Wilfird E. "Bill" Bos Jr., 59, of rural Geneseo, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his sister's home in Prophetstown. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Chapel on the Hill (Rodney Weber Chapel), rural Geneseo. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at Sharon Cemetery in Erie immediately following the memorial service. Per his request, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be left to the Wilfird "Bill" Memorial Fund to be used for his children. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bill was born on Dec. 11, 1953, in Morrison, the son of Wilfird "Bill" Bos Sr. and Betty Tyler Bos. He married Carmen Redell on June 16, 1978, in her parents' front yard and they remained husband and wife for 12 years.
Though he worked various jobs, Bill grew up farming and enjoyed it the most. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had great knowledge of the ways of birds, fish and animals. Bill saw the Lord's hand in all He created and he loved the Almighty God.
Survivors include his children, Wilfird E. "Willy" Bos III; daughter Sheena Bos; grandson, Xxander, all of Decatur; sisters, Ruthie DePauw (Mike) of Prophetstown and Audrey Mercer (Stan) of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger.