William Harvey "Bill" Garrett

July 29, 1947 - January 28, 2017
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William Harvey “Bill” Garrett, 69 of Belvidere, IL, formerly of Glendale Heights, IL passed away January 28, 2017.  Born July 29, 1947 in Chicago, IL, he is preceded in death by his father Harvey.

He is survived by his mother, Marie; brothers, Chuck (Kathy), Dave (Jeannie), as well as an Uncle, Aunts, Nieces and Nephews.

Bill spent over 30 years working at Spraying Systems where he retired from. He was an avid War Gamer for many years, collector of movies, and history buff.  Bill loved his family dearly.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church St., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Brian Geary officiating. There will be a chapel service at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 1S510 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL, at approximately 1:45 p.m. A visitation will be held from 4:00p.m. until 9:00p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society of Saint James, Belvidere. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit  www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation will be held from 4:00p.m. until 9:00p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.


Service Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Time: 10:00 am -

St. James Catholic Church

Address:

535 Caswell Street, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church St., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Brian Geary officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Time: 1:45 pm -

There will be a chapel service at Assumption Catholic Cemetery 1S510 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL, at approximately 1:45 p.m..


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society of Saint James, Belvidere.


 

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Born: July 29, 1947
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Victoria (Perren) Cserep posted on 1/31/17

I was so shocked to hear of Bill's untimely passing. I knew Bill for over 21+ years. He and my dad were good friends with their avid love of war gaming and movies. My first memory with Bill was on my 16th birthday. My dad let me throw a big party upstairs while he had a huge gathering of war gamers for a game in the basement. Bill brought me flowers for my birthday and I remember thinking he had the most beautiful and kindest eyes I had ever seen! For the past 21 years I always referred to him as "pretty eyes". I could never thank him enough for taking in my dad when he lost his house. Bill truly was a kind and caring soul! I hope he and Hank are together again...I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago and he told me about losing Hank and that he had gotten a new cat but it just wasn't Hank. All our best wishes to Bill's mother and other family from both my dad and I.

 

Pete and Terrell Kerr posted on 1/31/17

We are very sorry for the loss of Bill.

 

Ken Kaergard posted on 2/2/17

I can't believe he's gone. Bill has been my dear friend for 52 years, and I miss him greatly. When the phone rings I still think it might be him. I saw this poem years ago, which I've adapted for Bill: God's Garden God looked around his garden And found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth, And saw Bill’s tired face. He put His arms around Bill And lifted him to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that Bill was suffering, He knew he was in pain. He knew that Bill would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So He closed Bill’s weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose him But he did not go alone… For part of us went with him The day God called Bill home. Author: unknown Peace be with you Bill.

 

Sue Babcock posted on 2/3/17

Marie, Chuck, and Dave, I just heard about Bill. My heart goes out to everyone. Peace be with you and your families.

 

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