William Joseph Horkheimer

December 30, 1947 - November 25, 2018

William Joseph Horkheimer


William Joesph Horkheimer (Bill), age 70, was called to his heavenly home to heaven on Sunday November 25th 2018. Born December 30th 1947 in Prairie Du Chien, WI to Louis and Rita (Lorenz) Horkheimer. Predeceased by his loving daughter, Nicole Horkheimer and his parents, Louis and Rita Horkheimer. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Stankus) Horkheimer; his son, William Horkheimer Jr. and his wife Khristy Horkheimer, his son, Brian Horkheimer, his daughter, Cheryl Davis and Husband Jesse Davis; and his grandchildren, Haylee Horkheimer, Gavin Horkheimer, Daxton Horkheimer, and Cameron Davis. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, & friend. Bill was a Vietnam Veteran wounded during service and awarded the Purple Heart. He worked at Belvidere assembly plant for 35yrs. before retiring.  He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Bill was always helping people whether it was fixing their cars or giving a helping hand. He always cared about others more than himself. He was an amazing and unique personality and will be greatly missed and thought often of with a smile! The visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 5-7pm at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services in Belvidere, IL, The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 30th at St. James Church in Belvidere, IL at 10am.  Military honors will follow at the VFW in Belvidere, IL. To  share a condolence or light a candle please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


The visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 5-7pm at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services in Belvidere, IL.

Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 30th at St. James Church in Belvidere, IL at 10am.

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Just heard of Bills passing. So sorry. Bill was such a good person. He was at our house in September and bought a lawn mower from me. I am so glad I got to visit with him that day. He will be greately missed.

Jerry Fitzgerald 2018-12-27T16:45:20

My exhusband worked with Bill and called on him many times for help with cars!! My daughter and Cheryl went to school together! I just wanted to offer my condolences to the family and encourage you to hold on to the memories! He was one of the good guys!!

Diane McCollom 2018-12-13T14:02:25

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for all of you.

Janis Nimtz 2018-12-01T12:45:22

Sharon and family. I can’t express in words what Bill meant to us. When we lived in Byron, and Ed took a car to him for repairs, I went to get Ed 2 hours later, because he and Bill had a visit in the garage. Remember when my Boston terrier , Rosie, died, he was going to give me your “Baxte”? Even though he loved him dearly. So kind and caring. Love you, Brenda and Ed Cullen

Brenda Cullen 2018-12-01T09:24:55

Our deepest thoughts of sympathy for you and your families loss. Bill was such a great guy. He was always willing to help others and we certainly appreciated that over the many years Bill and Joe were friends. With prayerful thought, son and daughter are reunited. We hope that gives all of you a measured comfort.
Carmen and Joe Schwartz

Carmen and Joe Schwartz 2018-11-30T15:16:42

Barb so sorry to hear of your loss please know I’ll be thinking about you and your family and asking God to help you through the saddest this is for you all.🙏🏻The loss of my son has brought new meaning to me about grief and heart ache😔God Bless You and May the holidays bring love and please to you ☺️

Sandy Smethurst 2018-11-30T13:41:55

Just heard of Bill’s passing and we were so surprised to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you. We feel bad we weren’t able to Express our condolences in person.

Ed and Cyndy Morris 2018-11-30T10:20:26

Deepest condolences to the Horkheimer family and friends prayers for each and everyone of you during this sad time.
With all our love
Jerry and Teri

Jerry and Teri 2018-11-29T22:32:28

Sharon and kids… sorry to see this and would just like to wish you comfort and good memories at this difficult time. God bless

Nancy Keppler (Byczek) 2018-11-29T20:41:16

My sincerest condolences. Sharon you and your family will be in my prayers.

Faye Johnson 2018-11-29T20:08:48


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