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William R. Laurik

July 19, 1940 - June 19, 2017

William “Bill” R. Laurik, 76, of Taylorville, died at 10:35 pm on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1940 in Springfield to John Anthony and Blanche Dioutt Laurik, Sr. He married Brenda J. Robertson on June 5, 1973.

He is survived by his wife of forty-four years; three daughters, Helena Laurik (fiancé Brian Merreighn) of Lincoln, Katrina (Norman Jr.) Livingston of Springfield and Kristina (Nathan) Joslin of Taylorville; one son, William Matthew Laurik (fiancé Barbara Lowe) of Athens; thirteen grandchildren, Kayle, Ian, Courtney, Shyanne, Jarred, Dalton, Rachael, Haleigh, Norman III, Alexandria, James, John Paul and Josie; three great grandchildren, Kaysen, Brantley and Elizabeth Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Anthony Laurik, Jr.; grandson, Jacob Daniel Stephens and two nephews, John Anthony Laurik, III and Russell Allen Laurik.

Bill was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was employed by CWLP as a heavy equipment operator, retiring after 35 ½ years of service. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post and the Moose Lodge #1757. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and a good bottle of scotch. Bill never met a stranger and loved making everyone laugh. He spent his retirement enjoying his children and grandchildren and loved those CUBBIES!

Visitation: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 12:30 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry W. Doss officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


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