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William Thomas Fahrner, affectionately known as Bill, a resident of Sandwich and a former resident of Naperville, died peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at his home.
Bill was born on September 13, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan, the second oldest of nine children born to William and Frances (Steinle) Fahrner. He is survived by his wife, Mary-Gwyn (Moloney) Fahrner, his three children: Erica (Ryan) Gorski, Bill (Danielle) Fahrner, and Jamie (Kate) Fahrner, grandchildren: Zoey, Lucy, Aiden, Mason, and Olivia, and his siblings: sisters: Nancy (Cecil) Meskill, Kathy Gore; brothers: David (Cyndie), John, Paul (Jane). Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William and Frances; brothers, Jim, Tom, and sister Margaret (Parvin).
Bill grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Following graduation from Brother Rice High School, he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology and Wayne State University, later continuing his education in psychology at Naperville Central College. He spent many years project managing nuclear power plants.
In life, Bill loved to: travel to Port Huron, Michigan spending his days enjoying time on the water and sailing; coaching baseball, basketball, and soccer; cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Michigan State Spartans and the Detroit Red Wings; and volunteering his time to various nature societies. Bill was also known to be an aspiring chef making his famous zucchini quiche and cheesecake for everyone to enjoy. He was also known as a bit of a jokester, always finding a way to get you to smile whether it was wearing a silly hat or making a quick quip about being the short guy.
While dealing with health issues later in life, Bill enjoyed his days sitting on his front porch listening to the sounds of nature and catching the breeze on his face.
Visitation will be held on Friday August 27, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry Street Sandwich, IL 60548. Funeral mass will be held next day, Saturday August 28, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 340 West Arnold Street Sandwich, IL 60548, with a visitation 1 hour prior to service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL
Celebration of life luncheon;
Family invites you to leave your tears and tissues at the door and come celebrate the life of Bill Fahrner. Join them on August 28, 2021, immediately following mass at Wildwood Community Center 1 Birch Drive, Sandwich, IL 60548 with your best Bill story as we honor the legacy he has left behind. Food and beverages will catered.
Parking in front of the building and additional parking across the street.
Friday, August 27, 2021
5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Beverage Family Funeral Home
Saturday, August 28, 2021
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
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