Celebrating the life of William L. Biederbeck
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William Lincoln “Bix” Biederbeck passed away at 2:29 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, at UnityPoint Proctor Hospital. He was born March 9, 1927, to Philip B. and H. Marie Englund Biederbeck in Peoria, Ill.
Bix graduated from Peoria Central High School in 1944 and from Bradley University in 1950, where he was a member of Alpha Pi fraternity.
He married Miriam (Mims) Parker on September 11, 1949. Their sons are Douglas (Jennifer) Biederbeck of San Francisco, Thomas Biederbeck of Peoria and Lincoln (Anna-Correlia) Biederbeck of Atlanta.
His parents, sisters Ruth Biederbeck and Phyllis Marlin, and grandson Alexander Biederbeck preceded him in death.
He is survived by his three sons and grandsons Parker Biederbeck, Cole Biederbeck and William Biederbeck, and step-grandson Austin Foley. He is also survived by his sister Judy (Jim) Thom; nephew Stephen Adkins; and nieces Shelly (Everett) Nylin, Sydnie Lavin, Julie (Bob) Beckenbaugh and Susan (Charles) Buegel. Also surviving is his special friend Pat Scott.
A livestock commission agent at the Peoria Union Stockyards, he was president of Biederbeck Bros., Inc. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and proud to be part of the Honor Flight. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a charter member of Willow Knolls Country Club. He was also a member of Mohammed Shrine—Temple Lodge #40 and the Royal Order of Jesters.
Per his wishes, cremation was accorded, and a private burial will be in Williamsfield Cemetery in Williamsfield, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Bradley University Alumni Association.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 2–5 p.m. at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 S.W. Water St., Peoria.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com
Celebration of Life
305 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602