il. died at 7:42 P.M. Saturday, October 26, 2013 in the emergency room at Kewanee Hospital. Bill was born June 12, 1935 in Providence, R.I. the son of George T. and Cecila (Bigelow) Greene. His parents died when he was 9 months old and Bill was raised by and Aunt and uncle in Quincy, Ma. He graduated from North Quincy High School.
He married Sharon Vanderlinden on June 29, 1957 in St. Anne, Il. She survives along with two sons Robert Greene of Sparks, NV. and Ronald Greene of Springfield, MO.
Four grandchildren Sean Greene, Aaron Greene, Abbey Greene and Joshua Denzer and a great granddaughter Layna Belle Greene.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Tom Greene and a sister Grace Williams.
Bill served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1963 in the weather section of Air Train command. He would later be employed for 30 years at GTE retiring in 1991.
Bill was a member of the Moose and Elks lodges in Kewanee and had been a member of the Kewanee Lions Club. He enjoyed sports and spending time with his sons and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Burial will be in the Wethersfield Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. until the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Humane Society.