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William ‘Bill’ E. Wissen Sr.


William E. Wissen Sr.
William E. Wissen Sr.

STREATOR — William “Bill” E. Wissen Sr., 85, of Streator, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Friday, April 6, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

There will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Hagi & Baker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Streator to Lloyd and Lorraine (Brown) Wissen. He married the former Mary Lou McKeon. She survives in Streator.

He is survived by his significant other, Jan Swartz, of Streator; his children: Paula (Max) Foltin, of Streator, Bill (Mary Kay Cavanaugh) Wissen Jr., of Savannah, Ga., Gary (Debbie) Wissen, of Streator, Debbie (John) Coley, of Streator, Charlie Wissen, of Streator, Lori (Greg) Schmitt, of Streator, Tim Wissen, of Streator, Jennifer Swartz and Janell Swartz, both of Streator; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his furry pets, Polly, Kane, Gracie, Teddi and his cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Paul Wolfe; a great-grandson, Hunter Wolfe; brothers, Lloyd Wissen Jr. and Fred Wissen; and a sister, Betty Drosten.

Bill served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He had worked for his father’s sanitation business, served as a Streator fireman and as a custodian at Oakland Park School. He also owned and operated Wissen’s Concessions at many carnivals and events.

He resided in Streator all of his life.

He was a former member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and belonged to the Monsignor George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council 790 and Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. He was a Cubs fan and was a great grandfather to his grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice or the American Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences and remembrances may be left at hagifuneralhome.com.

Hage Funeral Home

205 High St., Streator, IL 61364

815-672-2420 hagifuneralhome.com

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