William "Bill" C. Brosch Jr., 50, of Huntley, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
He was born on March 9, 1962, in Chicago, to William and Esther (Bates) Brosch. On June 16, 1984, he married Elizabeth "Betsy" Nichols in Bensenville.
Bill enjoyed geocaching and his jobs as a computer programmer, but his passion was the Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He earned his Woodbadge and was awarded the Sycamore District Blackhawk Council Action Award.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy; his daughter, Rebecca "Becky"; his son, Eric; his brother, Larry (Lisa) Brosch; his sister, Beth (Dan) Mlachnik; his grandmother, Helen Bates; his uncles, Sonny (Fran) Brosch and Jim Bates; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Brosch Sr.; his mother, Esther Brosch Thommes; his grandparents, Herman and Lillian Brosch; his grandfather, Frank Bates; and his uncles, Ed and Johnny Brosch.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Harmony, 11821 E. Grant Highway, Hampshire. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William C. Brosch Memorial Fund for an education fund for Becky and Eric at Castle Bank, 677 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo, IL 60152.
Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.