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Bill Wesley Bowald

May 19, 1959 - April 21, 2014
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Bill "Bo" Wesley Bowald of Peoria, Illinois passed away April 21, 2014 at the age of 54, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He was born on May 19, 1959 in Urbana, Illinois to William and Loretta Bowald. Bill was raised in Eureka, Illinois and graduated from Eureka High in 1977 and attended Illinois Central College. He is survived by his wife Sherri Bowald; five children: Drew Bowald, Megan (Patrick) Brawner, Haley (Andrew) Miller, Grant Bowald, Hannah Bowald, and one grandchild, Felicity Brawner. He also leaves his mother, Loretta Bowald; three sisters: Teresa Bowald, Brenda (Gary) Welker and Denise (Murray) Steininger; one brother: Brian...
Bill "Bo" Wesley Bowald of Peoria, Illinois passed away April 21, 2014 at the age of 54, at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

He was born on May 19, 1959 in Urbana, Illinois to William and Loretta Bowald. Bill was raised in Eureka, Illinois and graduated from Eureka High in 1977 and attended Illinois Central College.

He is survived by his wife Sherri Bowald; five children: Drew Bowald, Megan (Patrick) Brawner, Haley (Andrew) Miller, Grant Bowald, Hannah Bowald, and one grandchild, Felicity Brawner. He also leaves his mother, Loretta Bowald; three sisters: Teresa Bowald, Brenda (Gary) Welker and Denise (Murray) Steininger; one brother: Brian (Kathy) Bowald. He was preceded in death by his father, William Bowald.

Bill had a passion for helping others solve problems, best seen in his Ace Hardware stores. His life-long career in owning small businesses provided him with a positive disposition no one could overlook. Bill was also actively involved in his church, serving both the Eureka Nazarene Church and Northwoods Community Church. His continued devotion to international ministry was reflected through many mission trips.

He always thought of others first and was a very generous, giving and kind individual. His ability to see the best in everyone and every situation will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held Wednesday April 23, 2014 between the hours of 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Road, in Peoria. Funeral services will take place Thursday April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the church. Pastor David Bucknam will officiate and burial will follow in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made in Bill's memory to the Northwoods Community Church Missions Fund.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, www.Woolsey-Wilton.com

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"So sorry for your loss. Bill always took time to help find an item at the store or would order it for Wednesday delivery. He provide excellent advise on..." Ken & Judy Knepp (Eureka, IL)

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