William A. Case, 84, of Danville, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born on August 24, 1936, the son of Dexter (Allen) and Roy Case in Danville, IL.
William leaves behind his former wife, Caroline Case and their children, Mark Allen Case, Theresa Young, and Donna (Kenny) Watson; grandchildren, Brandon Young, Elizabeth Young, Michelle Watson, and David Watson; as well as great grandchildren, Graydon, Gabby, Yosef, and Baby Young who is expected to arrive in 2021.
William is preceded in death by both of his parents and close cousin Earl (Martha) Hargan.
As a child William enjoyed fishing with his cousin, Earl. He joined the United States Army and then spent 6 years in the Army Reserves. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1959. He spent some time as a teacher, served many years on the Newtown Grade School Board, as well as the Blount Township Board for about 30 years. William had also raised cattle and pigs then later became a farmer and a landlord, where he owned and rented out 12 houses and 2 apartments. William loved to travel all over the world. Some of favorite places to visit were South Africa, Ireland, Germany, and the Philippines.
He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834. Officiating the service will be Pastor James Blue. American Legion Post 210 will be performing Military Rites. Services will end at the funeral home and he will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. Visitation will be held the evening prior on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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