William Eugene Alderson, 60, of Rochester, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice. Bill was born December 6, 1950 in Springfield to William Lee and Betty June Ramthun Alderson. His father preceded him in death as did Tabby, his feline companion. He married Melanie Rosen Taylor, May 30, 1992. Bill worked as a Central Southern Regional Administrator for the Division of Chemical and Petroleum Safety for the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Mr. Alderson loved going to car shows and traveling with his wife. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
He is survived by his wife Melanie of Rochester, step-daughter, Jennifer (Matthew) Sharp of Crest Hill, IL; mother, Betty J. Alderson of Springfield; brother, Bruce (Chris) Alderson of Springfield; sister, Linda Alderson of Chatham, uncle, Leroy (Beverly) Ramthun of Cornland; aunt, Carol Ann Scott of Springfield, and niece, Rachel Alderson of Springfield.
Visitation: His family will greet friends from 4-7PM, Tuesday, October 18, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham.
Celebration of Bill’s Life: 11AM, Wednesday, October 19, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, Chatham, with Ruth Souther, Celebrant. Cremation rites will be accorded by Cremation Services of Central Illinois, Chatham, after services. Committal of the urn will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Clear Lake.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.