William C. “Bill” Schmelzel, 85, of Rolling Meadows, IL, formerly of New Athens, IL, born February 28, 1929 in New Athens, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services Center in Rolling Meadows, IL. Mr. Schmelzel honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War having been deployed to Germany in 1952-1953. Bill was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, the New Athens Lions Club and American Legion Albert Krupp Post 565 in New Athens.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Martha (Heuring) Schmelzel and his brother and sister-in-law, Neal (Arlene) Schmelzel.
Bill is survived by 1 niece; Vici (John) Klainow of Orland Park, IL, and 3 nephews; Mark (Eileen) Schmelzel of Sterling, IL, John (Teri) Schmelzel of Rolling Meadows, IL and Paul (Joann) Schmelzel of Kansas City, MO.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or the New Athens Lions Club.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Interment will be held Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements with special acknowledgement to Meadows Funeral Home in Rolling Meadows, IL for their assistance.