Obituary of William J. Sukley
William J. “Willard” “Bill” Sukley, age 78, of Sheridan, IL, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, surrounded by the love of his family. Bill was born in Joliet, the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (nee Petrovic) Sukley, and was a longtime resident before moving to Sheridan over 30 years ago. A proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, Bill served aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge. He retired from Amoco Chemical as a foreman following many years of service. A member of the Sheridan American Legion Post #729, Bill took great pride in making blankets for all branches of service, including first responders, and gave them away to those in need or just out of appreciation.
Bill is survived by his loving wife Von (nee Stone) Sukley of Sheridan; three children, Shelley (Brian) Dames of Joliet, Eric (Kris) Sukley of Channahon and Karen (John Dolak) Sukley of Plainfield; grandchildren, Heather (Jose) Flores, Joshua Stroh, Ashley and Justin Sukley, Tyler Sukley, Madison Franz, Sarah (Nick) Holloway, Shannon (Grant Simotes) Dames and Shaun Dames; great grandchildren, Hailey Wong, Jayden, Paris and Bronx Flores, Ryder Sukley, and Jacob, Dymond and Jazmin Flores; two brothers, Ejay (Sharon) Sukley and Larry (Barb) Sukley; and one sister, Mary Lou (Earl) Dowell. Several nieces, nephews and special friends, Cindy Sukley and Billy (Pat) McGee, also survive.
As it was Bill’s request, private family funeral services were held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Full Military Honors under the auspices of the U.S. Navy and the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Squad were accorded. Memorials in his name to the Veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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