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William B. Lenich

June 3, 1926 January 4, 2019
William B. Lenich
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Obituary for William B. Lenich

William B. Lenich, 92 of Sublette formerly of Mokene for 30 years, retired to Cassopolis, Michigan for 16 years, thenMendota for the last 14 years, passed away January 4, 2019 in Heritage Health, Walnut.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and burial of ashes will be private, at a later date, with Full Military rites in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Bill was born June 3, 1926 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Ben and Ann (Wirtisch) Lenich. Bill served in the United States Navy overseas in WWII. He married Virginia Hubbard on July 10, 1950 in Benton, Illinois.
During his work career he was in machine repair with the Ford Stamping plant. Bill retired in 1987 after 30 years. He was a member of the Peru YMCA for many years, and Mendota V.F.W. Post #4079.
Survivors include: one daughter: Joy (Kevin) Daly of Sublette, where Bill made his home; two sons: (John) Russell (Sharon) Lenich of Plainfield and Bob Lenich of Key West, Florida; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and his daughter-in-law; Vicki Lenich of Salinas, Ca.
Bill is proceeded by: his wife, Virginia on 10/19/2014, his parents, his beloved dog Allie; 3 sisters: Julie Lenich, Margaret Lenich and Agnes Lenich, and one brother: Clarence Lenich.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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