William C. Gates, 70, of Genoa died Sunday, Janauary 12, 2014 at OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center.
He was born September 7, 1943 in Yorkville, IL. The son of Vernon and Ruth (Maier) Gates.
Bill was an auto body technician for various local body shops in the Genoa area. He enjoyed wood working and making hand crafted models and frames for his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and family.
Survivors include his daughter, Megan Gates; his son, Patrick (Victoria) Gates; four grandsons, Colton, Kyle and Brandon Halter and Will Gates; three sisters, Barb Eichler, Della Evans and Janice (Leroy) Hoeft; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda; two brothers, Vernon "Sonny" and Lloyd; and one sister, Judy Lawrence.
His visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15th from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Slater-Butala Funeral Home in Genoa.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Genoa Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main, Genoa, IL 60135.
For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-784-5191.