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Willie Densberger

September 29, 1927 December 9, 2019
Willie Densberger
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Obituary for Willie Densberger

Willard F. “Coach”, “Willie” Densberger, 92, passed away Monday, December 9th, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Peoria on September 29, 1927 to Randolph and Lucy (Heinz) Densberger. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his sister, Bernice Bishop and his oldest son, Mark.

Willie is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rita A. and their children, Randy (Amy) of Aurora, IL, Jim (Jenny) of Geneseo, IL, Nancy (John) Schoolman of St Louis, MO, and daughter-in-law (Shelly) and nine grandchildren - Justin, Kori, Jordan, Krista, Brian (Alyssa), Clay, Adam, Mark and Erin.

Willie was a graduate of Spalding HS and Bradley University. He was a member of the 1944 and 1945 Illinois All-State HS football team. Willie proudly served in the US Army for 6 years. He was a member of St Philomena Church, a carpenter (local 183), teacher and coach at Bergan High School for 26 years until retirement in 1989.

In addition to spending time with his grandchildren, Willie enjoyed fishing, boating, painting and woodworking.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary from 4:00 - 6:00 pm with a Funeral Mass at St Philomena Church on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at 10:00 am with a half hour prior visitation. Burial will follow at St Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude, Midwest Affiliate.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

12

Dec

4:00 PM 12/12/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

13

Dec

9:30 AM 12/13/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 12/13/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

13

Dec

10:00 AM 12/13/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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