Obituaries & Death Notices

William Crumb

07/19/1948 - 11/02/2021

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Obituary For William Crumb

William Crumb 73 of Rockford passed away Tuesday November 02 2021 in Rockford. He was born July 19, 1948 in Rockford, the son of Neal and Alice Crumb. He graduated West High School class of 1966. Bill worked for RC Cola and Liberty Trucking when he lived in Rockford. He retired from Waukesha Iron and Metal.

Survivors include Two daughters, Christa Crumb (Jeanne Reece) and Janna (Brad) Cox. Grandchildren, Will, Alex and Adam. Sisters, Mary Neal (Peter) Scornaienchi and Jane (Doug) Rylatt Predeceased by his parents, his siblings, Alice Patricia and Robert John.

Growing up on Lake Waubesa with the Crumb gang (Alice, Neal, Pat, Mary, Jane and Bob), Bill developed a strong admiration for nature. He certainly impressed this upon his girls who, to this day, still love the outdoors and fishing.

Bill also took pleasure in spending time with his buddies, whether it was hunting trips up north or just having a couple beers, listening to the Rolling Stones at his favorite Waukesha watering hole. Everyone was always happy to spend time with Bill. His quick wit and charm were a pleasure to be around and welcome by all.

It should also be stated that Bill was a giant sports fan. He was a spectator to all sports. During his Illinois days he was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. After moving to Wisconsin, the Wisconsinites later did corrupt him into thinking he was a Brewers and Packers fan. Little did everyone know he rooted for them all. This speaks to his character, as he had an admiration for everyone and everything.

Bill was a loving father and grandfather. His girls, Christa and Janna, were always in his heart and a great source of joy and pride. He adored his three grandsons (Will, Alex, and Adam), making special trips down from Wisconsin to visit; his wit and love of the outdoors will live on in them.

Many thanks for the heart-felt care that the nursing and provider teams at Swedish American/UW Madison provided Bill.
Memorial Service at 12pm Saturday November 13, 2021 in Tony Gasparini Funerals 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford. Memorial Visitation from 10am until 11:45 Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association in Bill's Name.

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  • So Sorry to hear about Bill. I remember many of the family get-togethers at the house on Cumberland. So many relatives around the big dinning room table. Bill was always kind to us small town cousins. With deepest sympathy's, Ben & Brenda

  • Graduated with Bill. Shared many meaningful moments with him He was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace Bill. Jim Sibigtroth

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