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William F. Colgan

March 5, 1921 November 26, 2008
William F. Colgan
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PEORIA-William F. Colgan, 87 of Peoria, passed away at 7:24 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on March 5, 1921 in Camp Grove, IL to John B. and Anna Herberger Colgan. He married Mary E. Jacobs on May 19, 1948 in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Paula (Danny) Newell of Chillicothe; two sons, Matthew (Linda) Colgan of Wilton CT and Peter (Barbara) Colgan of Peoria; four grandchildren, Christopher Colgan of Wilton CT, Christopher P. Colgan of Peoria, Kari Colgan of Peoria and Jennifer Colgan of Wilton, CT. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a graduate of Bradley University in 1946 and was a member of Sigma Phi Fraternity. William was a Sales Representative for National Cash Register Co. until he retired in 1983. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a church usher. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul School Endowment Fund or Catholic Charities. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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