William Edward "Bill" Zamzow, Jr.

July 6, 1956 - June 18, 2020

William Edward


William Edward Zamzow better known as Bill, 63 years young, of Park Side Manor, Belvidere, Illinois, passed away on June 18th, 2020. Bill is survived by his sisters, Jean Vaupel {Maynard} and Joan Anderson {Richard}; and several neices and nephews. He is also remembered Lovingly by the Wonderful and Caring people he worked with at Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. We would like to Specially Thank Michelle for holding his hand and saying a prayer. Bill was preceded in death by his Father, William Zamzow; his Mother, Charlotte Zamzow; and his sister, June Zamzow. There will be no services and William will be laid to rest next to his Mother and sister in Balaton, Minnesota. To send a condolence and light a candle, please visit

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There will be no services and William will be laid to rest next to his mother and sister in Balaton, Minnesota.

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Were do I start . Uncle Bill you were so much fun to be with. I have great memories . So glad when we got to spend time together. My wish for you is Rest now . Say Hi to Grandma & June . I will miss you and your smile. I know that you are @ peace now. Love always

TRACY TAYLOR 2020-07-01T10:02:06

My deepest sympathy and regards to Bills family and fellow co-workers. Bill always came to work with a smile and became friends with everyone he came across. Bill truly lived the OSF mission by serving everyone with the greatest care and love and will be greatly missed 🥰

Dawn Kelter 2020-06-29T16:15:19

Bill will be greatly missed. Although I am sad I couldn’t say good bye, I know he is at peace in Heaven. God Bless You Bill, you will never be forgotten.

Mae 2020-06-25T11:36:45

I am so sad to find out that Bill passed. He was such a kind and caring man. Always smiling and happy. He will be missed.

Sharon 2020-06-24T13:20:09

Bill will be missed! Bill always had a smile on his face and greeted you whenever he saw you. We often talked about our families and you could tell he loved his dearly. Blessings to his family, you have lost a special member of yours and you are in my prayers.

Kathy Voigt 2020-06-24T12:40:51

Bill will be so greatly missed. When I worked in the hospital with Bill, I always looked forward to seeing him everyday. I am going to miss hearing “Hey Tiff!” and replying “Hey Billiard!” randomly when I would be walking around the hospital. Even after I left to work at Rock Cut, he would still greet me in the same way during the rare times that we would still see each other. He always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face.
My thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends during these hard times.

Tiffinie Smith 2020-06-24T11:37:19

Bill always had a smile when he came in my office. He would take a few moments to catch up on my kids and grandsons and share his stories as well while he worked. He was a gentle soul. I miss him. May God provide peace and comfort to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Linda Kuhn 2020-06-24T10:47:46

Condolences to the family.
We will miss a great friend, Bill. May his soul rest in peace.

Ed Santos 2020-06-24T10:43:24

You were a great uncle! We did some real cool things together! Love you Uncle Bill!!

Corey Anderson 2020-06-23T20:52:24

To his co-workers, family, friends and those that cared for him:
You have my sympathy with the passing of Bill.

The crew had the greatest support for each other, especially for Bill. My buddy. Bill did an excellent job; a very important and tough job.

We all supported each other with humor, understanding, listening and lending a hand.

When Bill came to the units to work, his co-workers would have a sigh of relief, a maybe some coffee, a few share brief smiles and laughs. Bill was a great worker and co-worker.

I am very fortunate and proud to have had the opportunity to know and work with Bill. Bill will be missed!

Bill, rest in peace.

Robert Aleshire 2020-06-23T19:56:25

“Bill was always pleasant and helpful when he came into the Hospitalist Office at OSF Saint Anthony, It was our pleasure of calling him friend. He was always wearing a smile and tried to bring a smile to everyone else’s face. It won’t quite be the same without him, he will be greatly missed. To his sisters (Joan & Jean)and other family members we would like to express our condolences & prayers May God be with you at this time. The Hospitalists group at OSF St Anthony Medical Center

Beverly 2020-06-23T09:21:53

Bill was always pleasant and helpful in the lab at osf. He will be missed and not forgotten. Sorry for your loss

Lisa hebner 2020-06-22T20:50:58

Bill was my co-worker at OSF Saint Anthony; I also had the pleasure of calling him friend. He was always wearing a smile and tried to bring a smile to everyone else’s face. It won’t quite be the same without him, however, I am sure he is happy and at peace where he is at. You will be missed Bill.. XOXO

Sheila Ditsworth 2020-06-22T17:20:13

Bill and I were only a year apart in age and had many conversations in the lab lounge about Social Security and Medicare. I’m sorry he won’t be able to enjoy his retirement years but am certain his kind & loving soul is dancing with a healthy heart in heaven! “You betcha!”

Mary Alice Wilson 2020-06-22T16:35:05

I had the pleasure of seeing Bill almost everyday at OSF. He was a hard worker and always was a pleasure to talk to. Always had a kind word and I will greatly miss him. Thinking of your family at this time.

Mark Olson 2020-06-22T16:10:45

I worked with Bill at OSF. He always had a kind word, a helping hand, and a contagious laugh. I will miss him. Wishing your family peace and comfort.

Anne Moorman 2020-06-22T15:17:00


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