William A. "Bill" Szewcik

October 19, 1944 - July 16, 2014
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William A. “Bill” Szewcik, 69, of Belvidere, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in his home following a long illness. Born October 19, 1944 in Superior, WI; the son of Anthony J. and Jean K. (Wilmot) Szewcik. He honorably served in the Army for his country from 1962 to 1964. On July 10, 1982, Bill married Sandra J. Allen in Kirkland, IL. He worked in Chrysler Corporation’s Body Shop. Bill was a member of the UAW 1268. For 7 years he was Chief Steward for the Body Shop and Skilled Trades. Since 1961, Bill was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He loved to joke around and tease all the Packer Fans especially family who are Packer fans. Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra J. of Belvidere, IL; 2 stepsons, Rick (Vickie) Pratt, of Durand, IL; Scott Sensabaugh, of Rockford; 3 stepdaughters, Vickie Ashley of Rockford; Sue (Steve) Kuntz, of Cook Station, MO; and Sharon Jones of Rockford, IL; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Paulson; 3 sisters, Judy (Lyle) Peterson, Mary Jo Ely, and Joy (Gene) Minnik; special friends, Dick and Dee Graydon and Roger and Pat Sands. He was preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers, David (Sue) Szewcik and Anthony J. Szewcik, Jr. twin sister, Bonnie Schroeder and sister, Katherine Szewcik.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. followed by a Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Ed Greenfield, Chaplain of O.S.F. Hospice, officiating. Cremation to take place following the service with burial at a later date. Memorials to the family. To express condolences online, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 21, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av.


Service Information

Date: Monday, July 21, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Ed Greenfield, Chaplain of O.S.F. Hospice, officiating. Cremation to take place following the service with burial at a later date.


 

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Born: October 19, 1944
Died: July 16, 2014

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shamasundariyengar posted on 7/18/14

We at Dr. Shobha s Iyengar , Office ,will miss you and remember you . Our sympathies to his family members at this time. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

 

Judy Peterson posted on 7/20/14

This Is Your Life October 19, 1944 ~ July 16, 2014 Way back on October 29, 1944, you were 10 days old. Mom had the vacation of her life. She came home on this date, with a pink and a blue bundle. Kay nor I knew nothing about babies. We were babies ourselves being only 3 and 4 years old. Kay, being the oldest one and the bossiest....called out, "I get pink!" This stuck me with the blue bundle. Mom sat both babies in baskets, one pink and one blue, on the old oak dining room table. Seeing Kay go the pink bundle, she went right to Bonnie. There I was left with you, Bill. I got the leftovers all the time! We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into! You started to cry and I RAN! I wanted nothing to do with the blue basket but by choosing the leftovers....I had no idea the gift I would be given. Our whole family had many good memories while growing up. But the best ones where in our adult years. You called me up after you and Sandy were married. We met in Duluth. My son Dave and I cam to visit you both. This started a very close friendship! I know that our spouses thought they had two nuts on their hands. You then became one of my husband Lyle's closest friends. One memory that stands out to me is going out to dinner with you. Beer can in one had, steering wheel in the other, we actually got to where we were headed. You ordered a brontosaurus sized prime rib, and ate it all! We took our left overs home for the dogs but we know you would consume them later with your healthy appetite. In the fall of 1994, you came up to my home in Esko, Minnesota and we were wondering what type of Halloween costume you were going to wear for an upcoming party. Looking so much like John Goodman, Fred Flinstone fit the bill! So with virgin hair in hand....and a box of Tony Perm on the side, I wrapped your hair in tiny curls just so it would take. If it didn't, you'd at least have a little bounce. An hour later, you could've spring to the moon and back! You went home to face the wrath of the Chrysler Plant guys. I can only imagine what they all said. You were a good sport about it, like always. I know you turned all of your mishaps into laughter. Mom and dad taught us something, especially you and your brothers, that you should always respect a woman. No matter what you did, that was always first and foremost. You clung to these morals until the end, as you treated your beloved wife Sandy like a queen. Several years back, when Lyle and I lived in Arizona, you had heart surgery. Now anything with you always came up a little strange. Leaving Arizona, we were pulled off the road for a snow storm. Entering Illinois, we entered summer. 98 degrees! A little upside down, seeing we had just come from Arizona! We got there in time to see you before your surgery. I told you not to go to any bright lights and you didn't fail me. I am writing this on a sunny Arizona morning. You would love it. I can't be there with everyone to celebrate your life, and there is so much of your life that should be celebrated. You lived a short 69 years, but had the time of your life doing it!~ You always said that life started with Sandy and I know you were right. With Sandy, I know you were always taken care of. And Bill....you needed someone to take care of you. I know how important she was to your world. Your last minutes of life, as Sandy had told me, were of Kay. She ended up with the blue bundle after all. Lucky girl! Have a great reunion with our family. Keep it going....we will all see you again one day. This is not the end. Love from your sister Judy

 

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