William Demsar, 83, of Marissa, IL; born November 23, 1929 in West Frankfort, IL; passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Demsar was the owner and operator of Demsar True Value Store. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL. Mr. Demsar was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
His is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Bertha, nee Propriknic, Demsar. His beloved wife Mary Ann, nee Noble, Demsar whom he married on December 10, 1955 in Chicago, IL and who passed away on January 10, 2009.
He is survived by 2 sons – Kevin (Debbie) Demsar of Marissa, IL; William (Sherry) Demsar of El Paso, TX. 2 daughters – Reha (Myron) Lloyd of Salem, IL; Sara (Matthew) Duguay of Columbia, IL. 8 grandchildren – Emily (Rob) Smith; Rachel (David) Ray; Kyle (Jennifer) Demsar; Jamie (Joe) Weihe; William P. Demsar; Christopher Demsar; Christian Demsar; Parker Duguay. 8 great-grandchildren – Spreed Ray; Sydnie Ray; Molly Smith; Vivi Smith; Taylor Demsar; Kyler Demsar; Grady Weihe; Dory Weihe.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Paul’s Home.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00am.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.